Management Consulting

Agile Iterations In A Waterfall Timeline

How to Make Agile Iteration Possible Within Waterfall Budgeting

Product owners love the flexibility and short lead time of being Agile. At the same time, it can be difficult for management to adopt. Without a determinant understanding of the final product, there’s a struggle to estimate the total cost and rein in scope.  You could mark work as done within a sprint but the […]

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Successful Project Management Communication during the Pandemic

The Covid Pandemic of 2020 and 2021 have been disruptive and challenging in all aspects of our lives, personal and professional. However, life, and work, go on. Although it may not be business as usual, in many cases we are all expected to continue as if it is, well, business as usual! There are three […]

Going Over Every Detail

Do you want a more engaged team? Here is an approach

How To Increase Team Engagement If you are reading this, you are most likely a leader that sees value in teams with a high level of engagement.  Personally, I have been passionate about employee engagement throughout my entire career, but I have had varying levels of success mobilizing efforts that really move the needle. Gartner […]

Perficient Names Five Area Vice Presidents, Expands Executive Leadership Team

Perficient is proud to announce the appointment of Vishal Rajpal, Glenn Kline, Prakash Chembai, Mary-Beth Ostasz, and Jason Hudnall as Area Vice Presidents (AVP). The expanded executive leadership team will drive continued growth and operational excellence across Perficient while delivering superior solutions for clients. “As Perficient continues to grow, we’re thrilled to broaden our executive […]

6 Keys to Success in your Adult Life

As this year winds down to its conclusion, we start to look ahead. We are compelled to perform retrospectives and see how they measure up to our keys to success. Thinking of this, I am reminded of a keynote speech that I had heard when I was being recognized for achieving the rank of Eagle […]

Warehouse Management System

Spinning Straw into Gold – Tales of a Warehouse Management System Implementation

Supply chain complexity doesn’t have to be complicated. A well designed, mutually dependent and interconnected set of systems where a change in one component can influence other components can actually be quite simple. For one of our clients, a major telecommunications company, their existing supply chain and inventory management processes had been effectively supporting their […]

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Passive Attack vs Active Attack

The Start of the Conversation  “Hi there, I am Grey Caesar” “That is a catchy name, sir. I am Xl-Kal”. GC – No Sir. You look a lot senior to me. I should call you sir. Xl-Kal – I get it, mate. What brings you here to the hacking expo show? GC – Oh yeah, […]

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Inventory Control Solutions need a focused perspective

Why Practice Inventory Control? Every company that is trying to get its grips around what they have talked about Inventory control. Companies that are trying to understand what they need to meet their demands are looking into Inventory Controls.  The concept of Inventory Control is straightforward.  Knowledge of what you have and what you can […]

Leading The Planning Process

How to Save Millions Using Target Stocking Level Algorithms

Faced with the daunting task of saving $6.5 million in annual spend at a large aerospace manufacturer, our small team began evaluating options. We first examined the usual suspects, such as SKU rationalization, improved repair/refurbishment practices, and optimized preventative maintenance to reduce unnecessary equipment downtime. Little did we know at the time, but our most […]

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4 Secrets To Compromise Time & Build A Superior Team

Time is a constant adversary in project and task management.  Managers are often inundated with a performance quandary.  Execute a series of tasks that they can easily complete in a manner of minutes.  Or delegate these tasks to another person and take more time and effort in the process.  The balance between completing these quick […]

Corporate Russian Roulette

The Corporate Game of Russian roulette! His last chance to spare himself and his billionaire empire is in hands of a Russian roulette game.  A weapon loaded with 5 bullets and one empty chamber lies on his table in front of him. His psyche mind winds up algorithmic yet he stood steady on the white […]

supply chain

Supply Chain Workers: America’s Unsung Heroes of COVID-19

Never before has supply chain been at the forefront of the world’s minds than it is in this COVID-19 crisis today. Supply chain workers across the globe are still showing up every day in factories, warehouses, tractor-trailers, retail stores, and ports. Having spent the better part of my 25-year career designing and implement supply chain […]

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