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Jeff Rumburg is the winner of the Ron Muns Lifetime Achievement Award, is a featured HDI and ICMI contributor, was named to HDI’s Top 25 Thought Leaders list for five years, and has served on HDI’s Strategic Advisory Board. He is co-founder and Managing Partner of MetricNet, LLC, where he is responsible for global strategy, product development, and client engagement delivery. As a leading expert in benchmarking and re-engineering, Mr. Rumburg authored a best- selling book on benchmarking, and has been retained as a benchmarking expert by such iconic companies as American Express, USAA, Coca Cola, and Emory Healthcare.
Jeff will be speaking at a number of events this year. Plan to attend one or more of the events below!
Date: June 23, 2023
Time: 12:00PM EDT
To determine if AI is truly AI, we must start with another question – Without human intervention, will the technology reduce ticket volumes, resolve problems more quickly, decrease total cost of ownership (TCO), shift left, and improve the customer experience? If it checks all these boxes – and gets smarter over time – then it’s true AI, powered by machine learning!
Understanding this gives us good insight into the most meaningful metrics for AI because we can measure reductions in ticket volume, resolution times, Total Cost of Ownership, shift left, and the customer experience. An effective AI tool will move the needle on all these metrics – without human intervention!
In this session, we’ll learn how to:
Define metrics for AI
Measure the performance of AI using industry benchmarks
Calculate the ROI of AI in service and support
Date: July 12, 2023
Time: 10:00AM EDT
Join Jeff Rumburg, Managing Partner at MetricNet, as he navigates the world of automation and bots in service desk strategy. Drawing on his extensive experience, he will demonstrate how automation and bots can revolutionize your service desk strategy. In this session, Jeff will:
Secure your spot today and learn how to harness the power of automation for your service desk.
Date: April 13, 2023
Time: 12:30PM EDT
There’s an enormous opportunity for IT support professionals to provide leadership and enhance their careers by imparting the lessons of service management to non-IT enterprise services.This presentation will show you how!
You’ll learn how IT can lead the way in enterprise services, identify success factors for the emerging enterprise service desk, and explore case studies in successful enterprise service management. The enterprise service desk is a once-in-a-generation career opportunity that’s not to be missed!
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Time: 3:45pm – 4:45pm
IT service and support has historically operated very reactively, fighting fires day in and day out, while doing their best to maintain service levels. This “all reactive, all the time” approach to doing business is a vicious cycle – continuous improvement is virtually impossible because you’re too busy dealing with the urgency of the moment!
AI breaks the cycle of reactivity and allows you to operate more proactively and strategically. While you are busy managing day-to-day support activities, AI is working in the background to identify and eliminate problems, uncover process inefficiencies, improve knowledge and problem management, and benchmark individual and group performance.
In this session, you’ll learn from those who’ve successfully undertaken the transformation to a World of AI and find out how it leads to a class of tech support engineers with skills far beyond what’s typically been seen in service and support. If you’ve imagined a day when you can operate more strategically, and advance your support organization to the next level, AI is here to make that happen. For support professionals who can adapt to the new demands of a support engineer, the future has never been brighter!
Date:March 14, 2023
Time: 1:00PM EST
Many Service and Support professionals are unfamiliar with the key performance indicators (KPIs) that are important to track and trend and even fewer are aware of what constitutes acceptable performance. Join Jeff Rumburg as he shares benchmarking data and case studies demonstrating what sets successful IT Service and Support groups apart.
Attendees will learn:
Date:Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Empirical data shows that the most effective contact centers follow nine best practices when it comes to performance measurement. The metrics hierarchy summarizes the sequence of best practices that must be mastered for a contact center to harness the full potential of contact center metrics.
The hierarchy is synergistic – each best practice builds on the previous best practice, and adds more value to a contact center. Yet the data shows that each successive best practice is adopted by fewer and fewer organizations. This presents a dilemma, as most contact centers fail to mature beyond the point of using metrics primarily for observational purposes.
When it comes to contact center metrics, the Metrics Hierarchy should guide your path to maturity. In this session, Jeff Rumburg will share case study examples of contact centers that successfully progressed upward through the hierarchy, mastered each step in the process, and saw a marked improvement in performance as a direct result of metrics maturity. Follow their lead and you can too!
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Enterprise service management (ESM) is changing the landscape of corporations worldwide. The concept is pretty straightforward: much as IT services are managed according to the 50-year-old discipline of IT service management (ITSM), you can manage non-IT enterprise services, such as HR, facilities, and security, by using a similar set of principles and frameworks.
Effective management of ESM requires both tactical and strategic metrics. The tactical metrics tell you how well you’re executing, while your strategic metrics indicate whether you’re executing against the right objectives, such as maximizing ROI, optimizing your channel mix, preventing tickets, and maturing your industry best practices. For any ESM organization that’s interested in doing the right thing and doing things right, the strategic metrics of ESM are critical to success.
In this session, Jeff Rumburg will share the industry’s latest benchmarks on ESM, talk about the critical differences between ESM and ITSM, and discuss the top strategic KPIs of ESM that your team should consider.
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May 15-20 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV
Monday, May 16, 2022 – Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Participants will learn about:
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Time: 3:45pm Pacific Time
In this case study-focused session, Jeff Rumburg will present and break down three real-world examples of ITIL hacks. Learn how an insurance company reduced their incident volume by more than 50% in just six months by hacking problem management; how one of the largest commercial banks in the world matured knowledge management in less than 90 days; and how a well-known healthcare company reduced their ticket backlog more than 90% by hacking incident management.
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Time: 4:15 PM Pacific time
In this session, Jeff Rumburg will share specific case studies and benchmarking data to illustrate how to plan, implement, and manage self-service. He’ll also share a planning template with specific milestones, critical path dependencies, and timelines for those who wish to realize the full potential of self-service.
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July 21-21, 2021
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM Eastern Time
In the last three decades, IT service has improved on customer and client service through incremental, trial-and-error change. It hasn’t always been easy or pretty, but the process has led to a wealth of best practices that can easily be translated to other avenues of customer service. This session discusses the concept of the Enterprise Service Desk, which takes the hard-won lessons of IT service management and translates it to other aspects of customer care. In this presentation, we’ll discuss such concrete questions as which corporate functions are most easily integrated into an enterprise service desk, how long does it take to mature an enterprise service desk, and who should be in charge of it. You don’t need to blaze a new path when there is a well-worn trail created through experience in IT service and support.
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM Eastern time
The promises of bot-powered agentless support, automatically corrected issues, and preemptive problem resolution have, until now, gone largely unfulfilled, but that is rapidly changing. Massive computing power, combined with data science, has allowed for mining insights that would otherwise escape even the most experienced IT support professional. There are now numerous examples of large enterprises that have harnessed the power of AI to reduce ticket volumes and resolution times, and to improve the customer experience. Jeff Rumburg will discuss a case study of how one large insurance company leveraged AI to shift left, improve the customer experience, and dramatically reduce operating costs.
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The advent of Chief Service Officers and Chief Improvement Officers offer telling clues about why some contact centers succeed at institutionalizing continual service improvement while most others fail. For these pioneering companies, CSI is not a mere slogan, project or program, but rather a core discipline that is carefully developed, nurtured, and managed over time.
In this session, Jeff Rumburg, who has been retained as a contact center expert by some of the world’s largest corporations, will present case studies of contact centers that have successfully built a culture and discipline of continual service improvement. Additionally, he will call on audience volunteers to develop a sample CSI timeline and reveal an empirical model for Continual Service Improvement.
Attendees will learn about the core discipline of CSI, the role of chief service and chief improvement officers, common pitfalls of implementing CSI, and the five success factors for effective CSI.
Session details TBA.
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March 16, 2021
IT Service Management is now a decades old discipline. Yet most company services, including human resources and facilities management, still operate with ad-hoc processes and no knowledge of best practices. Herein lies an enormous opportunity for IT Service and Support professionals to provide leadership and enhance their careers by imparting the lessons of IT service management to non-IT enterprise services. ITSM is now a relatively mature discipline that can provide a roadmap for non-IT services. These enterprise services, in turn, have an opportunity to bypass decades of trial-and-error evolution by building upon the proven success factors of IT Service Management.
March 17, 2021
Fewer than 10% of all technical support organizations measure their ROI. The result is that many are on the defensive when it comes to budgeting and spending, and often struggle to obtain adequate funding and resources. Support groups that quantify their ROI gain a number of important advantages; chief among them is the ability to obtain funding and other resources based upon the economic benefits of the support they deliver. This 45-minute interactive workshop will call on volunteers to develop a sample ROI and, using a downloadable ROI template, all attendees can calculate their ROI in the session!
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April 20-21, 2021
Most organizations treat customer care as a mere cost center – a necessary cost of doing business. But an increasing number of progressive companies have turned that paradigm upside down, and now manage customer care as a value center. Those who operate under the value-centric model of customer care actually create and sustain measurable economic value for the enterprise!
The simple fact is this: for many organizations customer care represents an untapped opportunity to differentiate its products and services from the competition. When managed as a value center, customer care can drive greater loyalty, repeat business, increase average sale size and lifetime customer value, and grow market share!
In this session, Jeff Rumburg of MetricNet will present case studies and benchmarking data to support the business model of customer care as a value center. Audience members will learn what it takes to make the transformation from cost center to value center, how to measure the ROI of B2B and B2C customer care, and how to create a sustainable competitive advantage based on customer care.
May 12, 2021
There is no universal definition of employee engagement, yet everyone seems to know what it means. How can this be? Although the term has not been rigorously defined, there seems to be universal agreement that employee engagement and employee job satisfaction are highly correlated. But they are not the same thing. Employee engagement is a complex set of behaviors driven by numerous practices that can be hard to quantify. These include employee recognition, wellness, personal growth, training, coaching, team huddles, and relationship with peers.
Despite the fact that the underlying drivers of employee engagement are subjective, they can be quantified and managed. Moreover, these underlying drivers can be leveraged to produce an Employee Engagement Scorecard!
In this interactive workshop, MetricNet will call on volunteers to develop a sample Employee Engagement Scorecard. Additionally, using a downloadable scorecard template, all session attendees can create their own Employee Engagement Scorecard in real time, and will know their Employee Engagement Score by the end of the session!
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November 20-21, 2019 San Diego, CA
This interactive, consultative workshop – facilitated by industry expert Jeff Rumburg – will provide a comprehensive overview of best practices in performance measurement and management for Contact Centers.
June 22-25, 2020 Long Beach, CA
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November 12, 2019 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Return on investment (ROI) is one of the most common and important measures of financial performance in the business world. Yet fewer than 10% of all technical support organizations utilize this critical metric. The result is that many IT service and support organizations are on the defensive when it comes to budgeting and spending, and often struggle just to get the funding needed to deliver adequate levels of support.
In recent years a handful of pioneering organizations have adopted a different strategy when it comes to support – a strategy that emphasizes value over cost – and they routinely deliver benefits far in excess of their costs. Support groups that understand and quantify their ROI gain a number of important advantages; chief among them is the ability to obtain funding and other resources based upon the economic benefits of the support they deliver.
This one-hour interactive workshop will call on volunteers to develop a sample ROI and, using a downloadable ROI template, all attendees will know their ROI by the end of the session! Additionally, Jeff will provide a case study roadmap for how one organization developed its IT service and support value proposition with ROI as the centerpiece.
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Oct 10, 2019 – Oct 11, 2019
This interactive, consultative workshop – facilitated by industry expert Jeff Rumburg – will provide a comprehensive overview of best practices in performance measurement and management for IT Service and Support.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at 1:15 PM
Setting performance targets is crucial for managing and measuring contact center performance, but fewer than 50% of contact centers have assigned performance targets for their KPIs. Using a downloadable template and industry benchmarks for FCR, cost per contact, customer satisfaction and service levels, attendees at this interactive workshop will leave with a unique set of performance targets based on industry benchmarks! Jeff will also share a case study from one of the largest retail banks in the world on how performance targets transformed both the culture and performance of their contact center.
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at 3:45 PM
Everyone has questions about metrics, but they don’t always know where to go to get answers. Enter our three metrics masters! If you’ve ever wondered about averages and ranges for some of the industry’s top KPIs or looked for better ways to diagnose performance gaps, this is the session for you. We’ll focus on a range of concepts, including the link between metrics and business outcomes, metrics and continuous improvement, the cause-and-effect relationship between KPIs, metrics, and accountability, and metrics as a diagnostic tool for continuous improvement. Fast-paced and packed with valuable insight, this session will help you better leverage your metrics to drive strategic value for the business.
Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at 3:45 PM
In 2018, the Kinecta Contact Center faced a number of serious challenges. Handle times were above average, costs were above average, the IVR containment rate was below average, and technology was antiquated. A benchmark revealed that their metrics discipline and process maturity were weak, and at the root of many of these challenges. This inspiring case study examines how Kinecta leveraged benchmarking to close performance gaps and achieve world-class performance. It will detail how Kinecta reduced handle time by 40 seconds, increased their IVR containment rate by 12 percentage points, reduced cost per contact by nearly 25%, and increased member satisfaction to the best in the industry!
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Oct 20, 2019 at The Address in Dubai Marina
IT Service and Support organizations worldwide are moving aggressively towards new business models. ITIL 4, AI, andhiring practices that place a premium on business skills are radically altering the landscape of the industry. A bright futureawaits those who are prescient enough to embrace these industry megatrends, while those who are slow to adapt will operate at a significant disadvantage for many years to come.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:30AM
Using real-world examples, Jeff Will reveal how blended agents spread a culture of fanatical customer service that has direct business benefits. Learn the success factors for omnichannel customer care and how to find, train and develop successful blended agents in an omnichannel world.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 4:00PM
Illustrated by case studies, this valuable session will present business metrics that can be used to quantify and communicate the profitability of a contact center, and explain the paradigm shift necessary for any contact center that aspires to realize the benefits of operating as a true business.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 1:20PM
IT Service and Support organizations worldwide are moving aggressively towards new business models. ITIL 4, AI, and hiring practices that place a premium on business skills are radically altering the landscape of the industry. A bright future awaits those who are prescient enough to embrace these industry megatrends, while those who are slow to adapt will operate at a significant disadvantage for many years to come.
In this keynote address, Jeff Rumburg, Managing Partner at MetricNet, will use industry benchmarking data to connect the dots and present a vision of the service organization of the future. Attendees will learn how people, process and technology are converging upon a tipping point that will radically reshape the support industry of the future.
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Monday, April 8 at 8:30 AM
Wednesday, April 10 at 11:30 AM
What would happen if IT support operated more like a business, and could attract funding and other resources based upon their profitability?
Thursday, April 11 at 11:30 AM
Everyone has questions about metrics, but they don’t always know where to go to get answers. This panel discussion, facilitated by three of the industry’s leading experts on metrics, will be an open forum where attendees can get answers to all of their burning metrics questions.
Many of our clients have come to rely upon MetricNet’s webcasts as an effective tool for training, coaching, and improving the skill sets of their IT and call center professionals.
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