I’ve blogged previously about my recent day at the ICCA in Sydney. One section focussed closely on process excellence, a topic close to my heart. Process is a key element of achieving the company objectives.
Great to attend the recent Akolade 2nd Annual Integrated Business Planning Summit in Sydney. A fantastic mix of content and presentations and many takeaways. I…
A year ago, I was in a taxi heading to Heathrow for the long haul from London back to Sydney. Not a London black cab, mind you. Taking one of those down the motorway feels like riding a Dyson in Nascar. It was a Volkswagen minicab with a wily driver.
I think everyone has seen and read the story about using drones to deliver your shopping. And it is not an April fool’s day prank. It looks real enough. The Jetsons have arrived.
The European Spreadsheet Risk Interest Group (EUSPRIG) (no, really!) maintains a list of spreadsheet horror stories and when you have plenty of time on your hands you might like to browse through their extensive list of corporate fails.
Last week I had a meeting with an IT management team and they introduced me to a lovely word. “This is currently a handraulic process,” said the CIO. Meaning of course, they do it by hand: manually, with ink and paper and spreadsheet and email.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting and talking to the CIO of a multi-national company about his future needs. He was sure that he had no need for BPM because if he did he would use the ERP workflow!
We have a dog at home, a cairn terrier. The kids love him and he seems to like them, no one bitten yet. The trouble with terriers is that they are runners. When you open the front door, if you don’t have a good grip on him he bolts down the driveway and disappears.
I have recently been privileged to participate in the process of product selection by two best in class organisations. It is my experience each time you deal with such organisations you always have learns and are reminded there is no substitute for doing a process properly.
We are surrounded by certifiable people and most of us probably don’t even know it. Frequently our lives may be in their hands.