AIM Consulting Expands Delivery Leadership Practice in Chicago with New Director


CHICAGO, IL – FEBRUARY 24, 2022AIM Consulting, a leading technology consulting firm and Addison Group company, continues to grow its consulting practice with a new Director of Delivery Leadership, Janna Fichera. The organization continues to rapidly expand its consulting practice across its national markets.

With over 20 years of experience driving strategic initiatives that fuel innovation, maximize performance, and support scalability across a plethora of technologies in the commercial and federal government sectors, Fichera joins AIM from Vana Solutions, a digital consulting firm, where she served as Principal Vice President of Agile Delivery. During her time at Vana Solutions, Fichera built out their Agile Delivery Office and authored the epicAgile delivery playbook to provide teams the boots-on-the-ground tools, templates, and guidance on practicing Scrum or Kanban at the tactical level. Fichera has also worked with DragonSpears to transform their delivery model from waterfall to Agile. Her experience prior was in project delivery at several Chicago-area consultancies. She’s worked at many large-scale clients including the U.S. Air Force, Kraft Foods, The Chicago Board of Trade, Allstate, and Motorola.

Fichera earned a BSBA degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Her background is centered around operational efficiency, centers of excellence, and the application of Agile principles to software, product, and service delivery. As the Director of Delivery Leadership, Janna focuses on growing organizational capabilities that drive agility and fuel service delivery excellence.

When asked why she joined AIM, Fichera said, “It’s simple – the people. Every person I met, and continue to meet, is incredibly impressive. Brilliant thought leaders, terrific human beings, highly energetic, and want nothing more than to help clients solve major challenges. Once I discovered the fact that AIM has a Client Delivery Excellence practice who serves to ensure that we, as a consultancy, are providing the best holistic set of solutions for the client’s unique landscape – I was hooked.”

“Janna brings extensive delivery and technology experience in the commercial and government sectors. Her expertise in executive leadership, strategic organizational planning, agile and product transformation, IT and business transformation, and agile coaching is a strong addition for AIM and the Delivery Leadership Consulting practice”, says Chris Upham, National Director of Delivery Leadership. Janna has demonstrated a proven ability at building organizational capabilities, increasing efficiency, cutting costs, and enhancing service delivery that drives business value. ​Her dedication to providing quality and service has allowed her to excel, secure lasting relationships, and become a long-lasting trusted advisor to her clients.

AIM’s Delivery Leadership practice continues to grow. With a world-class team of experts who lead technology engagements across industries, AIM consultants have the experience required to manage complex and expansive projects. Of the practice, Fichera says, “Shift happens. And when it does, the Delivery Leadership team can provide the Change Management, Agile Transformation, and Product Transformation expertise to make the journey as smooth as possible. When it comes to technical solutions, in order to deliver the best possible outcomes to the client, we have to let the engineers do what engineers do best – build awesome solutions. Embedding Delivery Leadership with our engineers on every initiative ensures that teams are empowered to achieve maximum velocity in delivering optimal results to our clients. We ensure full transparency and constant collaboration with stakeholders, instill continuous feedback and improvement, clear the path of obstacles, and maintain laser focus on the end goal.”

Founded in 2006, AIM Consulting provides industry-leading technology solutions to a diverse portfolio of clients across the United States, ranging from startups to the Fortune 500. AIM Consulting specializes in Enterprise Application Development, Data and Analytics, Cloud and Operations, Delivery Leadership, and Digital Experience and Mobile.

AIM Consulting is hiring across the nation (offices in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, and Seattle). Experienced technology consultants interested in career opportunities can visit Companies needing technology subject matter experts in the Houston markets should submit an inquiry via the AIM Consulting website.

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