27. July 2009 18:00
When people are mobile, they need an easy method to participate in projects. Accessing web project management software on a notebook computer provides some capability, but it is not always convenient to start up a notebook computer to see what is happening.
Web access on mobile phones offers easy access to project information for very simple projects with a small number of people involved. However managing more complex projects using traditional project management methods on a mobile phone is impractical.
The major problem is that traditional project management meth... [More]
20. July 2009 17:28
Business Continuity and Contingency Plans provide an effective means to implement a plan when little time is available and the price of failure is high. Plans need to be developed well before the event and where possible be rehearsed to ensure that nothing critical has been forgotten.
One of the greatest challenges is that many of the people who need to implement these plans change over time. Consequently keeping plans and the people who need to implement them, up-to-date is an ongoing challenge; especially when your organization has many plans.
TASKey has developed a simple means ... [More]
13. July 2009 17:30
Keeping a business operating without major interruptions is essential. However most businesses are vulnerable to abnormal events that can severely restrict normal operations. The ability to develop action plans that can be quickly and effectively implemented can significantly reduce the effects of abnormal events.
Few managers will disagree that well thought out and implemented business continuity plans significantly reduce the initial and flow-on effects of abnormal adverse events. While developing plans is usually a challenge, effectively implementing these plans in crisis ca... [More]
7. July 2009 17:37
The efficiency of meetings directly affects an organisation’s efficiency and people’s stress levels. When participants come from different parts of an organization, or from a number of organizations, the complexity rises; so integrated, efficient meeting processes are essential.
Stakeholders need to be able to freely participate in agenda development and the completion of agreed actions, from wherever they are located. It is also desireable that other stakeholders who are not directly involved are kept informed.
A number of attempts have been made to develop metho... [More]
7. July 2009 17:35
With the introduction of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and the analysis of the causes of the Global Financial Crisis, the need for and importance of an independent Board of Directors is clear. The Board is not directly involved with the day to day running of an organization, so it can stay focused on the external environment and ensure that the strategies required for success are designed and implemented.
In contrast, the CEO and other C level executives focus on the organization, and implement operations and the strategies agreed by the Board. The organization’s Executive regul... [More]