Why should you care about managing up? Because job satisfaction cannot be achieved in the absence of a good relationship with the person you report to. It’s what makes everything flow, ensuring a mutually beneficial relationship that supports a productive, collaborate and supportive work environment.
For projects following an agile methodology, the term “backlog” refers to pieces of work, otherwise known as “user stories”, that are not currently being worked on. In traditional project thinking, the backlog would also constitute the project scope, i.e. what needs to be delivered. The only difference here being, your backlog can (and likely will) evolve as the product you’re working on grows and new requirements and features become known.
With modern technology providing so many different ways to communicate these days, you may be wondering how effective virtual communication can still be an issue. The reality is, even with so many new and improved communication tools at our disposal,
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…