VenturePath is Fieldstone Ventures’ consulting framework and houses a combination of methodologies, processes, templates and tools. The 5-phased workflow provides an engagement roadmap and provides structure, manages data and information collected and provides context for deeper analysis. By providing a view of the current business, VenturePath takes this baseline and applies it to defining future possibilities for a business and importantly, the critical steps and resources required to achieve success. Its modular design allows us to customize the approach and content to each client situation and can be deployed in varying levels of scope and timeframes.

VenturePath also serves as the underlying program framework for our business accelerator program.

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Phased Approach with Approval Gates

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ASSESS - Focus on Business Strategy, Future Possibilities, Current Realities
Business Strategy Opportunity Assessment
Industry & Business Model Industry & Market Dynamics, Trends & Drivers
Business Strategy & Plan Development Market Definition & Segments
Mission, Vision Statements Industry Metrics & Measures
Core Objectives Market Sizing (Global, Regional)
Critical Success Factors Total Addressable Market
Risk Assessment & Mitigation Value Chain Analysis
Exit Strategy & Criteria Value Propositions
Mergers & Acquisitions Competitor Landscape & Differentiator
Joint Ventures, Strategic Partnerships SWOT Analysis
Board Structure & Management Benchmark & Comparisons
Business Entity Structuring  
DIAGNOSE - Functional Assessment Areas
Product & Service Portfolio Sales, Marketing & Business Development Manufacturing & Production Information Technology
Product, Service Definition Sales Lifecycle Management Manufacturing/Production Strategy & Planning IT Strategy, Planning & Management
Product, Service Roadmap (Multi Year Plan) Marketing & Advertising (Online, Offline) Manufacturing/Production Asset & Resource Management IT Infrastructure: Hardware, Software, Network, Mobile
Product, Service Management Channel & Distribution Strategy Supply Chain, Vendor & Contract Management Business Application & Support
Customer Service & Support Alliance & Partners Inhouse Contract Production Data Analytics, Management Reporting
PLatforms & Interfaces Joint Ventures, Key Relationships Supply Chain & Logitics It Service & Support
Research & Development Pricing Strategy Optimization Total Quality Management and Assurance Development Plan
Continuous Innovation Customer Loyalty & Satisfaction Procurement & Sourcing It Vendor Supplier, Partners
Intellectural Property, Capital Mgmt E-commerce, Social Media Marketing Strategy & Management   Security Privacy, IT Assurance
      Backup & Disaster Recovery
Enterprise-Wide Components & Architectures
Core Business Process Architecture
Resource & Organization Architecture
Information & Data Architecture
DESIGN - Functional Assessment Areas
Business Operations HR Legal & Administrative Finance
Governance Resource Planning & Management Financial Models: P&L, Cashflow, Balance Sheets
Organization & Management Model Talent Acquisition & Retention Succession Planning Business Valuations
Infrastructure & Shared Services (IT, Finance, Legal, HR) Organization & Management Model Forecasting & What-If Analysis
Resource Planning Training & Organization Development Budgeting: Zero-based, Activity
Program Planning & Project Management Governance Exit Scenario Analysis
Business Continuity Strategy & Manangement Facilities Planning & Management Business Accounting, Tax Management
Corporate Comms, Investor Relations Regulartory Affairs Asset Lifecycle Management
  Compliance Capital Planning & Investment Strategy
  Contract Support & Management Investment Sources & Uses
  Due Diligence, Transaction Management  
Enterprise-Wide Components & Architectures
Core Business Process Architecture
Resource & Organization Architecture
Information & Data Architecture
DEPLOY - Transformation Agenda, Implementable Roadmaps
Change Management
Deployment Plans, Roadmaps
Program & Project Management
Program Funding & Budgeting
Risk Management, Mitigation
Program Resource Management
Program Dashboard
Interim Staff/Exec Support
DELIVER - Results-Oriented: Accelerated Results & Outcomes
Increased Revenue, Profit, Margin Growth
Enhanced Cost Reduction, Management
Increased Business Valuation
Improved Risk Reduction, Mitigation
Successful Exits
Multi-Year Business Plan
Business Case: Expansion, Growth, Transform
Quick Assessment
Financial Models
Balanced Scorecard