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Teams can crash 50–100% over budget on projects or sprints due to the following:
Even worse: sometimes they become invisible numbers because the team silently makes up for the gaps by slogging harder and working more overtime. Our goal is to identify the root causes of these problems and empower teams to be involved in the changes that will make them happier at work while making their organizations more profitable and sustainable.
To get us started, this six to eight week research & support package involves us sitting down with you and your teammates to gather data and evidence about:
Next, we analyze your gaps for patterns and make recommendations based on what type of support you’d benefit from: team workshops, PM or process training, workflow design, resources, templates.
While we make recommendations, we also train your team how to make small refinements that won’t break or bend them out of shape. This lets them breathe while we outline a longer term plan to support you…
Many of the problems that crop up in our orgs are directly related to how we set and clarify stakeholder expectations. Yet, most teammates are awful at having tough conversations.
The result? You make assumptions and promise your teams or clients things you can’t deliver. You ignore the stinky elephant in the room. As an industry, this is collective suicide, and the only way we bail ourselves out is to make the commitment to stop throwing ourselves and each other under the bus—one project or product at a time.
We emphasize long-term engagements and partner with organizations and companies who put their people first.
We engaged Louder Than Ten at a pivotal point in our company’s digital evolution. We were able to quickly identify our pain points as an organization and put solutions in place that truly impacted change. They were very thoughtful in their approach and provided sound recommendations that allowed us to embrace collaboration and collective intelligence, while optimizing our efforts as a business.
Understanding the best way to price yourself and get paid faster
Schedule and effectively track project timelines
Nail scoping and estimating for web apps, sites, and other creative projects
Run a killer kickoff meeting, and great progress checkups too
Digital workflows that focus on meaningful sprints and achievable endpoints
Content collaboration in editorial design
Project/product management: as a grenade or a lynchpin. How to make it work for your team.
How to set up and organize your projects so they have a fighting chance
Project management training that sharpens the whole team
Turning scope creep into the ultimate project value tool
How to rescue dying projects that are hurting your business
Calculating the health of your projects
Conducting valuable project autopsies
Working through tough conversations about time, money, resources with clients and teams
How to spot the secret client and team red flags that will drown your company
The art of reading between the lines in client communication
Positioning your company for the clients you want, not the ones you have
How find the best talent and keep them happy
How to communicate value through honesty
Rachel has that rare gift of maintaining contagious optimism even when things get rocky. She’s able to speak to clients in a way that answers their concerns without hurting the team or the goals of the project. I’ve seen her share her experiences as a PM with a crowd and watch the audience get it immediately. She’s a natural born teacher.
Rachel chats with Paul and Marcus on the Boagworld podcast about the impact of automating our workflows.
Process Designer & Consultant, BA B.Ed
Rachel Gertz is a consultant and trainer who helps creative teams through Louder Than Ten. She fine tunes collaborative processes through business strategy, behavioural science, and problem-based learning approaches. She drinks bourbon.
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