Category Archives: Operational Planning

Big Data and 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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Beyond Case by Case Management


We know that Case Managers manage Cases but that is not the end of it. Cases often need to draw on pooled resources and when the pool runs dry someone has to step in and make decisions regarding which Cases … 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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Success in Business – Reach for the Top With ACM 360


Success in business is all about building and enhancing competitive advantage. Strategy “rules” – if you don’t know where you want to be, you won’t get there. No point evolving plans that don’t make efficient/effective use of scarce resources. No … Continue reading

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Your BPMs shopping list


If you are in the market for a BPMs, you may be better off looking for a BPFMs (Business Process Fragment Management System). Please don’t make this into a new acronym – we don’t need more acronyms with “Intelligent Business … 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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How certain can we be about uncertainty?


The answer is 100% – anything we map out as a plan for the future will be characterized by risk and uncertainty. We can quantify risk but under many scenarios the only thing we can say about uncertainty is it … Continue reading

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Three-Tier Scheduling and why you need it for ACM/BPM


Organizations supposedly hire knowledge workers because of a feeling that workers generally know what to do, how to do it, who has to do the work, why it needs to be done, leaving where and when as run-time issues because … Continue reading

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Tell me an answer, I’ll give you a question


Every day I talk to people in charge of organizations re new initiatives they have in mind. Before things get too involved in discussions I ask them about their “old initiatives”. Do they have in place a formal mechanism for … Continue reading

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