Business Analysis

 

Listening to your needs is easy. The art lies in truly understanding your goals and adding new points of view. That’s why we prefer an honest and open dialogue over plain old consulting-yadda-yadda.

Preparing for change
Elicitation
Many businesses have come to realize that customers are more often rear-view mirrors rather than guides to the future. A new approach is needed – one that empowers your stakeholders. Document: Peer to Peer: Two seasoned professionals discuss how to convince stakeholders to nail down.

Dig Deeper

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Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.

Marcus Aurelius

Feasibility Study
How many of you have been told you won a project that someone else thinks is a great idea, but no one actually knows if it is possible? Assessing the feasibility of a project before you begin may seem like an alternate reality for those managers who “receive their marching orders from on high,” but seriously studying and trying out ideas before committing to a cost and schedule can reduce project risk.

Look Somewhere Else

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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Carl Sagan

Business Case
Change typically involves more resources, either time, money or both. Sometimes it involves a different way of doing something you’re already doing; sometimes it’s something new to your company. Either way, how does one go about selling your boss on your idea? We show you HOW.

Solve the Right Problem

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The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

George Bernard Shaw

Market Study
Effective market research helps to better understand how our customers feel about our brands and our competitors, to develop better products, to uncover new content ideas and to improve the creative initiatives that we’re already putting out into the world.

See the Big Picture

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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas A. Edison

Competitor Analysis
Insight on how your product or service is perceived compared to your competitors will help you determine the direction you need to take to improve and grow your business.

Imagine How Others Would Do It

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Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?

Voltaire

Solution Approach
Where do great ideas come from? You would be led to believe that they just happen. That they just pop into existence. But, that’s not how BIG ideas happen.

Drop an Assumption

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Simple solutions seldom are. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious.

Alfred North Whitehead

Making Changes
Stakeholder Analysis
It’s all about figuring out who is responsible for what, who is accountable, who are the experts we need to talk to and who do we need to spread the word to?

Change Viewpoints

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The world is bad but not without hope. It is only hopeless when you look at it from an ideal viewpoint.

Friedrich Durrenmatt

Business Transformation
Make sure everyone feels they have something at stake, the goal is clear…..and is achievable.

Have Something at Stake

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Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.

Friedrich Schiller

Strategy-Task Fit
After completing the change, we need to make sure that the tasks completed in the organization stay aligned with the strategy. We help establish and maintain the traceability required to keep companies fit. Interview with author: Matt Alderton: Portfolio Management

Find a Pattern

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Storytelling is ultimately a creative act of pattern recognition. Through characters, plot and setting, a writer creates places where previously invisible truths become visible. Or the storyteller posits a series of dots that the reader can connect.

Douglas Coupland

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