A Unique set of Holistic Solutions to People, Process, Strategy and Technology Problems…

Why is AvantGarde’s approach unique? We have built an integrated team with broad-based human capital (HC), organizational development (OD), business operations (BO) and information technology (IT) expertise needed to help clients tackle their business needs. We take a hands-on approach across all aspects of the design, development, implementation, and management process to reach real world solutions. Our approach is based on collaboration and the understanding of our clients’ unique needs, and our clients see us as their partner and trusted advisor.

Whether we are collaborating on high level vision planning or supporting day-to-day business operations, we are there – mapping out strategies and internal capacity to achieve a successful future state. We know that it is not just about making an organizational process or systems change, but managing the “people” impact in a thoughtful and transparent way.

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Our Capabilities & Solutions

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Human Capital / Human Resources

The evolution of Human Capital Management – from transactional activities to strategic business planning – has businesses of today putting their workforce at the forefront of their organizational strategy. Organizations need a workforce equipped with the competencies and skills necessary to achieve their mission and strategic priorities.

We help clients navigate through the challenges of shrinking budgets, technological changes, and shifts in the composition of the workforce through workforce analysis, succession planning, and competency assessment. Our Human Capital team of industry-leading consultants has a proven track record of helping organizations find efficient and cost-saving solutions to managing their human capital.

Thinking both tactically and strategically, our consultants use innovative ways to improve the alignment of your human capital practices and organizational mission and goals. One such way is using our proprietary, multi-functional, web-based tool, Workforce Management Office (WMO). WMO delivers workforce analysis, predictive staff modeling, and risk management through survey administration, data collection and analysis, organizational assessment, dashboard development, and reporting. WMO combines industry best practices and technology into a single, flexible architecture customized to each client’s unique needs.

AG Human Capital/Human Resources services include:

  • Strategic Human Capital Planning
  • Competency Assessment & Modeling
  • Training/eLearning
  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership & Management Development
  • Workforce & Succession Planning utilizing WMO
  • Performance Management
  • Executive Search & Recruiting
  • Staffing & Classification
  • Executive Services
  • Labor-Employee Relations
  • Retirement & Benefits
  • Broad-based HR Services

Check out Project Highlights for examples of our experience managing complex human capital initiatives.

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Organizational Development

We exist to help clients achieve their mission. How do we do that? By zeroing in on our clients’ greatest assets – their people – and bringing clarity and focus to mission-critical strategies, organizational plans, structures, and processes that support the people who do the work.

From PhDs and I/O Psychologists to Analysts, our Organizational Development team brings decades of experience and proven organizational assessment and change management methodologies to design and deliver powerful strategies and change management solutions that optimize business processes and organizational alignment. Please click on Project Highlights below to check out two examples of our OD work.

AG Organizational Development services include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Process Re-Engineering
  • Organizational Transformation
  • Assessment & Analysis
  • Change Management
  • Implementation Support
  • Organizational Performance
  • Reporting & Analytics
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Business Operations Support

Finding talented, qualified, and reliable people who deliver is tough. We see our clients struggle with that all of the time, and we help to ease their struggles by offering not only hands-on training but also staff augmentation to make sure they have the support they need day in and day out to fulfill their mission.

To get started, we find out what skills and expertise are needed to get the job done, then we identify talented people who fit the organizational culture.  We leverage the expertise of our senior team members to screen potential talent for technical skill and culture fit, so that we select talent who have the best possible chance for success.  Sometimes, that means we will present an option that our client has not considered, to get them a better result. Either way, we do push hard to get the right person in the door, through the clearance process and trained so that they can hit the ground running.

AG Business Operations Support services include:

  • Standard Operating Procedure Development
  • Facilitation
  • Project Management
  • Grants Management
  • Compliance
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Annual Reporting (Internal and External)
  • Electronic Personnel File Support
  • Survey Design & Implementation

If you click on the Project Highlight button below you can read about two examples of our highly successful Business Operations Support efforts.

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Information Technology

We know that IT infrastructures are constantly changing, and we recognize the powerful role IT plays in meeting our clients’ critical objectives by creating efficiencies and supporting the effectiveness of mandates. That is why AvantGarde specializes in delivering reliable, scalable, integrated solutions engineered to evolve continuously into the future.

Because deploying large-scale systems calls for using a disciplined approach to managing cost and risk, we plan for our client investments to be made in stages. That way, our design concepts and technology demonstrate their worth while reducing client risk and increasing their probability of yielding high returns.

AG Information Technology services include:

  • IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture & Planning Support
  • Business Intelligence & Data
  • Warehouse Management
  • Technology Assessment Evaluation
  • Operations & Maintenance Support
  • Agile Software Development
  • Systems Integration
  • Web-based Management Tool Development & Customization
  • IT Program Management

We encourage you to click on Project Highlights below to check out our past delivery for two of our core competencies – business process re-engineering and information systems integration.

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