How to succeed at Magic Quadrant or Wave assessments

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Preparing for the Gartner Magic Quadrant, Forrester Wave, or any other analyst assessment, is a huge task. As former senior analysts we understand the challenges you face.  So we have pulled together a set of high value resources to help set you on the path to success.

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Do I have any chance of changing anything in draft review?

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If you find yourself disappointed with your draft review, remember there’s still an opportunity to effect positive change to your Magic Quadrant or Wave results.

When should I start preparing for an assessment?

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Most people wait until the invitation arrives but in reality preparation for an assessment should start much sooner. When should you start preparing and what do you need to do?

How can I move my dot in an MQ or Wave assessment?

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Hear advice from former senior analysts about the steps you need to take to move your dot on assessments such as the Gartner Magic Quadrant or Forrester Wave.

How to get to be a Leader in a Magic Quadrant or Wave?

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Are you already positioned on a Magic Quadrant, but wish to be in the leader quadrant? In this video, we share some insights on how to improve your position.

Can you get a great position in an MQ if you are not a Gartner client?

When considering whether to sign a contract with Gartner, most companies are perfectly well aware of the two hats that [...]

Why are my reference results poor?

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If your client references aren’t as good you want — or expect them to be, what can you do? Watch this video to learn why reference results are often disappointing and what you need to do to change them.

What if we just said ‘No’?

Was there ever a day when the thought crossed your mind that your company could do without Gartner, IDC, Forrester, [...]

Will crowdsourced peer reviews replace references with analysts?

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With many different crowdsourced peer reviews available, does that change what and how we should look at our references? Watch this video to understand more about crowdsourced reviews and their relationship to analysts' assessment of companies.

What’s our dot doing right down there?

Whether you like it or not, inclusion and coverage within a Gartner Magic Quadrant (or, to a lesser extent, a [...]

How could my critical capabilities assessment have come out so wrong?

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In this short video, we explain how the critical capabilities assessment differs significantly from a Magic Quadrant assessment.

Is there any point in being in a Magic Quadrant if you are not a Leader?

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If your position on the Magic Quadrant isn’t where you want it to be, there are other factors to consider. In this video we discuss other aspects of the write up that you should pay attention to.

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