Category Archives: Training

RTPMs with BICSI Pride at Concert Technologies

Today, ICT drives business and RTPMs drive ICT rollouts. Concert Technologies is proud to have the most Registered Telecommunications Project Managers under one roof, successfully deploying ICT on a global scale. This video shows BICSI pride in the shining faces of these technology deployment maestros. See how the BICSI RTPM credential is empowering our technical…
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Multi-Site Technology Rollout – Presentation Preview for Project Managers

Concert Technologies provides a sneak preview of our industry presentation for project managers and teams deploying and managing infrastructure for multi-site rollouts of technology. Our abbreviated presentation provides valuable information that has been extracted from our 4-hour workshop: https://www.concerttech.com/managing-technology-deployments/project-management-4-hour-workshop/ Training Methodology: Concert Technologies provides specialized training for multi-site technology projects and is an authorized BICSI…
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Nationwide Technology Rollouts

What You Need To Know To Avoid Risk This increased ease of IP installation at the field level has caused many inaccurate perceptions in the industry. One of the foremost of these is that there is a decreased complexity in the management of field deployments on a nationwide or global scale. This misperception has caused a growth in the number of…
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Multisite Technology Rollouts

A Different Kind of Project Management Project management has evolved from the time companies first realized the value of developing systems and processes to complete jobs on time. Yet, just completing projects on time is not enough in this day and age—jobs need to be completed successfully, and deploying an approach to repeat that success is crucial. Systems, people, software and  management skills…
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Ethernet Site Readiness for the Rollout of Multiple Sites

Preparing for Ethernet Site Readiness This Ethernet Site Readiness Video Explains the 5 Obstacles that customers encounter when preparing for Service Providers to install fiber into their buildings. You ordered Ethernet service for multiple buildings, and now you've received Ethernet Site Readiness documents from your service provider. So, what do they mean? With the transformation…
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A Technology Rollout System Is More Than Project Management

An overview of the services, processes and procedures of a technology rollout system designed for nationwide multi-site, multi-technology deployments. A Technology Rollout System is a structured set of processes that anticipate events which cause deployment set-backs while providing proactive methodologies designed to mitigate risk. These same processes and methodologies provide consistent, high-quality deployments, predictable cost…
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The Anatomy of a Bad Rollout: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Continuously replying to 'what went wrong' emails causes debilitating pain. One of the biggest challenges of successfully managing large, multi-site technology rollouts is understanding the project’s true scope and providing a definitive, scalable solution. Early symptoms of poorly orchestrated rollouts can often be shrugged off as the results of a few individuals’ poor performances. They…
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Anatomy of a Bad Rollout: Migraine

Without good project management, your stress levels rises and rollout performance falls! A technology rollout project manager (PM) wears many hats: they must be an efficient and effective organizer, a masterful communicator, and a determined, creative problem solver.   Just like a maestro conductor, a great PM makes everyone around them perform better, but what if…
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Multi-site Technology Rollout Deployments Without Tears

Congratulations! You are through the product selection of a multi-site technology rollout and have signed a contract with your chosen vendor.  Now you’re ready to start using your new technology at all your different business locations…   But wait, there’s still something left to do—it's the deployment! Don't worry, the technology rollout process doesn’t have to…
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Orchestrated Technology Rollouts: The Concertmaster

Our new white paper explores orchestrated technology rollouts and the similarities between the operation of a concert orchestra and that of a technology rollout company.  The paper shows how the orchestra operational model can be adapted for application to the unique challenges of delivering multi-site technology rollouts at scale. In this post we compare the similarities between the…
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If the Instructions Don’t Make Sense – Question Them!

A Lesson in Rollout Communication from the 2017 Oscars The bungled announcement of the Best Picture winner at the 2017 Oscars is a reminder that even the best laid plans can go wrong.  The process failure that saw Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway receive the wrong envelope to announce the winner is always a possibility at such ceremonies, yet the debacle…
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