After detailed consideration of the brief and the nature and extent of the project specifics, an appropriate framework has been developed that will provide guidance throughout the whole project.
The stages of the framework are listed below:
This approach seems appropriate, as the core activities of this project involve data analysis and other research methods.
For every consultancy project, the aim is to provide improvement solutions or add value depending on the individual definition of the value needed by the organisation. The value of this project focuses on creating an efficient and reliable analysis that will help the client’s decision-making process with regards to the physical implementation of the recommendations (Growther and Lancaster, 2008).
A ‘mixed methods’ approach will be adopted for this project, to include the collection of both qualitative and quantitative data in response to questions. It is most suitable as it helps to overcome the limitations of a single design, explore novel approaches and adequately explain and interpret results.
The project will focus mainly on the discovery of a novel paradigm to the provision of process solutions from a bottom-up approach. To this end, the appropriate methodology has been applied to the determination of the process cycle (Growther and Lancaster, 2008).
First Phase: Client meeting: By the end of the meeting, agreements and expectations have been set concerning the boundaries of the project’s duration, goals and expected outcome. A clear agreement has been reached and the level of value to be added has also been confirmed.
Second Phase: Clarifying: The project will be processed by the appropriate design questionnaire, the selection of survey samples will be distributed globally to a sample size of 400.
Third Phase: Data Analysis: As a mixed methodology has been adopted by this research, quantitative and qualitative analyses have been done. Please see Figure 3.2 for a clear outline of the project methodology.