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NHS Care Report & Recommendations

NHS Care Report & Recommendations

I am breaking my habit of posting only once per day because I thought this to be very topical. I heard the NHS Care Report & Recommendations debated on the Today programme this morning and in light of some recent work we’ve delivered at QEHB (Queens Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham) was ruminating on how the key findings […]

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Big Rocks

Big Rocks

  Earlier today, I started reading a book recommended by Ted Coine called Full Steam Ahead by Ken Blanchard and Jesse Stoner. I am often sceptical about management and leadership books thinking that it is all the same claptrap repeated and regurgitated time after time. However, I quickly became engrossed in the book. I missed […]

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Tell me something new… please!

Tell me something new… please!

A few seconds ago several tweets and re-tweets popped in to my timeline all of which pointed to a short blog post entitled “What’s wrong with being right?” The blog post is based on the book, “Get Along with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere” by Arnold Sanow and Sandra Strauss. Seeing such a flurry of activity, I took […]

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Scaling your BPM Initiative

THE PROBLEM – Congratulations, you’ve successfully completed your first BPM project – perhaps two or three. Management are delighted with the increased productivity and visibility. Operators are impressed with the usability. So far, so good! Is this the end of your BPM journey, or merely the beginning?

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Unlocking the value of BPM

THE PROBLEM – Regardless of your selected vendor, until your new BPM software suite is in active production and generating tangible benefit to your business, you are effectively sitting on some very expensive shelfware. A catalyst is necessary to multiply the incurred licence and maintenance costs into visible, sponsor-delighting ROI.

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Successful BPM – bringing the business and it together

THE PROBLEM — BPM projects should create a mutual dependency between IT and the Business that requires an unprecedented amount of team work and process definition. In best practise BPM projects, at least 60% of the effort should involve change management and getting organisations to think about process in the business. If the Business and […]

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Process excellence – The value of BPM to the CIO

As a CIO, you want to add value to the business to deliver competitive edge but you are challenged to deliver new projects with more than 50% of your IT budget spent on maintenance and support. BPM as a way of adding value may be difficult to justify in addition to the inventory of other […]

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BPM; The selection and buying process

Top Tips: You have decided to consider deploying BPM to solve a compelling issue in a business function, or are evaluating how BPM can deliver an agile platform to leverage your investment in a Services Oriented Architecture, but are faced with a bewildering choice of tools and approaches.

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The Hidden Costs of BPM

The discipline of deploying a BPM project is very different to a classic IT led waterfall deployment of ERP, CRM or E-Commerce. In order to ensure success, it is imperative to understand the roles and responsibilities of the project team consisting of both business and IT resources. I wrote a white paper a while back […]

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What are the roadblocks of change?

John P. Kotter, in his latest book  A Sense of Urgency [Harvard Business Press, 2008] cites two reasons why, by his calculation, 70% of Business change either fails to deliver or is never instigated in the first place. These two reasons are complacency and false urgency. He believes that complacent people do not realise they […]

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