How To Improve Resource Planning and Forecast?

Good consulting resources are rare and expensive. ERP Partners/Vendors are always in dilemma whether to hire additional resources or not. It is chicken and egg situation. Whether to hire when there is a new project or hire first otherwise there may not be a new project. Secondly, resource management is a juggling act. Sometimes vendors … Continue reading How To Improve Resource Planning and Forecast?

Why Dating With Implementation Partner Is So Important?

Are you looking for a new ERP Implementation partner? Well, it is important to know about each other (very well) before the big commitment (signing the contract). Successful ERP implementations are dependent on performing client and vendor teams. They must work as a one team to meet project objectives. As a project sponsor, make sure … Continue reading Why Dating With Implementation Partner Is So Important?

What is The Most Under-Utilised Resource?

While our focus has always been to optimise limited resources, what do think is the biggest waste? Which resources are been most under-utilised? Well, I think, it is you and I! It is humans and human potential. Here are my thoughts on this: Division of Labour: Does division of labour makes sense in our organisations. … Continue reading What is The Most Under-Utilised Resource?

How Body and Business Are So Similar?

Our body and business are not much different. Both are the machines that receive input and their coordinated effort produces an output. Learning - Like a healthy body, healthy business must learn from experimentation, analytics, and retrospectives. Strength - Like every individual has natural strengths. Similarly, the business must be aware of its strengths/niche. Weak … Continue reading How Body and Business Are So Similar?

Root Cause of Change Resistance?

Internet is full of articles explaining reasons of change resistance. Various books are written on this topic. Change Manager’s Handbook extensively covers this topic is detail. However, what is the root cause of resistance to change? Why in context to organisational change, employees and managers prefers status quo instead embracing the change? I have tried … Continue reading Root Cause of Change Resistance?

Levels of Change! Must Understand This For A Lasting Change!

How often do we define change before we start managing it? This is one of the main problems in change management arena. We attempt to manage ‘the undefined’.  Further, change operates at different levels. The attributes at each level are different. Therefore, strategies and focus to implement change must be different as well. In the … Continue reading Levels of Change! Must Understand This For A Lasting Change!

COTS/ERP Bringing Mediocrity At Best!

Do you agree that COTS/ERP implementations makes your business mediocre at best? One of the main value propositions of the packaged software (COTS/ERP) is relatively quicker implementation. Business processes are standardised. Your business receives so called 'best practice' implementation. But is it a good thing? The so called 'best practice' is really a best practice? … Continue reading COTS/ERP Bringing Mediocrity At Best!