PRINCE2® and PMBOK®

Gina Abudi

Project Management managing projects PMBOK® PMI PRINCE2™ project framework project methodology projects

The problem with metrics

Consultants Mind

The classic continuous improvement methodology DMAIC depends on M (measuring) and … Continue reading → Consultant Analysis Best Practices Consulting KPI Management consulting metricsMetrics are everywhere. As a consultant, we are in the business of quickly understanding business problems, proposing solutions, and measuring results. Metrics are a necessary evil of any project.

Perspectives on the future of space exploration

McKinsey

Five leaders from industry, academia, and business outline the realities of sending new technologies, research methodologies, and business models into orbit.

Why zero-based budgeting makes sense again

McKinsey

Advanced digitization, enhanced behavioral understanding, and smarter organizational and governance models spark a renaissance for a decades-old methodology. Our Insights

Top tier consulting compensation = good coin

Consultants Mind

Rigorous methodology. Charles Aris is an executive recruiting firm based in N Carolina that specializes in placing top-tier consultants into industry. They are good at what they do. Take a look at their 2017 strategy consulting compensation study here. In true consulting firm, their survey has a large sample size (900+ data points) from more than… Read More » The post Top tier consulting compensation = good coin appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

Ops 4.0: Fueling the next 20 percent productivity rise with digital analytics

McKinsey

Thanks to innovations in digitization and analytics, four new methodologies can yield the productivity breakthroughs organizations need. Business needs to raise productivity more than ever. Our Insights

How retailers can improve price perception—profitably

McKinsey

New methodologies, powered by big data and advanced analytics, can help retailers attract value-conscious consumers without sacrificing margins. Our Insights

There's More to Earnings than Earnings per Share

Strategy+Business

But most companies don't have a methodology or process for measuring this kind of ROI. The key is to develop a robust valuation methodology, apply it using sophisticated optimization tools, and create a comprehensive governance process to support the efforts Earnings per share is only half the equation for profits. It matters how effectively you allocate capital -- how you invest in equipment or R&D -- and the returns you get on those investments.

How Much Should I Charge for my Consulting Services?

Consulting Matters

Get clear on your pricing philosophy : Contrary to what you have heard, your price isn't determined by the market rate for your methodology or your expertise.

When Top-Down Change Isn’t Working, Hand the Keys to Frontline Staff

BCG

Article Thursday, June 08, 2017 The World Bank turned to agile methodologies, implemented from the bottom up, to improve operational efficiency and employee satisfaction. Operations head Kyle Peters describes the challenges and successes. Article

The Core of Your Consulting Selling Conversation

David A Fields

Talking about processes and methodologies are important, but take a back seat.

Why Do Management Consulting Firms Hire MBAs?

Steve Shu Consulting

An MBA training provide consultants with some minimum common business language, culture, methodologies, and skills that they can use in the field. Prior to my current role, I spent many years in the traditional management consulting space.

Real Male Earnings Below 1973 Level: Median Household Income Improvement Entirely Due to Rising Female Earnings

MishTalk

The Census Bureau report Income and Poverty in the US 2016 shows real household income in the US hit a new record high of $59,039 in 2016 thanks to a methodology change and rising incomes of women. Real, inflation adjusted, earnings of men are below where they were in 1973. more…). Economics

Poll Shows Americans Overwhelmingly Want to Crack Down on Sanctuary Cities: Or Does It?

MishTalk

Here is the infographic but I cannot find the poll questions or the poll methodology. Citing a Harris-Harvard poll, The Hill reports Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Sanctuary Cities. more…). Economics

Scott Oldford on Email Marketing for Consultants [VIDEO]

Tsavo Neal

People get on consultations not because you’re amazing or you’re great — what they really want more than anything else is to see if you have a methodology or process that provides the “path to redemption.”

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Join Our 2019 Strengths Communicator Training! (Podcast)

Leadership Vision Consulting

On the show, I talk with our President, Brian Schubring to unpack not only our methodology for teaching others about what we do but also some common elements and universal takeaways. On this episode of the podcast, we’re talking all about our Strengths Communicator Training.

Is Your Business a “Service” or a “Brand”?

The More Clients Blog

By proprietary methodologies. When you have a different and more effective way of getting results, you stand apart from all of those using older methodologies. Do you remember the early cell phones? The first one was made available to the public in 1984 (the year I started my business).

7 Steps to Establishing Credibility with Your Next High Paying Client

Consulting Matters

At the end of the day, the main thing that you sell to your client is not your methodologies or even your expertise. It's how do you transition the conversation from talking about methodology to business performance gaps. Hooray your marketing efforts have paid off!

A Great offsite facilitator

Consultants' Consultant

The methodologies used by a great offsite facilitator gets a clear outcome and brief from the client then runs the off-site interactively and iteratively does a needs […]. Consultants Consultant: The qualities of a great offsite facilitator are many and varied. When you are looking for a great facilitator, here’s some things you may want to take into account.

Consulting and Coaching: Be Wary of Mixing the Two

Successful Independent Consulting

After that, though, the methodologies diverge. If you describe yourself as both a consultant and coach, this article is for you. There’s a lot of grey area and overlap between the two. Many self-employed professionals go to market as both.

Advance Notice: Subtract 0.2 Percentage Points From GDP Report

MishTalk

Of course, GDP is already one of the most revised stats, but this quarter estimate may be particularly bad due to methodology changes not implemented in time. Whatever the GDP report shows Friday morning, it’s likely to be on the high side by 0.2 percentage points. more…). Economics

3 Reasons Consulting Proposals Fail

Consulting Success

Transcript: Today I’m going to talk about proposals, and three reasons as to why proposals are often not accepted, or why people encounter clients delaying on proposals, or deciding just not to move forward on them.

It’s No Longer All About Me

Women in Consulting

Value proposition: Talent, Expertise and Methodologies to drive scale beyond the sale. Working with the same people repeatedly so that we develop consistent methodologies and strong teams. :: Scale is not safe and contained. It’s worth it, but it’s also scary. My vision is the product.

Why Your Client Doesn't Care How Smart You Are (And What They Really Want to Know)

Consulting Matters

In marketing it shows up in explaining your value proposition with methodologies and tactics you can offer. The number one way that really smart consultants get in the way of their own success is struggling with the fear that that they don't have what it takes.

3 More Reasons to Hire a Consultant

Tom Spencer

Consultants can provide genuine expertise, tested methodologies, and quality resources on a variable cost basis. Proprietary ‘Toolkit’: Many consultants use methodologies to help them simplify and standardise their approach to different kinds of issues.

Supplementing Your Pipeline with Consulting Agencies

Successful Independent Consulting

An agency is different than a consulting firm because agencies usually place one person at a time, and they assume consultants are bringing their own methodology and tools. Photo: ID 76303802 © Leowolfert | Dreamstime.

It’s No Longer All About Me

Women in Consulting

Value proposition: Talent, Expertise and Methodologies to drive scale beyond the sale. Working with the same people repeatedly so that we develop consistent methodologies and strong teams. :: Scale is not safe and contained. It’s worth it, but it’s also scary. My vision is the product.

2 Time-Tested Keys to Becoming a Successful Consultant

Consulting Success

It’s not because you have a great model, a wonderful methodology, a set of great slides, or sharp attire. I have never considered the option of failure in anything I’ve done. Whatever I have set my mind to, and really wanted, I have achieved.

Consulting Sales Systems That Work for Introverts with Bob Burg: Podcast #16

Consulting Success

After discovering this methodology, Bob immersed himself in the study of sales and personal development and the applied that information to his approach to sales. Transform your failures into success in no time by implementing sales systems that will work for you.

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The Thought Leader Interview: Eric Ries

Strategy+Business

But Eric Ries, known for extolling the virtues of rapid-fire innovation through ideas like "minimum viable product"--a methodology for getting new products (sometimes barely functioning prototypes) into the hands of customers as early as possible--views things in a different light Most of us think of entrepreneurship as the antithesis of traditional management.

Agile Development’s Biggest Failure Point—and How to Fix It

BCG

Agile development has gone mainstream, but the software development methodology that helped hundreds of Silicon Valley startups explode onto the scene has delivered decidedly mixed results for more traditional organizations. Article Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

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Vietnam and Myanmar Continue to Advance

BCG

Earlier this year, we shone the spotlight on Vietnam’s impressive progress in turning its emerging wealth into well-being, as measured by our Sustainable Economic Development Assessment methodology. Article Tuesday, August 09, 2016.

Consulting templates: Visualize what you want to say

Consultants Mind

Need to be a little careful here because thoughtful organizational design is a separate project with specific methodology to do it right. PowerPoint. Over the last 20 years, there are very few days when I have not worked in PowerPoint. Sad, but true.

Essential Consultant Website Pages Part 4: Case Studies That Win

Tsavo Neal

On one of the main of the errors consultants make with their case studies (and website in general): Being in love with your methodologies instead of focusing on showcasing how you help improve your clients’ condition.

Are You A Strengths Based Parent?

Leadership Vision Consulting

It's about how to apply the philosophy and methodology of StrengthsFinder to children. Recently, I read the book Strengths Based Parenting by Dr. Mary Reckmeyer. As a parent of two young boys myself, I was intrigued.

How to Generate More Revenue Without Working More Hours with Tony Signorelli: Podcast #23

Consulting Success

He read all that he could about new sales methodology and began differentiating what ideas were actually novel or distinct from all of those available. Increase your billable rates by becoming an educated expert, working your network, and avoiding one major (but common) mistake.

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Review of 39pg McKinsey Presentation

Consultants Mind

Here, you see McKinsey proposing 30 new revenue streams for the USPS to consider, and the methodology to filter out the ones which are not profitable, or not controllable. McKinsey & Company do great work.

How to Generate More Revenue Without Working More Hours with Tony Signorelli: Podcast #23

Consulting Success

Years ago, they had the old value pyramids on Miller Heiman and some of the other sales methodologies had written these things about the value hierarchy. It wasn’t only in the sales methodology, it was also like reading the things around building value in businesses and good to great.

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Positioning Yourself As The Expert — How To Develop A Consulting Voice That Clients Will Listen To with Ron Carucci: Podcast #21

Consulting Success

While many consultants write about their methodology, Ron writes about the things that his clients care about, and that is why his work stands out. Discipline and patience are two of the essential keys that will bring you the greater consulting success you are seeking.

Positioning Yourself As The Expert — How To Develop A Consulting Voice That Clients Will Listen To with Ron Carucci: Podcast #21

Consulting Success

Many consulting firms spend time writing about their methodologies or writing about their own case studies to self-promote. Our website, www.Navalent.com , got all kinds of resources, articles on our work, on our methodologies.

Nonperforming Spanish Loans Near All-Time High as Overall Credit Shrinks

MishTalk

Spanish Bank Shrinking Credit Nonperforming Loans The "real" numbers are normalized to account for a change in methodology.

Leaner, Faster, and Better with DevOps

BCG

Agile methodologies have given companies just what they need in the digital era: a collaborative and flexible way to develop software. Article Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

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Data Driven Recruiting (Part 2 – Invite-Only Events)

Tom Spencer

Please refer to the first article in this series for the first five findings and more details on the data sources and methodology behind the analysis. Welcome back to the data driven recruiting series!