Sustainable Business Calibration 

In its 30+ year history, IpX has melded industry best practices into its proprietary CM2 model (per CM2-500 and CM2-600) that has been adopted by its customer-partners to achieve operational excellence in terms of reducing time to market, increasing first time yield, meeting quality objectives, and managing costs through careful alignment of people, processes, systems, and data.

IpX Assessments are foundational baseline measurements that help organizations to identify gaps, strengths, and opportunities for improvement. This allows IpX to define achievable phased implementation plans that addresses an organization’s primary problem statements and beyond. The CM2 digital DNA can be leveraged to improve your organization's transition to a modern NPI process, reduced Time to Market, dramatic increases in first time yield, ensured quality controls, and adherence to product portfolio cost structures.

The IpX CM2 methodology seamlessly aligns the full product lifecycle from an organization's ideation and concept development phase through launch and performance monitoring. The result is a product development and maintenance process that is both streamlined and transparent, traceable, and visible. In addition, process inputs and outputs are rigorously defined to connect with enterprise processes and systems such as governance/decision-making, capital and resource allocation, and skills/capability development while also remaining relevant to the individual stakeholder and functional groups.


A recent study of 5400 large IT projects revealed what IpX has practiced and our True North Enterprise Calibration model has demonstrated for years - successful projects are differentiated by a focus on 4 key fundamentals.

1. Manage strategy & stakeholders instead of an exclusive focus on budget & schedule.
2. Secure critical internal & external talent to master technology & deliverables.
3. Build effective teams by aligning incentives with overall project goals.
4. Excel at core PM practices: Short delivery cycles & rigorous quality checks.

The IpX approach begins with aligning stakeholders and strategy – a focus that ensures and maintains consistency of vision vertically and horizontally with senior organizational leaders, subject matter experts, and influential change agents. Skills, capabilities, and behaviors across the organization are assessed for gaps and opportunities and proactively addressed.

IpX is the only company that blends industry best practice processes with Digital Transformation expertise, Senior Leadership strategy alignment, and Organizational Change Management (Processes and Culture). The only way to achieve institutionalized change and eliminate backsliding/regression is through our True North Calibration.


The outcome of this assessment is to propose an approach which will provide clear and concise results utilizing the IpX True North Enterprise Calibration methodology. A transformation project of any kind should always begin with a clear and objective foundational understanding of the company’s strengths and opportunities for improvement. It is therefore imperative to assess the cross-functional relationships to reveal gaps, redundancies, hidden processes, and inefficiencies that increase operating costs and reduce profits.

An assessment is not an audit. It does not create findings for non-compliance to regulatory standards. Instead, it provides a method for an independent third party to evaluate a company relative to current best practices from an external vantage point. Whereas an audit would look for tactical solutions to specific issues, the assessment takes a higher-level view that allows for strategic planning and long-term improvements. The assessment is the baseline for this long-term growth and follow on assessments can be used to measure that growth.

IpX Assessments focus on critical areas of the Ecosystem and client problem statements searching for quick-win opportunities for improvement. The depth and scale of the Assessment is tailored to each client’s individual strategic business objectives.

The first level of assessment consists of the Enterprise Change Management processes and procedures. Everything within a company is impacted by change. Assessing how well a company manages change predicts how well it adjusts to changing economic climates: market demands, product introduction, aging workforce, governance, compliance, etc.

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