The Pitt Crew are hands-on business mechanics and process engineers. Our focus is to help your organisation understand, manage and optimise your business performance from conception through to benefit realisation.
The Pitt Crew’s proven approach and methodologies can transform your business, helping you to achieve your business goals, and maintain the momentum in realising ongoing business value.
The Pitt Crew has helped clients from a range of industry sectors including Financial Services (Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Funds Management and Superannuation, Payments, Equities, Mortgage Origination and Servicing, Life Insurance and General Insurance); Telecommunications; Retail; Utilities, and Service organisations.
Our team consists of highly experienced business consultants with proven track records of success. We specialise in advising our clients and assisting in the realisation of business strategies including sourcing, product development, technology selection and business improvement initiatives.
Outsourcing, and to a lesser degree Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) has come of age. IT Outsourcing (ITO) in Australia is entering a third phase in which many organisations are adopting a more selective approach whereby specific elements are outsourced to specialist providers while other elements are retained in-house. In addition, in the context of ITO and BPO recent growth in the degree of off-shoring has added another level of complexity to both deciding whether and what to outsource, and to the implementation and management of outsourcing relationships thereafter.
The Pitt Crew has considerable expertise in all areas of outsourcing. Crew members have played leading roles in a number of “transformational” outsourcing ventures in Australia and overseas, covering a range of industries and business functions.
Our approach to outsourcing is business driven: Outsourcing is not always the right answer, and we’ve also helped a number of major Australian companies decide NOT to embark on an outsourcing journey. When outsourcing is appropriate we know HOW to do it. With experience from the perspective of vendor and client alike, we can help establish the commercial models, governance structures and most importantly the behaviours that ensure that the anticipated benefits of outsourcing are achieved.
Building a clear strategy to underpin your Business Process Management objectives is fundamental to ensuring your people, projects and outcomes are all focused on achieving common goals. The Pitt Crew can work with you to:
The Pitt Crew’s Process Architecture services assist our clients to move beyond ad-hoc business process change to the application of an end-to-end strategic framework to drive the integration and transformation of process across the enterprise value chains.
Processes define the way in which the business executes; and the value which it delivers to its customers. Good process architecture provides both clear vision of an organisation's processes and a road map for change.
The Pitt Crew’s expertise can help you:
Process excellence, and the business rewards that this brings, will only be fully realised by embracing a “process culture”. Your organisation should be thinking as a team, constantly looking for opportunities to exploit process synergies across the enterprise, and consistently executing key processes well. Process innovation and great ideas from within the business should not be stifled, but rather leveraged to provide maximum value across the entire business. Process improvement initiatives should be sought after by your business managers as a vital contributor for achieving business goals, not a necessary evil to fix broken processes. The Pitt Crew can work with your organisation to lay the foundations of an effective “Process Culture” through a strong communication, clear processes, and demonstrated results.
The squeaky wheel gets the oil – sound familiar? All too often, process management and improvement services are trapped in fire fighting mode, with priorities being driven by a tactical response to the next big problem.
Having a Business Process architecture linked to the business strategy provides you with the vehicle to move beyond tactical responses and to take a strategic view to process initiatives, assessing priorities from a whole of business perspective.
The Pitt Crew can help you get on top of your process improvement program, providing a road map for improvement that aligns to your strategic objectives, combined with the assessment capabilities to deal with new initiatives and opportunities as they arise.
You will always have new ideas or emergencies that demand your attention, it is how we can help you deal with these efficiently and effectively within the context of your strategic objectives that makes the difference!
To achieve real business process improvement that delivers improved performance by orders of magnitude rather than increments, The Pitt Crew brings to bear extensive industry experience, proven skills in process innovation and the ability to verify that the envisaged process gains are rapidly and smoothly implemented throughout the organisation. We achieve this by:
The Pitt Crew’s expertise can help you:
The Pitt Crew includes highly experienced business and IT project and program managers that can assist you to deliver your business initiatives on time and within budget. From designing achievable and effective programs of work, helping establish and run the necessary control and governance mechanisms, through to managing individual projects to successful delivery, The Pitt Crew can provide the support you need to maximise the likelihood of success.
Our Project Services consultants have managed diverse teams of business staff, consultants, contractors and vendors to ensure high quality deliverables in areas including:
The Pitt Crew also provides full project audits and independent interim health check services, providing steering teams and boards with clarity around true project/ programme status, key issues and emerging risks, together with recommendations for corrective actions to salvage or maintain delivery expectations. It is our pragmatic approach and our ability to interact and communicate effectively from the team level through to client boardrooms that sets us apart.
An Information Services Strategy is one designed to enable an organisation to maximise the business value delivered by the effective exploitation of information and technology.
As with everything we do, we believe that an organisation’s Information Service Strategy must be driven by and aligned to its business strategy and objectives. The strategy must detail how it will apply information and technology to the key drivers of cost and value in the ‘Extended Enterprise’, i.e. within the organisation and between the organisation and its customers, suppliers and partners. Furthermore it must address governance, sourcing strategy (in-house or outsourced?), and establish effective operations management disciplines.
The Pitt Crew have assisted many companies to develop and implement their Information Service strategies including financial services, telecommunications and retail industries. Our approach combines our understanding of business value drivers, our knowledge of technology and our experience of its application in a wide range of business contexts.
The Pitt Crew recently led an IT Transformation program at BPAY Australia. Tasked with 'raising the bar' in all aspects of the management and delivery of Information Services, achievements included deployment of a new IT Service Management platform and the roll out of new Incident Management, Change Control and other ITIL processes; adoption of 'contemporary practice' in Applications Development (based on Agile methods), Information Security and IT Project Management; and the establishment of sound IT governance, including a new Architecture Review Board, and the revitalisation of the Project Control Board and Change Advisory Board.
The Pitt Crew’s key differentiator is our ability to bridge the gap between business and IT. We take the guesswork out of technology selection by understanding the critical business requirements and guiding principles, and providing clear linkages to technology solutions in a way that the business can understand.
We work with our client teams in the definition, RFI, RFP and decisioning phases of technology selection using our proven methodology tailored to their specific needs, positioning our clients to make the best possible decisions to meet their immediate and strategic goals.The Pitt Crew are often invited to assist with downstream activities including project managing technology integration and associated business change.
Contact us today to let us prove how our people, our experience and our vision can improve your business.