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How to raise your company from failure to success

If your company is in dire straights and you’re headed to oblivion, below are some of the basic things we can do to extend our competitive company life – our ‘runway’ as it’s often called. The most important activities are … Continue reading

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When to resign and find a better company

Why resign?  It depends on what matters to you.  Many people join the company but leave their boss.  How much does your manager matter? There are loads of books, presentations, articles, websites and standards on building and maintaining a continually … Continue reading

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Experiences Reviewing KPI/metric Efficiency Part 2 of 2

C. What data is collected automatically (including tool integration) The only data collected automatically was the defects.  A Microsoft Access based tool was used to record and track defects encountered on the project. Everything else was recorded on paper and … Continue reading

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Experiences Reviewing KPI/metric Efficiency Part 1 of 2

I’ve spoken a lot about metrics in the past and I was asked by a client to go through the steps involved in reviewing the efficiency of metrics with examples. Using our checklists is cool, but he also wanted some … Continue reading

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Improve Your Business With A Quality Management System Review

Once in a while it’s good to review your quality/business management system (structure, processes, requirements, etc) – we’ll focus on processes for the moment.  The relevance of processes is critical.  They must be useful to your staff, customers, partners and … 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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