Consulting: Kanban (aus Evernote)

Consulting: Was ist Kanban?

Kanban heisst soviel wie “Karte” oder “Pinnwand”. Als Technik/Prinzip geht Kanban ursprünglich (nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg) auf Toyota in Japan zurück, wo es mit einer Just-in-Time  Fertigung in Verbindung stand.

Heute (2015) wird es von Beratern und Softwareanbietern ( http://www.projectplace.com )  als Methode des Projektmanagement bzw. Zeit-Management neu verkauft.
Eine Kanban-Pinnwand hat im einfachsten Fall drei senkrechte Spalten mit den Titeln
  • In Planung   (To Do)
  • In Arbeit     (In Progress)
  • Fertig         (Done)
in die Aktivitäten bzw. Arbeitsschritte öffentlich sichtbar aufgeteilt werden  indem man sie als Kärtchen auf die Pinnwand heftet.
Man kann mehrere solche Pinnwände zur verschiedene Themenbereiche nutzen.

Anwendungen und Nutzen von Kanban

Kanban kann man einzeln nur für sich selbst anwenden, sozusagen als “To-Do-List” Board, oder auch zur Förderung der Arbeiten und Aktivitäten eine einem Team.
Es wird behauptet, solche Kanban-Boards würden der Visualisierung dienen und damit die Produktivität steigern.
Man sagt, Kanban-Boards fördern die offene Kommunikation.
Man sagt, Kanban-Boads fördern die Selbstorganisation von Team und reduzieren dadurch den Management-Overhead…
Neuerdings wird sogar behauptet, Kanban sei “agile” (Agiles Manifest, SCRUM,…).

Software für Kanban

 Heutzutage macht man das natürlich nicht mehr mit realen anfassbaren Pinnwänden, sondern DIGITAL z.B. auf dem iPad (z.B. App: Trello) und über Internet bzw. Cloud.
Dadurch ist eine Real-Time-Kommunikation in geografisch verteilen Arbeitsgruppen möglich.

Consulting: The 10/20/30 Rule of Powerpoint

Immer wieder gibt es Diskussionen über die Art uns Weise, wie man “PowerPoint”-Praesentationen gestalten sollte. Da erinnere ich mich an folgenden Tipp:

Ein paar Guru-Tips von meinem letzten Vortragsabend der Gesellschaft für Informatik: “The 10/20/30 Rule of Powerpoint” by Guy Kawasaki Guy Kawasaki Blog

Das passt nicht so 100% auf “unseren” Stil, aber ist nicht schlecht. Ich habe einen Vortrag, der sich an diese Regel hält bei der GI gehört.

25. August 2008 by wingmoon

Consulting: Corporate Performance Management (CPM)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM)

includes

  • the processes used to manage corporate performance (such as strategy formulation, budgeting and forecasting);
  • the methodologies that drive some of the processes (such as the balanced scorecard or value-based management);
  • and the metrics used to measure performance against strategic and operational performance goals.

However, CPM also comprises a series of analytical applications that provide the functionality to support these processes, methodologies and metrics, targeted at strategic users and corporate level decision making.
Main functionalities that CPM applications should deliver:
– Budgeting, Planning, Forecasting
– Profitability Modeling and Optimization

– Scorecards

– Financial consolidation
– Statutory and Financial Reporting

Source: Nigel Rayner: Corporate Performance Management Applications Explained, G00130282, 2005-10-04

Consulting: Englische Vokabeln

EnglischeVokabeln

Englisch Deutsch Erläuterung
agility Veränderungsfähigkeit auch: Mobilität, Wendigkeit,…
asset Besitzgegenstand, Anlage Fin: Vermögenswert, Wertgegenstand,..
awareness Bewusstsein
blueprint Konstruktionszeichnung
boiler plate ????????????
buying center wen soll der Vertrieb angehen?
CAGR mittleres jährliches Wachstum Compound Annual Growth Rate CAGR
City Planning Bebauungsplan Als übergeordneter Plan für Einzelvorhaben .. EnterpriseArchitecture
compliance Übereinstimmung Einhalten von Vorschriften
conotation Nebenbedeutung
constituents Bestandteile, Beteiligte e.g. key constituents
contingency Eventualfall, Notfall,…
delineation Abgrenzung, Beschreibung, genaue Darstellung,…
delivery Erbringung z.B. Value Delivery
deployment Bereitstellung, Einsatz
discretionary xyz kann-xyz non-discretionary xyz = muss-xyz
does that make sense? OK? Antwort: Yes it does!
efficacy Wirkungskraft
enabler
end-to-end durchgehend von Anfang bis Ende
findings Ergebnisse, Befund,… i.S.v. observations, summary of …
fulfillment Auftragserfüllung Ausführung, Erfüllung, Leistung
game plan Schlachtplan, Vorgehensplan to move forward
gaps problems to solve 1. findings, 2. gaps, 3. recomendations
Governance angemessene Unternehmensorganisiation
zur Optimierung der Unternehmensführung
und -kontrolle
corporate governance
hallmark Gütezeichen, Markenzeichen, Echtheitsstempel Feingehaltsstempel
Issue Angelegenheit im Sinne von “Wunder Punkt”
IT Governance siehe Lexikon: IT-Governance
juggernaut Riese, Ungetüm e.g. SAP, Microsoft are juggernauts
legacy Alt-Systeme
limelight Rampenlicht
makes a lot of sense ja
material Unterlagen e.g.; “I send you material on…..” = Unterlagen zu …..
mitigation Milderung, Vorbeugung,…
nobrainer Selbstgänger you do’nt need your brain for that
pain points Juckepunkte
parochial provinzlerisch, kurzsichtig z.B. Kirchtumpolitik
pertinent einschlägig, zur Sache gehörend
pervasive durchdringend pervasive devices: telephones, mobiles, TVs,
PDAs, POS terminals, cash dispensers
pet peeve Lieblings-Ärgerniss favorite problem…
piecemeal stückweise
piggy back Huckepack-…
piggy bank Sparschwein
pivot Drehpunkt
policies grundsätzliche Regelungen z.B. policies and procedures
provide sorgen für, zur Verfügung stellen, bereitstellen
refinement Verfeinerung, Veredlung, Verbesserung z.B. process refinement
replenishment Wiederbeschaffung auch: Nachschub
retainer Anwaltsvorschuss, Halterung,…
roadmap Fahrplan,…
root cause Grund-Ursache die wahre Ursache (Die fünf Warums)
savvy klug
scope creep Wachsender Umfang Projektverfettung, wachsende Begehrlichkeiten
scrutinize hinterfragen eingehend prüfen
shortcommings Mängel
sourcing Beschaffung
stovepiped ofenrohr-artig Mehrere nicht abgestimmte Insellösungen (auch: Silo …)
strategize Strategien schmieden, entwickeln,…
sundries Allerlei, verschiedene Posten
tentative vorläufig e.g. tentative agenda
value proposition Wertbeitrag
vendor Hersteller, Anbieter

— Main.DietrichKracht – 25 May 2004

Consulting: EBIS and Platforms Defined

An EBIS is an end-user tool, supporting common BI usage through ad hoc database query, basic report generation, online analytical processing (OLAP) viewing and light analysis. The key criteria that we use in assessing EBIS tools include scalability, usability (for example, multiple user styles) and manageability (for example, common infrastructure).
In contrast, a BI platform is more of a development platform for creating custom BI applications.

Important criteria include modern platform architecture (for example, modularity), third-party extensibility (for example, application programming interfaces and development paradigm), BI features (for example, OLAP, analytical/modeling and graphical presentation) and suitable vendor support programs.

Leaders in the EBIS market include Cognos, Business Objects and Information Builders. Wellknown BI platform vendors include SAS Institute, Hyperion and Microsoft (see “Magic Quadrants for Business Intelligence, 1H04”).

Consulting: Multisourcing

Gartner defines multisourcing as the use of three or more service providers (which may include internal resources) to deliver key IT services and IT-enabled business services to a company under a continuous service arrangement.
Without a strategy (for multisourcing), companies don’t make necessary investments in organization and governance, which results in inadequate structures, processes and tools for effectivly managing this complex sourcing model.

The key to the multisourced environment is outsourcing key IT-services on a continuous basis (vs. discrete project-based services).

Benefits:

Best services and solutions delivered at a competitive price
Ability to better align services to business strategy
Greater agility and precision

Source: Christopher Ambrose, Lorrie Scardino: Multisourcing is the New Norm for Sourcing IT Services, COM-23-1233, 2004-07-01
Further reading: Sourcing Strategies: Relationship Models and Case Studies, R-18-9925, 2003-02-07

Consulting: Business Intelligence Platforms

Definition: Business intelligence (BI) platforms provide a BI application development environment for complex, custom applications.

Justification for Hype Cycle Position/Adoption

  • Speed: BI platforms have been around for many years in the form of decision support systems, online analytical processing engines or packaged data warehouses. Adoption beyond the departmental level is just beginning.
  • Business Impact Areas: Complex analysis and corporate-level BI applications.
  • Benefit Rating: Moderate.
  • Market Penetration: Five percent to 20 percent of target audience.
  • Maturity: Early mainstream.
  • Example Vendors: SAS, Hyperion, Microsoft, SAS and SAP.
  • Recommended Reading: “Magic Quadrants for Enterprise BI Suites and Platforms, 2H04
  • Analysis by Howard Dresner

Consulting: BI Competency Center

The BICC’s role is to champion BI technologies and define standards, as well as the business alignment, project prioritization, management and skill issues associated with significant BI projects. The BICC should contain dedicated analysts, as well as business and IT experts to help executives understand the critical role of BI in managing the business better. The BICC should execute these tasks:

Guiding the users in meeting their own BI needs (and not relying on the BICC for all reports), primarily by training them how to use the data, as well as how to use BI tools as mechanisms to access and manipulate the data. This enables the center to have some leverage, instead of creating every report or query.
Working in conjunction with the business units in performing ad hoc or complex analysis, because the center’s personnel are analytic experts. If and when the analysis becomes repetitive, it can be made into a task that business users can perform.

Overseeing the analytic approach used across the enterprise to ensure consistency The center connects various parts of the enterprise that have similar needs and are experiencing similar problems. This will enable the center to fix problems identified within the same departments.

Setting standards for BI tools that will be used and supported throughout the enterprise.
Coordinating the use and reuse of metadata in the enterprise, helping define and integrate definitions of the relevant business terms.
Communicating to the IT organization the important role of BI applications as part of a BI strategy, encouraging the IT group to work more closely with users.
Building communication across lines of business to prevent the creation of new BI application “silos.

Helping the IT organization realize that users will need multiple BI technologies to meet their varied analytic requirements, while getting users to support the IT organization in providing a platform that will support changing user needs.

Assisting in implementing and supporting the deployment of the organization’s BI tools.
Source: Joanne Galimi: Healthcare Must Establish BI Competency Centers to Reap Strategic Benefits, G00130788, 2005-10-05