“Do you want to meet in the conference room today?”
Let me start this off with a caveat: I love a checklist. Nothing brings me greater joy than marking a task off my to-do list. I have notebooks and whiteboards filled with lists for everything from my monthly Costco run to reading lists to weekend chores.
John: Hi Amanda, are you finished with the first draft you were working on?
Coronavirus quarantines have those living with family or friends reporting greater feelings of loneliness. But for the 35.7 million Americans living alone, those feelings can be extreme. Quarantine can mean working alone, eating alone, exercising alone—and risking social ostracization in trying to find human connection.
It's June of 2020, and now on top of everything else, we have a reported Loch Ness sighting. I think it's safe to say we didn't see this year coming.
We thought we were prepared for anything—we came into 2020 with emergency plans, business continuity plans, crisis communication plans—and yet despite all that planning, most organizations are struggling with execution in the current environment.
As many of us are settling into our new normal during shelter-in-place protocols, it has become increasingly apparent how abnormal the scope and circumstances of our situation have become. While some of us are lucky enough to transition to a remote work environment, it’s important to acknowledge that this isn’t a standard “work from home” situation. We are balancing work, homeschooling children, waiting in 3-hour grocery store lines, trying to stay healthy, and experiencing waves of anxiety during uncertain times. The usual work from home tips and tactics helped to get our teams set up during the initial transition, but how do we create a remote work environment that is sustainable and manageable for the foreseeable future?
Improving your partner experience from contract to launch.
Upward of 70% of global revenue comes from third-party channels. However, despite the numbers, indirect sales models often take the back seat to direct sales initiatives within organizations. Alliance teams are left scraping together resources and finding creative ways to get partnerships done. Organizations are leaving revenue opportunities on the table due to their lack of focus and discipline.
For example, in 2019, Microsoft announced that 7,500 new partners were joining their program each month! But as it turns out, 80% of those partners were non-transacting.
Is this similar to what your partner program looks like? How much would revenue increase if you could bump 20% of productive partnerships by even 5%?
By taking a few steps to add structure around partner ecosystems, organizations realize revenue faster and create more successful partnerships.
Upward of 70% of global revenue comes from third-party channels. It’s undeniable that most organizations rely on their partner ecosystems to be a consistent source of earnings each year. However, despite funding that partners provide, the alliance and channel partner relationships oftentimes take a backseat to direct sales initiatives. That landscape is changing. In 2019, 39% of global B2B marketing decision-makers ranked improving the partner experience a top priority.
An Introductory Guide to Implementing Critical Path Methodology in Project Plans
Critical Path Methodology has been around for decades and is used to manage some of the largest projects in the world.
But, until recently, it was very difficult to create and administer. New technologies have made this powerful and necessary tool more accessible to every project and program manager so they can get to their goals more efficiently and effectively.
This e-book covers the basics around the Critical Path Methodology, so you can gain a fundamental understanding of how to leverage this discipline to identify and remove unnecessary risk.
Download now to learn how to elevate your project management skills!
When it comes to delivering on-time and on-budget, Santa might be the best project manager we’ve ever known. (Yes, even Santa has to stick to a budget; someone has to pay those high heating costs up at the North Pole!)