The value of transparency in business

Transparency is a relatively new concept in the world of business. How do I know? First, I took a look in The Penguin Book of Business Wisdom for a mention of Transparency and nope. So in 1998 when the book was published to cover the “Must-have collection of Business Quotations, Thoughts and Anecdotes for everyContinue reading “The value of transparency in business”

Value of Kanban

Kanban boards are all the rage and have been for a long time now. Most “planning” software has some form of Kanban view of your data – heck even big old Salesforce gives you a “kanban” view of things. But the real value of a “real” Kanban board is in the underpinning values used toContinue reading “Value of Kanban”

How does Agile apply to Operations?

Much of my working career has involved a mixture of project delivery and operations and while the technology has changed since the 90’s what defines excellent project delivery or great operations hasn’t. Excellent project delivery is all about time, cost and quality/value-added and operations is about the processes and services that continue to deliver valueContinue reading “How does Agile apply to Operations?”

Business agility

Agile is not new! Although if you listen to many current business leaders it is the latest in innovative thinking that will save the world and their business. They are partially right, but it’s not new. Agile was “born” in early 2001 at a small gathering of software development pioneers in Utah. Out of thisContinue reading “Business agility”

Agile talent management software – Your survival plan?

I read with interest this morning Dr John Sullivan’s article looking at how to survive in such turbulent economic times, his concept seems to be a play on the software development process Agile. To quote Wikipedia Agile software development is: Agile software development refers to a group of software development methodologies based on iterative development,Continue reading “Agile talent management software – Your survival plan?”

Things to extreme, including interviews

Today is day 3 or 4 of the heatwave here in Melbourne, by heatwave over 40 degrees Celsius, up to 44 a couple of times (that is 104 & 112 Fahrenheit respectively), things are a bit extreme at the moment. To match the extreme weather it is time to learn about Extreme Interviewing. Extreme InterviewingContinue reading “Things to extreme, including interviews”