Template-driven Consulting:How to Slash More Than Half of Your Consulting Costs. Auflage 2003 Uwe G. Seebacher
Template-driven Consulting:How to Slash More Than Half of Your Consulting Costs. Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003 Uwe G. Seebacher
The practical toolbox for readers of Million Dollar Consulting This useful guide provides specific checklists, guidelines, templates, and actual examples for every step of the consulting process. It covers marketing, sales, meetings, implementation, follow-up, invoicing, practice management, insurance, equipment, subcontracting, and scores of other elements. Thousands of people have bought Weiss´s Million Dollar Consulting and started their own consultancy. Now, this handy resource goes hand-in-hand to provide all the tools new consultants need to enact all the recommendations and ideas in Million Dollar Consulting. Alan Weiss, PhD (East Greenwich, RI), has consulted for hundreds of organizations around the world, including Mercedes-Benz, Hewlett-Packard, Merck, Chase, American Press Institute, and the Times-Mirror Group. He is the author of 12 books, including Getting Started in Consulting (0-471-47969-1) and Organizational Consulting (0-471-26378-8).
Bestselling author of Million Dollar Consulting shares the secrets of writing winning proposals Intended for consultants, speakers, and other professional services providers, Million Dollar Consulting(r) Proposals ends forever the time-consuming and often frustrating process of writing a consulting proposal. It begins with the basics--defining these proposals and why they are necessary--and coaches you through the entire proposal process. In this book, you´ll learn how to establish outcome-based business objectives and maximize your success and commensurate fees. From bestselling author Alan Weiss, Million Dollar Consulting Proposals delivers step-by-step guidance on the essential element in creating a million dollar consultancy. - Outlines the nine key components to a Million Dollar Consulting proposal structure - Presents a dozen Golden Rules for presenting proposals - Offers online samples, forms, and templates to maximize the effectiveness of these tools - The New York Post calls bestselling author Alan Weiss ´´one of the most highly regarded independent consultants in America.´´ Alan Weiss´s expert guidance can lead your consulting business to unprecedented success, and it all starts with a million dollar proposal.
Get a 360-degree view of digital project management. Learn proven best practices from case studies and real-world scenarios. A variety of project management tools, templates, models, and frameworks are covered. This book provides an in-depth view of digital project management from initiation to execution to monitoring and maintenance. Covering end-to-end topics from pre-sales to post-production, the book explores project management from various dimensions. Each core concept is complemented by case studies and real-world scenarios. The Complete Guide to Digital Project Management provides valuable tools for your use such as: Frameworks: governance, quality, knowledge transfer, root cause analysis, digital product evaluation, digital consulting, estimation Templates: estimation, staffing, resource induction, RACI Models: governance, estimation, pricing, digital maturity continuous execution, earned value management and effort forecast Metrics: project management, quality What You´ll Learn Study best practices and failure scenarios in digital projects, including common challenges, recurring problem themes, and leading indicators of project failures Explore an in-depth discussion of topics related to project quality and project governance Understand Agile and Scrum practices for Agile execution See how to apply Quality Management in digital projects, including a quality strategy, a quality framework, achieving quality in various project phases, and quality best practices Be able to use proven metrics and KPIs to track, monitor, and measure project performance Discover upcoming trends and innovations in digital project management Read more than 20 real-world scenarios in digital project management with proven best practices to handle the scenarios, and a chapter on a digital transformation case study Who This Book Is For Software project managers, software program managers, account managers, software architects, lead developers, and digital enthusiasts
´I have never seen such a book about management consulting before: this sets a new standard. This book is extremely thorough and addresses all of the relevant topics.´ - Sander van ´t Noordende, Group Chief Executive Products Operating Group, Accenture Whether you are looking to build on your management studies or experience of working in business, you are likely to have come across management consultancy and will need a clear and concise introduction to this area to help you understand its practices and techniques in order to hire and implement management consultancy in the future. This text provides you with these essentials for success in your studies and later industries when working with and not just for consultancy firms. The text is built around learning objectives to empower your understanding of the ´what´, ´how´, ´when´ and ´why´ at macro and micro levels of management consultancy and its stakeholders, and provides you with engaging real life examples and extra web materials for study. As well as full courses on management consultancy, this text will be invaluable to your management knowledge and skill-set across strategy, change, analytics, problem-solving, solution implementation and decision-making as applied by the world´s top management consulting firms, such as McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, and Bain & Company. Visit the companion website Lecturer´s resources Lecturer´s guide Teaching notes per chapter Answer guidance to end-of-chapter questions in book Suggested discussion questions Suggested small group assignments Suggested small group field project Lecture slides Option 1: provide all figures of the book on PowerPoint slides Option 2: create complete PowerPoint presentations for each chapter Exercises Exam questions Discussion forum Student resources Templates for developing logical structures Web resources Consultancy publications Consultancy web site, career page Job application preparation services Consultancy institutions
Is Bitcoin going to revolutionize the financial sector or become terrorists’ new best friend? Well, it could be either. But do you even know what it is? How it works? And what to understand before you consider investing?10 Minute Guru has created a series of micro-books to help you get your head around some of the most important topics impacting our world today. Whether it’s for your own curiosity, preparing for a job interview, dinner party, or hot date, their aim is to give you enough information to impress. So sit down, grab a cup of coffee or two, and learn a whole a new topic.And what of the authors of 10 Minute Guru? Sorry, they’re not your typical gurus from the foothills of the Himalayas. Instead they are a small team (just two to be honest) who, following graduation from Cambridge, spent over a decade in the city working in consulting and finance and perfected the art of researching and distilling complex information. Looking to escape the rat race and realizing how their experience could help the time-poor and those thirsty to learn, the idea of 10 Minute Guru was born.In this micro-book on Bitcoin, you´ll learn:What Bitcoin is and how it worksWhat a Bitcoin wallet isWhy money is a belief systemHow you can make Bitcoin through miningWhy Bitcoin protects from hyperinflationWhy Bitcoin could replace gold as a means of storing wealthHow a small Micronesian island was the template for BitcoinWhy criminals love Bitcoin and how it made the Silk Road possibleWhy governments don’t want you to own BitcoinHow Wikileaks creator Julian Assange was part of the birth of BitcoinHow a pizza cost 10 millionWhy Ethereum and Ripple threaten to become as bigWhat Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Richard Branson think about Bitcoin The book also includes the ´´Guru Toolkit´´ listing recommended books an 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derrick E.Hardin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124164/bk_acx0_124164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
ALIGN YOUR BUSINESS FOR SUCCESS From overarching vision to individual competency scorecards, Total Alignment arms you with powerful concepts and tools to run a successful, efficient business. No matter what size or type of business you run, business strategy experts Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem show you how to align your team and operations from the ground up and from the top down. Total Alignment is the result of innovative thinking, solid research, and thirty successful years of consulting experience with major companies. Whether your team struggles most with communication, accountability, or motivation, this book will help you inspire your organization to produce efficiently, engage in the company’s vision, and hold each other accountable for solid, sustained progress. Implement these concepts and tools to gain coherence, strength, and value: Measure and narrow alignment gaps in key areas of your business using the Alignment Survey Plan for your company’s growth and measure it along the way with the Alignment Map Define clear roles and responsibilities for each member of your team to ensure accountability with Accountability Assignment worksheets Eliminate silos, inefficiencies, and redundancies with the one page management strategy Set short- and long-term goals that add value to each branch of the company as well as the business as a whole Plus, gain access to easy-to-use templates to analyze your company’s alignment, including Business and Individual Scorecards, the Competency Worksheet, an Action Plan Commitment chart, and the Performance and Effort Indexes. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Merriman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010599/bk_brll_010599_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you re looking for a book that will help get you started with configuring Profitability Analysis (COPA) in SAP, look no further! Revised and updated, this bestseller will get you up to speed with the basic tools, methods, and key functionalities you need for a CO-PA implementation. Find what you need to make CO-PA work best for your business, and benefit from new information on integration topics, SAP BusinessObjects, SAP HANA, and more. Based on reader feedback, you ll find more coverage in this new edition on the topics you requested to help with your SAP consulting, SAP configuration, and SAP integration activities. 1. Business and Technical Knowledge Decide whether costing- or account-based CO-PA is best for your business requirements, and understand how to configure the software for a successful implementation. 2 Step-by-Step Instructions Follow process-oriented steps, learn how to configure master data so it can be transferred to CO-PA from other SAP components, create reports, and define your planning environments. 3. Supplement CO-PA Learn about tools and technologies that can supplement your CO-PA practices such as SAP BPC (SAP Business Planning and Consolidation), SAP HANA, SAP NetWeaver BW, and SAP BusinessObjects Analytics. 4. Introduction to SAP HANA Understand what new in-memory trends mean for your ability to process and analyze business data with CO-PA. 5. Updated and Expanded Benefit from expanded content on topics like top-down distribution, work in process, reporting with CO-PA in the SAP NetWeaver BW environment, and much more. Highlights: Working with pre-delivered templates Operating concern configuration Reporting Actual value flows CO-PA Best Practices SAP Profitability Model Costing- and account-based CO-PA CO planning framework Top-down distribution SAP BusinessObjects Analytics SAP BusinessObjects tools SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC) SAP in-memory computing and HANA This newly expanded and updated book is your comprehensive reference for all of the most relevant information on the CO-PA module. Here, you ll find all the information you need for a successful CO-PA implementation, which is presented with a process-oriented approach for explaining the fundamentals of profitability management as it relates to the features and functionality of the CO-PA module. The author implements a cost-based scenario throughout the book, so that both cost-based and account-based scenarios are addressed. This book provides you with a hands-on, technical configuration guide to walk you through planning, issues with transferring actual and master data, reporting, and more. New content includes updated technology changes, as well as new integration topics and coverage of SAP BusinessObjects. Based on reader feedback, you ll find more coverage on the topics you requested to help with your consulting, configuration, and integration activities. Highlights: . - Cost classifications - Operating Concern - Reporting - SAP Profitability Model - Costing and account-based CO-PA - Master data - CO-PA planning framework - Top-down distribution - SAP BW - SAP BusinessObjects