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

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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

Productivity Boost for Consultants

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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? The same goes for creating new products or services. They have designed a product roadmap as below: Components of a Roadmap.

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.

PM Interview Question – Give an Example of a Good Product and Not so Good Product

Tom Spencer

Give me an example of a good product and not so good product. This product management (PM) interview question tests whether you understand product design principles. Is your evaluation of products guided by principles of good design? Interviews Product management

The productivity imperative in insurance

McKinsey

Most carriers are struggling to meet their cost of capital, and productivity has barely moved over the past decade. Taking a more structural approach to productivity is required to make significant progress.

4 Simple Steps to Productivity

Women in Consulting

Improving Productivity Feels GREAT. :: Did you know that achieving more productivity is pretty simple? Here are his four steps to improve your productivity: Step 1 – Write down your task. Have a productivity buddy.

How to Assess Entry-Level Product Manger Positions

Tom Spencer

Associate Product Manager (APM) positions are well known in Silicon Valley as rotational, mentorship-focused programs designed to accelerate the careers of young aspiring product managers. how invested the company is in your product. Before the Interview Product management

Product Market Expansion Matrix

Tom Spencer

The product-market expansion matrix may prove useful in the consulting case interview and is relevant when considering growth strategies. Market penetration can be pursued through a combination of initiatives relating to pricing, product, placement and promotion (see “ Four P’s Framework ”).

Productized Services: Strategy or Implementation?

Kai Davis

A productized service can be focused on strategy, on implementation, or on strategy + implementation. The easiest productized services to start with, market, and sell are ones that are focused on implementation. Looking to get started offering a productized service?

The digital difference in measuring production performance

McKinsey

Measuring production performance digitally—and acting on the insights—can give a kick to the bottom line and be the first step on a digital transformation journey.

Heidi Grant Halvorson on The Most Productive Mindset

The Clever Consultant

All the self-help and productivity books in the world can’t help you get more accomplished if you don’t get your mind in a good place first. Continue reading → Productivity Heidi Grant Halvorson need for achievement practicing mind Scott Adams

Modular construction: From projects to products

McKinsey

Shifting construction away from traditional sites and into factories could dramatically change the way we build. Will modular construction make a sustainable impact this time around? Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

5 Secrets for Improved Productivity

Tom Spencer

Making the most of each one will help you to become more productive and, ultimately, achieve your goals. There are many different ingredients that combine to determine your productivity including the time of day, physical environment, your level of motivation, as well as your innate ability to stay focused. Whatever your natural tendencies, there are a number of common sense strategies that can help you be as productive as possible. Silence can be productivity’s best friend.

The product management talent dilemma

McKinsey

Despite product managers’ central roles in software organizations, they are often neglected from a talent-management perspective. Four levers can address this industry-wide challenge. High Tech Insights

Solving the productivity puzzle

McKinsey

New research uncovers how three waves collided to create historically low productivity growth but finds the potential for it to recover to 2 percent or more. Meeting Society’s Expectations

The opportunity in government productivity

McKinsey

Raising productivity could save $3.5 Governments face a pressing question: How to do more with less? trillion a year—or boost outcomes at no extra cost. Our Insights

Special Discussion on Starting Consulting Services Organizations Within Product Companies

Steve Shu Consulting

These are companies that are essentially independent from product vendors. However, there are a number of companies that provide consulting or professional services as part of product companies (e.g., here’s the benefit and features of our product – its the best”).

Productivity transformation for US regional banks

McKinsey

Scale advantages are emerging for the largest US banks; their regional peers need to build highly efficient delivery models in order to compete. Insights on Financial Services

Improving construction productivity

McKinsey

McKinsey research finds seven levers can fix construction’s productivity problem, but they require a new approach from all players. We heard from industry leaders about which barriers to change are most likely to fall first. Our Insights

The productivity imperative for healthcare delivery in the United States

McKinsey

Improving productivity in healthcare delivery could change this dynamic without harming patient care. Healthcare is a key component of the US economy, but healthcare spending increases consistently outstrips GDP growth.

Assessment: How Productive Are You?

Harvard Business

As a coach and mentor focusing on productivity, I’ve heard this complaint hundreds of times, from managers and officials across the world. Productivity has many aspects. Productivity Time management Digital Article

How to stay productive when facing a deadline

Tom Spencer

Most of us work pretty hard to ensure an even schedule throughout the working week: five or more days of calm, measured – if industrious – productivity. Leadership coffee creativity deadlines hydration peppermint productivity scheduling standing desk stretching unsalted butter work breaks

The end of ownership for fashion products?

McKinsey

Business models capitalizing on preowned, refurbished, or rented products have hit the fashion market. The industry needs to pay attention as these models continue to evolve. Retail Insights

Taking the measure of product development

McKinsey

Is the way you measure product-development performance harming your company’s health? New research suggests that it might be. Insights on Operations

Productivity, Robots, China, Growth

MishTalk

You are more productive than ever. Congratulations. Just don''t expect to be paid more for it. In reality, some machine is doing all that for you.

How predictive analytics can boost product development

McKinsey

Complex product-development projects are plagued by schedule slips and cost overruns. The up-front application of advanced and predictive analytics helps companies build plans they can stick to. High Tech Insights

Stop Letting Push Notifications Ruin Your Productivity

Harvard Business

Productivity Digital ArticleDo Not Disturb.

8 Productivity Apps for 2018

MBO Partners

Use these 8 apps to manage your time, achieve your goals, and master productivity

Are You Productive Enough?

Harvard Business

Productive: “Achieving or producing a significant amount of result.” ” As a time management coach, I’m keenly aware that you could answer the question “Am I productive enough?” I’m also familiar with the fact that individuals fall on a productivity spectrum. One person’s maximum productivity for a certain role in a particular environment could look vastly different from another person’s.

The Operations 4.0 podcast: Productivity and ‘pilot purgatory’

McKinsey

comes from how it unleashes productivity gains across a wide range of measurements. The value from Operations 4.0 But to achieve those results, businesses must do more than launch pilot after pilot. Insights on Operations

Productivity Hacks from the Road

Strategy+Business

What travel can teach you about making organizations more productive

How to Combine Productivity with Mindfulness

Women in Consulting

By: Pierre Khawand. :: You may have heard of a productivity method called the Pomodoro Technique , developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. This necessitates a new generation of productivity apps that help us practice mindfulness at work.

The future of work in South Africa: Digitisation, productivity and job creation

McKinsey

Digitisation and automation could result in a net gain of up to 1.2 million jobs in South Africa by 2030, and companies need to move fast to capitalise on these opportunities. Middle East and Africa

Productive choices (which?)

Seth Godin Blog

One useful practice is to have forced choices that break up the work but that are also productive. Not fun, that would be a mistake, but productive. When you’re doing scary creative work, or work that requires emotional labor, it’s natural to want to walk away a bit. To distract yourself. To go shave a yak , mindlessly eat or bother someone in the next cube. This is the main activity online, actually. People avoiding the real work.

Rethinking pharma productivity

McKinsey

Many companies’ efforts to do more with less have stalled. Six situations present opportunities for executives to reignite programs that optimize efficiency and cost. Our Insights

Solving the productivity puzzle

McKinsey

As more companies adopt and learn through digital solutions, and as new forms of employment and investment opportunities strengthen the demand recovery, we expect productivity growth to recover, write James Manyika and Myron Scholes in Project Syndicate.