Author Archives for Mary Beth Jameson

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – Five guidelines to get started

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – Five guidelines to get started

- August 16, 2017

The term Robotic Process Automation (RPA) first originated in 2000. By now, you’d think we would have eliminated manual processes completely...

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5 steps to implement to zero-based budgeting

5 steps to implement to zero-based budgeting

- May 26, 2016

Zero-based budgeting (ZBB) was first introduced in 1970 in Harvard Business Review. It’s a repeatable process to review every dollar...

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4 steps to implement rolling forecasts

4 steps to implement rolling forecasts

- April 20, 2016

Imagine a ship that sets course based on last month’s weather patterns. No matter what happens, the ship doesn’t deviate...

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Solving your organizations communication problems

Solving your organizations communication problems

- November 18, 2015

Recently, we performed an assessment of two departments and provided recommendations around staffing, organizational structure, and roles and responsibilities for...

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Developing the right data strategy for your business

Developing the right data strategy for your business

- November 5, 2015

Recently, I met with the leaders of several different departments at an organization. Each of them described an ongoing data...

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Asking the right questions – Benchmarking for organizational issues

Asking the right questions – Benchmarking for organizational issues

- October 22, 2015

Benchmarks and best practices are a popular topic. “What are my peers doing about new regulation? What do similar companies spend...

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Overcoming initiative overload: Part 2

Overcoming initiative overload: Part 2

- March 30, 2015

In the first part of this series, I discussed the symptoms of an organization at risk of being paralyzed by...

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Overcoming initiative overload: Part 1

Overcoming initiative overload: Part 1

- March 23, 2015

In response to recent economic challenges, many organizations went into somewhat of a self-preservation mode. They cut costs, reduced their...

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