PRINCE2® and PMBOK®

Gina Abudi

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

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

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

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

Please Hold and Listen to Horrid Music While We Pretend to Find Ms. Jones

Alan Weiss

How simple or difficult are your methodology and systems? The more complex we make things in the name of high technology, the more difficult they are to use: hotel phone systems, big screen TVs, car dashboards, cable boxes, airplane entertainment systems.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

10 Tips to Increase Your Close Rates

Consulting Matters

To deliver your full value as a consultant, you have to know how to take charge of the initial client conversations and transition the discussion from one about delivery of a specific methodology to resolving a business performance gap.

How do you implement your marketing consistently and successfully?

The More Clients Blog

Yes, there are marketing systems and methodologies. Doing things consistently at the same time and with the same methodology really helps. It would be nice to think that there’s a secret strategy for implementing your marketing both successfully and consistently.

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.

10 Tips to Increase Your Close Rates

Consulting Matters

To deliver your full value as a consultant, you have to know how to take charge of the initial client conversations and transition the discussion from one about delivery of a specific methodology to resolving a business performance gap.

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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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

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.

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!

Need Clients Now? 5 Strategies to Quickly Get More Consulting Clients

Consulting Matters

Do you focus your energy on selling yourself, your mission or methodology OR do you position yourself as a strategic partner who is ready to help solve a clients most pressing business performance challenges.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Your Client Doesn’t Want To Know How The Sausage Is Made

Kai Davis

“…Value-Based Pricing…” Don’t tell your client that you’re following a value-based methodology to determine their price. Here are three things to avoid discussing or mentioning in conversation with your lead or client — and suggestions on what to say instead.

Introducing Online Training in Grant Proposal Writing

The Nonprofit Consultant

The major lessons are: The Charitable Giving Landscape Making Your Fundraising Case Getting Ready for Grants Starting Your Proposal Goals and Outcomes Methodology, Evaluation, and Sustainability Budgets Putting it All Together Throughout the course I put an emphasis on the modes of communication, good storytelling, and what funders are looking for (including strong outcomes statements).

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.

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.

Join Our Summer 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.

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.

6 Traits that Unlock the Powerful Presence of Servant Leaders

Rick Conlow

Their study’s methodology included a questionnaire and case studies. How do you get someone to follow you? Most leaders rely on position power that comes with their job title. The presence and impact of Servant Leaders depends on their personal power.

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.