We design and deliver management solutions for the modern workplace
The following services are popular and have received much positive feedback:
1. Programme Assessment
Our programme assessment and programme recovery service is ideal for correcting an in-flight programme which has significantly deviated from its intended course
2. Business Analysis
Understanding stakeholder needs, development of robust business cases to support change, evaluation of requirements, documentation, development of user acceptance scripts, technical training and on-going support
3. Software Development
The design and development of custom software to implement technology based, business solutions. Includes quality assurance, documentation, training and support
We also offer Management Coaching to company owners, executive directors, senior managers and company founders; providing individual support and helping them better navigate their day to day work situations. More details about our offerings can be found on the Services page of this website.
I'm a software engineer who has worked as a self-employed software developer, business analyst and project manager for the last 20 years. Experienced in delivering software projects and Information Technology change programmes for medium to large companies across a range of industries. My specialty and personal interest is helping project sponsors fully realise potential benefits in a manageable, measurable and well-planned way. I listen carefully and always provide a range of solutions which are aligned to key business drivers.
Who We Work With
We work with a wide variety of senior managers and executives who all want the same thing out of their working life; being able to maintain and sustainably grow their business through the innovative use of online and digital technology whilst creating the right environment for high-performance teams to support these efforts.
People contact us when their programmes have not been met with the success they expected, and yet there remains great pressure to drive business change through continued Information Technology delivery, on-time and on-budget. You may be facing a similar story to most of our clients, which goes along like this:
- You are a senior manager or executive who has their own budget
- You are under pressure to reduce costs and improve operations
- You would like to take advantage of online and digital opportunities
- You are managing critical digital and change programmes
- You are responsible for a number of people who will be affected
- You are faced with complex decisions that have competing priorities
- Your future success is dependent upon timely project delivery
- You are not seeing the success that you need or expected
If any of one or more of these resonate with you, then consider contacting us for a free consultation. Our discussion will cover your current situation and business needs, and what you'd like to achieve going forward. We will provide you with practical advice about what to do that you can get started on straight away.
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Frank Ray & Associates
We specialise in quickly making sense of complex situations, diagnosing critical issues and uncovering hidden constraints which are limiting success, and offering practical solutions aligned with key drivers. Senior management make decisions, initiate projects, develop new propositions, implement systems and assure quality based on our work.
We have worked with many different clients and use that wide exposure across sectors and industries to inform our approach. Work commissioned direct to clients on a deliverables-based contract; previous clients have spanned the private, public and charitable sectors.
Previous clients who have enjoyed working with us include:
- Credit Suisse
- Barclays Capital
- Investec Private Bank
- State Street Bank and Trust
- Public Health England
- Ministry of Justice
- Department for International Trade
- Department for Education
We will be surprised if you have a problem or issue that we haven't already seen elsewhere.