Paragon Consulting Boosts Profits on 75% of Projects

What’s Trending? The Road to Success is Changing for Professional Services Organizations

Deloitte University Press has recently released their fifth annual report on Global Human Capital Trends. This article will draw from the Deloitte research and unpack the data and summarize key findings from the first of the trends,  “The Organization of the Future. Arriving Now.”

How the Rise of the Remote Worker Will Change the Economy Forever

The digital age is driving major transformation in the workplace. These forces are altering nearly every aspect of business, not to mention, a new class of employee has emerged: the remote worker. Who are remote workers and how do they benefit our modern economy?

Step Up Your Collaboration Skills with Video Conferencing

As technology continues to support our collaborative endeavors at the workplace, teams are demanding a myriad of software tools for communication and conferencing across offices. 

Understanding Project Metrics: Total Availability by Month

In services, there is a constant struggle to manage supply vs demand.  A few questions to consider: Do you have the number of resources required to complete your work, and can you successfully handle taking on more work? 

The Gig Economy, Digital Platforms, and Independent Workers

Independence Day is upon us! In honor of the day that Americans celebrate their freedom, we thought that alongside the red white and blue festivities, there was no better time to recognize the phenomenon that is currently transforming our economy—the independent worker.

10 Influential Quotes on The Service Level Economy

We are in middle of a major transformation that will change how we work forever. We have left behind old business models and have entered into a client driven, Service Level Economy

Understanding the Most Common Process Mistakes in Project Management

The following blog will dive into the challenges and potential solutions associated with process at a project-based organization. These project management mistakes are procedural, and completely avoidable. 

Quick Guide: How to Define & Calculate Billable Performance to Target

Services firms have a profound need for business intelligence (BI) to make sense of vast information in order to make profitable decisions. Without this clarity, success is just an illusion.

The First Three Sections Required for a Great SOW (Statement of Work)

In this article, you’ll discover what belongs in each section of your SOW (statement of work). Within each section, short example text is provided to demonstrate what a successful SOW looks like.

Five Tips to Cure Project Team Procrastination

For teams focused on project-based work, deadlines are imperative. Ask yourself this question: Are you letting procrastination get in the way of delivering projects?

The Four Biggest Threats to Profit in Services

The phenomenon of chasing growth at the expense of margin is nowhere more visible than in the services industry. Winning a new piece of business, no matter how much money it contributes to the firm, may actually be detrimental to success.

How to Solve Three of The Most Common Resource Management Challenges

Unlike companies that produce and sell products, service organizations make money by billing out the time of their resources. As a result, people are usually the largest expense for a services firm, as well as the biggest risk.

How to Create a Competitive Business Analysis

Even if you think you’re the first to have a business idea, there are likely other options in the marketplace. There is always someone out there offering something competitive to your product or service.

How to Measure Planned and Actual Utilization Percentages

Project profit is only one part of what drives business. Companies can have profitable projects, and yet still lose money. This is typically from having too few employees working on revenue-creating projects.