100 episodes

Each week Hélène Laffitte, consulting sourcing expert and CEO of Consulting Quest, gives you the keys to better use, manage, and source consulting services.

Smart Consulting Sourcing Hélène Laffitte / Consulting Quest

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Each week Hélène Laffitte, consulting sourcing expert and CEO of Consulting Quest, gives you the keys to better use, manage, and source consulting services.

    Optimising Your Consulting Costs: Leveraging Pricing Levers for Maximum Value

    Optimising Your Consulting Costs: Leveraging Pricing Levers for Maximum Value

    When it comes to navigating the intricate world of consulting, the traditional mindset of price-slashing and hard-nosed bargaining often falls flat. Consulting isn't just another commodity; it demands a sophisticated approach where value and cost optimization go hand in hand.
    In this episode of Smar Consulting Sourcing podcast, your host Helene offers profound insights that could transform how organizations engage with consulting firms. This nuanced strategy not only ensures better deals but also fosters a productive and positive relationship with consulting firms, ultimately driving greater success for all parties involved.

    • 17 min
    The Scoping Lever and Its Significance in Optimizing Consulting Costs

    The Scoping Lever and Its Significance in Optimizing Consulting Costs

    We will delve into a crucial aspect that every business executive, whether you’re in procurement, strategy, finance, or sitting in the C-suite, needs to master: the art of scoping your consulting projects.
    Proper scoping isn't just about controlling costs—it’s about maximizing the value each consulting engagement brings to your organization. Scoping your consulting projects is not just a preliminary step before issuing an RFP; it’s a dynamic tool that plays a crucial role throughout the entire buying process.
    Surprisingly, scoping remains relevant even after a project has started. It is essential for managing change orders and ensuring project adaptability. In this episode of the Smart Consulting Sourcing Podcast, Helene unveils some of the secret weapons we use at Consulting Quest to harness the full power of scoping.
    Join us on the Smart Consulting Sourcing Podcast, where Helene explores how to procure, utilize, and manage consulting services as strategic investments. Don't miss it!

    • 18 min
    An Overview of Consulting Quest's Framework for Optimizing Consulting Costs

    An Overview of Consulting Quest's Framework for Optimizing Consulting Costs

    Optimizing consulting costs is the top priority for companies investing in consulting services. However, at Consulting Quest, we don't merely focus on cost-cutting; we prioritize obtaining the best value for your investment. We have developed a comprehensive framework that considers both scoping and pricing levers to ensure that every dollar you invest in consulting delivers maximum impact.
    In this episode of the Smart Consulting Sourcing podcast, your host, Helene, introduces Consulting Quest's holistic approach to cost optimization, which extends beyond consulting fees.
    Join us as Helene breaks down the key components of our framework, discusses why it is effective, and explores the strategies and tactics you can implement to unlock value and drive success in your consulting engagements.

    • 17 min
    The Role of Demand Management in Optimizing Consulting Spend

    The Role of Demand Management in Optimizing Consulting Spend

    Welcome to another episode of the Smart Consulting Sourcing podcast, where your favourite host, Helene, delves into the nitty-gritty of consulting sourcing, and today she's tackling a critical aspect, demand management.
    Think of demand management as your trusted decision-making partner. It's there to ensure you're putting your resources where they truly count – on the projects that will drive tangible value for your organization. In simpler terms, it's about making smart choices with your consulting budget.
    In this episode, Helene will explore why demand management is crucial for consulting procurement. She'll uncover how effective demand management can provide organizations with the foresight they need. Because having that foresight can be the difference between strategic success and playing catch-up with reactive damage control.
    So, grab your headphones and tune in. Trust us, you won't want to miss this!

    • 18 min
    5 Ways Consulting Cost Savings Can Impact Organizations

    5 Ways Consulting Cost Savings Can Impact Organizations

    Consulting isn’t just a line-item expense; it’s a strategic investment poised to propel organizations toward unprecedented growth and efficiency. By balancing cost considerations with strategic alignment and reinvesting savings wisely, we can unlock the transformative power of consulting and chart a course toward enduring success.
    In this episode of the Smart Consulting Sourcing podcast, we're delving into five key ways that cost savings from consulting can benefit companies. Join your host, Helene, as she explores the connections between cost, value, and how they fuel organizational transformation. Discover how navigating this terrain wisely can reshape the future trajectory of your company.

    • 18 min
    Saving Money on Consulting Services

    Saving Money on Consulting Services

    In the realm of business strategy, the significance of cost savings cannot be overstated. Today, we kick off 'Decoding Cost Savings in Consulting,' a series that will shed light on this important topic. We aim to make understanding savings in consulting simple yet essential for success.
    Effective consulting procurement isn’t just about cutting costs; it’s about ensuring that every dollar spent translates into tangible organizational benefits. From demand management to negotiating prices, we’ll dissect the strategies that lead to genuine value.
    Join us as we shift the focus from immediate savings to long-term gains. By adopting a holistic view of value, we empower you to make informed decisions that align with your organization’s overarching objectives.
    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain invaluable insights into the art of smart spending in consulting. Tune in and embark on a journey towards a more prosperous and strategic approach to procurement.

    • 21 min

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