Time Tracking For Consultants: Increase Your Productivity, Profitability, & Fees

Consulting Success

Time Tracking For Consultants: Increase Your Productivity, Profitability, & Fees is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Articles Featured Articles Consulting Productivity how to increase profits Time Management for Consultants

Consultant’s Guide to Productization: How To Productize Consulting Services

Consulting Success

Productization is a hot topic today. What could be better than packaging your consulting services into products? Productizing your consulting services can be an incredibly profitable move. But productization doesn’t come without risk. Consultant’s Guide to Productization: How To Productize Consulting Services is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Articles Consulting Products productization productized services

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How To Turn Your Consulting Services Into Digital Products (& Generate 7-Figures) With Bianca Robinson: Podcast #249

Consulting Success

How To Turn Your Consulting Services Into Digital Products (& Generate 7-Figures) With Bianca Robinson: Podcast #249 is a post from: Consulting Success.

Why Your Company Needs Data-Product Managers

Harvard Business Review

Analytics and data science Data management Technology and analytics Product management Digital ArticleLegacy companies often struggle to leverage data effectively. These roles can help.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2022, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

How to make Yourself and Your Consulting Firm SUPER Productive

David A Fields

You’re Super Productivity Person! Also, to be fair, probably neither you nor your consulting firm are achieving legendary productivity day in and day out. Productivity isn’t as sexy a superpower as … Continued. Puff your chest out and strike a superhero pose.

10 Life Productivity Hacks

Tom Spencer

This is a new experience for many of us, and poses new challenges and distractions that can make it difficult to stay focused and productive. I’ve been getting asked a lot lately about productivity, and so I thought I should dedicate an article to it.

How to Eliminate the Whirlwind & Increase Productivity

Rick Conlow

2 Considerations to Move from Whirlwind to Productivity. 2 More Considerations to Move from Whirlwind to Productivity. And that is the point: it all comes down to productivity. The post How to Eliminate the Whirlwind & Increase Productivity appeared first on Rick Conlow.

Product Portfolio Management: What It Is and Why It Matters for Business Leaders

Epicflow Blog

For the growing companies, it’s crucially important to keep track of all their products and make sure they are in demand and meet customers’ needs. Product portfolio management can make this happen. The Essence of Product Portfolio Management and Its Main Functions.

Product Management – What Is It and How to Get Started

Tom Spencer

Product managers have a dynamic role within companies, sitting at the intersection between business leaders, customers, engineers, and designers. They help to organize the development process so that products meet customer needs and business goals. What is a Product?

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

Choose How to Visualize Your Product Roadmap for a Team’s Product Focus, Part 2

Johanna Rothman

What do teams need to know about the product now to focus their work? If I was the product leader, I would write which feature sets and which problems they solve in each of these various minimum boxes. Product leaders need the flexibility to replan.

Productivity

Consulthon

My employees have a different rate of productivity how can I implement a fast solution? Hello, I am part of a small financial services company.

5 Productivity Hacks for Project Management Practitioners

Virtual Project Consulting

Find 5 productivity hacks for project managers who are juggling many tasks across multiple projects. The post 5 Productivity Hacks for Project Management Practitioners first appeared on Virtual Project Consulting. Project Management productivity tips project manager

Purpose vs. Product: Differentiate Your Strategy from Tactics (Portfolio & Roadmaps)

Johanna Rothman

Product strategy, to define the value the products offer to the product's users/customers. In addition, you might need these product strategies too: Product architecture, to shepherd the technical value of a product. I'm going to call them all products.

What We Learned From Our Own Data-Driven ABM Strategy

ZoomInfo has created the following eBook to help other B2B organizations gain insights on how to launch their own data-driven ABM strategy. In this eBook, we will reveal the good and the bad from our own campaign and highlight some key takeaways on how to improve your ABM strategies moving forward.

Product Roles, Part 1: Product Managers, Product Owners, Business Analysts

Johanna Rothman

We have many words for people who shepherd the business value of a product. Here's how I think of the various agile product roles: product managers, product owners, and business analysts. Product Managers Manage the Product's Strategy. Someone (and I do mean one person) champions the product to the customers, to the people who make the strategic decisions for the company, and to the people inside the organization.

See and Resolve Team Dependencies, Part 4: All Component Teams, Complex Product

Johanna Rothman

The larger your product, the more likely you have components teams. I often see component teams because of the architecture of the product. In this first image, the Integrated System Program, the rest of the product uses the Platform of Common Services as components.

How To Productize Consulting Services with John Warrillow: Podcast #55

Consulting Success

To productize consulting services and build a sellable company, the ultimate challenge is to try to find something that you offer which is truly unique to what you do. How To Productize Consulting Services with John Warrillow: Podcast #55 is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Success Podcast building a sellable company Built to Sell customer insight productize consulting services what makes people buy

Why Car Roadmaps Are Not the Same as Product Roadmaps, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

They want a single product roadmap to serve all these purposes: Focus the team's work for this specific product for the short term. Show customers where the company thinks the product is headed. Do people make the same assumptions for your product roadmaps?

5 Essential Pieces of a Prospecting Solution

As organizations chase new revenue targets, B2B sales leaders must examine cutting edge prospecting solutions that proactively help reps identify, connect with, and close qualified buyers faster. This eBook aims to help B2B sales leaders better understand the five essential features your prospecting solution must include.

Use Decision Deadlines to Plan for Product Deliverables

Johanna Rothman

Strategy and Product Feedback Loops. Instead of teams being responsible for delivering product, the managers are responsible for explaining when the managers want to decide. What about product decisions? Instead of product deadlines, we get decision deadlines.

How to Create a Comfortable and Productive Home Office

Tom Spencer

It’s no secret that a healthy workplace is a more productive workplace. However, with remote work and working from home on the rise, many employees have faced challenges with transforming their spare bedroom or basement area into an organized and productive home office.

Three Reasons Hobbies Translate Into Productivity

Comatch

3 Reasons Hobbies Drive Productivity. Independent consultants are multi-role players, having to master every aspect of their consulting product. The post Three Reasons Hobbies Translate Into Productivity appeared first on COMATCH.

Feedback Loops Help When to Centralize or Decentralize Product-Based Decisions

Johanna Rothman

Here, I assume you want multiple releases for your product. That means you will make different product-based decisions at different times. Product owners might want to change the roadmap as often as every 1-10 days, but I don't see that often. Strategy and Product Feedback Loops.

Buyer’s Checklist: How to Evaluate a B2B Contact Data Provider

Many organizations fail to properly evaluate vendors during the selection process. Download ZoomInfo’s data-driven eBook for guidance on effectively assessing the vendor marketplace. After reading, you’ll gain insight into the following components:

How SMEs Can Improve the Productivity of Their Virtual Teams

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

However, it can be more difficult to keep a virtual team engaged and motivated, and this often results in a drop in productivity. In this article, we take a look at some of the ways in which SMEs can improve the productivity of their virtual teams.

Product Roadmap Explained

Tom Spencer

In the context of project management, a roadmap can span across multiple timelines for continuous product development. Why do you need a product roadmap? A roadmap is crucial for visualizing a product’s strategy that is aligned with your business goals, while incorporating customer insights for future developments. The same goes for creating new products or services. They have designed a product roadmap as below: Components of a Roadmap. Product Goal.

Product Planning, Information Persistence, & Product Lifetime

Johanna Rothman

Many of my clients want to create long-term plans, based on data with short validity, even for products in a high state of change. I suspect the first question is how much change do you need in your product, not how good your information is, or how much planning you need. The data you need and the planning you can use will change with respect to where the product is in its lifecycle. Where Is Your Product in Its Lifecycle? Every product has a lifecycle.

8 Tips for Running a Productive Virtual Meeting

Tom Spencer

In this post, I will share my learnings on running virtual meetings to help you be more productive remotely. Setting the right time frame can really help to make your meeting more productive by reducing the likelihood of getting off track. Reading Time: 4 minutes.

Forrester Research Report: How Sales and Marketing Intelligence Drive Improved Business Outcomes

In 2019, DiscoverOrg commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate sales and marketing intelligence practices in the B2B space. The primary takeaway? Forrester found only 1.2% of companies achieved a score indicating maturity in data management practices. However, organizations are fighting back - and winning.

Production values

Seth Godin Blog

Does the increase in drama, tension and fear that these production values create produce anything of value? The gulf between network news of 1968 and cable news of today is dramatic, far more than the shift in, say, a typical sitcom.

Bad Data Is Sapping Your Team’s Productivity

Harvard Business Review

Mislabeled, missing, or incorrect information creates more work for everyone. Analytics and data science Data management Collaboration and teams Technology and analytics Digital Article

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Product Roles, Part 2: The Product Value Team

Johanna Rothman

When you have a small product that serves maybe three types of customer (new, expert, admin for example), and that customer is down the figurative hall, you might not need any product people. The larger the product and the more diverse your customers, the more a single person cannot encompass all the strategic and tactical roles as a single product owner or product manager. Let's talk about why we have any product people at all.

Product Roles, Part 6: Shorten Feedback Loops

Johanna Rothman

I started this series discussing the issue of the various product-based roles in an agile organization. I suggested a product value team because one person becomes a bottleneck. One person is unlikely to shepherd the strategy and the tactics for a product. And, batching the product planning in one-quarter chunks doesn't encourage us to reduce the feedback loop duration. Can Your Customer Be Your Product Owner? And, what if you create a mass-market product?

The Impact of Direct Dials on Sales Productivity

Leveraging the latest industry research, this eBook highlights the impact of direct dial phone numbers on sales productivity with the goal of empowering reps to have more conversations with prospects, and consequently, schedule more meetings, increase opportunities, and close more business - fast.

What Amazing Words Describe Your Products and Services?

Chad Barr

One of the things I admired the most is his use of powerful words and adjectives to describe the products and services of Apple. The post What Amazing Words Describe Your Products and Services? I was and still am a student of the late Steve Jobs.

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What Really Makes Toyota’s Production System Resilient

Harvard Business Review

“Just-in-time” only works as part of a comprehensive suite of strategies. Operations and supply chain management Digital Article

Why Do You Need a Resource Management Solution to Boost Employee Productivity?

Epicflow Blog

Increasing employee productivity is a hot topic in every business environment today. What Affects Employee Productivity? There are plenty of factors impacting people’s productivity – from proper workflow organization to employees’ lifestyle and health condition.

Easier Product Development Decisions and Why Backlogs Might Slow You Down (Day 3)

Johanna Rothman

I don't have just one product for my business. And I'm not a team working on just one feature set or a product. They need team (including the product leader) agreements, and management agreements, and support agreements.

6 Steps to Building a Psychologically Safe Workplace

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Learn proven methods to build a culture that supports employees so they can do their best work! Register today!