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How to Prioritize Processes for Improvement?

AJC’s Prioritization Matrix helps prioritize not only projects, but processes that need to be improved as well. Watch this short video to learn how! If you liked that video – here is the link to the full 20-minute Lunch and Learn for how to use this Prioritization Matrix in project prioritization, as well as two …

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How to Kick Off an ERP Implementation when you are starting NEXT WEEK!

Getting ready to implement or integrate a new ERP system? Here is a “Quick and Dirty” Agenda that we recommended to a client to prep their team – they literally had scheduled this all week Face-to-Face to start the week after we signed the contract to represent them as their ERP Implementation Project Management team, …

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What Does an ERP Consultant do?

ERP Consultants help guide selection and implementation of ERP systems. Many will say they are “System Agnostic,” which theoretically means they will not push any particular system or vendor. There is a new trend that vendors will recommend ERP consultants. Clients may then wonder what it means when that same consultant says they are System …

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Will a new ERP take my job?

When you implement a new ERP (or other) system, it is possible (read: probable!) that not everyone in your organization is going to be super thrilled. After all, change is hard, and resistance to it is normal. Check out this ~3 minute video for an example of a story of a common concern: that a …

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AJC Playbook: How to Implement Strategic Projects?

Now that you know WHAT you are going to do, it is time to implement. There are two facets to this.  First is the Project Management Office or PMO, keeping tabs at the high level of all initiatives and continuing to prioritize between existing work (back to WSJF). Second is the individual project implementation work. …

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AJC Playbook: How to Rally the Whole Team and Avoid Silos?

Now that your organization has a Strategic Roadmap in place, how can you ensure that all departments will work together to accomplish these broad goals, rather than each determining their own course of action that may or may not consider the team as a whole? In his book, Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, Patrick Lencioni …

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AJC Playbook: How do we create a Strategic Roadmap Leading to our Vision?

Once your free-flowing brainstorming session time is over, it is time to confirm your Strategy and organize your Strategic Roadmap.  The Strategy will consider the business you are in (or want to be in) from your earlier vision, mission, values and growth goals; and determine how your organization will thrive in that business. Historically, we …

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How to Prioritize Projects? “Lunch and Learn!”

How do you know you are prioritizing the “right” work? Learn how to objectively prioritize projects and align your team to the priority. Watch our Lunch and Learn on How to Prioritize Projects: There is always more work to do than there are people, money, and time with which to do it. And if you …

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AJC Playbook: What’s the best strategy for us?

Developing a Strategy, while often considered a “Blue Sky” activity, necessarily must be grounded in the current reality of the organization and its environment. Only when taking these things into account, coupled with knowledge of the type of growth you want and your Vision for the future, can an effective Strategy be determined. Thus, the …

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