We are so excited to be exhibiting at Project Challenge 2023
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We will be showcasing our intuitive Work Management Platform. Take advantage of our unique promotion, exclusively available to delegates of the shows and a fantastic prize draw on the day.
Visit us at stand #72
Project Challenge 27th April QE11 Centre, London
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The UK’s leading independent show for projects, programmes, process and resource. Visitors to this exceptional event will gain real practical value and a very worthwhile learning experience.
It is a one stop shop for the latest developments in portfolio, programme and project management – ideal for practitioners to keep up to date with their profession. The show also features presentations and seminars covering every aspect of portfolio, programme and project management. The show is free to attend.
The economic downturn is truly upon us and we need to prepare for the challenges to come. As we near the end of 2022, sales leaders need to start working on their pipeline now to give their teams the best chance of success in the new year.
Below are six tips to help sales leaders set their pipeline up for success in 2023
1. Be focused on the “right” prospects
Don’t waste your time on people who aren’t interested in buying right now. Instead, focus on high-potential market segments and buyers who are actively searching for your product. However, make sure to stay in touch with other prospects so your product remains top of mind.
2. Turn raw data into actionable insights that pack a punch
The success of your business depends on your ability to generate leads and convert them into customers. By examining your data and understanding how to use it, you can make small changes to your prospecting strategy that will have a big impact on the quality and performance of your pipeline.
3. Anticipate recession specific objections
It is crucial that you take the time to understand your buyer’s persona and what they need, during these challenging times. This includes their mindset and any potential objections they may have. By doing this, you can adjust your communications to include a more personalised approach. Asking the right questions will help you understand your prospects’ current concerns and buying readiness. From there, it will be easier for you to demonstrate how your product can solve their pain points now, rather than at some point in the future.
4. Boost your productivity with a savvy tech stack
According to a recent Forrester Sales Survey, fewer than half (46%) of surveyed sales managers agree that their overall operating model is predictable, scalable, and repeatable. In other words, their sales environment isn’t geared for maximum and consistent productivity. Whether you’re among those 46% or not, optimising your sales operations during is a must. Having the right tech tools will help you work more efficiently and fill your pipeline with qualified leads. This might include software that captures better prospecting leads, assists with real-time conversation guidance, automates repetitive tasks, and provides shared access to customer data between departments.
5. Instead of doing “more with less”, turn “what you have into more”
Customer retention is crucial during tough economic times, as it costs 5 to 25 times more to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one. Focusing on upselling and cross-selling can be a great way to boost revenue and keep your business afloat.
6. Work side by side with Marketing
It’s important to have consistent messaging across all your marketing channels – inbound and outbound. Make sure your marketing team is aware of your revised goals, so they can create targeted lead-gen campaigns that support them.
Businesses always have winners and losers during global recessions. As a sales leader, you will face many challenges. However, if you stay cool-headed, strategic, and agile, you can empower your team to not only hit their quotas, but exceed them.
We are so excited to be exhibiting at two trade shows in the next few months.
So, don’t delay, diarise and book these upcoming events.
We will be showcasing our amazing Work Management Platform. Take advantage of our unique promotion, exclusively available to delegates of the shows. We will also have daily fabulous prize draws.
Project Challenge 27th September QE11 Centre, London – Visit us at stand #72
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The UK’s leading independent show for projects, programmes, process and resource. Visitors to this exceptional event will gain real practical value and a very worthwhile learning experience. With leading exhibiting organisations, and 24 inspiring FREE high-quality presentations to choose from this unmissable event provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn from leading industry experts.
IOT Tech Expo Global 1st – 2nd December. Olympia London – Visit us at stand #146
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This show brings together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and thought leadership discussions across 6 co-located events covering IoT, 5G, Cyber Security & Cloud, Blockchain, AI & Big Data, Edge Computing and the newly added Digital Transformation track. In addition to cutting-edge content, the IoT Tech Expo enables key networking opportunities from virtual meetings to on-site lounges and the official networking party.
Why is Project Governance so important to a business?
What is Project Governance?
The term governance was derived from the Latin word “gubernare” which means to steer highlighting the dynamic mechanism in front of an everchanging environment.
However, Project Governance is defined differently across industries and enterprises. The Association of Project Management (APM) states that “Governance refers to the set of policies, regulations, functions, processes, procedures and responsibilities that define the establishment, management and control of projects, programmes and portfolios”.
What should your governance system include?
• Balance – providing the right equilibrium between control and coordinating in order to allow for growth.
• Actions – appropriate insight of all the responsibilities of the business so that they can be properly carried out.
• Flexibility – organise the enterprise to suit the current needs and then adapt and evaluate over time.
• Rewards – create the right incentives so that employees properly motivated
What should you look for when searching for an effective cloud-based Governance solution?
1. It should set out an internal and external governance framework. There should be a portfolio and program management approach to projects overseeing the initiatives of the organisation or project management stage-gate processes tackling the project itself.
2. The project manager should be able to assign and allocate resources respectively to their roles and structure.
3. The ability to engage with the stakeholders with an all-encompassing system that ease communication.
4. The facility to add and manage risks dynamically across the project lifecycle.
5. A reporting system that has the ability to extrapolate different reports at different times in the project lifecycle including budget, risks, issues, project status and timesheets.
How important is it to create a strategic plan for your business?
Strategic management is the process of managing a business to achieve a defined set of goals.
In contrast to operational management, which focuses on the day-to-day operations of a business, strategic management focuses on long-term goals and planning for the future success of a business.
One of the most common methods used in strategic management is the SWOT analysis. This method is used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats facing a business. It is a way of identifying the opportunities for growth and improvement and the areas where a business might need to change its strategy to meet future challenges. Another simple method used in strategic management is the PESTEL analysis, (Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental and Legal). This analysis is used to assess these six external factors concerning your business situation.
How do you create a strategic plan?
The first step in strategic management is to clearly identify and state your business goals. This is the starting point for any strategic plan. You need to be clear about what you want to achieve over the long term to define and plan the short-term goals that will help you get to the strategic point.
Your short-term or interim goals should be challenging but reachable, and they should be specific enough that you can measure their progress.
A company can achieve its goals in different ways, depending on the situation. It is therefore important to ensure your strategic goals are being reflected within the deliverables of your Business Initiatives and Projects.
The use of clever reporting tools will provide valuable insight into the many variables that contribute to the successful delivery of the projects.
Benefits of creating a strategic plan
Allows organisations to be proactive rather than reactive
Demystifying the myth of Goal Management and Goal Setting
Firstly, what is Goal Management? Goal management is a process that helps you to identify and achieve your goals. It is an important part of strategic planning and it can help you to make better decisions.
Goal management helps you to break down large goals into smaller, more manageable steps. You will be able to see how far you have progressed towards your goal and what steps need to be taken next. Goal management also helps with motivation as it allows you to see the progress that has been made so far. When goals are reached, they provide a sense of accomplishment and a benchmark for progress.
Goal management can be difficult for individuals who have issues with goal setting, especially when they have goals that have not been met. In addition, goal management can be difficult when there are no clear goal statements.
There are many different ways to set goals. One of the most popular methods is SMART Goal Setting.
SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound. These five components ensure that your goal is achievable and will provide motivation to work towards it.
When goals are set, they provide a clear direction for what needs to be done and when it needs to be done. When they are reached, they provide a sense of accomplishment and a benchmark for progress.
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