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Scrum – an Agile Framework

Agile and scrum are familiar terms in most workplaces.  Together, they make project management and development faster, more streamlined, and more cost-effective. But what are “agile” and “scrum”?  And is your organizing using them? Agile methodology is an umbrella term for a set of frameworks and practices based on specific values and principles.  It is… read more →




Active Management and the Challenge of Change

Management Is a Spectrum Active management lives in the healthy middle of a spectrum which has anemic absent management on one side and suffocating micromanagement on the other.    Absent managers fail to adequately interact with their staff, and provide little in the way of guidance, mentorship, or feedback so employees are left unsupported and… read more →




Process. System. Behaviour.

Outdated Process Series Every process in an organization should be designed to either add value or to be a necessary part of an activity that adds value; and any process that does neither of these should be changed or eliminated.  Previous articles in this series discussed the challenges of identifying outdated and inefficient processes, and… read more →




Why Implementation Matters

Strategy is a popular subject in business schools: it has a certain air of intelligence and sophistication about it.  But it’s a term that’s overused without being well understood.  If a poll were to be conducted, most business school students would probably not be able to give a proper definition of what “Strategy” is.  And… read more →




PAVING THE WAY TO SUCCESSFUL CHANGE

Any improvement strategy, no matter how masterfully crafted, is only as strong as its implementation. The good news is that with a good and systematic approach to implementation, a successful outcome can undoubtedly be achieved. There are many components to implementation success, from an organization’s culture and values to the efficiency of its nominal processes. … read more →




The Benefits of Capacity Planning

One of many advantages of an engagement with Trindent Consulting is the development of a capacity planning model called the Area Workload Assessment (AWA), which Trindent custom-builds and calibrates for each client and each department within the scope of the client engagement.  Importantly, this is not a single-use tool developed for the duration of its… read more →




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