Ed Shields, Director, AltaMed Health Services
Operating since its inception without a formal project management office (PMO), AltaMed’s initiatives tended to take longer than expected, consume more staff time away from people’s “real jobs”, and not achieve the expected outcomes. We engaged Sabot to assist our PMO organization to develop project management processes, provide hands-on project management expertise while mentoring our junior project managers, and expose and educate our business leadership to the value of a consistent project management approach.
Jim Owen, CEO, Missouri Employers Mutual
Missouri Employers Mutual was suffering from a poorly executed software replacement initiative for our core business applications that significantly degraded business processes, increased operational costs, and damaged the business-IT working relationship. We engaged Sabot to analyze the situation, provide specific issue identification, and develop and lead a remediation program for the failing enterprise applications. Sabot’s team of senior consultants identified the root causes of each shortcoming and developed and led a corresponding action plan that provided the means for MEM to re-invent our IT department and begin the process of re-building its capabilities, confidence, and respected status within the organization as a whole.
Al Parisian, CIO, Montana State Fund
MSF was challenged with implementing a brand new telecommunications system in conjunction with our headquarters building move. We selected Sabot as a partner in this endeavor given their reputation and focus as on independent advise and analysis. Sabot’s approach starts with the business needs and sets forth a strategic direction. They set the new system initiative up for success by delivering solid systems planning, requirements, solicitation and technical expertise in a manner that engaged the business and mentored my team. Not only did their work contribute directly to the success of our VoIP implementation but my team came away with a new set of skills and capabilities.
Kevin Matsuo, CIO, California Department of Education
CDE selected Sabot to provide technical and project management oversight for our largest custom developed system, CALPADS. At several critical junctures the Sabot team provided independent assessments that gave the business executives and my team the ammunition we needed to enforce the terms of the contract and maximize the value realized from our investment. Sabot’s approach is evidence based and backed up by their practical application of best practices. Their professionals are able to communicate with business executives and technologists alike.