Visual Management

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Strange ideas usually associated with mind mapping

Here’s a good slideshare debunking some of the urban myths associated with mindmapping and challenging some of the “rules”. My favourite Mindmapping tool is iThoughts HD and it doesn’t force you to comply with many of the supposed rules.   I’ve written a few posts about Mindmapping: Mindmapping: has its time come? Low tech or high … Continue reading

70% of strategic failures are due to poor “execution”

I was interested to be sent a link to “The 4 disciplines of execution” this week. It’s a consultancy with its own formula for ensuring that organisational strategy is actually turned into effective execution. They quote Ram Charan, author of Execution: the discipline of getting things done; “Seventy percent of strategic failures are due to poor execution … Continue reading

A3 Thinking: a tool to support Strategic Planning

A3 Thinking is one of the simple tools often applied in Lean improvement and I’ve written about its use for PDCA Problem Solving. It’s simply a “project on a page” and is a great way to capture the key elements of an improvement journey from problem definition through to demonstration of benefits. Another potential use … Continue reading

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