We’ve been playing with words, images, emotions, icons and so on for some branding work we’re doing on a new offering. Something that fell out of this was a word that I just liked the sound of:
Then I thought a bit more about it - the flow of talent. This seemed like quite a useful concept to me.
As business owners, managers and leaders, there are two crucial concerns - creating value for stakeholders (owners, shareholder, staff, investors, communities, etc.) and finding and keeping good people for our teams. Value and Talent. Read More
Blog, Strategy, Understanding tagged Action, Analysis, Future by Keith
The Idea Trampoline. You know, where you can bounce your good ideas and your perplexing challenges back and forth, up and down, tumbling them around. Boing one way then another to see if the idea comes back looking any different, any better, still viable.
Sound interesting? Read More
Blog, Strategy, Taking Action tagged Action, Planning by Keith
Today’s lesson is that when you are using bootable media in the drive of a host, and attaching it to one of the guest VMs, remember to remove the media (or change the boot settings) when you remote reboot the host after updates… :) This led to thinking about disaster recovery and business continuity. Read More
Priority, Understanding tagged Action, Analysis, Prioritisation, Strategy by Keith
One of our mantras is “keep it simple“, because we work in an area that is complicated enough to begin with!
When we look at how businesses can improve, it inevitably means having to maintain the big picture (where are we heading?) together with digging into the details (as they can often be the blockers). To drive simplicity through what we do, we evolved a very simple set of tools & reports, which we use to run projects.
Why simple, when we’re trying to analyse and solve complex problems? Read More
Case Studies tagged Action, Microsoft, Planning by Keith
Critical Action Limited was chosen as Project Management partner by EACS Limited, for their project to roll out Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 to Essex Police’s 4000 PCs. Read More
Planning tagged Action, Analysis, Microsoft, Planning by Keith
Critical Action Limited has become one of 20 UK companies accredited to provide Microsoft’s Business Value Planning packaged services to eligible Microsoft users with Software Assurance as part of their licensing.
Taking Action, Understanding tagged Action, Analysis by Keith
Allow Us To Introduce…
We have recently created a “quick intro” to Critical Action Limited, as a PDF for you and your clients to download.
It explains a bit about what we stand for, and introduces our new campaign message - “On a mission to simplify consulting“. Read More
Understanding tagged Action, Analysis by Keith
Recently, we’ve been crystallising our approach to solving problems and seizing opportunities, to build a repeatable, consistent model that can be rapidly applied to save time and money, and create value for our customers - and their customers too. In tough economic times, action needs to be decisive yes, but incisive also - not much point making the wrong decision quickly! Anything that helps in the quest to get it right will help immensely at the moment (and when recovery comes).