Maximizing agile productivity to meet shareholder commitments

McKinsey & Company

Large organizations’ commitments to financial results are at odds with traditional agile methodologies. Adapting them to meet enterprise-wide goals is key. Digital Insights Agile at scale

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Gina Abudi

Project Management managing projects PMBOK® PMI PRINCE2™ project framework project methodology projects The Message in the Mention Guest post by Ronn Faigen, © Copyright 2013 Ronn Faigen is the General Manager for APMG-US, part of APMG International, a global accreditation and qualifications organization. In this capacity, Ronn is responsible for increasing the awareness and adoption of internationally recognized best practices, among them PRINCE2®, Managing Successful Programs [.].


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Valuing nature conservation


A methodology to evaluate where safeguarding natural capital could have the biggest impact on climate, economies and health. Insights on Sustainability

Giving clients what they want

The Source

We are referring, of course, to our thought leadership ratings methodology—the criteria we use to assess the quality of a piece of thought leadership.

Why zero-based budgeting makes sense again


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

Perspectives on the future of space exploration


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

How retailers can improve price perception—profitably


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

Want a High-Performance Team? Get Clarity and Alignment First!

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Our Aligned Strategy Development methodology will take your team through all aspects of creating a strategic plan. Having a strategic planning meeting is important because it will help you generate two things among your team members: clarity and alignment.

How to Create a "What I Do" Statement That Impresses Potential Clients [On-Air Coaching with J. Kyle Howard]

Consulting Matters

Leading with the methodology. How to stop worrying about exciting ways to explain your methodology (and what to do instead). Have you switched up your career from leadership to consulting and coaching?

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Strategy Implementation: How to Execute on Your Plans

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

This article explains a methodology to overcome this challenge. Many companies create a strategic plan every year. When done correctly, these plans layout goals for the company for the following 12 months. Unfortunately, oftentimes companies don’t realize their goals.

How to Find the Exact Words that Attract Your Clients (and Gets them Excited to Work with You)

Consulting Matters

What I'm NOT going to do is show you how to put sizzle around how to explain your methodology to your client that makes them sign with you on the spot because that is not going to happen. Clients don't understand, nor do they care about your methodology.

Product managers for the digital world


The role of the product manager is expanding due to the growing importance of data in decision making, an increased customer and design focus, and the evolution of software-development methodologies. Our Insights

Consulting Mental Math

Management Consulting Prep

With this Mental Math methodology, you will suddenly find yourselves with a lot more time, which can be used for valuable substance, content, or … Consulting Mental Math Read More » The post Consulting Mental Math appeared first on MConsultingPrep.

The Core of Your Consulting Selling Conversation

David A Fields

Talking about processes and methodologies are important, but take a back seat. “Pointing out the Benefits of Your Consulting Services Shouldn’t Be the Centerpiece of Your Dialogue” That tweet received a lot of attention when I tweeted it, so I thought I’d expand on it slightly, and invite the community to comment. As savvy consultants, we’ve reached the stage where we know we should be talking about the results, benefits and value we generate.

The Heart of Value Propositions - What You Really Offer Clients

Consulting Matters

It is for this reason, as we go about our work as consultants, coaches and other personal providers, the primary instrument we bring to our work is not our techniques, methodologies or even our expertise.

5 Shifts to Instantly Increase Your Consulting Success and Impact

Consulting Matters

It's not about delivering a methodology. You don't sell methodologies; you offer problem-solving support that transforms those problems into catalysts for growth. The cold, hard facts about the consulting profession is that most change efforts fail.

How to Confidently Articulate the Value of What You Do

Consulting Matters

What you do isn't the same as your methodologies or tools. They are not enamored by your personality assessments, your coaching approach or any other your methodologies because they don't hire you for those. Clients will come to you all the time with requests for certain methodologies.

7 Reasons Why Your Clients Aren't "Getting It" When you Talk and Write About What You Do

Consulting Matters

When you try to talk to everybody, you talk to nobody and you'll wind up trying to sell your methodologies to anyone who will buy them and truth is - no one wants your methodology.

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


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

Are consultants finally taking their own digital medicine?

The Source

For many years now, consultants have been talking about the dangers of falling behind in the digital arms race—while they themselves remained wedded to more or less the same project tools and methodologies that have been commonplace since the very earliest days of the industry.

How To Write a Blog Your Ideal Client Wants to Read

Consulting Matters

Phil's run into a classic mistake, writing copy that us coaches and consultants are searching for and care (our methodology) about instead of addressing real questions that his ideal customer asks. Phil ended up discovering it's not what he is (mentor or coach) or what he does (methodology).

IMC USA 2017 Conference Open for Registration!


IMC USA’s Conference team has been working hard to plan the best programs and networking so that you can learn new approaches and methodologies, meet other consultants, and grow your practice. IMC USA conferences include consulting industry thought leaders and motivational keynote speakers, breakout sessions on building and managing your consulting practice, leading edge methodologies and tools for success, as well as great networking and entertainment at the conference banquet.

The origin of assets

The Source

Puny products and mutant methodologies will be discarded, beaten in the race of commercial life by a new generation of clinically-crafted tools. It’s tempting, oh so tempting, to ascribe some type of Darwinian process to the way in which consulting firms productise their services.

COVID-19 as a prism of change in the consulting industry

The Source

In a classic example of the scientific methodology in action, he then passed the rainbow through a second prism and back into white light, showing that light wasn’t lost or gained but changed by the prism.

Supplement Your Consulting Pipeline by Subcontracting

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. Most independent consultants have some FUD (fear, uncertainty, or doubt) when it comes to finding work.

There's More to Earnings than Earnings per Share


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.

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


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

179: Clarissa Silva—Ready To Find Love In A Whole New Way?

On the Brink Podcast

Based on an algorithm she created, this "first-ever disruptive relationship technique" helps people find their significant other, husband, wife, partner, through a methodology that really works. Learn how you can really, really find your soul mate!

What Do You Actually Do?

The Fearless Marketer

I have this special methodology I use with companies that evaluate and assess their readiness to be innovative in a changing world when the diverse workforce needs to ramp up their capacity to thrive in an ever-changing post-COVID landscape.”.

I’m Not from the IRS and I AM Here to Help You

Alan Weiss

For people to create successful consulting careers, they have to have an affinity to help others by proactively engaging with them, not merely an off-the-shelf methodology to sell and make some money. It’s stunning how many people go into consulting who don’t feel comfortable approaching people to offer help. Why else are you here?

2018 Management Consultants Conference Takes Place in San Diego October 5-7


A diverse line-up of keynote speakers will provide thought leadership on management consulting methodologies and skill development, business development and consulting practice management. The Conference includes three workshops, several breakout sessions, three general sessions, an interactive Q&A session called The Talk Show, networking with other consultants, and exhibits of various technologies, tools and methodologies geared to consultants. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. —

Consultants’ Conference Features Innovative Open Space Technology


Consult-Con 2019 includes two days of thought-provoking, interactive sessions led by top-notch speakers as well as peer-to-peer learning opportunities, networking and exhibits that feature tools and methodologies to help consultants build and maintain a successful consulting practice. Consultants’ Conference Features Innovative Open Space Technology. Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

13 Things a Prospect Must Know About Your Service Before They Buy

The Fearless Marketer

What are your underlying methodologies? Every service or program utilizes various methodologies or approaches to get the desired results. Let’s say you have a professional service that is very powerful, it really delivers the results your clients are looking for.

7 Traits that Make You Instantly Credible with Senior Leaders

Consulting Matters

implementing a methodology.). You don’t need masters’ degree or unique certifications to break into corporate consulting or coaching. You also don’t need to become some marketing guru to land work with the C-Suite.

Do you think culture and collaboration require an office? Think Again

Brimstone Consulting

Why we need to stop believing that culture and collaboration sit within the four walls of an office. Recent research finds that more than three-quarters of C-suite executives expect the typical “core” employee to be back in the office three or more days a week. The reason?

Struggling with writing website copy? Here's my tips to spark your clarity

Consulting Matters

Or a big thing that we have, consultants, coaches, all of us, is that we have this methodology. We have this Six Sigma process or this particular coaching methodology that we love. We have this methodology. We love our methodology.

The High Speed Lane

Alan Weiss

The offer to merely help, without talking about “projects” or methodology or fees, stimulates a substantive conversation.