Tired of failing projects? Current industry orthodoxies aren’t working, and often create a Dilbert-ian dystopia within organizations.

Great projects require great teams. Orbit launches and elevates your people to navigate deep uncertainty and complex, accelerating futures. Our approaches and practices empower leaders and teams to design and deliver new strategies, operating models, technologies, and organization changes effectively and efficiently.

Orbit’s experiences leading historic transformations and turnarounds from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups inform a better way. Projects are multi-dimensional endeavors that must and can be powered by your people to create the future. Orbit offers proven comprehensive advisory services, workshops, bespoke research, and coaching to develop competent, connected, and responsible teams.

Launch Prep


Project teams face VUCA conditions, tasked to solve thousands of design problems spanning strategy, operations, technology, and organization that yield a challenging mix of routine, “wicked,” and “enigmatic” needs to create the future. Design and social complexity overwhelm unprepared teams.

Orbit develops your team via the Project-as-a-Workshop model to implement the People-Powered Operating Model(TM). We develop your team’s Personal Knowledge Systems and Design-and-Align Disciplines(TM) to create a high performance team that is ready and able to successfully deliver the mission.



It’s easy to get “stuck” and “lost” on projects. The number of ways to fail are significantly greater than the trajectories to success, as reflected in dismal industry scorecards of success rates. The usual project audits regurgitate the usual findings, doubling-down on the same insufficient orthodoxies.

If your project is off-track and gravity has grounded your teams, Orbit can kickstart your efforts. We reengage and elevate your teams. We dig deep into your solution designs and project phase designs to identify and solve the real problems that have thrown the project off-course and to get back on track.

Mission Strategy


In accelerating hyper-competitive environments where uncertainty and complexities are the new normal, strategic planning is upended. Unclear project missions are leading causes of failure.

The Orbit Approach addresses 3 distinctive roles of strategy to facilitate adaptiveness:

  • Possibilities and Creating the Future
  • Dialogue and Commitment
  • Action and Journey

Orbit generates and cascades clarity throughout the organization via Strategic Architecture and Operating Architecture Designs to clarify design choices and set up successful project teams.

“Orbit was our supply chain program architect leading transformational change around the globe, instrumental in strategy and innovation, able to deal with complexity to identify the levers of process design, change management, and systems. As a consultant, they did more with less, developing and leveraging the Nike team.”

Orbit Insights & Research

Why Projects Fail

A big picture view of the problems with projects

How Projects Succeed

Elevate performance with a People-Powered New Operating Model

Orbit Consultingworks, Inc.

San Francisco, CA