Monthly Archives: July 2011

Business or Corporate Planning

Every business or organisation should have a ‘Business Plan’ – often referred to as a ‘Corporate Plan. the problem is – where to start? Well actually it doesn’t matter where you start as the process is a fairly long one … Continue reading

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Operational Due Dilligence

The term ‘due diligence’ has become associated with company takeovers but is actually related to any process which requires a comprehensive examination of the relevant facts. It could, as easily, be applied to a crime investigation and is similar in … Continue reading

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Performance Indicators

All businesses use performance indicators whether they are formally defined or not. At the Board level most are usually of a financial nature and are roughly common in every industry. Operational indicators tend to be much more industry oriented and … Continue reading

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Disaster Planning and Asset Management

The factors which are common to all kinds of disaster involve: the risk (what is the likelihood of an occurrence); the consequences (what happens due to an occurrence) and mitigation (what measures are appropriate to minimise the effects of an … Continue reading

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Levels of Service and Asset Lives

An Asset Management Plan requires that assets be graded for performance as well as condition. Fundamental to this is the requirement for performance grades to be underpinned by objective levels of service criteria and consistent asset lives. The attached paper … Continue reading

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Planning for Sustainability

When confronted by the results of the vast expenditure by World Bank and other funding agencies, one cannot avoid the inescapable conclusion that over half is completely wasted. This is largely the result of using inappropriate technology; constructing big projects … Continue reading

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