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OR Society Impact Magazine: Dachshunds – getting back to basics

The latest Impact Magazine from the OR Society includes an article I’ve written describing work I’ve done in the world of canine health improvement. In my hobby-life, I’m Chairman of the Dachshund Breed Council and we have been proactive in collecting health data on the breed and using it to inform our Health Strategy. I … Continue reading

The people side of process improvement

Two articles in a BPTrends Newsletter (www.BPTrends.com) caught my eye and highlight the importance of “people” in Process Improvement. Human Processes: Discovering Collaboration discusses the differences between collaborative processes and step by step processes. I’ve previously written about these and referred to them as “Emergent” and “Routine” processes. The article explains why traditional analytical techniques fall short in … Continue reading

Many Business Plans need to be much SMARTer

It ought to be simple, really.  Plans should be a statement of how you will achieve your objectives, by a particular date.  So, you might assume that an effective plan would comprise at least the following: The actions required to achieve the objectives The date(s) by when the actions must be completed The resources required … Continue reading

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