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Rapid Product Development Projects Using a Hybrid Agile Framework

Why Agile Matters to Consultants Combining traditional project management methodologies with hybrid models impacts the way projects are planned and managed.  A hybrid approach can increase the end results, delivering customer requirements and organizational strategic imperatives.  But a cultural shift within the organization is critical to its success.    It is easy to blame the traditional, […]

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New Consulting Engagements Made Possible by ISOQualitas

Editor’s Note:  With over 700 clients, ISOQualitas is the leading providing of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Quality Management software for the auto parts manufacturing industry.  Flevy manages the Consulting Partner Program for ISOQualitas. If you a consulting firm interested in participating in our program, please contact us at [email protected]   * * * * As […]

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Why FlevyPro is a Must Have for Independent Consultants and Boutique Firms

FlevyPro is our subscription service for consulting frameworks and business templates. We recently surveyed our subscribers and learned our biggest fans are essentially all independent consultants or owners of boutique consulting firms. We wondered, Why is this the case? The reason, we found, is simple. A core competitive advantage of global consulting firms is they have access […]

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Environmental Consulting as a Revenue Line for Professional Services Firms

This is a very big industry that is becoming more main stream.  The industry consolidation bandwagon is starting, so like the Gartner Hype Cycle predicts, its only a matter of time before there is wholesale buy-ups of niche Environmental Consulting firms by the broader based players. The USA market is the worlds largest, with spend on Environmental Consulting already at $11.7 Billion. […]

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The Evolution of Business Consulting

Professional services firms are undergoing a profound transformation. The markets are changing and the old ways of doing business are becoming obsolete. Customers paying for professional services are becoming more sophisticated and more discerning. Why are we still doing business as usual when the world around us is in such extreme flux? The professional services […]

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Our Interview with the Co-founders of TheConsultantLounge, the One-stop Hub for Consultants

We recently had the opportunity to speak with the two co-founders of TheConsultantLounge.com, Laura Woodroof (picture on the right below) and Martina Segerer.   TheConsultantLounge is an online and offline community for smart and passionate management consultants who were looking to expand their network and share their experiences across the broader consulting ecosystem. Both Laura and Martina are seasoned consultants with combined […]

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The Ultimate Reference Guide for Consultants

The majority of documents available on Flevy are produced by seasoned consultants and consulting firms. Many of these documents were produced FOR consultants, as well. Below, we have listed a number of must-have references for anyone working in management consulting–and, in particular, those who run their own boutique firms. They are roughly grouped into common […]

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33 Ways to Use Digital Means to Differentiate Your Consulting Practice and Separate from the Pack

One big challenge that most every consulting practice faces is the ability to differentiate. While it might seem like there are many similar consulting practices, you know that your practice is superior in many ways. But how as a consultant can you make sure your differences are clear to the interested outsider? It might be […]

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Getting People to Use Structured Thinking Disciplines Is Easier Than You Think

So many of our clients and friends who work in consulting firms tell us that they are unhappy with the clarity of the thinking that their team members deliver in their internal recommendations and client reports. They worry that clients do not receive the full value from their teams’ efforts and that their clients are […]

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Cultivate Your LinkedIn Network, Here’s Step One.

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with 225 million members. It’s a great–and probably the best–source to cultivate your professional network. LinkedIn is swimming with potential clients, business partners, subject matter experts, employers, and employees. The question is, are you taking advantage of it? One of the best ways to begin developing your network […]

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Consultants and Consultancies Are Going Online for New Sources of Income

Business professional and business firm alike, many are exploring new, sustainable sources of income.  And, for many, this exploration has led them online to Flevy, the marketplace for premium business documents. In recent months, we have noticed a number of consultants and consultancies have joined Flevy to sell their business documents.  These documents take the […]

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The Business Strategy that Makes Competition Irrelevant, Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy is growth strategy framework focused on the idea of creating an uncontested market space–i.e. a “blue ocean.” This framework is very innovative, as its principles challenge the conventional business strategy principles of fighting competitors head-on. The Blue Ocean Strategy framework evolved from a framework called Value Innovation developed by Gemini Consulting (now Capgemini […]

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