Waterfall vs Agile Project Management for Salesforce Implementations

Waterfall vs Agile Project Management for Salesforce Implementations

Our partners at Idealist Consulting are hearty evangelists of agile project management. They find themselves in conversations about how key it is to minimizing risk in Salesforce implementation projects so wanted to share some of their reasons. This guest post comes from Idealist Consulting’s CRM Admin Consultant Ashley Bochiechio.

As a Salesforce consultant, I have worked on projects which use agile project management as well as projects which strictly adhere to a traditional waterfall approach. Remember the difference? Agile project management follows a project structure of design, tweak, repeat, launch, improve. Waterfall, on the other hand, is a style of project management which focuses almost half the scoped time on the creation of a highly detailed design document (an all-inclusive document listing what will be implemented for a given project). Based on my experiences, I have developed a strong preference for agile. In the great race to implement Salesforce, time is always of the essence, but not only that, your project risks will be much better managed through an agile approach.

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Obstacles to Avoid When Improving Constituent Relationships

Obstacles to Avoid When Improving Constituent Relationships

We’ve given you some easy ways for you to start building meaningful relationships with your constituents, but often things will stand in our way of deepening these relationships. Below are four obstacles that your organization should be aware of so you can either avoid them altogether or better yet, sit down and come up with a strategy of how to you will maneuver around these obstacles to grow your nonprofit.

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Interview with Causeview: How to Measure Your Event’s Success

Interview with Ian Hayes, CEO of Causeview: Measuring Your Event’s ROI

After you have worked so hard to plan an event for your nonprofit, ensure that the event goes off without any major issues all you want to do is sit back and relax, right? Wrong. There is still so much to be done! From creating and nurturing new relationships to calculating whether your event really was a success to planning your next event, it is never ending! Thankfully Ian Hayes, Causeview’s President & CEO has some great tips in today’s interview to help you with the next steps after your event. He’s previously given us tips on tools to help you manage the registration and checking in during the event as well as tricks to making your event memorable, so we can’t wait to hear how he measures an event’s success.

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A Day in the Life of a Data Migration Expert

A Day in the Life of a Data Migrations Expert

Data Migrations may seem as simple as using a plug-and-play device. This is wishful thinking. It is much more than that. Data Migrations is a painstaking process that involves a significant amount of details, strategies and above all, careful planning. It involves people and their full participation, their patience, their hard work and of course their commitment. After clients see the resulting success and advantages of working with us on a project I often say to our clients that, “a project is only successful with everyone’s collaboration, their commitment, their participation, their hard work and of course, their dedication!”

For several years Heller Consulting has provided Data Migrations services to hundreds of organizations of all sizes. Many challenges come up along the way in these migrations, not only at the technical level, but also at the business and organizational levels. Luckily, sorting through these challenges has created an abundant amount of experience and knowledge that continues to help us mold our business strategies and enhance our processes so we can offer a more effective and efficient service.

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How to Build Meaningful Constituent Relationships

How to Create Meaningful Constituent Relationships

We are constantly building relationships with people in our lives. We build them with those that we interact with on a daily basis, those that we only see every few weeks and even those that support our organization’s missions. While relationships are important in many aspects of our lives, they are especially key in nonprofit organizations.

Last week we held a two day webinar featuring Jenn Smith, the VP of Digital Agency at Heller Consulting, and Chris Goodman, the SVP Strategic Planning and Marketing at 2DIALOG, to discuss creating and maintaining constituent relationships and the technology to use it. They gave some great advice and tips you can start implementing today on how to build meaningful constituent relationships.

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