Advisory Services

Advisory Services

Since 1992, more over 300 public- and investor-owned utilities, evolving energy companies, and city, county, and state governments have relied on TMG Consulting to guide them through the complex process identifying, prioritizing and procuring the right technologies and third party resources under the best possible terms.

From Situation Assessment Through Procurement

As a solution agnostic consulting firm, we leverage proprietary, evolving methodologies and formulas for measuring options against business needs to expose the best possible course of action.

DIGITAL ENTERPRISE PLAN

TMG Consulting’s Digital Enterprise  Planning Methodology evaluates systems from both a business and technical perspective to determine if they can meet the utility’s needs in the short- or long-term and measures current systems against product upgrades, custom extensions, and new products.  Our methodology provides a proven, structured approach to analyzing key attributes of a utility’s enterprise systems, identifying areas of improvement, charting the path forward to achieve the associated improvements and benefits, and arriving at a comprehensive business plan. Our Digital Enterprise Plan Methodology follows these key steps:

  • Current State Analysis
  • Digitization Trends & Landscape
  • Future Capabilities
  • Target Environment
  • Application Portfolio
  • Financial Analysis
  • Digital Enterprise Plan

 

DIGITAL SOLUTION ROADMAP

TMG Consulting’s Digital Solution Roadmap methodology follows sequential, logical steps and flows seamlessly from our Application Planning methodology.

PROJECT INITIATION

A primary activity is to level set client expectations with the creation, refinement, and delivery of a project charter. TMG then provides the client with a list of Information Requests (IRs) for them to gather which will feed subsequent work activities. Surveys and interviews will be planned and conducted, the results will also feed subsequent work activities. Finally, a kick-off meeting will be conducted.

CURRENT STATE ANALYSIS

Information gathered during project initiation step through the interviews, surveys, and information requests will feed into this work step. A series of workshops will be held to further identify and evaluate the current business and technical environments. In addition, the current application will be reviewed using a touchpoint analysis, and an extensive capabilities analysis will be conducted. This current state analysis is documented and presented to the client for their review, consideration, and approval.

STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

Once again information gathered during project initiation step through the interviews, surveys, and information requests will feed into this work step. A series of workshops will be held to further identify the digital utility and future state from both a business, a technical, and a customer perspective. Industry information will be gathered and applied to this analysis, and various educational workshops, demonstrations, and presentations will be conducted. This strategic analysis is documented and presented to the client for their review, consideration, and approval.

SOLUTION ANALYSIS

A potential list of alternative scenarios will be identified for this application(s). The client will review and approve a list of viable alternative scenarios and a profile and description will be developed for each approved scenario. Evaluation criteria and associated weights will be identified in the evaluation matrix. Each approved alternative scenario will be scored, and the scoring is presented to the client, in order to, identify an optimum alternative scenario. This alternative analysis is documented and presented to the client for their review, consideration, and approval.

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

For the optimum alternative scenario, a detailed financial analysis is developed. Detailed benefits are developed based upon client capabilities. A detailed staffing model is developed, and the client assigns business and technical staff to project roles. Implementation costs and operational costs along with a disbursement schedule are developed. Risks are identified, and a risk mitigation plan is put in place. This financial analysis is documented and presented to the client for their review, consideration, and approval. Optionally, a Total Cost of Ownership or TCO can be pursued.

SOLUTION ROADMAP

All of the previous work steps feed into this final work step where the final report is compiled, and an executive summary is created. A series of presentations are conducted with various client groups to review and approve the analysis. A final report, executive summary, and presentation materials are updated and submitted to the client for final review and approval. The project is closed out, final project milestone and payments are released, next steps with the client are identified, the TMG InSight data input form is submitted, and project resources are released.

STRATEGIC SOURCING & PROCUREMENT

TMG Consulting has provided Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Services for hundreds of utilities since 1992. It is customer-centric in its approach, ensuring that all elements of the plan and project are reasonable and match well with the customer’s internal capabilities. TMG’s staff is seasoned and uses its experience to find and communicate issues while they are still small and containable.

There are eight key competencies within TMG’s offerings:

  1. Design Blueprint
  2. RFI/RFP
  3. Evaluation Readiness
  4. Proposal Assessment
  5. Scoping & Confirmation
  6. Best & Final Offer
  7. Contracting
  8. Implementation

TMG ensures that these areas are being managed appropriately by both internal and vendor project management, and report anomalies to leadership with risk assessments and recommendations.

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