Author Archives: kwkeirstead@civerex.com

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, connect-the-dots law enforcement investigations, healthcare services delivery, job shop manufacturing and b2b/b2c/b2d transactions. (C) 2010-2018 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.

Crime Reduction Initiatives Implementation Guide


Success with Crime Reduction Initiatives involves identification of high return/low risk candidate initiatives, setting the focus on a small number of initiatives, goal/objective setting, then updating and rollout of Departmental Policy & Procedure. Crime Reduction – Drug Distribution/Use Phase I … Continue reading

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Must-Have Features in a Run-Time Case Management Platform


Case Managers spend their time managing Cases and leveling and balancing resources across Cases.  Popular examples of Cases are Patients in healthcare, Investigations in law enforcement but, in general, a Case is just a cursor position at a post-relational database … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptive Case Management, Case Management, Software Acquisition, Software Design | Tagged | 4 Comments

Closing the gap between strategy and operations – is as easy as A, B, C, D, E


Corporations need two pillars (ECM and DCM) plus three meta-methods to build, sustain and augment competitive advantage. Absent any one of these and the corporation is likely to fail at closing the gap between strategy/operations and operations/strategy. Let’s highlight these … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptive Case Management, Business Process Management, Case Management, Decision Making, Enterprise Content Management, FOMM, Knowledge Bases, Operations Management, Process Management, Project Planning, R.A.L.B., Resource Based View, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Strategy Development – Same old, or entirely new?


Recently, I was asked whether Edith Penrose’s  “RBV” (Resource Based View) is today obsolete. Fair question, given that RBV goes back to 1959. This led to a question as to whether Porter’s Competitive Advantage method has or has not evolved … Continue reading

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How the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) impacts your business


GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679) took effect one week ago (May 25, 2018). The Regulation and two related Directives EU 2016/680 and EU 2016/681 deal with the processing of personal data relating to natural persons who are citizens of … Continue reading

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How Low Can You Go? –  Part IV – Essentials for building, sustaining & improving corporate competitive advantage.


This article attempts to bridge the gap between operational methods such as ACM/BPM/CPM/RALB and FOMM and methods used to evolve business strategy.The mission of all strategic and operational initiatives is to build, sustain and augment competitive advantage. See “Theories of … Continue reading

Posted in Case Management, Decision Making, Financial Planning, FOMM, R.A.L.B., Risk Analysis, Strategic Planning, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How Low Can You Go? – Part III – Case Management Essentials


This article explores the contribution of three (3) methodologies to the effectiveness of work. The three methodologies are:  ACM (Adaptive Case Management),  RALB (Resource Allocation, Leveling and     Balancing)  FOMM (Figure of Merit Matrices). ACM (Adaptive Case Management) ACM builds on … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptive Case Management, Automated Resource Allocation, Case Management, Decision Making, FOMM, Operational Planning, Process Management, R.A.L.B., Scheduling, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How Low Can You Go? – Part II – BPM Essentials


This article explores the contribution of a methodology called BPM (Business Process Management) to the “management of work” and lists essential features for background BPM services at Cases.  BPM is core to workflow. It also contributes, to an extent, to … Continue reading

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How Low Can You Go?  – Part I


I’ve been following /participating in various recent BPM.com discussions relating to no-code/low-code. Lots of posturing by vendors and product champions re run-time platforms they are promoting or using as well as posturing re process mapping environments they are promoting / using. … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptive Case Management, Business Process Management, Case Management, Competitive Advantage, Decision Making, Enterprise Content Management, FOMM, Knowledge Bases, Operational Efficiency, Risk Analysis, Strategic Planning | Leave a comment

Work, Workflow, Workload and BPM


Work as we know it today, is about to change. Most of us will soon have automobiles that drive themselves. 3-D printing already allows assemblies to be built that are not assemblies.  AI seems to be making a comeback and … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptive Case Management, Automated Resource Allocation, Business Process Management, Case Management, Competitive Advantage, Compliance Control, Decision Making, FOMM, Operational Planning, Operations Management, Process Management, Productivity Improvement, R.A.L.B., Risk Analysis, Uncategorized | 2 Comments