13 Reasons Causing Project Bottlenecks

What is the likelihood of your project finishing on time? It depends on likelihood of the critical path tasks finishing on time. Then I ask, How you can ensure finishing critical path tasks on time? It depends on finding and eliminating bottleneck (constraint) for the critical path tasks. Then I ask, How can we eliminate … Continue reading 13 Reasons Causing Project Bottlenecks

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How to Govern ERP Project?

As a Project Sponsor, you are responsible for project governance. You ensure that the project is steering in right direction. You are ultimately responsible for the business case and success of the  project. Typically, more than one vendors, subcontractors, consultants are involved in ERP implementations. These resources may not have worked together before. There are strong … Continue reading How to Govern ERP Project?

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?

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?

Customer’s Letter to Software Vendor -My Expectations

Dear Vendor, I thank you for implementing software for my business. The big job is over now; I look back and think what I originally expected from you. Here are my thoughts: I expected little more integrity from you: You should told me upfront that all the good and smart people engaged earlier during the … Continue reading Customer’s Letter to Software Vendor -My Expectations

When To Raise A Change Request/Variation?

Change is inevitable! To meet ever-changing needs and complexity of business, project teams are increasingly embracing Scrum/Agile methodologies. Project teams are using new tools and methods like Card walls, Daily stand-ups, Internet/Intranet Chats, advanced task management tools (like JIRA). However, one thing that Project teams are not doing so well is managing change within project. … Continue reading When To Raise A Change Request/Variation?

Two Types of People

I have got opportunities to work with diverse groups, organisations, people and cultures. I find that when it comes to process and procedures at work, there are two broad categories of people. Here is the summary of differentiation: Simplicity Masters Complexity Masters Approach – In general, they trust others and base their approach based on … Continue reading Two Types of People