How To Map Business Initiatives From Corporate Objective?

Translating Corporate objective into business initiatives is a challenging work. One of the main reason is lack of common language and visual representation of the business. For example, for the strategic objective of 'Improve Customer Experience', Sales and Warehouse heads are likely to identify different initiatives. Sales head - ‘Business needs ability to send digital catalogue to customer via email’ Warehouse … Continue reading How To Map Business Initiatives From Corporate Objective?

10 Reasons Not To Change ERP!

Our ERP is very old: Check your ERP software version. If it is ‘ancient’ version, consider option of upgrading to latest version rather than changing the ERP. Our ERP never really worked: Check if software was implemented poorly. Therefore, end-users have no choice but to get creative and device manual workarounds. There is no one … Continue reading 10 Reasons Not To Change ERP!

Change Feeds On Strong Leadership!

Total Quality Management, Lean, Six Sigma, Business Process Re-engineering, Business Process Improvement, Process Redesigning, Value Chain Improvement, Business Transformation, Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption and many other similar terms to follow….. At the end of day it is all about managing successful Change. Various authors explain change management models Kotter’s 8 Step Change model, Good to … Continue reading Change Feeds On Strong Leadership!

Project Planning Insights And Advise!

Internet is full of such Project Life Cycle diagrams: They represent planning as one of the initial project stages followed by execution and then project closure. Simple stuff! But how true is it? I find these diagrams incorrect and misleading! Planning is not any specific stage/phase of the project. It is in fact an overarching … Continue reading Project Planning Insights And Advise!

ERP Implementation – Estimate Breakdown Structure

ERP Implementations are complex! So many moving variables among which key decisions are to be made. One of the challenges is to get good visibility on breakdown structure of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Following diagram will help you. You can use this during various stages of the project (Initiations/discovery - developing business case, Vendor … Continue reading ERP Implementation – Estimate Breakdown Structure

How To Shortlist Software Vendors?

Software selection requires a well defined process and disciplined approach. Previously, I have shared following topics with you. RFP Tips – How to create/develop RFP Steps to find initial software vendors for your industry How to set clear expectations with software vendor upfront? The next step in the software selection process is organising Product Demos. … Continue reading How To Shortlist Software Vendors?

In Search Of Meaning!

I often wonder - What is the final destination of life's journey? Why I constantly crave for more success, wealth, relationships and power? Why is this constant craving? Why something is always missing in life? Why I am not complete? Whom I am trying to satisfy? Do I actually get satisfaction (even shortly) after so … Continue reading In Search Of Meaning!

How To Deliver Awesome Client Presentation?

Have you ever experienced Presentation sickness? It may be while attending a boring, long presentation..... OR While delivering presentation to uninterested audience..... Presenting in the consulting engagement can be a challenging task. Clients have high expectations. Consultants are expected to know their stuff, present professionally and manage client expectations. If you are presenting make sure … Continue reading How To Deliver Awesome Client Presentation?

100% Utilisation Is A Business Risk

If your employees are fully utilised in producing goods and services, consider it as a business risk! Did you ask why? It is because if your business is always busy with BAU activities, then the chances are that your business is not thinking ahead. By thinking ahead, I mean: Keeping up to date with technology … Continue reading 100% Utilisation Is A Business Risk

How To Get Best Value From Consulting Engagement?

We often hire consultants where we need to step into unknown territory. It may be setting up HR policies, Sales and Marketing strategy, Software, Legal procedures, working on Technical verticals etc. Often our expectation is that consultant (being an expert) will guide and lead us to cruise through the unknown territory. However, how we can … Continue reading How To Get Best Value From Consulting Engagement?