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Getting to the Next Level - Manuel Palachuk
Getting to the next level is a never ending journey for you and your business and now you have the definitive guide book. From the design of the business to the execution on strategy and all the tools you need in between this book covers it.


 
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Getting to the next level
is a never ending journey for you and your business and now you have the definitive guide book. From the design of the business to the execution on strategy and all the tools you need in between this book covers it. It shows you how to gauge your business maturity and your progress along your roadmap to stratospheric success. Complete with a well defined case study and Example by the author that are built from years of experience in business management and guidance.

Learn to design your business from the top down using the Pyramid of Purpose and Value and then build it from the ground up by leveraging Business Agile Strategy Execution (BASE).

Your Shared Vision is the heart of your business even more so than your product and service value proposition. Your shared vision must be embedded in your organizations culture so it can permeate all the way down to the ground level. The Pyramid of Purpose and Value allows you to design your business from the top down and to share it in a meaningful way. It paints a clear and enticing picture and tells a very compelling story of how you intend to create stratospheric success. It attracts the right people to back your endeavor and the right people to get on board.

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ou ability to define a clear business roadmap & Strategy and then execute on it is one of the biggest determinants of your success. Imagine taking the most advanced methods of Agile development and applying them to your business roadmap & strategy execution. That's Business Agile Strategy Execution. BASE is the most innovative advancement for small and medium size business roadmap development and strategy execution and you can harness and leverage its power for your self. The entire process is clearly defined and broken down in step-by-step fashion using real life examples.

Today more than ever there is a demand for value in everything we create or do. Tap into the authors insights on creating a value proposition for your customers that endears them to your business because they see you are a value drive organization. Learn about the elements of success that determine your organizations overall Business Maturity Index and how to drive them in the direction you want. With this book you will have the most important component of a true significant competitive advantage for your business, the blueprint for success.


Table of Contents

Introduction

1. What Does The Next Level Look Like?
  • Start With the End in Mind
  • Startup, Turnaround, Merger, Acquisition, Cruising
  • Your Business Identity
  • The Pyramid of Purpose and Value
  • Your Business Success and Maturity
  • The Way of the Turtle
  • The Reality of What Is Required
  • Success as a Habit
2. The Tenets of Business & Management
  • The Purpose of a Business
  • Business Basics Review
  • Management & Leading Functions
  • The Value Chain
  • Basic Functions of Any Business
  • Organizational Environments
  • Business Value Aspects
  • Organizational Environments
  • Developing Your Business Roadmap & Strategy
3. Tools & Methods for Defining Your Business
  • Critical Thinking
  • Process Control
  • GOST Strategy Planning
  • SMARTER Goal and Projects
  • Core Competency Matrix
  • DiSC Profiles
  • Feasibility Study
  • Business Plan
4. Tools & Methods for Analyzing Your Business
  • Product Life Cycle Analysis
  • Target Market Analysis
  • Ansoff Matrix
  • Porter’s Five Competitive Forces
  • Porter’s Generic Strategies
  • Bowman’s Strategy Clock
  • PESTEL Analysis
  • McKinsey 7S Framework
  • Gap Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
5. Tools & Methods for Refining Your Business
  • Financial Statements
  • Leading Indicators
  • The Value Chain
  • LEAN
  • Six Sigma
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • The Strategy Map
  • Business Maturity Index
  • BASE (Business Agile Strategy Execution)
6. Pyramid of Purpose and Value - Culture
  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Values
  • Human Element
  • Culture Crosscheck
7. Pyramid of Purpose and Value – Compass
  • Products and Services
  • Target Markets
  • Operating Systems
  • Compass Crosscheck
8. Pyramid of Purpose and Value – Blueprint for Success
  • Resources
  • Performance Measures
  • Roadmap & Strategy
  • Blueprint Crosscheck
  • The BASE
  • Continuous Incremental Improvement
  • Discipline and Execution
9. Business Maturity Index - Gauging Your Success
  • The BMI Framework
  • The Index And Graph In Action
  • BMI Summary
  • The Ten Business Value Aspects
  • The Five Success Elements
10. Agile Execution
  • Agile Defined
  • Agile In Action
  • Agile Versus Waterfall
  • Why Agile?
11. Business Strategy Meets Agile Execution
  • The Business Analysis Breakdown
  • The Roadmap and Strategy Buildup
  • Agile Applied (Iteration Planning)
  • Continuous Incremental Improvement (The Sprint)
  • Using An Agile Project Board
12. Case Study & Example
13. The Next Level
  • Refining Your Business Identity
  • Growing Your Operation
  • Financing and Private Equity
  • The End Game
  • Business Valuation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Protecting Your Business Legacy
  • Engaging a Business Coach or Mentor
  • Mastermind, Peer, and Business Groups
  • Getting Everyone On Board
  • Putting It All Together
Acknowledgements
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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About the author: Manuel Palachuk is the coach who will take you to the gym not just send you there. He believes that small business is the backbone of the world and the service industry in particular is the heart! He has nearly 30 years of business, management and training experience in the computer and electronics industries including owning and managing successful IT and MSP companies.

He holds an Associate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Automated Manufacturing Technology. He is an expert of process, systems, and their efficiency who is driven toward continuous improvement in all aspects of business.


Manuel is an experienced speaker and trainer at industry conferences and other events. He is also the co-author of the Network Migration Workbook, an expansive 600 page document covering the complete processes and checklists required to migrate your network with zero downtime.


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