Are your employees unconsciously competent?

Jason SayensmartPRENEUR Blog Series

Have you ever wondered about the theory behind learning a new skill? In the 70’s, the 4 Phase Learning Cycle was developed by Gordon Training International.  The concept helps us understand that learners are not aware of how little or how much they know about a given skill or subject.  All learners go through these four phases depending on how ...

The Importance of Knowing Work-in-Progress Metrics in Integration Projects

Tom CoffinsmartPRENEUR Blog Series

For Systems Integrators, the ability to track and understand work-in-progress (WIP) metrics is crucial for success. Integration projects involve combining disparate systems, data, and processes into a a single deliverable. This presents unique challenges and complexities.  Visability Understanding WIP metrics provides project stakeholders with visibility into the progress of various tasks and activities within the project. This fosters accountability and ...

Do you have a communication standard? No? Foxtrot Alpha India Lima!

Jason SayensmartPRENEUR Blog Series

Nearly 75% percent of communications that are received are interpreted incorrectly! In today’s world, we have way too many ways to communicate with our co-workers.  Over the phone, text message, email, messaging software, video conferencing, software alerts, and in person just to name a few.   Companies that want to operate efficiently communicate on purpose. The military uses the phonetic alphabet ...

We Improve What We Measure: What Are Your Top 5 KPI’s?

Tom CoffinsmartPRENEUR Blog Series

Businesses must leverage strategic measurements to enhance their performance and drive growth. Strategic decision-making is essential for growth and sustainability. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) act as guiding beacons, offering valuable insights that enable businesses to measure progress, identify areas for improvement, and drive success. By focusing on specific metrics, companies can make informed decisions, optimize processes, and ultimately elevate their position ...

Can Your Client Visualize What Your Project Management Looks Like?

Jason SayensmartPRENEUR Blog Series

Does your contract dictate your client experience? A contract is nothing more than legal protection that lays out the obligations of your company to your client and vice versa.  In the event there is a discrepancy about the project, you can both revert back to the contract to clear up any misunderstandings. Most companies bury the project milestones, timelines, and ...

Reflecting on the Year: Crafting a Strategic Plan for Business Success in the Coming Year

Tom CoffinsmartPRENEUR Blog Series

As we approach the end of another year, it's the perfect time to reflect on our business journey and set our sights on the opportunities that lie ahead. As you ponder your plan for the next year, consider these three key ideas to elevate your business to new heights: Embrace Digital Transformation: In an ever-evolving digital landscape, businesses must not ...

Am I Overstaffed?

Chris SmithsmartPRENEUR Blog Series

We would all like to run profitable businesses. The largest expense for a business are its people. If we have too many of them compared to our sales volume we can quickly tank profitability. Fortunately there are a few easy things to take a look at to determine if we are overstaffed (or underselling). Once we understand where we are ...