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Ask PT About Managing Repeatable Projects in Salesforce

2022/06/15

Dear PT, 

The nature of our business requires completing the same projects over and over. These projects overlap similar projects, each in a different stage of the same project process. The only differences are beginning and end dates, and once in a while a special task or dependency is needed. We tend to create these project plans from scratch each time—how can we streamline our efforts?

Tim Pleats from Standard, Canada

What is technical debt, and how can you avoid it in Salesforce?

2022/05/19

What is technical debt?

The easiest explanation is that hardware, software, or technical processes you implement now may not work in the future. This can manifest in many ways. When you're under pressure to put something together quickly, this can result in bugs that will take a lot of time to fix (possibly more time than doing it correctly the first time). Technical debt can also manifest when you move information over from a legacy system, or it can be something that needs to be fixed with better documentation to help user adoption or ensure people use the tools correctly.

Ask PT About Using Salesforce to Manage Product Development Activities

2022/04/19

Dear PT, 

At our company, we use the phase-gate development process to create our products, from releasing new most viable products (MVPs) to updating later versions. It is a lightning fast process, so it is important we improve our project management abilities. We’d like to use Salesforce®, but it has limited project management functionality. Any suggestions?

Emma Veepea from Waterfall, PA

How Decision Makers Can Confidently Enact Strategic Change in Uncertain Times

2021/11/12

As businesses continue to react to the new challenges imposed on a world still reeling from a pandemic in its second year, this truth has emerged: Waiting to undertake strategic business transformation is not an option. 

Instilling Confidence

It would be nice if businesses could wait until the turmoil is over, gain a full understanding of the new environment, and then confidently make the changes needed to succeed. However, time is a luxury most businesses can’t afford. Business leaders need to move forward and enact transformation now, even if they may not have all the information they desire.

Why B2B Sales Leaders Need to Analyze Both Today’s Macro & Micro Trends

2021/10/28

After the pandemic shock of 2020-21, businesses are consistently hearing from analysts that the general sales process has changed, perhaps permanently. There is no shortage of analysis and advice available. In response, Sales Leaders are trying to make the specific adjustments needed to boost sales performance.

Responding to a Changing Sales Landscape

Businesses must address changes in B2B buyers’ behavior, a movement which had already started pre-pandemic. Analyst firms, like McKinsey & Company and Accenture, have done research that shows long-held best practices are shifting. These macro environment issues can’t be ignored.

Helping Admins & Developers Get More Out of Salesforce

2021/09/22

In certain respects, the greatest benefits of using the Salesforce® platform are often directly associated with its greatest challenges.

Setting Up Salesforce

Salesforce is more than a CRM company now—it has a multitude of cloud- and industry-focused solutions and a large marketplace of consulting and app vendors available to customize it via the Salesforce AppExchange. The platform requires a high degree of customization (and most likely packaged apps) to meet your needs; it’s just not a set of licenses you are buying from Salesforce. So by design it can be incredibly helpful for many companies to establish a strategy for implementing Salesforce.

Getting Essential Guidance to Innovate, Adapt, and Thrive

2021/09/08

Overcome Business Transformation Challenges & Extend Salesforce®

There’s a saying that life is not about the destination—it’s about the journey. Business transformation is an ongoing journey that accelerated during the past year and has continued. Typically when organizations undergo a business transformation it's in response to a change like the global pandemic. But the reality is that change is happening all around us. It's a constant in life—and in business.

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