Many people are familiar with SWOT analyses, whether for a business or a person (the latter being a component of some professional CPD schemes), but fewer are familiar with PEST. Continue reading
Anyone familiar with computer spreadsheets (e.g. Excel) will be familiar with cell formatting and the different data types (numbers, text, currency, etc.) and a competent computer programmer will be all too aware of the need for consistent data types within variables. Continue reading
I’ve previously written about KPIs and making sure they relate to what is meaningful and are not just set because they’re expected – do that and they can have the opposite effect to what is needed.
“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the USA. Continue reading
The quality world is entranced by ISO9001 and certification, almost essential in western business, and it employs many in compliance auditing. Even first and second party audits focus on compliance. Inspection is frequently reduced to pass or fail judgements. But is that the only way to think, or even the best way? Continue reading
No intention to start a fight to say who’s best, a manager or an engineer; rather to try and recognise a key difference in role that may clarify responsibilities for some. Continue reading