Yearly Archives: 2021

6 Reasons Change Management Initiatives Fail

Posted on July 6, 2021 in Around the Web ,Change Management ,Industry Discussion by

As we move toward a post-pandemic world, organizations must navigate great change. Consider these barriers to change management initiatives – and how to beat them. Since the advent of the pandemic, ongoing change has touched all aspects of our lives, including the way we do business. To keep employees and customers engaged, executives across industries are aggressively driving change agendas – from CIOs implementing new digital technologies at a dizzying pace to CFOs looking to fast-track new products and services to speed economic recovery.   6 change […]

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Presenting the Estimate

Posted on May 31, 2021 in Business Process Improvement ,Increase Project Profitability ,Industry Discussion by

A single precise number does not make a valid estimate   In Part 1 of this blog series, we looked at the myth of the perfect estimate and discussed how assumptions and risks factor into an estimate. In Part 2, we examined the three basic methodologies used in the estimation process. Now let’s talk the about presenting the estimate. A valid estimate should be presented as a range, or as a point with confidence factors.   Looking at our estimating a typical commute to work […]

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How Do You Spell WBS?

Posted on May 26, 2021 in Business Process Improvement ,Increase Project Profitability ,Q360 by

What is a work breakdown structure? In today’s video, Tofiq Indawala, Director of Product Management, is joined by Brad Malone, from Navigate Management Consulting to discuss the whole concept of a work breakdown structure, and how that impacts project management. The work breakdown structure (WBS) is a deliverable-oriented grouping of project components that helps organize and define a project’s total scope of work. As a project-management document, a well composed WBS is essential because it serves as a foundation for initiating and planning the project. […]

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Best Practices for Preparing for Your Busy Season as an Integrator

Posted on April 20, 2021 in Around the Web ,Industry Discussion by

From all the conversations we’ve had with integration owners, the one challenge we hear about a lot is “busy season.” There are no hard-and-fast rules in the systems integration industry – mainly because no two businesses are exactly the same. But there are still certain consistencies that integration companies face: the cyclical nature of the business. For a lot of integrators, busy season comes in the summer – usually starting around Memorial Day and heading into the fall due to the construction that takes place […]

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Q360 Is the Best Workflow Tool for Integrators

Posted on April 14, 2021 in Automate Operations ,Business Process Improvement ,Q360 by

What does it mean that Q360 is a business process management and workflow tool? When you look at an integration business in terms of workflows, Q360 helps to organize data so processes can be standardized across the organization. This allows integrators to reduce risk and create predictable outcomes. In today’s video, Tofiq Indawala, Director of Product Management, and John Graham, the Executive Vice President of Solutions360 share how Q360 helps integrators achieve this within their organizations. Q360 takes an end-to-end holistic approach to create business […]

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The Time Billing Paradox

Posted on January 4, 2021 in Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Increase Project Profitability ,Solutions360 by

What is the best way to get your team to buy in to the importance of time tracking? On this episode of the Navigator, Brad Dempsey and Brad Malone talk through the time billing paradox, and the struggle people have when they hear the two scary words – time tracking. This is one of the biggest hornet’s nests Solutions360 deals with during an ERP implementation. One of the main issues is that people feel micromanaged when they must be responsible for tracking their time. It […]

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Make Your Integration Business Stronger During Ups and Downs

Posted on November 23, 2020 in Around the Web ,Blog by

There is no such thing as perfect, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive for incremental improvements. That’s what continuous improvement is all about.  It’s understanding that there is always room to better a process or structure and taking defined steps to recognize where improvements can be made and implementing and measuring these changes. The good news? Though these changes might be incremental, the financial gains can be massive. As the name ‘continuous improvement’ indicates, this is done on a recurring basis. Continuous improvement is […]

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