Category: Project Management

If you are not moving ahead – you’re falling behind

In March this year I’ve co-hosted a presentation at a customer seminar in which I’ve stressed the importance of ‘following the cheese’. Following the cheese (freely adopted from the “who moved my cheese” literature) was used to underline the ever-changing (SAP BI) world in which we’re living…as clearly to be...

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A solid SAP BI strategy within 9 minutes!

Business intelligence (BI) continues to be the top investment priority for CIOs as an effective BI approach can benefit your IT and line of business (LOB) teams. A good strategy includes aligning business partners, formalizing business needs, and delivering a comprehensive, strategic BI solution that identifies a shared set of...

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The power of Scrum

To prepare myself for a next project in which scrum plays a big part, I’d ordered a book called “De kracht van SCRUM” (The power of SCRUM). Synopsis: This management book is a fictive novel that can be read in two to three hours. De Kracht van Scrum tells the...

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Managing Quality Improvement

Being a business consultant, at one of the world’s top 6 petrochemical companies, for a greenfield SAP implementation, (data) quality is a sensitive and much discussed topic. Tom Breur of XLNT consulting has written a nice article about Managing Quality Improvement, which contains the following top 10: 1. Business Change Is...

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8 Core Beliefs of extraordinary bosses

What’s the fundamentally different understanding of workplace, company and team dynamics according to the best managers? Enclosed an overview of the “8 simple rules of being an extraordinary boss”: 1. Business is an ecosystem, not a battlefield. 2. A company is a community, not a machine. 3. Management is service,...

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Success? A combination of direction and action

Last Saturday I’ve been given the change to be present at a seminar of Ben Tiggelaar, covering ‘a reason for success’. This triggered me to write this blog entry…as in the past I was struggling a lot with writing down my personal objectives in a way I was able to...

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