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Developing a Framework for a Product Development Initiative


AG Consulting Partners is proud to share this insight by Management Consultant, Nick Johnson.

As management consultants, there’s nothing we love more than tackling our clients’ most challenging problems. It’s truly rewarding to finally reach that “a-ha” moment, where client and consultant come to together to see the culmination of months of hard work into a truly exceptional outcome. I’d like to share a recent “a-ha” experience reflecting the support our AG team provided to create an amazing client experience.

 

The Challenge

A technology client is racing with competitors to increase market share for an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering. To improve positioning, the client sought to design a program that:

  • Demonstrates the superiority of their infrastructure technology to end customers
  • Improves end customer experience and satisfaction
  • Ensures end customer satisfaction resulting in loyalty to the client’s infrastructure technology for years to come

 

The Task

The client consulted with AG Consulting Partners to assist in establishing a cross-organizational framework for engaging strategic customers who intend to build IP solutions on the client’s IaaS platform. The client expected AGCP to:

  • Define roles and responsibilities
  • Develop a step-by-step checklist to inform and guide stakeholders on the process
  • Design a visual-based playbook with internal client facing and external end customer facing elements to inform stakeholders of the initiative
  • Collaborate with teams across the client organization to validate the framework and findings
  • Drive a regular rhythm of communications to manage progress on the deliverables

 

The Support of the AG Team

With several of our consultants working across different organizations of the client’s company, my colleagues surfaced invaluable insights and best practices. Leveraging our collective expertise at AGCP, we were able to produce a robust and prescriptive framework to:

  • Surface gaps in the client’s product development process
  • Design and document processes and procedures influencing the end customer’s experience with the client
  • Define a successful partnership between the client and end customer

 

Conclusion

Account and partner teams will adopt the framework we developed in the upcoming fiscal year to engage new customers in this motion. Currently, the client is preparing to socialize the playbook at several company-wide events to evangelize and reinforce the process. I’m excited to see what new customer innovations will go to market for this client as a direct result of AG Consulting Partners’ contributions.

 

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