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Your purpose is your customer, PERIOD.

10.11.19 12:47 PM By Matt Koopmans - Comment(s)

A "purpose driven business", fashionable, but what is it exactly? And what purpose is driven by the business? Most importantly - does it matter?

The answer to the last question is YES! It matters - but not in the way you would expect. In this article, we break down the purpose, and what dr...

Success with your Digital Transformation Program - Revolution or Evolution?

03.11.19 02:06 PM By Matt Koopmans - Comment(s)
Sustained change is a long running process. Sustained change, therefore, is rarely revolutionary - where many things are fundamentally changed at once - as too many of those will lead to inherent roadblocks in dependent processes, causing the whole system to collapse.

Has your Digital Transformation partner transformed?

21.10.19 12:29 PM By Matt Koopmans - Comment(s)
The key word in Digital Transformation is not digital - digital merely refers to the enabler - it is transformation. The objective of this post is to make us all look more critical at those that are claiming to be experts in delivering Digital Transformation.

How scope gets in the way of trust and success

07.10.19 05:18 PM By Matt Koopmans - Comment(s)

Go and ask for a quote for an IT solution delivery, and the first thing you get asked is: "What is the scope?" Seems fair - if you want to get a price commitment, you will be asked for a functionality boundary. But what does this actually do to the delivery of your solution? Nothing good, ...

Why your agile approach will probably fail - 5 common misconceptions you must address right now in your agile deployment

28.09.19 03:14 PM By Matt Koopmans - Comment(s)

Much has been said about agile, and much is continued being said. Agile deployments of software fail, and agile deployments of software succeed... And every so often an article pops up which contributes to the common misconceptions that create the weak foundations to build your agile deployment. Let...

Lean Startup? Get yourself sorted with enterprise grade systems for a lean startup budget

10.09.19 08:46 AM By Matt Koopmans - Comment(s)

In any startup scenario, there are two things you will never have enough of: time and cash -  the latter at least until a successful funding round. A great practice for any startup is to practice being lean - it teaches you to be frugal with these two scarce commodities of time and money, so th...

Implementing business applications? GAME ON!

05.09.19 01:28 PM By Matt Koopmans - Comment(s)

If you ever played a computer game, you know that great games start easy, and incrementally introduce new complexities. As Nolan K. Bushnell coined the phrase to describe the best games: "easy to learn, difficult to master". So what does this have to do with business applications? Surely, ...

Are your finance requirements holding you back?

17.07.19 10:20 AM By Matt Koopmans - Comment(s)

I have been in the business of implementing business solution for over 25 years. During this time, I have been amazed at two things: 1). the incredible speed of innovation in this sector, and 2). the incredible inertia of silly requirements that keep us from utilising these innovations. No - this is...

The Ransomware Scare - practical tips to protect yourself

24.06.19 07:50 AM By Matt Koopmans - Comment(s)

Ransomware is creeping into business and government systems seemingly unimpaired by the counter measures they put in place. Antivirus and malware protection are not a luxury, but they can only keep up with the newly released infections, at best. The weak point remains the user as entry point, and sy...