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How to get best value from your suppliers

How to get best value from your suppliers

Generate a competitive environment   To get best value from your suppliers, you have to generate a competitive environment. That’s not necessarily quite as easy as it sounds. Getting a few potential suppliers to bid against each other is of little or no value,...

The best way to survive failure? …revel in it!

The best way to survive failure? …revel in it!

OK, with a heading like that, maybe you think I’m ever so slightly insane, but with all due apologies to Benjamin Franklin, nothing can be said to be certain in this life except death, taxes and failure.  Anyone who says they haven't failed is lying through their...

How to hold effective meetings

How to hold effective meetings

Meetings, like them or not, are a means of communication, a way of resolving issues and should be used for reviewing documents and deliverables. Meetings won’t go away, but they can be made to be a lot more effective.   I’m sure we’ve all been to meetings where...

Do I really need a Test Strategy?

Do I really need a Test Strategy?

The Most Important Part of a Project   Get testing wrong and you potentially end up wrecking your productivity, your reputation, your legality or possibly all three.  People tend to associate testing with IT, but an untested process can have disastrous results if...

Can you be Half-Agile?

Can you be Half-Agile?

A lot of companies I’ve come across in my consultancy life have heard all about Agile and think they should be going there.  It’s new, it’s exciting, it’s faster, it’s cheaper, it works and just about everyone is doing it.  They want some of that too! Well let’s first...