Business Analysis Overview
Business Analysis is the discipline of identifying business needs and determining solutions to business problems. Solutions often include a systems development component, but may also consist of process improvement, organisational change or strategic planning and policy development.
Change Management Overview
The communication specialist, Everett M. Rogers, tells a typical story of the implications for projects that fail to actively manage change.In the 15th century, scurvy wiped out up to 60% of those undertaking long sea voyages. In 1601 James Lancaster, an English sea captain discovered that three teaspoons of lemon juice could cure the disease. However, it was only in 1795 that the English Navy adopted the solution - 194 years after it had been discovered!
Mergers and aquisitions
The phrase Mergers and Acquisitions (abbreviated M&A) refers to the aspect of corporate strategy, corporate finance and management dealing with buying, selling and combining different companies that can aid, finance, or help a growing company in a given industry grow rapidly without having to create another business entity.
Methodologies and Training
The importance of a quality training intervention in project management and systems implementations cannot be over emphasised. There are two major considerations in this. First there is the perspective and influence of the end users and secondly the decisions of the project manager and sponsor and their consequences.
Project Management Overview
Project management is a specialist discipline and widely recognised in its own right. Organisations which practice sound project management methods have a competitive advantage over those that operate on a hit-and-miss basis. Effective project management ensures that projects undertaken by an organisation are completed within a specific budget, timeline and scope giving such an organisation the competitive edge.
System Implementation Overview
A popular definition for System Implementation is putting a planned system into action. It may sound simple, but it is not. System Implementation projects are long difficult journeys by which organisations move from an old set of technology to a new one technology.
The business environment changes frequently and so must individual organisations. Businesses and organisations need to examine their business practices and structures on an on-going basis to ensure that they continually improve if they are to survive in a rapidly changing world.
Training intervention Overview
The importance of a quality training intervention in project management and systems implementations cannot be overemphasised. There are two major considerations in this. First there is the perspective and influence of the end users and secondly the decisions and consequences of the project manager and sponsor.
Somehow, society has conditioned us to be scared of strangers and the thought of starting a conversation with someone we don’t know, is daunting to most of us. We give strangers so much power. People we do not even know and who are simply defined by the dictionary as "one who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance”.
The advantages of blogging
Some of the most popular Internet related terms today are the words “blog” and “blogging” - but what is blogging, and how can blogging be of benefit to me and my life?
Case Study 1 - Competency Assessment Large Corporate
Client had recently undergone a merger of teams that were scattered across the organisation. The pending strategy was to move from a internally driven focus to that of a customer centric view. Management required a view of current skills across 74 role profiles within the business unit.
Case Study 2 - Competency Assessment Large Bank
The PMO identified the need to conduct a competency assessment across different roles. The purpose of the exercise was to establish a view of what competencies were reflected in the team and where developmental initiatives should be introduced.
Case Study - Complex Project: Merger and Acquisition Integration
Our customer is a large Multinational company in the telecommunication industry. As the telecommunication market matured in South Africa it has progressively become more saturated and therefore focuses on differentiating not only the brand but the customer experience became a key strategic focus.
Case Study - Complex Project: Merger and Acquisition Integration
Client acquired the remaining shareholding they held in their biggest independent dealers. The requirementwas to integrate these entities totally into the holding company. The project team was established to handle the entire integration/merger.
Case Study - Complex Project: Restructure Large Corporate Financial
Since February 2014 until July 2014 this particular division (IT) within a financial services company embarked on a journey to adjust their operating model, functional and organisational structure in order to better align to the new demands placed on them by the changing business Strategy. The client approached Bizmod to assist them with managing not only the design of the new operating model, but also to facilitate the MANCO team involvement and to ensure that they were a part of the change.
Case Study - Complex Project: Restructure Large Corporate Insurance
The company embarked on a regionalisation project which was mandated to restructure the organisation around specific processes, i.e. sales, claims and underwriting. At the time, the organisation was structured around products and lines of business. This led to decentralized operations, inefficiencies as well as compromised the overall customer experience.
Pitfalls and areas of excellence during a training system implementation initiative
The paper aims to highlight the pitfalls and areas of excellence during a training material development initiative. The aim of this initiative was to create a support structure that would drive and manage the training delivery team.
System Implementations pitfalls to learn from
This case study aims to highlight the problem areas and to make other organisations aware of the various pitfalls that could result in a complete failure of any system implementation project. By creating awareness of these pitfalls, organisations planning to embark on a similar kind of project should acknowledge these challenges and ensure they steer clear of the pitfalls being highlighted.
System Implementention - Training Intervention
For SaveTech Africa, a major player in the player in the South African, pump manufacturing industry, it has been a very challenging three years… The recent world economic crisis impacted their client base that consists of mostly the mining industry, severely. The impact on their clients has ripped through to SaveTech and presents itself as a sharp drop in SaveTech pump and spare orders.