Weekly I help organisations tackle this question. It’s a big question and one with many considerations. The typical scenario is it is time to upgrade a critical business system. The ‘cost’ of the upgrade...
Category: Business Management
Recently, I have sat in a few meetings with clients talking about the cloud and had a little chuckle when they told me that they don’t use the cloud and that their business probably isn’t ready for the cloud just yet.
If you’ve had experience overseeing or managing IT deployment projects you know that even the best intended and well-resourced projects can splutter, stall and eventually collapse without a sound change management strategy in place.
The word transformational is being used a lot lately in the business world. I spoke at the recent CFO Symposium which was themed The Transformational CFO. It’s made me think about what it really means in the context of a business. What does it look like?
If you are involved in managing implementing new software, you will find yourself managing change, change in the way people do things. Understanding the behaviour of your employees throughout a change will be a key success factor in your implementation.
May the fourth be with you. Did we all not celebrate Star Wars day (4 May) recently? I was reflecting that we make the point in our professional lives that speed (force) is the essence. The concept that if you are not fast then you will be left behind as the slow one.
As with virtually any other significant IT implementation project, a SharePoint deployment is as dependant on people as it is on technology for its success.
As a business solutions professional specialising in the needs of the Office of Finance, I find there’s a common thread in almost all of my conversations with prospective customers. CFOs bemoan the amount of time it takes them to close the books and produce reports.
Last week I had the privilege of spending a day at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia. John Cleary (Blue Chip Consulting) ran an excellent session on “Applied Corporate Strategy for the Finance Professional”. It was a day jam packed with content and value.
How do you avoid the corporate knowledge gap on your process and procedures?