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Tirrell Payton shares an evergreen article on how to avoid common problems in project management.  Our project is to implement a new widget management system”, she stated confidently. “Ok”, I said, “but what is the problem we are trying to solve?” “We need a new system…”, she reiterated. “Yea, but to what end? Whats the business goal? And how will we know when we have reached it? How will we measure success?” “Look”, she said, steeling her glance and locking…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Jamie Warlick with FedComply. Jamie is a former BCG management consultant now working part-time in Lower Middle Market acquisitions. Prior to BCG, Jamie served as an Infantry Officer in the Marine Corps and worked as an investment banker at Barclays Capital. He holds an MBA from Wharton Business School and a BA from Yale University. His work experience has included business strategy, project management, operations, procurement, organizational transformation, due diligence, and financial modeling. Jamie lives in…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Casey Enders with Resolve, Inc. Casey has dedicated her career to advising leaders – including philanthropists and senior executives at Fortune 500 companies, large nonprofits, and the United Nations – on how to strategically evolve their organizations and teams to ensure their operations and people are positioned for the greatest impact. Most recently, she led Unlocking Potential, a nonprofit established in 2017 and dedicated to expanding access to high-quality professional development in the social sector….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Sanaz von Elsner with Von Elsner Coaching. Dr. Sanaz von Elsner is a certified systemic business coach and a certified career counselor. As a coach she conducts workshops for a broad range of companies and nonprofit organizations enabling them to improve teamwork, employee personal development of their employees and workplace atmosphere. She is specially focussed on all the leadership subjects and works with leaders on their struggles. Beside Companies. She also coaches individual clients in…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Stacye Thrasher Brim with STB Consulting. Stacye spent about 2.5 years consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton prior to opening her own consulting firm in 2014. Her firm provides strategic planning, portfolio governance, project management, and process improvement consulting to small- to medium-sized organizations and nonprofits to help them establish the direction of their organization, optimize their investments, and ensure their projects deliver business value. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia and when she’s not tackling client…
  In this evergreen and ever useful post from Christophe de Greift, he provides the key questions an executive should ask a data analyst to ensure they can deliver what is required.  Voice recognition, interview robots, real-time movie recommendations, advanced data analytics are a part of our everyday lives and cannot be ignored by the 21st century manager. The potential benefits for the company are found along the chain of value, from purchases to after-sales, through talent management. To reap…
  Tirrell Payton explains the difference between a project mindset and a product mindset and which one may be the better strategy during market shifts and disruptions. Digital” continues to grow in importance as a first class business discipline, just as important as marketing, finance, or strategy. Therefore, product management has become more important as the primary lever to bring digital products and services to life. Given that, more organizations have begun to shift their thinking from a ‘project’ mindset…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Alex Jacobs-Hajian.  Alex is a C-Level Strategy and Operations Management Consultant focused on Mergers and Acquisitions, Deep Technical Know-How, and Business & Legal Acumen Functional Expertise: • Program and Project Management • Client Relationship Management and Value Realization • Digital and Technology Strategy • Lean Six Sigma Certified Industry Domains: • Resources and Utilities • Communications, Media, and Technology • Healthcare and Life Sciences • Government and Public Service…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Bernhard Heine with Professional Business Coaches. Bernhard Heine is a Business and Executive Coach at Professional Business Coaches, Inc., (PBC, Inc.) a company he founded to help business owners and leaders achieve their vision. Bernhard has more than 30 years of experience working collaboratively with business partners in all phases of business management, restructuring and transformation, particularly in: strategic planning, marketing and sales, organizational design, engineering consulting, project management, coaching and facilitation. Prior to forming…
Stephen Redwood explains how organization design projects can fail to meet their objectives. It’s a funny thing, but when it comes to the subject of organization design the first question clients usually ask me is: “How can we not screw this up?”Not unreasonably, clients recognize how unsettling these projects can be. They know that, too often, the results can fall short of expectations, so they want to minimize disruption and increase the odds of success.   In this article, points…
Robyn M. Bolton provides a few inside tips on how to work with resource constraints and the people who control them when you need to access the resources that will fund your innovation.   The process of setting annual goals and budgets can be frustrating and even demoralizing for employees and managers alike as their visions and budgets get slashed in each round of management reviews. This process can be especially painful for Innovators who feel like they are expected…