I am a Project Management, Quality Management and Commissioning Consultant and I have started a Company - Dianous LLC that will use the concept of mind-mapping as a primary tool in the execution and planning of projects. I hope to influence Project Managers, Owners, and Project Teams to engage their whole mind in the process of delivering successful projects.
Commissioning is a term used to describe a quality management process employed by an Owner of a new facility during design, construction and occupancy phases to provide a higher level assurance that the final product meets expectations.
Dianous is a word that was created by joining the Greek prefix "Dia" which means "through" and the Greek noun "nous" which means mind or intellect. There is a fairly good write up on "nous" in wikipedia. There is a deeper meaning to this word that has been discussed going back to the ancient Greeks like Plato and Aristotle. The word is used in several locations in the writings of the New Testament. There is a consistent undertone of the mind (nous) being connected and influenced by God. As a Christian who will employ Biblical principles and values to my business this connection to God is very significant to me.
I think the key words that I opened with that describe the type of consultancy should somehow come into logo so people have a clue what Dianous does.
Owner's of facilities that are planning a major capital expansion project that may or may not have the internal expertise to manage the work. Owners of facilities looking to achieve a LEED certified facility. Owner's of facilities who are looking for a sophisticated Quality management process for their new construction activities. General Contractors and speciality contractors that need support in project execution and commissioning activities. Churches undergoing a building expansion program. Health care, laboratory, data center, educational facility owners, Architects, Engineers, State Facilities offices. Small to mid size contractors, and designers. Owner's could be large organizations, but logo should appeal to the facilities people in these larger organizations.
This is for a company logo. This is the first logo of the company and will be used to develop market awareness. Company was incorporated 11-15-2010.
I want to see the concept of the mind and perhaps mindmapping introduced in the design. There could be elements of construction introduced in the logo. It would be nice to see the cross introduced into the design. This should be subtle in nature and not the predominate feature. Ties to the Green Building Movement. Would also be appropriate. I think Project Management-Quality Management-Commissioining should be a part of the logo so people know what we do. I am hoping to see the name come to life - Dianous = Through the Mind. Something appropriate for a professional consulting firm, but not rigid or sterile like most. I intend on this being a small company focusing on intimate relationships with our clients. Very strong focus on helping project teams meet owners expectations.
Key elements is a focus on engaging both right and left hemispheres of our minds into the project management processes. We were created with a whole mind and given the abilities to engage both sides. Looking for a logo that identifies the right side (creative) and left side (analytical) coming together. Mindmapping being one of the primary tools utilized to accomplish this re-uniting of the hemispheres under the banner of Project Management