Newsletters

On a regular basis we inform you via a Newsletter on interesting topics and events from the field. Not discriminating on source, we strive to give you value content on the topics we care about in our professional lives.

The 4 Frictions – Overcoming the barriers to the change you want to achieve
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Have you ever come up with an idea to improve a product, service, process or team, that you thought had “legs”, but which never really got traction in the organization?

Then this is for you . . . .…

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Decisions – Risk, Opportunity and the 70% Rule
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OK, so he isn’t the most popular guy in town . . .

But he must be doing something right. He has built a global business that delivers value to millions, and he changed the face of e-commerce.

But, as …

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Why So Many Data Science Projects Fail to Deliver
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The business value of data is as seductive as it is compelling.

We all want to be “data driven” in our operational execution, transformation and process improvement.

But data strategies are much harder to deliver than we expect or than …

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Is Simplicity the Ultimate Strategy?
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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Steve Jobs, or was it Leonardo da Vinci or Albert Einstein?

Opinions vary as to the original source.

Complexity is at the root of a lot of process, technological and organizational failures. In …

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Are You Missing Something in Purchase to Pay (P2P)?
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What is the missing link in Invoice to Pay (I2P), Purchase to Pay (P2P) and Source to Pay (S2P) performance? 

You have worked on PO policies, vendor governance, invoice management, electronic invoicing services, P-Cards, V-Cards, end-to-end process governance, catalog guided …

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Governance, Performance, Risk and Confusion?
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We often focus on “Governance” when trying to drive end-to-end business performance, process change or transformation. There is particular emphasis when we are working on transversal, cross-organizational process issues that cut across the “silos” of the business.

Of course, business …

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Are We There Yet? On the Road from Cost to Value
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Sometimes you just feel like the little kid in the back of the car on a trip with the adults. “Are we there yet?”

Strategies have evolved, objectives have matured, aspirational outcomes are becoming clearer and even the organizational …

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Be kind first, be right later . . .
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Business partnering skills across all functions are becoming highly prized assets. Human engagement, communication, mutual understanding, collaboration – core qualities of human empathy.

We like to think we have these skills and are open minded, objective professionals.

But we all …

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What are the 7 Keys to Success for Process Leaders?
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Agility

With changing business dynamics and increasing layers of complexity, expectations on leadership have increased. 

A current survey suggests that building capabilities focused on agility is the best bet to meet and exceed them.

What 2020 did to businesses worldwide …

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Muda, Mura, Muri – I came, I saw, I eliminated?
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“Elimination is the best form of Automation”.

This resonates because it is true. 

We talk a lot about “simplification” of processes and technology landscapes. What is “simplification” but the elimination of unnecessary clutter, tasks and “noise” that do not …

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