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Strategic business planning top tips - Project management

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 20, 2018 9:47:25 AM

The five stages of project management

Project management is not a science, but breaking it down into 5 manageable stages may help your organisation and staff understand the process, and help to embed a project management culture across your organisation. All projects no matter how complex may be broken down into five stages:

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Strategic business planning top tips - Set goals and objectives

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 19, 2018 4:05:06 PM

How to set goals and objectives

Achievements come from good planning, which is why it’s important to set clear objectives and realistic goals. Slow and steady wins the race, so it’s important to take your time and carefully plan from beginning to end, for a smooth and successful journey to your goal.

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What are the causes of poor quality data in organisations?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 19, 2018 10:19:00 AM

I’ve been in the business of developing and implementing business applications for over 30 years. Data quality is a perennial problem and indeed cited recently by Gartner as the cause of an average $15m cost to US businesses in 2018. When I read an article recently that suggested there were three primary causes of poor-quality data in an organisation it got me thinking…

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Topics: GDPR Compliance, Data Management

Strategic business planning top tips - SWOT analysis

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 18, 2018 5:35:56 PM

SWOT analysis

One of the most helpful tools that can be used to understand your organisation is the SWOT analysis. SWOT is an acronym for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. This framework considers the external and internal influences that could impact upon your organisations position and performance.

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Strategic business planning top tips - STEP analysis

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 17, 2018 2:40:00 PM

STEP analysis – External environment 

A STEP analysis is a tool used to identify the external influences that impact upon an organisations position, and is used during its planning and control process. 

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Strategic business planning top tips - The importance of values

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 16, 2018 5:00:34 PM

The importance of values

Values are the essence of a corporate culture as they set out what characteristics are important to your organisation. If these values are widely shared across the organisation and are reflected in the everyday actions of employees at all levels, both individually and collectively, then this reinforces the culture of the organisation.

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Strategic business planning top tips - Creating a vision statement

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 15, 2018 4:12:19 PM

Creating a vision statement

One of the most important stages in the business planning process is to create your vision statement. This statement shows who you are as an organisation and what the organisation aspires to become. A good vision statement can motivate people to be part of that vision and can make them feel committed to your organisation.

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Strategic business planning top tips - Creating a mission statement

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 14, 2018 4:57:37 PM

Creating a mission statement

When it comes to creating a strategic business plan the first step you need to take is to create a mission statement. An effective mission statement captures the essence of the organisation and shows how you will achieve your vision. The mission statement should be specific to your organisation and set you apart from your competitors. 

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4 Methods of assessing risk in business and how software can help

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 13, 2018 11:03:00 AM

How effectively you assess and manage risk can have a significant impact on the success of your business. If you underestimate a risk, or don't consider the full consequences, should it materialise, the resulting fall-out could cause serious stress or even failure of your business. Of course there will always be risks involved in running a business, so here we discuss the different risk management strategies in business and how software could make this tricky job a lot easier for you.

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Topics: Risk Management

How to efficiently service a Data Subject Access Request…

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 12, 2018 4:11:37 PM

In my job, I am fortunate enough to speak to many people involved in ensuring their organisation is GDPR compliant. Whenever you engage, there is always a tale to tell about Data Subject Access Requests how challenging, how easy, how long! Here’s a few anecdotes that might resonate with you…

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Topics: GDPR Compliance

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