Manufacturing Smart Ideas
Full-stack consulting echoes what a full-stack developer describes; someone that has specialized knowledge in all stages of software development, is fluent in server, network and hosting environments, is an expert in relational and non-relational databases, knows how to tie the back and the front by APIs, sockets and services, can develop user interfaces and customize user experience, provides their own QA, adheres to security guidelines and has a thorough understanding of the business needs.
While that unicorn may exist in a few corporate communities it is almost impossible to find that broad of expertise in a single consultant.
At B2i we provide full-stack consulting by using outsourced teams managed by a senior technologist. Our clients are never asked to interact with those outsourced specialists, instead we deliver the highest quality results with the lowest commitment of time away from your daily responsibilities.
Unifying a team of any size in-flight is an incredibly taxing endeavor. Focusing energy and resources to ensure that the team is working towards a common goal is a disciplined effort that produces fundamental decisions and actions that shape the organization. B2i Ventures supports our clients beginning with the development of a strategic plan to declare goals, define outcomes, illuminate steps to success and make the organization aware of the risks ahead. Our team provides front-end analysis and business planning services for vendor selection. In addition we can deploy RFP strike teams to create or respond to complex IT proposals. Our planning teams are certified instructional-designers and technical writers with years of IT business management experience.
The number one reason new systems fail is a lack of adoption by employees. The number two reason; not all employees are equally equipped to learn new systems. Often times the old way seems better than the new method. This happens to companies of all sizes. The B2i Ventures team is uniquely qualified to shepard the conversion of the knowledge gained during the project life cycle into customized training. Using the B2i Ventures trademarked Rapid Learning System™ we are able to quickly survey the organization and deliver just-in-time training in the way that is personalized to the individual employees style of learning. Using a proprietary method of gamification, predictive intelligence, analytics and communications our training spans the reach of the organization using shared knowledge, in-house subject matter experts, train-the-trainer scenarios , e-learning and instructor led training. When identified during the planning stage, training can be targeted during the full-stack consulting phase - dramatically reducing the time to create effective training.
The Rapid Learning System™ began with a simple question; "What if your job was a game?”
How would you win? If there could be only one winner or one winning team, how would you keep score? What would determine a winner? What would you win? What would motivate you to keep playing?
At the center of play is a desire to win. A characteristic of every successful leader is the need to win. Systematically identifying that characteristic is at the heart of the Rapid Learning System.
Developed and refined over years of studying the science of adult education, it combines field tested and proven practices from gamification, instructional design, project management, multimedia development, user experience and leadership modeling. By providing a common language and establishing a shared definition of success we can manage results – thereby allowing us to diagnose failure as well as replicate success.
With games, we fail, fail fast, learn, apply, achieve and move forward – just like great leaders.
Today, even the most forward thinking companies are struggling to keep employees. Surprisingly, most employees aren’t leaving because of the numbers on their paycheck. According to Leigh Branham, author of ‘7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave’, limited career growth and lack of training are among the top five reasons employees leave their jobs. Harris Interactive says 74% of US workers are looking for a new job. The US Dept. of Labor reported recently that 2 million workers quit every month and an alarming 43% of American worker’s credit lack of recognition as the number one reason for their on-the-job unhappiness in a survey by Mercer’s.
Artificial Business Intelligence is a proven to drastically reduce turnover, increase on-the-job satisfaction and, establish a unified system of communications between individual contributors and leadership. Success is measured by positive results in the three cornerstones of any company; Customer Experience, Sales Enablement and Demand Generation.
How well do you really know your company?
What if your company took a programmatic approach to mapping the organic system that is your organization? Simply: "How do you know where you’re going if you don’t know where you are?"
Beginning with a single horizontal line the B2i Ventures team can guide your leadership through an eye-opening discovery process using a methodology crafted from multiple disciplines; A|B testing (scientific), Matrix Theory (mathematics), Object-Oriented Programming (computing), Behavioral Analytics (sociology), Risk Analysis (economics) and Organizational Design (engineering).
Beginning with a standard set of questions the Branch Matrix process evolves into a custom journey of discovery via a series of interactive workshops. The final deliverable is a form of an electronic map – like a Google Map – that allows your team to navigate the responsibilities and needs of every position in the organization and their impact to your customer(s).