Projects should only exist where they contribute to the strategic corporate objectives. A high level decision authorising a project to start should be made to ensure that is the case and the project is the most appropriate use of the organisation’s resources. The project management team then have a clear framework against which success can be monitored and measured.
For most business processes there is no need to commission expensive development of bespoke software when they could be run directly from the process definition using BPEL (Business Process Execution Language). With currently available visual tools, BPEL enables business teams to automate and control their own processes.
BPEL is a comprehensive and standard language for describing business processes in a way that can be executed using appropriate BPEL engine. BPEL is an industry standard although some suppliers will have their own proprietary extensions.
BPEL provides a way of automating business processes without expensive software development. There are several process engines that execute the BPEL code to manage business processes.
Solidus has taken the traditional PEST (Political, Environment, Social, Technology) analysis a stage further and developed InSPECT to facilitate development of business strategy.
They make the point that innovation is a key capability for business in a fast changing world. InSPECT builds creativity and new ideas into the analysis to inform the development of business strategy.
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Many, even senior managers and directors, do not know what a consultants does. This article explains the 10 key roles, whatever aconsultant’s specialism.
So it is not surprising that client managers and directors feel uncertain about the role of business, management and even technical consultants.