continuous improvement

3 Hapbits of Continuous Learners

3 Habits of Continuous Learners

Continuous learning is essential to career advancement, especially in the integration industry. Consider these tips to develop lifelong learning habits. Increasingly, knowledge is the new currency in the integration industry. Given the rapid pace of change, knowledge management has become … Read More

Does Everyone Understand the Purpose of Your Processes?

What is the purpose of your processes? And does everyone understand the value? If an integrator is engaging in an activity on a daily basis, people need to know why. Everyone should understand why processes are in place. Mature companies … Read More

Building Accountability in Your Integration Business

Today, we’re talking about project accountability, or count-on-ability. Welcome to another episode of The Navigator, with Brad Malone, Managing Partner at Navigate Management Consulting, and Brad Dempsey, CEO of Solutions 360. Project accountability means that we all have our roles, … Read More

Make Your Integration Business Stronger During Ups and Downs

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 … Read More

3 Ways Integrators Can Build Quality into Projects

Navigate has worked with hundreds of AV and Systems Integration companies, and one thing that continues to amaze us is the difference in process maturity between companies – and the results. There are several areas where you can distinguish mature … Read More

Strategic Planning Pitfalls to Avoid

Tis the season! No, not the holiday season, although that will soon be here! For business owners and leaders, it’s time to reflect on the past year, examine the competitive landscape, explore possible initiatives and set goals. A good strategic … Read More

The Power of Forecasting for Your Integration Business

Welcome back to our series of discussions about metrics and how to build the principles of maturity into your integration business. We’ve talked in a number of these sessions about mature companies versus younger companies or immature companies. And what … Read More

5 Actions Productive People Take That Most People Don’t

If you want to reach your goals, surround yourself with productive people. It will only be a matter of time before their good habits rub off on you. Two and a half years ago, I made a decision that would … Read More

All Sales People Should Create This One Thing for Themselves

This is a guest blog post by Chris Peterson, Principal at Vector Firm Greg Maddux, former Major League Baseball player, four-time Cy Young Award winner, and MLB Hall-of-Famer, was known for his control.  He wasn’t overpowering but was always in … Read More

What A Comprehensive Scope of Work Document Looks Like

Here is an outline of the major components of a comprehensive scope of work document In our recent blog post, Make Your Scope of Work Statements Stand Out, we talk about how good scope of work statements help establish boundaries … Read More