What is Kanban? How do you use Kanban as programme and project management tool? How can you use Kanban effectively in practice? Putting Kanban into practice as a project management tool in the public sector to drive service delivery
Category: MBA studies
Masters of Business Administration / MBA studies. Discussions on theory and applicaiton.
What is Kanban? Using Kanban to manage work in progress and project delivery
What is Kanban? How can I use Kanban Boards to monitor projects and product development and delivery? Kanban is a visual and flexible project and programme/program management tool that can be adapted to support any project and product development system.
Why do an MBA?
Since starting the MBA I've been asked by family, friends and colleagues: Why do an MBA? What are the benefits of an MBA? Is it worth doing an MBA? Now I've completed the MBA and finally have time to reflect I can ask myself: Why did I decide to do an MBA? What did I want from from an MBA? What did I think the benefits of an MBA would be? Why did I put myself through the financial strain, endless nights of study and self-imposed social alienation that a part-time MBA requires? ...and finally: Was it worth it?
Assessing corporate culture in practice #2 – Using Kotter and Schein to assess culture
Using Kotter and Schein to assess culture in a large organisation in practice. How can you assess the corporate culture of an organisation using Shein's Iceberg Theory and Kotter's Cultural Alignment Theory. The second post on assessing organisational culture.
Assessing corporate culture in practice #1 – Kotter’s Culture vs Performance assessment
Using Kotter's Culture vs Performance assessment theory in practice to assess the quality and alignment of culture to strategy in a large organisation. Pugh, Lawrence and Lorsch, and Kotter
Why learning is important to entrepreneurial success
How do we learn from our mistakes to come back stronger? This is especially important for the entrepreneur, who takes risks and faces setbacks. The ones who learn from their mistakes are the ones most likely to succeed.
Reflecting on past events is an essential link between past action and more effective future action. The harder the decisions we make, the more difficult the process of reflecting becomes. We've all encountered people who appear to stumble along, oblivious to the lessons of the past, continuously making the same mistakes, repeating them again and again. This is a good example of those who fail to learn.
Entrepreneurial Diary – Week 6 – Delivering the Pitch
After 6 weeks of hard work, we're now at the final stage: The Pitch. The aim is to provide a presentation, supported by a well evidenced business proposal to convince two 'dragons' (lecturers with vast business experience) that they should…
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Entrepreneurial Diary – Week 5 – Building the Business Case
Now we've passed the elevator pitch, we're free to move onto the next stage - to develop a full business case and prepare a full sales pitch to deliver to the dragons. The last week has seen developments in the…
Read More Entrepreneurial Diary – Week 5 – Building the Business Case
Entrepreneurial Diary – Week 4 – Delivering the Elevator Pitch
We delivered our 'elevator pitch' of a single page PowerPoint poster and a 5 minute briefing to the course tutor and it all appears to be going according to plan. Reflection on the elevator pitch How did it go? We…
Read More Entrepreneurial Diary – Week 4 – Delivering the Elevator Pitch
Entrepreneurial Diary – Week 3 – Applying the Opportunity Business Model
MBA New Venture Challenge. How to be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurial Theory. Applying Blundel and Lockett's Opportunity Business Model in practice in entrepreneurial theory. Exploring how Dimensions and Drivers influence entrepreneurial opportunities in practice. What is Blundel's opportunity business model and how do you apply it in practice?