Virtual Frontier Episode 5 featuring Peter Ivanov

25 mins read time On this episode of the Virtual Frontier, we’re joined by Peter Ivanov. Peter is the author of Virtual Power Teams as well as a speaker and coach with 20 years of experience working with virtual teams. …

THE CONTENT OF A PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENT

6 mins read time By creating the Product Requirements Document Template in this way, you will be able to address and document customer needs as they arise.Do not underestimate the importance of a clear, well-structured Product Requirments Document. It’s important for:Making correct estimations.Expediting internal project management.Communicating with your customers. …

What’s in a Consultation Process and Why Consultants Will Always Lie to You 

6 mins read time Does an impartial consultation process really exist? Considering that consultants spend $7,462 per year on marketing, consultancy humor comes handy to paint professional advisors as somewhat vague in their estimations. However, there is a way to manage an objective consulting business. In fact, a fair consultation is an excellent sales pitch for winning new customers. Customers love when they see that you’ve done the legwork and provided unbiased cost estimation. But how can you be fully transparent in consulting when transparency and clarity are based on having the right information that you do not always have? This is why we approach the consultation process at Flash Hub a bit differently. …

HOW TO SCALE YOUR AGENCY

5 mins read time Have you tried to scale your agency many times in the past without success?Have you failed to do so even when spending long sleepless nights and expenses piling up?Have you been held back by staff issues and unsupportive technologies in running “business as usual”?Have you lost projects because you were too focused on managing teams?How about using immensely flexible, elastic, on-demand expert skills to ensure you can run a high-performing remote workforce without distracting you from your main business goals and without increasing the complexity of managing virtual teams? …

Improving the quality of your virtual team

1 min read time On this episode of the Virtual Frontier, Flash Hub founder Manuel Pistner, shares insights that will help you improve the quality of your virtual team. …

WHICH VIRTUAL TEAM HIERARCHY IS BEST FOR YOU?

6 mins read time “Distribution of power in groups is nothing new. Hierarchical structures have been with us since the dawn of time. In time, things have turned more elaborate, and when technology and globalization enriched connections and simplified remote communication, the world of work naturally became smaller. Organizations have adopted a whole new level of interwoven competencies and responsibilities. If our ancestors had to collaborate and compete in small-scale areas, on essential life tasks, and with a handful of people, for virtual teams, hierarchy and collaboration is a global, complex phenomenon”. …

Top 10 Business New Year`s Resolutions for Your Remote Team

5 mins read time Does an impartial consultation process really exist? Considering that consultants spend $7,462 per year on marketing, consultancy humor comes handy to paint professional advisors as somewhat vague in their estimations. However, there is a way to manage an objective consulting business. In fact, a fair consultation is an excellent sales pitch for winning new customers. …

What Do Airplane Pilots and Trustless Virtual Teams Have in Common?

5 mins read time Trustless virtual teams can be a hard pill to swallow for dispersed organizations.Can we really find a system to cement trust and check it out on the list of virtual teams advantages and disadvantages in the modern workplace? Transparency and trust are critical when working on a global digital market and, unless supported by complex legal agreements, trust is assumed and often taken for granted.But ties built for a long time during multiple joint projects which coexist with the comfort of the known can be a challenge for virtual teams. …

Virtual Frontier Episode 4 featuring Jacob Morgan

26 mins read time On this episode of the Virtual Frontier, we’re very excited to talk to Jacob Morgan. Jacob is the founder of the Future of Work University as well as an author, speaker and podcaster. …

Customer Success: Key Driver to Future On-Demand Virtual Agencies 

5 mins read time According to the Holmes-Rahe life stress inventory, being fired at work comes at position number eight on a list of 43 most stressful life events. The dreadful dismissal notice is a difficult experience, on both ends – for the manager giving it, and for the employee receiving it. However difficult it may be, it signifies a change of circumstances everyone needs to address. Businesses are driven by their customer success, and when a customer needs an alternative to how things have been done in the past in order to grow, project halt and people need to be let go. It’s a tough call for the company and for the people, but customer success needs to be given its due attention. …

Trust in Project Teams: How to Get Rid of a False Theory

5 mins read time Trust in project teams has been long acknowledged as an important driver of high-performing companies. Within the context of business relationships, a trust includes believing that your team members will do the work, as well as believing that they will do it in a predictable and consistent way. Since most projects include a human or an emotional, relational element, trust is important. Without some emotional zest to kickstart a project and propel it forward, we would have still been living in the dark ages without innovation, including the remarkable era of digital transformation we live in. …

Tools for remote teams

1 min read time On this episode of the Virtual Frontier, Flash Hub founder Manuel Pistner, shares some of the tools he recommends for virtual teams. …