Projects

Projects are a set of tasks which must be completed in order to arrive at a particular goal or outcome. While every project is slightly different and unique, projects are temporary activities, with clear objectives, producing a set of specific and distinct outcomes at a final delivery date.

Providing End-to-End Services

As part of a more comprehensive consulting engagement or as a stand-alone effort, our specialized scope of work projects combine multi-sector expertise with data-driven research to produce high-value insights and deliverables for Spark Growth clients. Our project services include but are not limited to:

  • Needs Assessments,
  • Agile Strategy Development,
  • Feasibility and Impact Studies,
  • Scouting,
  • Program and Curriculum Development,
  • Market Research, Business Model Innovation,
  • Experience and Event Design


The list below identifies more of Spark Growth’s specific project capabilities.

Capabilities

Leadership Development

Leadership development is the process which helps expand the capacity of individuals to perform in leadership roles within organizations. Leadership roles are those that facilitate execution of an organization's strategy through building alignment, winning mindshare and growing the capabilities of others.
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Team Development

In building a team there are various stages of growth and development, and some of these stages aren’t all that fun. Of all organizational activities, one study found team-development to have the strongest effect (versus financial measures) for improving organizational performance.
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Needs Assessments

A needs assessment is a systematic process for determining and addressing needs, or "gaps" between current conditions and desired conditions or "wants."
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Feasibility Studies

A feasibility study is an assessment of the practicality of a proposed project or system. A feasibility study aims to objectively and rationally uncover the strengths and weaknesses of an existing business or proposed venture, opportunities and threats present in the natural environment, the resources required to carry through, and ultimately the prospects for success.
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Agile Strategy Development

Agile Strategy incorporates agile principles into strategic planning and execution. Learning and iterating in response to findings is a highly effective way to drive strategy development, strategy execution, data-driven decision-making, and results in rapidly changing and more volatile markets in contrast to long-range more command and control processes.
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Scouting

Scouting is the process of researching, finding, and evaluating potential solutions. These findings and feasibility determine whether a client buys, builds, or co-creates a solution.
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Impact Evaluation Reporting

An impact evaluation assesses the changes attributed to a particular intervention, such as a project, program, or policy, both the intended ones and ideally the unintended ones. Impact evaluation reporting helps people answer key questions for evidence-based policymaking: what works, what doesn't, where, why, and for how much?
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Program/Content Development

Program/content development is the process of identifying and creating a set of related activities, events, and interactions with a particular long-term aim. There is typically some educational or business development value derived from the program/content that encourages participation.
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Takeaways

Business Model Innovation

Business model innovation is the art of enhancing advantage and value creation by making simultaneous—and mutually supportive—changes both to an organization's value proposition to customers and to its underlying operating model. There are a variety of canvas and innovation tools that Spark Growth uses with clients through this process.
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Market Research / Competitive Analysis

Market research blends consumer behavior and economic trends to confirm and improve your business idea and help you find customers for your business through a developed voice of customer. The competitive analysis enables you to make your business unique. When combined, they develop your competitive advantage for your business.
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Curriculum Development

Curriculum development involves the implementation of different types of instructional strategies and organizational methods that are focused on achieving optimal student development and student learning outcomes. There are four major phases of the curriculum development process: Plan and Research, Curriculum Development, Professional Learning and Curriculum Development, and Implementation. The process is ongoing and cyclical.
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Experience Design / Events

Experiences and stories change the way people think. When developing events with your guests in mind and purposefully crafting each point of their customer journey, experiences are woven together in time.
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Research & White Papers

When substantiating and developing a white paper or research paper, the Spark Growth team is there for research, literature review, and writing to editing and reference documentation.
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Ecosystem as a Service

An ecosystem is an economic community supported by a foundation of interacting organizations and individuals. Recent research has suggested ecosystem as a strategy for growth, sustainability and resiliency. At Spark Growth we facilitate the development and strengthening of ecosystem relationships for our clients’ success.
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Soft Landing

Soft Landing services support business expansion into new markets, helping international and domestic businesses headquartered outside a region to enter the local business ecosystem rapidly.
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Corporate Speaking

Corporate Speaking
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Our team of experts provides end-to-end services. Needs assessments are explorations of strengths, areas of growth, and recommended steps to achieve business goals. All Spark Growth projects start with an assessment or evaluation, giving us the information to provide the best results to our clients.

While assessments and additional specialized SOW efforts are frequently a part of longer-term engagements, they are also offered as stand-alone services. They may be executed on various levels, including within an organizational, regional, county, or state-wide spectrum.