Five Steps to An Effective Business Plan

You have an idea for a business. You know what you want to sell, who you can sell it to, and how much you stand to earn from it. There’s just one more thing you need: a business plan. Many people dread the idea of preparing a business plan. They think of them as complicated, […]

How to Get 10 Ordinary People to Write One Perfect Business Document

Martha asked me, “I want to put a template or guidelines to my team members as a result of my research about the good way to write a proposal.” One of the problems if you’re new to writing business proposals is where to start, especially if you have to write with a team rather than […]

ProcessCapture Tool Delivers Documentation & Virtualization

There are already a number of tools which use pictorial imagery to increase this ease of use for the mainstream business user. Examples include the new “Problem Steps Recorder” in Windows 7, “Google Maps” now showing small map sections when giving directions and “Skype” bringing ease of use to the VOIP market. ProcessCapture allows a […]

The Requirements Bill of Materials: A Walkthrough

Image by Ivan Walsh via Flickr Bill Lewis describes a model for application requirements based on a bill-of-materials metamodel. In it he shows how “the imprecise and ambiguous nature of business requirements as a major factor contributing to the high costs and low success rates in system development efforts.”

Procedures Writing Guidelines

Image via Wikipedia A Standard Operating Procedure is a set of instructions having the force of a directive, covering those features of operations that lend themselves to a definite or standardized procedure without loss of effectiveness. Standard Operating Policies and Procedures can be effective catalysts to drive performance improvement and improve organizational results. Most quality […]

Process Design – Tips for Helping Your Team Adapt

Image by Geodog via Flickr So you have decided to adopt a more formal process for getting your projects done, congratulations. It is a good decision that will help you better manage your projects, make your team more efficient and improve your chances of coming in on schedule and on budget.

Acceptable Use Policy Template

Image via Wikipedia This Acceptable Use Policy is intended to support culture of openness, trust and integrity. This policy is designed to protect employees, partners and the clients from illegal or damaging actions by individuals, either knowingly or unknowingly.