Corporate Agility – where the rubber meets the road . .


Corporate agility is essential today for building, sustaining and augmenting corporate strategy and for operational workflow/workload management  (i.e achieving operational efficiency & effectiveness).

It seems today as a result of the persistence of BPM (Business Process Management) practitioners over 20 years,  corporations are in good shape to achieve agility in the operations area.  (no code/low code for process mapping and re-mapping; run-time workflow/workload management platforms; and, to an increasing extent, real-time predictive analytics decision-support).

With minor exceptions, things are not at all as advanced in the area of strategy building.

Consider the need for corporations to evolve strategy and operational response to cyber and terrorist attacks. If you go to Wikipedia, you will see that in respect of the latter there are 2,000 + incidents per year sourced from 4,000 + terrorist groups.

Suppose you have mining operations in a country like Burkina Faso, West Africa. Your strategic variables are available national infrastructure protection plus corporate-specific infrastructure protection plans and event/incident response tactics.

Most corporations lack the resources/skills to evolve comprehensive Infrastructure Protection Plans on their own, so they have to rely on external security consultants.  Most of these groups are selling man-hours, so their preference is to arrive and never leave.

Civerex and its partners HNCT/GI take corporations through the same  readiness/ resilience process, but our end objective is tech transfer that allows our clients, going forward, to build / own/ manage their own strategic and tactical plans for threat identification, threat assessment, vulnerability identification/ remediation, readiness and response.

Most of the work involves no code, no database construction, no application system building, but significant semi-real-time data collection setup and frequent tweaks by clients to their strategy and operating procedures.

An Infrastructure Protection Plan (IPP)  Kbase can easily comprise 50,000 data points, inclusive of protocols for emergency response to chemical, biological and radiological attacks.

Worldwide 3D Kbase IPP template plus corporate-specific template.

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Engaging a search for “Burkina Faso” – notice that the search results show the country of interest, nearby countries, terrorist groups operating within the country of interest, incidents at the country of interest and that filtering has reduced the number of entities of interest from  9 to 4.Corporate_Infrastructure_Protection_BURKINA

Right-clicking on the search node (green node) takes the user to a listbox of the “hits” across the highlighted entities for easy browsing of the node content and any linked URLs and linked files.

About kwkeirstead@civerex.com

Management consultant and process control engineer (MSc EE) with a focus on bridging the gap between operations and strategy in the areas of critical infrastructure protection, major crimes case management, healthcare services delivery, and b2b/b2c/b2d transactions. (C) 2010-2019 Karl Walter Keirstead, P. Eng. All rights reserved. The opinions expressed here are those of the author, and are not connected with Jay-Kell Technologies Inc, Civerex Systems Inc. (Canada), Civerex Systems Inc. (USA) or CvX Productions.
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