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Alliance Management

Consulting and Training

Strategic alliances and collaboration are conceptually simple and operationally very challenging. Grow your ability to drive measurable results from strategic alliances and business partnerships with The Rhythm of Business as your guide.

Empowering Partnering and Collaboration Success

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Consulting, training, and coaching to build your alliance management function, team, and capability.

Hands on support

Hands-on support to design and launch new alliances and partnerships.

Data Rich Assessment

Data-rich assessments to get to the root of underperformance and inefficiency in alliances and drive demonstrable improvement.

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Better alliance management through implementing a digital platform to scale, simplify, and provide a system of record for alliances and partnerships.

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Our most recent publications, presentations, and posts.

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Baseline Alliance Management

Baseline your alliance management function against leading practices and chart a path forward to operational excellence.

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Create your alliance management playbook to prepare your team for consistent and effective implementation of leading practices.

Evolve alliance management

Evolve your alliance management function from a loosely knit group of individual contributors to a high-performing team.

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Integrate alliances and alliance management into company strategy, operations, and execution.

Principles of alliance management

Apply the principles of alliance management to drive agile and effective cross-functional and cross-business collaboration.

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Learn from realistic case studies to develop the mindset and skillset of alliance managers, teams, and executives to effectively work with partners.

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Build your alliance management toolkit with manual and digitized templates and workflow.

Economic model

Evolve the economic model, operating framework, and governance structure of an alliance to align with its current and future business opportunity.

Overall portfolio

Evaluate your overall portfolio, developing overarching management strategies and prioritizing how alliance management professionals are deployed.

Vital Signs

Go beyond the health check with VitalSigns™ to gain actionable insights into the operating effectiveness of complex alliances.

Thought-Provoking Presentations

Building a One Team Mindset
Building a One Team Mindset

The most successful alliance teams act as if they are truly one. This mindset is built by the little actions leaders take every day to keep focus on a North Star, have productive debates, and align    

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Language of Collaboration
Language of Collaboration

Listening to understand and speaking to be understood is one of the core skills of collaboration. A three-part process to get it right is described together with guidelines for establishing protocols.  

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Insightful Analyses

Measuring What Matters Creates Winners
Measuring What Matters Creates Winners

How do you know if your alliance or business collaboration is operating effectively? Is it leveraging the resources available to it to greatest advantage and making timely decisions that enhance business value? Assessing such elements can be challenging as they don’t...

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The Value of Alliance Management During Startup
The Value of Alliance Management During Startup

Our Master Class at the 2021 ASAP Global Alliance Summit focused on the value-adding role of the alliance professional during the critical startup period. The case studies participants analyzed had competitive issues, cultural differences, difficult personalities, and...

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