Carnegie Mellon University

How We Can Help

Learn about how we can help and check out some of the types of projects we’ve successfully completed. If you still have questions email the Business Innovation Office at

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Areas of Expertise

The BIO’s consultants leverage their diverse backgrounds and experiences to offer support in the following service areas:

  • Project Management
    We offer support to help you plan, facilitate, organize, and monitor your project, all while identifying and mitigating potential risks.
  • Project Advising
    We can assist your existing project manager to help your team meet its goals.
  • Assessment and Analysis
    We specialize in data, process, and technology assessments, leveraging industry best practices, current state reviews, and Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Innovation Consulting
    We support ideation, requirements gathering, and innovation advising to help your team solve tricky business problems.
  • Tools and Training
    We offer tools, templates, and training to support project management as well as process and data analysis.

Sample Projects

BIO consultants have partnered on a variety of projects since the team was established in November 2019. Here are just a few:

We excel at analyzing processes and technologies to identify opportunities for improvement, recommendations for next steps, and implementation strategies. We’ve helped partners review processes with stakeholders and customers, develop process documentation through process mapping, conduct technology assessments, and prioritize data-driven decision-making.

We can guide partners through a wide range of innovation services, including ideation, brainstorming, reviewing market research, and facilitating focus groups or surveys. Recently, we’ve helped partners prepare for system implementation and identify business and technical requirements for RFPs.

We’ve managed many types of projects, including COVID response initiatives, system implementations, audits, and strategic planning. For each project, we help our partners:

  • Identify stakeholders
  • Establish timelines
  • Prioritize tasks
  • Generate communications
  • Track status
  • Facilitate decision making