The Pod Model: Making Salesforce Implementations People-Centric

When it comes to implementing Salesforce, many businesses turn to traditional implementation partners to help them achieve their goals. However, this traditional delivery model can often lead to ineffective use of time and inaccurate needs assessments as project team members attempt to get to know each others’ strengths and weaknesses while attempting to begin work on the project. At Minlopro Partners, we recognized this problem and developed our unique team composition called the Pod Model, which creates an environment of teamwork, partnership, compassion, and synergy that enables our teams to work together more efficiently and effectively.

In a traditional Salesforce implementation delivery model, the sales team closes the deal and then a delivery manager starts to assemble the project team. That team is composed of random people from project management to business analysis to solution architecture. The vast majority of the time, these individuals have never worked together and if a company is large enough, they may not even know who each other is. This leads to inefficiencies as team members attempt to get to know each other and their strengths and weaknesses.

In contrast, the Minlopro Partners Pod Model is a unique team composed of individuals with multi-level competencies such as project management, business analysis, development, testing, and architecture, and has them work together on every single project. This model is supplemented with industry expertise and executive support. This model creates an enormous amount of teamwork, partnership, compassion, and synergy amongst pod members, which enables them to work together more efficiently and effectively.

One of the biggest beneficiaries of this unique model are our clients. By working with a consistent team that knows each other’s strengths and weaknesses, our clients benefit from increased efficiency and accuracy in the implementation process. The Pod Model also fosters better communication and collaboration between team members, which allows us to provide faster response times and a higher quality of work.

Another advantage of the Pod Model is that it allows for more personalized service. Each pod is tailored to the specific needs of the client, and the team members are selected based on their unique skill sets and expertise. This enables us to provide a more customized approach to each project and deliver better results for our clients.

Moreover, the Pod Model creates a sense of ownership and accountability among team members. Because the same team works on each project from start to finish, everyone feels responsible for the success of the project. This leads to a greater level of engagement and motivation among team members, which ultimately leads to better results for our clients.

In addition to benefiting our clients, the Pod Model also benefits our team members. Working in a pod creates a sense of community and collaboration that is often lacking in traditional delivery models. This leads to a more fulfilling and rewarding work experience for our team members, which ultimately leads to better performance and results for our clients.

Overall, the Minlopro Partners Pod Model is a unique and effective approach to Salesforce implementation that delivers better results for our clients. By fostering teamwork, partnership, compassion, and synergy, we are able to provide more efficient and effective solutions that meet the unique needs of each client. If you’re looking for a Salesforce implementation partner that is committed to delivering the best possible results, look no further than Minlopro Partners and our Pod Model approach.

Mort Sayyed
Mort Sayyed
I have been in the Salesforce ecosystem in various roles across implementation, sales, and leadership for 16 years. I love the flexibility and speed-to-value of the platform.