Gut instincts alone are not enough to manage a growing enterprise. You need strong analytics to make the quantifiable strategic decisions that will drive your continued success. Capital spending and organizational initiatives must be aligned to the strategy.
We help you implement strategic alignment tools to prioritize your capital spending and strategic initiatives using the three dimensions of strategic value, complexity, and urgency.
Capability is the readiness of the company to navigate the path set by its strategy. The importance of capabilities was highlighted when research showed that some companies consistently outperformed others despite having similar strategies, market positions, value propositions and pricing.
Those leading companies were found to have superior capabilities that allowed them to perfect the implementation of their strategies. Organizational capability is akin to the fitness level of an athlete. The more “fit” an organization is, the higher the probability that it can execute its strategy successfully.
We help you transform your organization and develop the capabilities required for strategy implementation. Our engagement is often structured around the four elements of capability: process, organization, systems, and performance.
Strategy and capability are essential to superior performance, but they alone are not sufficient for a company’s success. Excellence in execution is the third required ingredient.
Execution is about getting things done. Excellence in execution is about getting things done right every time.
Our involvement during the execution phase is usually categorized under one of the following categories or a combination thereof:
- Monitoring and measuring performance
- Outsourcing some of the client’s business functions
Meet the team behind Pyrovio Consulting
Founder of Pyrovio
Ihab Ismail is Co-Founder and Managing Director at Pyrovio. He has advised clients in utility, energy, construction, healthcare, automotive and information technology industries on issues of strategic alignment, execution planning and excellence, program and project management, and business building.
Ihab’s unique interdisciplinary education and experience is instrumental in structuring and coordinating highly specialized consulting groups with diverse knowledge base.
Ihab was the Manager of Engineering and Risk Manager for Turner Construction Company in Michigan for several years, where he received the Turner Award for service excellence, before he co-founded Pyrovio. Earlier, he was also a consultant in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. He also consulted in litigation and dispute resolution for Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone.
Ihab has a PhD (ABD) in Organizational Strategy and Capability Building from the University of Michigan, where he was awarded the Tishman Honorary Scholarship. He also earned a Master’s degree in Construction Management (with Highest Honors) from the University of Michigan. He also has non-degree graduate education in business and law from the University of Michigan and a BS in engineering (with honors) from the American University in Cairo.
Dr. Sherif Farghal
CEO of Allovance™ and Founder of Pyrovio
Dr. Sherif Farghal has been recognized internationally as a thought leader, helping organizations make big decisions on what projects to pursue that best align with strategic priorities and achieve long term growth and sustainability.His work in removing bias from decision making has been leveraged by clients in multiple industries. With a PhD in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from the University of Michigan, Sherif has been working with clients for over 25 years while refining his algorithms and methodology, bringing discipline and science to the art of decision making.
Phillip K. Berry
Phil Berry has advised internal and external clients on continuous improvement, quality, lean, six sigma, manufacturing strategy and planning, and product development. Utilizing his expertise and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification in automotive, aerospace, electronics, healthcare insurance, industrial, and utility industries projects and initiatives.
Prior to external consulting work, Phil brought Lean Continuous Improvement to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as Senior Director, Lean Continuous Improvement. Before shifting to healthcare insurance, Phil spent most of his career in quality and continuous improvement roles. Phil served at Acument Global Technologies as Executive Director, Continuous Improvement and at Textron Fastening Systems as Global Director of Quality Assurance.
Phil served for two years as charter board member for the Michigan Lean Consortium, a group of lean continuous improvement focused organizations and individuals in the state of Michigan. Membership doubled under Phil’s leadership as Membership Committee lead. Phil earned a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Mark Efimoff works with energy companies to coordinate the quantification and prioritization of strategic goals and objectives to ensure the alignment of the organization’s project initiatives with its strategic goals. Mark has over 25 years of performance improvement experience with strategy, planning, program/project management, process improvement, and service delivery management leadership.
Mark is also the Technology Solutions & Workplace Automation Practice Leader, supporting the Strategy, Capability and Execution recommendations with IT and workplace automations using Microsoft Power Platform solutions (including Power BI, Power Automate, PowerApps. SharePoint).
He brings delivery management, operational and consulting experience with domestic and international corporate clients in Automotive, Manufacturing and Federal Government.Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Mark is experienced with the General Motors’ Operational Excellence (OpEX), a problem-solving methodology based on Lean and Six Sigma tools to eliminate waste and variation in processes. Mark also is experienced with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for using geographic content to supplement existing workflows.
Dr. Mohammad Alqady
Dr. Mohammed Alqady works with energy companies and large university hospital systems to coordinate the quantification and prioritization of strategic goals and objectives to ensure the alignment of the organization’s project initiatives with its strategic goals. Mohammed has designed the process for capital project management and drafted the associated handbook based on project management best practices to ensure project completion within planned time, cost, and quality.Mohamed has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in Construction Engineering and Management from Purdue University, a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University, and a Bachelors degree in Construction Engineering from the American University in Cairo. Mohammed also completed the Applied Management Principles Program at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. Mohammed has been with Pyrovio for (10) years. Prior to joining Pyrovio, Mohammed worked in diverse areas of project management including preparation of bid proposals, project scheduling and cost control. In addition, Mohammed served in the position of contract administrator, specializing in delay analysis, claims preparation and dispute resolution in the construction industry. Mohammed also assisted in organizing and administering the Contractual and Legal Aspects in the Construction Industry Diploma at the American University in Cairo.