Insource, Outsource or Co-Source? These 5 Steps Help You Evaluate Your Talent Acquisition Strategy
Posted by Judy Johnson on October 15, 2018 9:18:44 AM EDT

As the HR official, you want to make sure that your recruiting strategy brings in the best talent for the job. You want to attract and hire employees who contribute to and grow with the success of your company.
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New Strategy Challenges, Same Old Tools: The Business Model Canvas
Posted by Mike McClaine on October 12, 2018 1:26:50 PM EDT

How do the tools of yesterday keep up with the business challenges of today and tomorrow? Aspirant has announced a new series to answer that question. The first in this series is one of the most commonly used tools today, the Business Model Canvas.
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Topics: Strategy


What to Avoid in Your UX Software Design
Posted by Phil Kossler on October 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM EDT

Companies of all sizes have specific needs and goals, but what can be hard to figure out is a way to get there. In many cases software can help. However, the out-of-the-box piece of software may be limited or fail to do what you want it to do. This is where strong software design comes in.
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Are You Winning Your Marketplace, and Do You Know Why?
Posted by Michele Petruccelli on October 10, 2018 8:58:18 AM EDT

Everyone has competitors, and most companies think they have a good feeling for where they stack up. They might track sales and share data and other metrics. If your company is winning your marketplace, do you know why, and, more importantly, do you know if your competitive advantage is sustainable?
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Topics: Marketing and Sales


A Marketer’s View of Design Thinking and Why It Works
Posted by Michele Petruccelli on October 5, 2018 6:47:24 PM EDT

As a career marketer with a great passion for innovation, I was very excited by and curious about the concept of Design Thinking when I first started to read about it, but at the same time, I was a bit skeptical. It seemed to be perfect and logical for developing new and innovative products.
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Topics: Marketing and Sales


Master Data Management: The Foundation of Analytics
Posted by Chris Fedishen on October 5, 2018 6:38:23 PM EDT

Analytics and AI have dominated the headlines for the past few years. Every company is talking about and fighting the wars in the trenches to bring in the talent to build out their capabilities. But how often is your company talking about their Master Data Management (MDM) strategy?
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Topics: Technology


Rapidly Gather Deeper Insights with Digital Discovery
Posted by Joe Kossler on October 5, 2018 6:31:22 PM EDT

Digital Discovery is a proprietary AI tool capable of augmenting a consultant’s abilities to discover and process an entire organization’s worth of information. Aspirant consultants can perform virtual interviews with all stakeholders involved in a given initiative to discover the whole story.
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Topics: Digital


Why Can’t We Get Anything Done? 5 Simple Strategies to Help Bridge the Strategy-Execution Gap
Posted by Leann Wyzkoski on October 5, 2018 3:59:19 PM EDT

Over the years, PM has evolved from tactical project execution to being leveraged as a strategic tool at the C-level to ensure the projects that are selected and prioritized are aligned to the overall strategic plan for the organization. This involves not only doing projects “right,” but also working on the “right” projects.
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Topics: Program and Project Leadership


Agile or Waterfall? Both! Matching the Right Type of Project Management to Your Critical Initiative
Posted by Daryl Lubin on October 5, 2018 3:55:10 PM EDT

Whether building a bridge, developing software or optimizing a new process, a skilled project manager uses a system of processes called a methodology to bring about a successful project outcome. Methodologies come in many sizes and shapes.
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Topics: Program and Project Leadership


4 Ways to Hold Your SaaS Vendor Accountable
Posted by Paul Romero on October 5, 2018 3:43:45 PM EDT

The promise of the Software as a Service (SaaS) model is very attractive for a variety of business applications, as opposed to acquiring, implementing, and maintaining software and the associated infrastructure. The benefits of SaaS are clear.
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Topics: Technology


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