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Top 15 Business Improvement Items for the New Year

The following is a list we put together to get someone started in improving their business. Hope you find it useful – they certainly did! 1. Do you have a consolidated list of your current projects?  Is it clear how … Continue reading

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A Day in Refactoring Agile Project Process Part 2

12.30 Lunch We have a great lunch at Tokio’s in Melbourne CBD.  The team highly recommended it as fantastic for the sukiyaki-don and other specialties.  Sounded good and they were right – it was a great experience.  We have a … Continue reading

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Project Reviews and Alignment With Strategy

How often do we see project healthchecks, appraisals, assessments, audits, reviews, and company breathalyzers where the results are praised by management and then shelved.  Perhaps even with the best of intentions: Management didn’t agree with the findings They didn’t have … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Improving Your Business Processes

I’ve had several conversations lately about the need to streamline and simplify processes.  This is particularly relevant with all the focus on cost cutting and finding savings.  Though it’s always important not to cut TOO many corners – it’ll always … Continue reading

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More on template junkies: Why templates are never enough

At Zenkara we’ve seen company after company who introduce templates only to find that they fall into disuse over time and end up as shelfware. Why is this? 1. People aren’t sure when to use them (which was dealt with … Continue reading

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