(LSJ) Lifetime Classification of Consultants

IDC asked me for salary study our classification of Consultants and their payment expectations for 2019. Here is our Classification of Consultants for Secure Managed Sourcing.

1. Consultants (skills level 2,3,4)

Installation & administration of hardware, operating systems, Microsoft office 365 / G Suite software Administration, implementing security solutions on desktop, servers and LAN. Support of hardware, operating systems and office-software, troubleshooting and repair. Any new consultant is in this category before clearing Cloud Ready Teams Certification Program. Quality Assurance.

2. Developers (skills level 2,3,4)

1-3 years of experience

3-5 years of experience

5+ years of experience

of Coding,  test automation,  Applications Production, DevOps. 10 Programming languages.

3. Technical Project Managers

Thorough competence within a specific area. For instance JIRA, SAFe, cloud computing, networking, security, Linux. The specified person has a long experience and thorough technical understanding – but not a broader approach toward the solutions. System integrator specialists (Mulesoft, Openshift), system designers within a specific solution. Technical Project managers.

4. Cloud solutions architects

Cloud Solutions Architects cover a broader area, for instance combining server, network and application knowledge to design the overall infrastructure. Capable of creating requirement specifications based on for instance workflow descriptions etc. Senior project managers, large projects.

5. Senior consultants

Combining technical and smart business comprehension (not management consultants). Competence in organizational analysis combined with a technical understanding – the business part of cloud solutions architects. IT estimation, risk estimation, business continuity analysis – from a business and an IT perspectives.

6. Strategic Advisors

Management consulting. Advisor level. Strategy formation. Cloud Strategies. Please contact us.

(LSJ) We are Lifetime Consulting

Introducing Lifetime Studios Continuous Delivery DevOps Ready Teams

Dear Lifetime friends,

I would like to take this opportunity to explain how we work here at Lifetime Oy (Ltd). As you already know Lifetime Oy has to brands: 

Lifetime Studios 

Lifetime Studios delivers top-notch applications for customers who need mobile apps combined to best cloud back-end in the market. Android, iOS, Universal Windows Platform combined with Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Telia Cloud, Tieto Cloud, among other. Not to mention our Customer own private clouds and databases.

Our flagship build at the moment is Crowd Investment Management Studio CIMS. CIMS is built using with our partner Microsoft tools and methods. Lifetime Studios is Microsoft BizSpark member. We use Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise and Professional versions (available for Windows 10 S and Mac), Microsoft Team Services to manage Agile Sprints, Delivery Plans, Documentation, Code and Builds and more.

right now, CIMS is ongoing a upgrade to its Deck. The key technical question is using HyperLedger Project and blockchain as information certificates and signing but possible also to money transactions. 

CIMS Advisory Board will also be updated with new people who come from our partner organisations.

I am actively seeking funding round for CIMS. CIMS is Crowd Unicorn and it aims to EU's Single Digital Market launched later this year. In the coming versions CIMS scales to be the Global Crowd Platform.

Lifetime Consulting

Lifetime Consulting deliver Full-Stack capable professional development Teams and Full-Stack capable consultants to customer projects. We use continuous development methodology, DevOps for those organisations who have adopted it. In our core toolset is Microsoft Team Services, in which it possible to create precise Delivery plans including workload management so that each our 3 to 4 person Teams delivers the best possible value to our Customers. Just in Time and in Budget.

Our Management Consulting Advisors deliver Executive Services to customers whose intention is to clarify and step-up to delivering their Digital Strategies, Processes, Apps. We love to show our clients our ideas as Demo Apps rather than PowerPoint slides. Certainly we write white papers if that what you as a valued customer want us first to do.

Our Consultants

Lifetime Consultants are Software Professionals that usually have long history in working in Large Organisations. We accept spring chickens to our teams, but I strongly believe that long history in Software Engineering is an Advantage. That said, old databases and old data is sometimes burden and waste. So all our hired consultants go through life cycle management period where using clean room technologies and cleansing we get rid of old database, find inner peace and tabula rasa. When the mind is clear newly hired consultants will go through detailed hands-on training on Topics such as Software Engineering, Business Modelling, Full-Stack Delivery and so on. Fresh minded, smiling Consultant is our flagship product.

Again, our partner Microsoft's Virtual Academy and our Training Partners seminars and certificates ensure that every our consultant are capable to deliver continuous apps whose life cycle is long and ROI are at the best possible level.

Every our consultant participate actively in Meetups and Hackatlons. We want to be there with the community and our dear colleagues. Friendly faces and small talk is an asset to us. We are here for you.

Physical exercises, I personally favor running and gym, are necessity to stay in form in this bubble business. Good Health and can do attitude, friendly personality can be worked out and learned. Our Consultants do their best to learn every Day. 

Dear Customer Call us for an Offer

Give us a go. Contact our Sales. We build Finnish Software. We also would like to hear about you as a employee. Lifetime Studios and Lifetime Consulting are building New Teams constantly.

Requirements to become Sub-Contractor; The Lifetime Sub-Contractor Policy

Becoming a Lifetime Oy's Sub-Contractor we need the following:

  • All Consultants should possess education level: B.Sc or M.Sc. in Computer Science
  • If Consultant is hired for a customer she or he needs to deliver CV in Eures Format.

Contract Terms

See links below


  1. Delivery agreement for software using agile methods IT2015.
  2. Consulting and other professional services agreement IT2015
  3. Software maintenance agreement IT2015
  4. Non-disclosure agreement IT2015
  5. Agreement on services delivered via data network IT2015
  6. Delivery agreement IT2015

Please download and send us Agreement you see appropriate to your offer and portfolio.

  • LinkedIn Profile, Twitter, Facebook Handles.
  • Course Certificates of consultant offered from AWS, Microsoft Virtual Academy, Google Certified Engineer or any of technology related role offered.
  • A list Activity of the Consultant in his/her Career Meetup Memberships and other activities in the Software Engineering field.
  • For Governmental projects and working in customer premises there may be drug testing and background check done by local authorities.


Technologies we use are shown here.(link) 

I hope this guideline helps us to reach a mutually benefial Sub-Contractor Deal of a Lifetime.


Risto Anton Päärni

Consultant / CEO

Lifetime Oy

Lifetime Studios

Lifetime Consulting


Lifetime Oy is member of Finnish Software Industry Association Ohjelmistoyrittäjät Ry

Lifetime Studios is Start-Up. Our Flagship Product is Crowd Investment Management Studio CIMS.

Lifetime Consulting offers Management Consulting and ICT Consultancy.




(LSJ) Improving Sales with eCommerce Strategy including Sales Manager and Sales Team On-line

First claim: Customers do not need any Sales Person in the eCommerce Site.


  1. It is true that more Personnel create increased costs. Buying affordable B-to-C products this is true in many cases. In many cases it is simple to buy online without any help. But when the Price and variety in the Shopping Basket increases, so does the need for Sales Support. Live Chat, Sales Representative call, or at least messenger or email message from the company Sales Person is more important than ever before.
  2. Think situation where you are a buying a car from the Internet. For most of us, choosing the right option like color, engine, interiors, etc. is simply too demanding to execute on-line. Taking those product option desicions without skilled product-specialised Sales Person helping us is simply not good sales. Sales Person will assist the deal with qualifying questions and answers and ensure that you close the deal. Using Sales Person in eCommerce improves the conversion rate for Your site.
  3. Selling B-to-B the picture completely changes. If there is no question about the actual products (like buying simple office products), in B-to-B sales there is always questions about the delivery, billing, customer relationship, partnering, re-selling possibilities, etc.
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Second Claim: Self Service is the right solution for eCommerce


  1. If the Markets Position does not allow using Sales Personnel (which usually is true for 24/7), automated service desk solutions can help.
  2. Sales Assistant will add sales when created with care.
  3. Customers value shopping experience that fit their own story. Price is not the only important reason to close a deal.

Third Claim: Automated Solutions are better than Real People


If you are planning a Automated solution for your company, Here are some open questions for you:

  • What kind of support are you planning to give to your customers?

An effective customer service system for dealing with inbound customer requests from channels like email, web, social, phone, chat, f2f meetings, seminars, media (video, streaming, audio).

  • How can you help customers to help themselvers?

An easy way for users to help themselves, quickly find what they need, and minimize time-to-knowledge (TOK).

  • How can you drive customer's engagement to advance your company and products?

Sales Automation should give you a dashboard that gives you insight and tools on how to improve the overall quality of the sales pipeline engagement (wether it is prospect, lead, first-time customer, old customer, retired customer, or returning customer).

With good sales automation (combined with Sales Rep) your customer engagement will improve in terms of meaningfulness, personalization, look and feel, and finally higher conversion rates.

Everyone in the Sales Pipeline need and gain from better productive reflection and deeper dialogue.

Please contact Lifetime Consulting to futher evaluate possible automated service solutions. Contact Skype for Business & email address ristopaarni@lifetimeconsulting.eu, +3584003190400

Hiring Ecommerce Manager

Lifetime Studios has made a strategic decision to centralize main operations for eCommerce and digital channels. Thus, we are now looking for an eCommerce Manager Europe to take over and lead the company's European online sales.

Are you a goal-oriented and enthusiastic eCommerce professional who is looking for new challenges? Do you have the can-do attitude and exceptionally ambitious drive that it takes to develop and build successful ecommerce?

Lifetime Studios offers a unique opportunity to make a difference in your field of expertise: We are looking for an eCommerce Manager for the EU.

eCommerce Manager in Action

Our eCommerce Manager will be responsible for building and developing the Lifetime Studios eCommerce targeting global markets, and for Lifetime Consulting local markets (EU).

Main Responsibilities * Creating global eStore Strategy to reach all customer segments. * Increase conversion rate for the selected customer segments. * Plan and lead the digital company growth. * Choose, recruit, and lead Sales Teams in different market areas and customer profiles. * Report financial results to Lifetime Oy Advisory Board. * Plan and advice company marketing Manager for campaigns and channel management. * Evaluate and build Saled Process Dashboard that will include key indicators to manage growth. * Take action on re-seller products contracting and positioning in the product portfolio.

Skills for eCommerce Manager at Lifetime Oy Ltd.

  • Be able to build a Strategic Market Insight(s)
  • Strong leader
  • Mentoring Skills
  • Coaching Skills
  • Digital Native
  • Global Citizen
  • Academic Degree