In this new world of big data and the Internet of Things (IoT), there’s certainly no shortage of data to be analysed in order to identify opportunities for business improvement. That said, organisations need to be clear about two things:
Strategic problem solving is a critical skill needed by the leadership within any organisation. It is distinctly different from day-to-day problem solving in that you need to apply a longer-term lens to identify future problems a business may face with the goal to come up with an action plan to effectively avoid these problematic situations.
Some say change is as good as a holiday, but the reality is that to many people out there, change is not something they’re comfortable with at all. It can be a very unsettling experience – one which can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. For companies to be successful in rolling out change, they need to be cognisant of the reasons why people resist change to ensure that they put mitigation actions in place to avoid these. Through our experience assisting clients with various change management processes, we’ve identified the following as the top reasons why people resist change:
There are many ways in which companies tackle performance management today. While some still prefer an annual review process, others have started to adopt more regular performance assessment methods, but method or process aside, there are a few basic techniques which ensure maximum effectiveness.
s more and more companies are embracing agile techniques to shorten their delivery timelines and create better synergies with their customers’ needs, the demand for tools to help manage the process has led to the evolution of tons of great agile project management and development tools. But with so many tools on the market, the process of finding the right one can be tricky. To help you decide,
Analyze Consulting is proud to announce that we have achieved a Level 3 score from our recent B-BBEE verification. At Analyze we have adopted a growth and development strategy that aims to realize South Africa’s economic potential by diversifying the work place and advancing the country’s economic transformation. This is in line with one of our key values of being people-focused – which holds valuing relationships and striving for a fair balance of good for all key stakeholders, at the heart of our business. We achieved this result through a focus on business practices that are vital for transformation while having valuable operational benefit: Analyze Supplier Policy – We prioritise empowered suppliers, particularly exempt micro enterprises and black owned businesses. Analyze Community Involvement – We support enterprise development and socio-economic development within non-profit organisations and small black owned enterprises, through financial support and pro-bono consulting services. Analyze Skills Development Program – In addition to developing our team, we provide financial support and skills development to students studying Information Systems, through our Analyze bursary scheme and learnership. Analyze Empowerment Trust – As a shareholder in Analyze, the Analyze Empowerment Trust is mandated to provide financial assistance and support for the education of previously disadvantaged, black females. We strive to continue contributing to South Africa’s economic transformation in the years to come – unlocking value in our bid to help our clients and our country, to make business better.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer the stuff only movie plots are made of, today it has become a key component of computer science research & development which is providing very real solutions for changing the way companies do business. Facebook, Netflix, Google, Tesla Motors and Apple are only some of the big companies out there who have embraced AI with great success. But what does AI mean for those companies who may not be in the position to transform their entire business or invest…
As industries and customer needs change, the way we manage our projects need to change along with it. What used to work 10 years ago unfortunately cannot guarantee success today. If we’re not flexible in the way we approach project management, we will get left behind in a world where continuous improvement has become a necessity to survive. For a very long time the Waterfall method dominated the world of project management as everyone adopted the understanding that a project consisted
When was the last time you sat down to read a book or watch a movie without any message or app notification disruptions? Were you able to leave your phone until you had read that last chapter or watched the movie to the end? There may still be a few strong people out there, but for most of us, the answer is probably no. Digital overload has become a real problem and it’s starting to affect our productivity, particularly in meetings. If you really think about it, it’s now become the norm to see a room full of
According to a study done by IBM, only 40% of projects meet schedule, budget and quality goals. That’s certainly not a statistic to be proud of in any way. This begs the question: What are we doing wrong? One stance takes a look back at where the project began and what was estimated with regards to project cost & effort in the first place. Were the estimations way off base? Could more have been done to get to a more accurate projection?