process improvement

9 Steps to Improve Operational Efficiency

9 Steps to Improve Operational Efficiency

9 Steps to Improve Operational Efficiency   Your company’s ability to maximize the ratio of output to input affects how well your business operates as a whole. Whether you’re looking to increase profitability, enhance your customer experience, or streamline processes … Read More

Lessons from the Wright Brothers

Lessons from the Wright Brothers

3 Character Traits to Overcome Obstacles in Your Integration Business What started out as a dream to fly led to one of today’s most common forms of travel: the airplane. While overcoming business obstacles can often feel like defying gravity, … Read More

8 ways to build resilience in your processes

8 Ways to Build Resilience into Processes

One way to ease the impact of uncertainty and volatility is for integrators to build resilience into their processes. While developing personal and team adaptability, integrators should also examine how their processes either build or drain resilience. Consider this advice. … Read More

Evaluate your systems and processes

It’s a Good Time to Evaluate Your Systems and Processes

Integrators have become increasingly creative over the last 20 or so months, shifting to a remote work strategy, and taking on new product and service lines to meet the quickly changing needs of their customers. As a technology provider, you … Read More

Project Closure Process

The Project Closure Process

The project closure process, which as project managers know, simply means closing out a project at its conclusion, can happen many ways.   Some project closures are positive; many are negative. In my experience working with many systems integration companies, … Read More

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Why Is WIP Management Important?

On this episode of ClearTalk, our Director of Product Management, Tofiq Indawala, is joined by Brad Malone, from Navigate Management Consulting, to discuss that three-letter word WIP. What is it? What does it mean? And why is WIP management important? … Read More

6 Reasons Change Management Initiatives Fail

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, … Read More

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How to Keep a Project on Course

If all projects are different, what is the best way for integrators to keep a project on course? All integration projects are unique, and there’s no two alike, right? Yes, all projects contain uniqueness and uncertainty. But there is also … Read More

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Presenting the Estimate

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

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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