Category Archives: Competitive Advantage

Steering the ship – the new business management reality


Increased global competition has more corporations chasing after the same opportunities. The impact on strategic planning has been a reduction from 5-year planning cycles, with annual reviews, to 18 month cycles, with quarterly reviews. The playing field has changed in … Continue reading

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Mini-firestorm at BPM.COM


The question of the week at BPM.com was http://bpm.com/bpm-today/in-the-forum/what-is-the-best-way-to-build-an-executable-process-model What Is the Best Way to Build an Executable Process Model? From a comment E. Scott Menter made on this discussion where he wrote: “Flowcharts (including IMHO BPMN) are simply not … Continue reading

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Success Factors with BPM


If you are thinking about the potential benefits of Business Process Management or want to fast track your current BPM initiative, here are a few “must haves” for success. 0. “First the problem then the solution”, meaning no point mapping/implementing … Continue reading

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How to achieve quick wins with BPM


Quick Wins definitely are the preferred business development approach for consultants compared to wasting time responding to RFPs.  Here is the pitch we have perfected over the past two decades.. How to Quick Start BPM in your organization Let’s face … Continue reading

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How to fund process improvement initiatives


Every organization has processes, the processes are either documented or undocumented. They may exist only in the minds of workers or be on paper, online, or in-line. Every organization has “best practices”. In the absence of any declared best practices, … Continue reading

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Policy, procedure, KPIs – how to run a business


Corporations have infrastructures with various asset classes (capital, access to capital, plant, equipment, people, existing products/services, new products/services, customers, and partners). The ones that have “secret sauces” succeed, most of the others fail. The rules for success are quite simple … Continue reading

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Closing the Business Planning, Monitoring, Control Circle


As specialty practitioners continue to focus on specific operational methodologies and tools and argue about which are “best”, the fundamentals are that managing a business is about building, maintaining and enhancing competitive advantage. Any organization that is not able to … Continue reading

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Get Your Story Right


If you want to become a management consultant, it’s unreasonable to expect to ease into this the day after you graduate from university. It takes time to build up expertise to walk in off the street and facilitate strategy development … Continue reading

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What simple software can I use in strategy consulting?


It’s a lot easier to respond to specific questions as opposed to trying to invent hypothetical questions and then answer them. I got the above today from MosaicHub of which apparently I am a member. My response appears below . … Continue reading

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Success with Entrepreneurship


Most of us who want to start up a business venture have a finite amount of capital. You have to develop a product/service, promote it, and start to see money coming in. It’s rare to be able to get everything … Continue reading

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