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Business Strategy Tools and Techniques from MindTools

Business Strategy Tools and Techniques from MindTools

Pourquoi les entreprises vont devoir multiplier les business model Low cost ou haut de gamme ? Paiement par abonnement ou facturation à l'acte ? Culture de groupe ou entités autonomes ? Denis Dauchy, directeur de l'Executive MBA de l'Edhec, propose de dépasser ces questions qui taraudent les chefs d'entreprise. Air France par exemple réfléchit sérieusement à l'idée de lancer une compagnie aérienne à bas coûts. Air France a certainement peur de perdre son image de marque et de cannibaliser ses offres moyen et haut de gamme. Denis Dauchy explique pourquoi les entreprises vont devoir multiplier les business model pour se développer à l'avenir (une vidéo APM/CHallenges) : L’Association Progrès du Management (APM) regroupe 5.600 chefs d’entreprise en France et dans le monde.

Project Management Tools from MindTools As you move ahead in your career, you are likely to face more complex and difficult challenges. Some of these will involve the coordination of many different people, the completion of many tasks in a precise sequence, and the expenditure of a great deal of time and money. Whether you succeed or fail with these projects depends on how good you are at project management. This section of Mind Tools teaches more than 50 individual project management skills . The Browse by Category box below will help you target specific project management skills areas, while you can look through the full list of tools to find interesting topics. Free Tools Mind Tools Club Project Management Framework Scheduling Scope Management Building Support for Your Projects The RACI Matrix Structuring Accountabilities for Maximum Efficiency and Results Communication Change Management Project Improvement and Review Join the Mind Tools Club Where to go from here: Next article

Why aren’t more business leaders online? Innovation de business model en PACA J’ai beau parler souvent d’innovation de business model pour essayer d’évangéliser et de sortir le concept d’innovation de son ornière exclusivement technologique, à vrai dire je ne devrais pas avoir à le faire. Cette définition de Schumpeter de 1942 a déjà tout dit : L’invention signifie la conception d’une nouveauté. Alors que l’innovation se définit par l’introduction de l’invention dans un milieu social. Voici néanmoins la présentation ayant servi de support à ma dernière interventions pour le réseau régional de l’innovation, PACA Innovation. Revenir sur la distinction entre innovation technologique et innovation de business model (ou entre l’invention et l’innovation, donc) ;Donner des exemples concrets de ce qu’est l’innovation de business model ;Différencier la phase startup qui doit se préoccuper de tester un business model, la phase de structuration et la phase entreprise où il est plus difficile d’innover son business model.

Problem-Solving Skills From MindTools Find the fundamental cause, and you're half way there. © iStockphoto The 25+ tools in this section help you solve complicated business problems. By using these techniques, you can start to deal with problems that might otherwise seem huge, overwhelming, or excessively complex. Start by taking our How Good Are Your Problem-Solving Skills? Then browse the list of tools below: the techniques that you'll find will help you in many different situations. Enjoy using these tools! General Problem-Solving Tools Problem-Solving Approaches Finding the Cause of a Problem CATWOE Developing a Robust Problem Definition 5 Whys Quickly Getting to the Root of a Problem Improving Business Processes Flow Charts Understanding and Communicating How a Process Works Diagram-Based Tools Join the Mind Tools Club ... and get 65 in-depth Bite-Sized Training™ sessions as well as more than 900 articles like the one you've just read. Develop the skills you need with training, help and ideas from the Mind Tools Club.

Tetradian Books » Blog Archive » Power and Response-ability Published: July 2008 Suggested price: £25.00 Preview: see: Buy print edition from: Buy e-book edition from IT Governance “Many of the common concepts of power in business are so close to perfectly wrong that it’s amazing any work happens at all…” The physics definition of power is ‘the ability to do work’; most social definitions are closer to the ability to avoid it. This enlightening and enlivening book explains the interplay of power, property and responsibility in the business context – how it works, why it doesn’t, and what to do about it. how to identify power in the workplace – both functional and dysfunctionalhow to enhance responsibility and ‘response-ability’ at workhow to resolve differences of scale, from ‘I’ to ‘We’ to ‘Us’ to ‘Them’how to avoid ‘power-traps’ that could put the enterprise at riskhow to design systems that improve purpose-fulfilment, relationship-management and knowledge-technology in the enterprise

Les modèles économiques / La construction d’un modèle d’affaires Le modèle d’affaires d’une société présente la répartition de l’activité et, notamment, l'origine de ses revenus afin de dégager de la rentabilité. Aussi, permettre aux acteurs de concevoir leur modèle d’affaires suppose de rassembler des éléments de base : une identification des parties prenantes et une compréhension de leur intérêt/risque relativement aux réseaux électriques intelligents ;un calcul coût-bénéfice sur un périmètre cohérent. Par exemple, les conclusions de l’analyse coût-bénéfice des compteurs intelligents sont différentes selon que l’on procède au calcul au périmètre du distributeur ou au périmètre de la chaîne de valeur (depuis les producteurs jusqu’aux consommateurs finals) ;une fois le périmètre défini, une identification des postes de coûts et des sources de gains au long de la nouvelle chaîne de valeur ;une estimation des montants financiers associés aux postes de gains et de coûts identifiés au préalable ;une identification de sources de financement potentielles.

How Good Are Your Project Management Skills? - Project Management Tools from MindTools Project managers need a broad range of skills. © iStockphoto/ez_thug Whether or not you hold the official title of project manager, chances are you'll be called upon to lead some sort of project at some time. From initiating a procedural change in your department to opening a branch office in a different city, projects come in all shapes and sizes. As the complexity of your projects increases, the number of details you have to monitor also increases. However, the fundamentals of managing a project from start to finish are usually very similar. This short quiz helps you determine how well you perform in the eight key areas that are important to a successful project. How Good Are Your Project Management Skills? Instructions For each statement, click the button in the column that best describes you. Your last quiz results are shown. You last completed this quiz on , at . Questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 still need to be answered! (Questions 6, 11)

Which Best Practice Is Ruining Your Business? - Freek Vermeulen by Freek Vermeulen | 11:00 AM December 3, 2012 For many decades, newspapers were big; printed on the so-called broadsheet format. However, it was not cheaper to print on such large sheets of paper — that was not the reason for their exorbitant size — in fact, it was more expensive, in comparison to the so-called tabloid size. So why did newspaper companies insist on printing the news on such impractical, large sheets of paper? Why not print it on smaller paper? When finally, in 2004, the United Kingdom’s Independent switched to the denounced tabloid size, it saw its circulation surge. When I looked into where the practice had come from — to print newspapers on impractically large sheets of paper — it appeared its roots lay in England. Everybody does it Most companies follow “best practices.” One reason why a practice’s inefficiency may be difficult to spot is because when it came into existence, it was beneficial — like broadsheet newspapers once made sense. The short-term trap

Alexander Osterwalder: Mapping Customer Pains to Value Proposition with Steve Blank | Business Model Studios (video via Standford University) Get the (FREE) Business Model Studio Resource Guide Continue and watch Alex use visual facilitation in front of a live audience. Please enter a valid email ABOVE: Click the play button and watch the video to see Alex in action! Business model innovator Alexander Osterwalder uses real-time visual facilitation skills to demonstrate reasons why to map a product or service’s value proposition with the actual pains customers face. Using building blocks from his business model canvas framework, Osterwalder maps the relationship and discusses, with interviewer Steve Blank, how value is created. If you want to learn more visual facilitation techniques that you can use with live audiences, join our online course, Business Model Studios: The Designer. INSTANT FREE ACCESSClick here …to view the first four videos (FREE) from our new online course, explaining the Business Model Canvas. …or…

Buys Eloqua Redwood Shores, Calif. – December 20, 2012 Oracle today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Eloqua, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOQ), a leading provider of cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management software for $23.50 per share or approximately $871 million, net of Eloqua’s cash. The combination of Oracle and Eloqua is expected to create a comprehensive Customer Experience Cloud offering to help companies transform the way they market, sell, support and serve their customers. The Board of Directors of Eloqua has unanimously approved the transaction. “Modern marketing practices are driving revenue growth and is a critical area of investment for companies today,” said Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President, Oracle Development. “Exceptional customer experience starts with knowing your customer’s preferences and delivering a highly personalized buying experience,” said Joe Payne, Chairman and CEO, Eloqua. About Oracle Trademarks Contact Info

Business Models & Business-IT research As ‘value’ is one of the most common term in business model definitions, the obvious question is what is meant with value? Surprisingly, it is almost never further elaborated or discussed in business model books or articles. In general the term ‘value’ is used to refer to ‘the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable’ (Wordnet 3.0) or ‘something (as a principle or quality) intrinsically valuable or desirable’ (Merriam-Webster). It seems that when business model definitions refer to value, they mostly mean customer value (such as, Afuah, 2004; Dubosson-Torbay, Osterwalder, & Pigneur, 2002; Tapscott, 2001), while some refer to value for both the customer and the company (e.g., Bouwman, De Vos, & Haaker, 2008; Johnson, 2010). Weinstein and Johnson (1999) state that the concept of customer value is as old as ancient trade practices and refer to the early barter transactions where buyers would carefully evaluate the offerings of sellers. Afuah, A. (2004).

Here is how cloud computing, big data, and some innovation can reinvent healthcare I’m often taking aback by the lack of automation and underutilization of information assets in the world of healthcare. Over the years, so much effort went into dealing with compliance and privacy issues that the core thrust of why the healthcare systems exist seems to be lost in the mix.| No matter if you were for or against the new healthcare regulatory changes, the end result is that more people will be tossed into a system that is already at capacity. The fact of the matter is that most healthcare providers are under-funded, which leads to being under-automated and under-innovative. The statistics back up my statements. The solution to this problem of too much to do and not enough resources to do it, is one of leveraging the right new technologies, some careful planning, and moving from a reactive to proactive state in the world of healthcare IT. Manage patient data holistically, and in new, innovative ways. This concept is nothing new. Again, this is an old vision.