Results-oriented program management office
M2 Strategy has over ten years of expertise standing up and successfully implementing results-oriented Portfolio, Program and Project Management Offices within the federal government. M2 Strategy understands that to be successful and results-oriented, a Management Office must be tailored to an organization and its mission as well as focused on delivering results within schedule and budget. M2 Strategy was instrumental in successfully establishing a Program Management Office for NOAA’s Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) and specifically providing schedule, budget, acquisition, communication, risk and change management support. M2 Strategy’s success on this engagement was acknowledged by the client on numerous occasions stating that, “I wanted to acknowledge all the good work M2 Strategy does. The level & quality of work you produce and the people you bring to the table is excellent. You have the whole package and care what happens.”
Federal budget restructure and headquarters reorganization
Partnering with the NWS, M2 Strategy provided reorganization, communications, portfolio management and consulting expertise which successfully aided in the transformation of the NWS’ headquarters organization and budget. The NWS has an incredibly noble mission – Providing weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy. With over ten years of expertise working with NOAA, M2 Strategy was able to couple its consulting expertise and its knowledge of the organization to help develop the to-be organization model. M2 Strategy’s support alongside of a strong and dedicated Federal team resulted in the NWS delivering the Budget Restructure and Headquarters Reorganization Project within budget and schedule and successfully receiving approval from Congress to move forward with the implementation. M2 Strategy’s expertise and success on this project led to winning the contract to support the organization in the implementation of the new NWS headquarters organization.
Federal organization transformation to portfolio management
M2 Strategy consultants are experts at Portfolio Management and specifically implementations within the federal government. Partnering with the NWS, M2 Strategy developed the organization’s Long-term Governance processes which outlines a new portfolio management way of meeting the organizations mission. M2 Strategy successfully supported the rollout of this governance process as well as supported the stand-up of each of the six NWS Portfolio Offices which include: Observations, Central Processing, Analyze, Forecast, and Support, Dissemination, Science and Technology Integration, and Facilities.
Business process re-engineering and change management engagement
M2 Strategy provided strategic guidance to NOAA’s senior leadership in support of several key business initiatives which included efforts to streamline and accelerate the process for transitioning their research results into applications. Activities to streamline the transition of research results to applications ranged from analyzing their current corporate processes to proposing improved processes for cost savings and efficiencies. M2 Strategy’s guidance resulted in institutionalizing, via policy and implementation procedures, a new corporate process and structure for transitioning research results to operations. This in turn led to greater efficiencies in NOAA’s service delivery model. This engagement resulted in an award for excellent service and client accolade stating, “M2 Strategy’s attention to detail and get-it-done attitude positively impacted all NOAA and are a benefit to the organization. Their dedication to the customer is demonstrated and appreciated by NOAA.”
Conference and Event Management for NESDIS Leadership Retreat
Partnering with NOAA’s NESDIS, M2 Strategy planned, managed, facilitated, and delivered results for a 3-day off site Leadership Retreat for over 35 Senior Executives and 15+ working sessions. The retreat focused on team building and development of NESDIS Strategic Plan Implementation, as well as key initiatives to move the organization forward. We successfully supported logistics and administrative planning to include: arranging hotel accommodations, designating and booking of facilities for event, and all on-site coordination and support for the multiday event. Based upon our previous successes M2 has developed customizable project plans for all activities, workshops, conferences, and meetings which we leverage for other events we manage.