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, … Read More
Presenting the Estimate
How Do You Spell WBS?
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. … Read More
Estimating Methodologies for Integrators
What are the best estimating methodologies? In Part I of this series, we looked at the myth of the perfect project estimate and discussed how assumptions and risks factor into an estimate. Today, we continue this conversation and examine the … Read More
The Myth of the Perfect Project Estimate
Is it better for a project estimate to be precise or accurate? It’s my experience, over hundreds of AV integration projects and hundreds more in numerous industries, that most people believe a precise estimate is more accurate — and that … Read More
What Happens When the Project Estimate Doesn’t Match Reality?
There is widespread belief in the integration industry, that the most important measure for a project manager is to be ‘on time and on budget,’ and that a good project manager will make it so. But this assumes that the … Read More
The Time Billing Paradox
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 … Read More
Best Practices for AV Sales People
I’d like to describe some of the best AV sales people I’ve seen, from some of the best companies I’ve worked with. By Brad Malone, Navigate Management Consulting Most the integration companies I’ve worked with employ a range of sales … Read More
Close the Profitability Loop in Your Job Costing Process
Job costing is one of the most complicated issues that Solutions360 has seen in the integration industry. Solutions360 has worked with more than 200 integrators, and fewer than 10 percent were satisfied with their job costing process, prior to implementing … Read More
Who Owns the Estimating Process – Sales or Operations?
Who should be responsible for the estimating process? One of the issues that Solutions360 often addresses with customers is the estimating process. Today, our own Tofiq Indawala, is joined by Steve Riley, of Navigate Management Consulting, to discuss who should … Read More