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Matt Walton

Collaboration in Action: An SEI Standard

By | Business Intelligence, Collaboration, Success Stories

Problem-solving through collaboration is powerful and works especially well when you have the right tools and channels to make it happen. I was recently reminded of just how powerful collaboration at SEI can be when our team was confronted with a complicated problem. A few months ago, an SEI client in Boston approached one of my colleagues to help overhaul a struggling Business Intelligence (BI) program in order to more effectively manage their data. This is not uncommon, as data volume, variety and variability can make data management seem truly daunting.

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Successful Communication – It’s Your Responsibility!

By | Communication, Leadership, Project Management

In the Professional Services industry, good communication is an imperative. We take this as an axiom: being able to communicate with your client at all levels of their organization is fundamental to being an effective consultant. Unsurprisingly, much has been written on the mechanics of good communication; know your message, banish buzzwords, keep it tight, etc. Given the trend towards faster, efficient and casual mediums of communication (texting, Twitter, etc.), such pointers on what to do and what not to do in the business world are useful guides and reminders.

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Beware of Interview Help Snake Oil!

By | Interview Process

One of the great features of the SEI interview process is that it is run almost entirely by SEI consultants. We are not recruiters working off a template of questions – we are actual consultants talking with people who, if hired, will become our peers in this company. This is an invaluable opportunity for a candidate to learn about SEI from the inside out, and make sure that SEI is what he or she is really looking for. Candidates see that our interview process is far from a drawn-out barrage of questions thrown at them. We’ve all heard the term “two-way street” applied to the interview process before, but let’s face it: sometimes one side of the street is much narrower than the other.

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