Making the very best possible use of staff time is the goal of resourcing. In many consulting organizations, this process is reactive. But moving to a more proactive approach creates space to optimize the resource management process and to gain control of utilization.
As consulting organizations grow, so does the complexity of operational management. Struggling with incomplete, historic data on spreadsheets can lead to “managing in the rear-view mirror”. Clearing the decks more quickly and creating accurate forecasts of supply and demand shifts focus to the road ahead.
Kimble CEO Sean Hoban shares insight into the future evolution of the company’s award-winning software with readers of online technology magazine “Enterprise Times”, in an interview for their “business leader” series (January 2017). Sean argues that technology which fits a strict definition of Artificial Intelligence is less important at the moment than Augmented Intelligence, which is being (read more…)
When new software is brought on board, some companies realize the benefits more quickly than others. What makes the difference? We have identified a set of behaviors that we see our most successful professional services clients adopt.
Forecasting can be difficult. And there is always a possibility of getting it wrong. Consulting business managers will likely know only too well the feeling the US Democrats had of missing the last step on the staircase. Read on to understand the main reasons why forecasts turn out to be wrong and what can be (read more…)
What is best practice when a professional services organization is embedded in a technology firm? (more…)
How do you maintain a steady rate of growth to ensure your consultancy continues to thrive, rather than suffering a stop-start, feast or famine trajectory?
The resourcing function in a consulting firm can be a real driver for growth if it’s set up correctly, but there are two challenges to overcome in this process.
It’s a truism that what gets measured gets done and what doesn’t get measured doesn’t. Learn how to scale your business and create value by measuring and improving the few things that really make a difference.