The Walker Alliance, Inc.  
- Project Management

Your boss has just handed you a major project that, when it is completed, will help set the strategic direction of the organization for years to come. Suddenly, an overwhelming sense of apprehension creeps over you. Now what do I do? Where do I start? How can I manage the initiative effectively when I still have my regular job to do? Where can I go for assistance and experienced advice? Let the experienced professionals at The Walker Alliance help you to plan, organize and implement the project for success. Whether you are implementing a new 401(k) plan, installing a new HRIS system or setting up an HR service center, we can help you to ensure that you achieve the specific, measurable outcomes that your organization seeks.

Project Management Challenges/Solutions/Results


Client Challenge
Solution
Result

A large beverage distributor wanted to identify the benefit consulting partner to lead the company through a long term benefit strategy development and implementation.   Determined the company’s goals and objectives for choosing a new consulting partner. Identified potential vendors. Developed and wrote the RFP. Administered the RFP process including RFP evaluation and the full vendor selection process.   The company chose a new benefits consulting partner that is providing strong strategic and tactical support.

Client Challenge
Solution
Result

A large global relocation company was looking for assistance in selecting a global HRIS solution for their organization, and did not know where to begin.   Our consultants evaluated and developed the requirements needed to effectively manage a full RFP process for vendor selection. We worked with the client’s project team to evaluate and score the responses, decide on finalist vendors and coordinate site demonstrations and presentations. We also assisted in developing recommendations to management based on business need, cost and resources.   The client was able to make a business-based decision on the capital expenditure and select a vendor that would best meet their needs.

Client Challenge
Solution
Result

The client is a leader in providing consumer products (beverages) and has over 50 locations. With decreasing service levels with their current benefit systems, they needed to outsource their benefits administration and implement a full-service vendor in order to integrate program management to gain mileage. However, they were facing the need to manage multiple projects at the same time. The benefits team needed a high quality project manager to assist them, with finding the right partner.   We worked with the benefit team to develop a full RFP, including the research necessary to identify full service vendors. Our consultants served as project coordinators, taking on key roles in managing the vendor selection process through to completion. We provided liaison expertise between the benefits team and the vendors, and worked to ensure high quality outcomes for the project, measured through quality assessments and milestone achievements.   Project is moving towards completion.

Client Challenge
Solution
Result

A large academic medical center needed assistance with managing its conversion to a new pension and 403(b) employee savings program.   We worked closely with the HR team and with selected vendors; our efforts included meeting coordination, assisting with the development and implementation of training, coordination of communications, developing project administration and management tools and applying them efficiently.   The client successfully implemented the new programs on schedule and on budget, with minimal disruption to the HR department.

"...Let the experienced professionals at The Walker Alliance help you to plan, organize and implement the project for success."