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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) 2010-2021 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 Number of accessing countries 2010-2020 : 168

Revisiting” Use of Force” Clauses in Police Department Policy and Procedure Manuals


It’s clear from media postings that DOJ has decided to review “Use of Force” practices at various City Police Departments. Seems reasonable that individual Police Departments might want to do their homework before they get visited by DOJ staff. Here … Continue reading

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Capability Statement – Critical Infrastructure Protection


Civerex can support threat and vulnerability assessments conducted by host nation partners (COTRs) via setup of its CiverMind™ 3D free-form-search Knowledgebase as a one-stop-shop platform capable of consolidating Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) methods, tools, and knowledge for use by assessors … Continue reading

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Do Enterprise Architects Manage Enterprises?


They do not. The job of an Enterprise Architect is to identify methods, tools and platforms that allow: business planners within an Enterprise to build, sustain and augment competitive advantage, business managers within an Enterprise to achieve operational efficiencies and … Continue reading

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How to be a good management consultant


This is a re-issue of a post I made in 2010. Here are some guidelines for management consultants. Your job is to help the client to solve a problem they have or help the client to exploit an opportunity. Do … Continue reading

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De-funding Police Departments


Don’t do it ! City Admins can, of course, at any time, choose to ‘carve out” and transfer services from one department to another. They need to be careful what they wish for. The Eugene, Oregon “Cahoots” initiative worked/is working … Continue reading

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Team Performance under Coronavirus Rules


The purpose of this article is to outline protocols for preserving office productivity when knowledge industry team members are required to work out of their homes. ‘Work’ is the transformation of  information/ knowledge to action. Work consists of tasks, some … Continue reading

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The Link between big data and corporate competitive advantage


The link between big data and corporate competitive advantage Success in business is all about building, sustaining and augmenting competitive advantage. Given comparable infrastructure (Capital, Access to Capital, Land, Equipment, Tools, Premises, Staff, Intellectual Property/Knowhow, Current Products/Services, Products / Services … Continue reading

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Why we collect data . . what we need to do with it


Data is everywhere. We collect data “for the record”, we collect data for use by predictive analytics algorithms and we collect data for use by humans and machines when making decisions. Data, by itself, is highly important but not highly … Continue reading

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Success Achieving Operational Efficiency & Effectiveness (methods, tools, platforms)


With reference to my recent article called “Avoiding Transformation Program Fails”, operational efficiency and effectiveness need methods to avoid madness. Transformation Initiatives need tools at generic workflow/workload management platforms. Method: CPM for Once-Through Initiatives CPM is the method of choice for … Continue reading

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Success Evolving Corporate Strategies (methods, tools, platforms)


With reference to my recent article called “Avoiding Transformation Program Fails”, here are some guidelines for an orderly process for making “good” use of corporate infrastructure/resources (i.e.  putting a focus on building Competitive Advantage). The model our group has used … Continue reading

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