Vantage Point Consulting Was Awarded Contract to Support the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
November 25, 2020

25 November 2020 – Vantage Point Consulting is proud to announce we were selected by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to assist the organization with its annual strategic Project Portfolio Planning and Implementation Management processes. We are excited to collaborate with ARL to development a set of replicable processes, workflows, Smartsheet-enabled dashboards, and an implementation plan for ARL staff and committee members. The design and development of these program and project management support services will be built on industry best practices drawn from both the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile), but tailored to the context of ARL’s organization. “Vantage Point is able to supplement project management consulting services with a full set of human-centered design, rapid prototyping, development, and business intelligence services for our clients. This approach can be valuable in helping our clients overcome implementation barriers that may arise in the course of managing strategic action plans,” said Jeffrey Carpenter, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Vantage Point Consulting. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with ARL, which has a mission that is aligned with our own company values of championing equity, diversity, and access with its member organizations.” Vantage Point will be holding Design Thinking Workshops with all ARL staff as we co-create future processes that work for ARL. In addition, Vantage Point will help ARL implement Smartsheet across the organization to provide planning and collaboration across project teams. Knowing that one size does not fit all, Vantage Point will work with ARL to implement industry and professional best practices.

About Vantage Point Consulting:

Vantage Point Consulting is a is a Northern Virginia-based woman, minority and veteran-owned business that is certified and registered in Virginia as a Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned (SWaM) business. Vantage Point Consulting was founded in 2006 by a group of highly experienced management consultants with a shared passion for working on challenges related to postsecondary education, including access, outcomes/accountability, affordability, and innovation/disruptions spurred both within and outside the walls of colleges and universities. Our core mission, which is reflected in our name, was and continues to be, focused on working with our clients to view challenges and opportunities from a new vantage point to unleash innovation and deliver value. Vantage Point provides a full spectrum of management consulting and technology services, to include strategic planning and facilitation, human capital, human-centered design, Agile project management, software design, development and implementation. The company’s mission is to solve complex human problems with our clients and create value that matters to people’s lives.

About the Association of Research Libraries:

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise; advances diversity, equity, and inclusion; and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

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