15 Years Schorsch Consult Leipzig

With the very successful completion of the financial year 2016, Schorsch Consult Leipzig has been a competent and reliable partner in management and project consulting for 15 years.

In the areas of process and project management, training and coaching, we design effective processes with our customers and partners, which contribute measurably to the sustainable improvement of the efficiency of all resources used.

We would like to thank all our customers and partners for their successful, partnership-based support over the past few years and look forward to future challenges.

We will continue to provide our customers and partners with expertise and experience for best efficiency and sustainability!

We wish all our customers and partners a successful year 2017!

Benno Schorsch

Project Managements meets decision-makers

At this year MUT 2015 – entrepreneurs day of BVMW -,  the GPM – German Association for Project Management eV – has presented itself again small and medium-sized companies. At the exhibition stand numerous visitors have got a lot information about the extensive content of the association’s work to development and dissemination of professional project management and the regional offers. In a lecture, with great resonance, essential aspects of project management for small and medium enterprises were discussed with company representatives.

Concentrated Project Management Assessment

Successful and effective project management in the company depends inter alia by the following factors:

  • Recognizing the importance of professional project management for achieving the company goals and the conscious start of the necessary cultural change within the company
  • Effective selection of the PM methodology to be implemented, definition and installation of the required project management processes and elements
  • Comprehensive project qualification of the project managers and project staff
  • Creation of the structural and organizational assumptions in the project environment
  • An continuous development process of the maturity level of the internal project management is implemented

The latter requires a periodic review of the situation in the project operations, in a first step regardless of the nature and scope of projects.

Experiences have shown that a systematic and structured approach exists very rarely in companies to assess their own project-related activities. Even well-known process elements such project review or Project management review are often not consistently implemented. The named reasons are manifold – often is called the lack of time.

The results are unused internal and external development opportunities and wasted potential of qualitative as well as quantitative improvements.

But a first qualitative evaluation must not take too much time.

The concentrated project management assessment is focused to the following key aspects:

(1) Implementation as a workshop,

(2) Inclusion of all levels of the project staff (portfolio, program, project manager, project assistants, project staff, relevant stakeholders), That

(3) Consideration of 5 project phases and 8 essential elements of project management,

(4) Assessment of the existence, application and effectiveness,

(5) Assessment of the expression of cultural conditions in the project area and

(6) Assessment of shaping of multi project management (optional);

(7) The workshop is suitable for a first potential assessment and collection of ideas.

Approx. 2 days are to plan for preparation, conduct of the workshop and the evaluation of results.

As a result of the workshop project phases and project elements will be shown significantly, where development is needed. In addition, areas are shown where influence is necessary, whether PM elements are implemented inadequately, insufficiently applied or not support the work of the project team effective enough.

These are important statements as a basis for the initiation and development of improvement programs and measures.

We look forward when you contact us for more information about our product.

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Extraordinary projects require proper project planning

From October 2014 to April 2015 I took a job in a company in the chemical industry as a project adviser and project manager. The company planned the realization of a new manufacturing facility at a second new production site. A project with special and major challenges for the company.

My responsibility was to consolidate and qualify the project management process and support the project team in creating the conditions for the implementation of effective and efficient project implementation.

A case study you can learn more about the project. The case study is only available in German

1. Silicon Saxony Project Management Day – Review

On 05th September 2014, the first Project Management Day took place in regional area East of GPM German Association for Project Management e. V., held in cooperation with the industry network Silicon Saxony e. V.. About 40 participants from 30 companies participated with great interest. Over 50% of the participants have represented the business sector network.
In addition to six interesting lectures on the following topics:
1. IT security and data sovereignty – Are you prepared for everything?
2. New Requirements for Risk Management – Standard revision ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 in 2015
3. More projects in time – Critical Chain Management!
4. Plan, project, reality – Score points with SharePoint!
5. Project management in virtual teams and
6. Project Management Offices
was a workshop “Project Management – Benchmark” performed in which 27 visitors of the PM-Day participated. The objectives of the workshop were:
• To be the platform for evaluating the internally implemented project management systems.
• To be the opportunity for cross-company meetings and discussions of the reached levels of maturity of the project management of your own company compared to others.
• Be the place, to discuss best practices, the effectiveness and efficiency in the application of the methods and tools of professional project management.
• Derivation of potentials for further development of the project management (PM) on the basis of the own assessment results against the background of the IPMA project management standard.
• Documentation of the workshop results and making them available to the participants.
• Promotion of further self-assessments and the derivation and implementation of company-internal improvements.
All participants of the workshop have participated with great commitment, great motivation and a high concentration. Workshop summary shows that almost all participating companies have a number of significant potential in all project phases and project elements. Here are the topics on process level:
• the qualification of clarification and specification processes,
• more detailed debate to the project environment and the stakeholders involved,
• the implementation of a systematic change management process in the project,
• the consistent implementation of a project-related risk management, …
Here are the priorities at management level:
• Definition of roles and responsibilities in the project and PM,
• Improve project communication in the vertical and horizontal way and cross-project,
• a requirements-based resource endowments (all project resources)
• Improving stakeholder management, …
The project management day was a great success and there will be a “remake”!
For inquiries regarding to the PM-Day, the workshop-results or my service offerings around the professional project management, please contact me!

One of my clients became awarded

KURT HAUFE Schweißtechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Dresden, one company of the Abicor Binzel group, was active part of the product development team and is the manufacturer of the awarded products.

The 2013 European Product Innovation Leadership Award for welding torches honors ABICOR BINZEL’s ongoing work to increase benefits for users in the area of manual welding.

Frost & Sullivan is a 50-year-old renowned market research and consulting company with more than 1,800 analysts and consultants and 40 branches worldwide. It monitors more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies and each year honors outstanding product solutions with the Best Practice Product Leadership Award.

Frost & Sullivan cites the useful, positive product features of the ABIMIG® A T LW torch series and the RAB GRIP fume extractor torch series, in conjunction with the FES 200 high-vacuum extractor and the fast market acceptance of these products, as key success factors on the welding-torch market.

Frost & Sullivan’s market analysis compared ABICOR BINZEL products with the welding torches available on the market from other manufacturers. Based on this latest welding-torch market analysis, Frost & Sullivan honored ABICOR BINZEL with the 2013 European Frost & Sullivan Award for product leadership in the area of welding torches.


Project Management Day with industry network

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.

A few words about changes in the project

“Good projects control changes, bad are controlled by changes! (an experienced project manager)

Scrum vs Kanban vs Scrumban

Here’s a quick comparison of agile methods – for those interested. Found on