Our first contract was with RAND in 1991. The world’s largest think tank asked Jay Ress, the founder of The Outset Group, to help design and implement a series of voice, data, and networking improvements. As more customers followed, a small but highly respected company was born.
Responding to the needs of our customers, we focused on project management, taking on complex telecom and IT projects in Health Care, Manufacturing, Finance, Aerospace, and Higher Education. Our leadership at the “tip of the spear” brought additional opportunities to serve our customers with business analysis and agile services.
We entered the professional training arena in the year 2000, when customers asked to "show us how you do it". We began with leadership, facilitation, and communication skills, and then expanded into fundamentals of project management and business analysis. We mapped our training to the world’s leading standards in those fields (PMI, IIBA, ITIL, Scrum Alliance) and became experts in those methods.
As we gained recognition and the trust of our customers, demand for our consulting services grew. We assessed PM and BA capabilities at the enterprise level, and recommended improvements. We developed lean PM processes to handle large volumes of projects. We designed On-Boarding programs to bring new hires up to speed quickly and completely. We designed and ran focus groups to assess pain points and recommend improvements to PM and BA performance.
Today, The Outset Group delivers this expertise to some of the world’s largest and most influential corporations, universities, and government agencies via consulting, training, and contract staffing.
We will help our customers to achieve maximum Return On Investment from their people and projects.
We will provide value in those areas that are central to our customer's ROI; project management, business analysis, agile, and leadership.
We will operate only in those business fields where we can excel and offer unique value to our customers.
We will at all times, in all ways, be guided by the interests of our customers
“Our instructor was incredibly versed in PM from a teaching and practical perspective. His suggestions
may save me a lot of time and frustration. Interactive pieces were great.”
“As someone who has led a few hundred classes I am envious of the masterful way you worked the materials into more real-world examples and useful exercises. ”
“It was very challenging, which I did not expect, but rewarding and I really got some great ideas, tools and experience that I will take back to the workplace.”