• Alliance Governance Committees/Product Team Start-Up
In these customized programs, we will help alliance governance committees or newly formed alliance product teams develop their respective charters, roles and expectations. In addition, we will work with these teams to identify team norms and processes (e.g., communications, decision-making, problem-solving, conflict management) that will steer the alliance to success. We will review "Lessons Learned" from research on other co-promote/ co-development teams and develop action strategies to avoid common but ineffective profiles of alliance teams.
• Alliance Team Meeting Management/Facilitation
We are often asked by companies who have formed an alliance, to co-promote/co-develop products to be a third-party "Alliance Manager." In that capacity we attend governance committee and team meetings on a regular basis. By attending these meetings consistently, we play the role of process observer facilitator, depending on what the situation requires. We will help you plan your business meetings and implement effective work processes to help your alliance team make critical decisions and progress its work.
• Creating an Alliance Team Culture
This program is designed specifically for alliance teams who need to clarify their charter, roles and expectations of their teams, as well as identify potential "pressure points" and management strategies by using output from the Leadership Culture Survey© to develop an understanding of their distinct company cultures and key working processes. We will review "Lessons Learned" from other co-promote and co-development experiences and research, and identify team norms and processes (e.g., communications, decision-making, problem-solving, conflict management) that will govern how the team will become an effective joint leadership team