Which type of buyer are you?

We buy for different reasons. There is nothing good or bad with our buying habits, but few practices are better than others. Let us look at the following three types of buyers: Demand-specific buyer: This buyer goes to the market to satisfy the demand. For example, if...

Are you a decision maker or decision facilitator?

The Project team expects you to make all the major project decisions as a Sponsor. It may be a default position and expectations, but you have a conscious choice. You can choose to be a decision maker or decision facilitator. There is a big difference between them. As...

Are you building your dream house in the swamps?

As a business executive, you are responsible for making major business decisions. The challenge is making decisions in an area where you may not have the required domain knowledge. Often one such area is Information Systems. The entire business and organisation suffer...

The best team members expect much more than their salary!

Forming a Project team is one of the most crucial tasks for the Project’s success. However, it is a challenging task to get the best people to work on your Project. Why? Because, firstly, they are already in demand. Secondly, there are in scarcity. Thirdly, the...

Are you optimally utilising the most underutilised resource?

Human potential is the most underutilised resource. The existing structure of the division of labour makes it even worse. In the workforce, everyone is bound to have a job profile. The expectation is for the employees to operate within the parameters of their job...

So much hype about data!

What if my project is on track, but I am implementing the wrong software product? How about I am overeating because my fitness app reports I can intake more calories? How about I decide to watch TV rather than go for a walk, as my smart watch tells me I have enough...

Do not abandon workflows! You have more work to do!

In the good olden days, managers had a visual system. There were piles of files at every desk. If the intray is piling up, the person in charge needs help. Life was much simple. The manager can go around the office and sort out the bottlenecks simply by looking at the...

Are you flowing with the change?

We invest in a flashy new website. We celebrate and show to our customers, friends, and employees. But, after a few years, we often find that the website does not accurately represent our business. So, what has changed? Maybe nothing substantially big. Instead, a...

What is the workflow?

In the good old days, the work within offices used to flow within paper files. Each file had a unique ID, a few forms, and supporting documentation. The file is used to move from one desk to another. Then, the file processing staff adds new information and makes...

Why do Projects fail? We need more whistle-blowers!

It is not that we don’t know that a given project is going south. The experienced members of the Project team can spot it quite easily. They can even see patterns and predict where the project can go! The problem is that very few say – we have a problem! The fact is...