Business services


Business Services

Business Services

FDM’s business consultants work with clients on operational and business transformation programmes to help with both the implementation and delivery of projects, as well as providing ongoing support.

Our people combine technical excellence with strong interpersonal skills and work in some of the most demanding and challenging environments. We provide ongoing professional and technical support for all of our consultants to help with their personal development and to ensure we provide a seamless service to our clients.

Our diverse talent pools, combined with the ability to transfer FDM consultants to permanent in-house resource means our clients can benefit from a range of experiences and technical skills in the creation of their own balanced teams.

The Getting Back to Business Programme provides clients with experienced business analysts and project managers who are returning to work after a break in their career.

We offer all our consultants a range of initiatives to support and engage them in their transition on site. Learn more about the initiatives we offer in the FDM Consultant Experience brochure.

 

Driving efficiency and adding value in software, services, products and processes

FDM Business Analysts have experience working across our client base, whether that is technology change, across large Digital Transformation programmes, or process and organisational change.

Our consultants understand the fundamentals of Change Management and the need to realise the benefits delivered by these projects. They start with the end in mind, applying a disciplined and planned approach to the delivery of solutions.

All FDM business analysts are trained in Requirements Engineering, Business Process Modelling, Investigation Techniques, Gap Analysis, Stakeholder Management, Change Management and Benefits Realisation.

The integral link between teams and stakeholders

Our Business Analysts have the tech knowledge and the business aptitude to become the integral link between your teams and stakeholders. They are comfortable dealing with difficult stakeholders and extracting necessary information to enable the best outcomes for the business. They engage with stakeholders to formulate requirements in a way that can be understood by anyone in the organisation – from tech teams to senior management.

FDM consultants work across a wide variety of industries and projects. Our Business Analysts are critical thinkers, understand lean and agile methodologies and can deliver business change in support of our client’s goals.

“Hannah not only stands out as a well-qualified BA to drive initiatives/projects in her own business team but also executes the firm’s core value of giving back by acting as a leader for several major core charity projects. Hannah’s high standard in both business and daily life impresses me constantly.”

Vice President, Morgan Stanley

Providing Project Support and Project Management Officers for Business Change

Having the right people in place to manage projects, both large and small, is crucial to make sure deadlines are met and the budget is kept under control.

FDM’s Project Management Office Programme provides consultants who can deliver against key criteria to drive change and secure tangible benefits for your organisation. Our consultants are trained in both Agile and Waterfall methodologies and balance the different approaches to fit in with your company environment.

We deploy Project Support professionals as well as full Project Management Office teams to work on various large-scale projects across multiple sectors including developing how biometric data can be used for public sector organisations, to running digital transformation projects for an airline. The latter has involved overseeing the introduction of new technologies to make the customer journey through the airport smoother, changing the way baggage is handled and managing the weight distribution of cargo on flights.

Project Managers you can depend on

Throughout training, our Project Management Office consultants acquire a variety of skills and knowledge. This includes a comprehensive understanding of the project life cycle and practical elements of a project, the ability to define a PMO charter and individually provide governance processes and the expertise to ensure effort and resources are effectively shared across the portfolio.

We also provide Project Support Officers who are fully qualified to autonomously oversee stakeholders, resources and suppliers as well as manage risk and plan and track project progress.

In addition to our Graduate Programme, we also offer an Advanced Project Management Programme specifically designed for experienced Project Managers from our Getting Back to Business and Ex-Forces pathways. This will allow you to benefit from their extensive life experience, leadership and communication skills.

“Cassie joined the project teams in the middle of the project phase and was unfamiliar with the project background. Her contribution has been to improve the communication amongst the project team. Her involvement has helped reduce the workload of some key project team members which helps me to make the project a success. I have received appreciation for Cassie from managers and management level employees.”

Vice President, Allianz

Helping you to mitigate risk and stay on top of changing regulations

FDM’s Risk, Regulation and Compliance service provides the capability to react to changing demand across Technology and Operations, whilst also meeting your regulatory compliance and risk requirements.

Our RRC analysts work across the Client Life Cycle Management functions, including KYC, Due Diligence, Client On-Boarding, Recertification and Off-Boarding, as well as AML and Financial Crime. The FDM training focuses on the critical understanding of handling sensitive information and high-profile projects in line with best practices.

FDM’s Risk, Regulation and Compliance consultants have worked with our clients on a variety of projects. This includes a large KYC project for a German International bank to comply with a new European legislation, working with a client in Switzerland to turn around a failing project on transaction reporting across UK and European subsidiaries and assisting UK Government Departments in their Brexit preparations.

Bright, resilient and adaptable

We draw on talent from a diverse range of sources to identify those who exhibit strong resilience, problem solving and stakeholder management abilities for successful integration into your Risk, Regulation and Compliance teams.

For more complex projects, FDM can provide multidisciplinary ‘pods’ of consultants, all collaborating on your particular business requirements. The Risk Regulation and Compliance stream runs a number of these pods based on implementing regulatory change projects, where they are tasked to consider the impact of a number of regulations on the operations of a fictitious bank.

Key elements of this training curriculum are implementing Dodd Frank, LIBOR and SFTR and ensuring compliance across trading systems, whilst challenging key stakeholders and remaining within strict budgets and tight timelines.

“Learning FICC Risk is very challenging without prior working experience. Avneet, a recent graduate, was able to learn about the different FICC businesses, technologies and risks within a few months.”

Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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