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Strategy execution and operational excellence blogs

Discover the latest insights, trends, and news around strategy execution, business transformation, and operational excellence


What is operational excellence?

5 times your company should use a VRIO analysis

Building a platform for global change - S2:E4 Strategy Hero reflections

Developing strategic thinking - S2:E3 Strategy Hero reflections

What is a balanced scorecard?

Building a personal strategy - S2:E2 Strategy Hero reflections

Why you should use the x matrix strategic planning tool

7 critical challenges you'll face in Strategy Execution Management

The decade of ecosystems - S2:E1 Strategy Hero reflections

5 best practices for Strategy Execution Management success

Strategies for effective Strategy Execution Management

Bringing flow to the frontline - S1:E6 Strategy Hero reflections

Strategy Hero podcast - S1:E6 transcript - Bringing flow to the frontline

Empowering teams for Continuous Process Development (CPD)

How to implement Continual Process Development

An introduction to Continual Process Development

How Porter's Five Forces supports strategic planning

Leading strategy and change - S1:E5 Strategy Hero reflections

Exploring Six Sigma principles: techniques for quality and consistency

Exploring Lean principles: key tools for waste reduction

Strategy Hero podcast - S1:E5 transcript - Leading strategy and change

Learning how to implement Lean Six Sigma

10 ways x-matrix planning is complex and 10 ways to simplify

Choosing between Lean vs. Six Sigma: which is right for you?

8 steps to a winning strategy - S1:E4 Strategy Hero reflections

Porter's Five Forces explained in 50 FAQs

Integrating OKRs into strategy with the x-matrix

Five forces analysis: our ultimate guide

The Ultimate Continuous Improvement Jargon Buster Guide

Strategy Hero podcast - S1:E3 transcript - 4Cs of Hoshin Kanri

Strategy Hero podcast - S1:E4 transcript - 8 steps to a winning strategy

The 4Cs of Hoshin Kanri - S1:E3 Strategy Hero reflections

Strategy Hero in top 30 business strategy podcasts

What is cross-functional collaboration?

Digital transformation and change - S1:E2 Strategy Hero reflections

Continuous Improvement resources, videos, templates and tools to drive your projects in 2024

5 root cause analysis tools to remove your process blockers

Strategy Hero podcast - S1:E2 transcript - digital transformation and change

Strategy Hero podcast - S1:E1 transcript - is Lean enough?

What is the VRIO framework?

5 ways Hoshin Kanri will break down your organizational barriers

4 truths of moving to data-driven decision-making

Is Lean enough? - S1:E1 Strategy Hero reflections

How to use the balanced scorecard to manage performance

A beginner's guide to SWOT analysis

Unveiling the Strategy Hero podcast

What is strategic drift?

The importance of strategic planning in business

Value chain analysis: our ultimate guide

ROTA: the easy-to-follow process to manage strategic issues

Project Management Office: our ultimate guide

Scenario planning: our ultimate guide

What is corporate strategy?

5 ways pharma is adapting their approach to strategy

10 challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry in 2024

Why you should follow this process for strategic reviews

5 powerful strategic management tools you need to use

What strategic issues should your organization monitor?

Program Management Office: our ultimate guide

Can ChatGPT create your strategy?

8 types of strategic planning models you should be using

SWOT: What is a SWOT analysis, how do you create one, and more FAQs answered

5 ways to strengthen your supply chain strategy

The ultimate guide to VRIO: What is a VRIO analysis, and how can you use it for strategy creation?

How to set and write your business KPIs

What are minimum-viable, experiment-based, and option-based strategies?

7 warning signs your Hoshin is stalling

A beginner's guide to Gantt charts

4 effective risk management strategies & ideas you need

What are the eight principles of Total Quality Management?

10 keys to strategy execution success in 2023

The Kaizen method: our ultimate guide

The Hoshin Kanri x-matrix: the what, how, why, benefits, and more

What does Business Agile mean?

Covering the continuous improvement methodology

Lean manufacturing: the evolution of the Lean strategy

6 continuous improvement and project management trends to watch in 2023

Using the Ishikawa diagram to develop the MX5

Transforming Porsche through continuous improvement

Current v future state maps: the what, why, how and when

The benefits of Kaizen for your business

Balanced scorecards for beginners

10 benefits of continuous improvement

Hoshin Kanri and Balanced Scorecard: Creating the strategic narrative

8 common principles of continuous improvement

6 example Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

The key role a Strategy Realization Office can play in managing your strategy

5 common mistakes to avoid when deploying your strategies

Top-down vs. bottom-up strategic and operational planning explained

Applying PDCA, Lean and Agile Within Hoshin Kanri

6 ideas to strengthen program and portfolio management

Spreadsheets v software: Planning, executing & tracking Hoshin Kanri

Measuring Hoshin Kanri: bowling charts and A3 reports

9 challenges leaders face with continuous improvement

A 3 step process to successful strategy implementation

What is strategic implementation and the role of process and matrices?

How to write a vision, mission, values, and true north statement

KPIs v OKRs v breakthrough goals v WIGs – everything you should know

VRIO v SWOT v Value Chain v RBV v PESTEL

Rapid response teams and agile, resilient supply chain strategies

What is Hoshin Kanri?

8 challenges with adopting Hoshin Kanri

Strategy vs. Strategic Plans - Getting Started

Hoshin Kanri - OGSM - OKR: A case of apples and oranges?

6 Strategic Portfolio Management Trends For 2023

Danaher, Ingersoll Rand, and Xerox: Hoshin Kanri case studies

6 Hoshin Kanri resources you need to know in 2022

Can culture hacking improve your strategy execution?

Strategic Portfolio Management 101

4 steps to a great Hoshin Kanri planning workshop

Must know continuous improvement templates, videos and guides for 2022

4 Ways To Align Corporate and Functional Strategic Plans

Why do project charters fail at enterprise level?

Why Excel, PowerPoint, and Projects aren’t the right tools for Strategy Execution

6 reasons you'll struggle to build strategy software in-house

Noble causes - making people care about strategy

What is a process improvement plan and how do you create one?

What is a value stream map, why is one important, and more VSM questions answered

Business case: strategic planning and strategy execution software

5 ways to accelerate strategy delivery

Why leaders must captain strategy delivery

6 ingredients for a successful digital transformation program

Using catchball for goal creation and feedback to drive plan buy-in

The 4 types of business decisions and how to make them

Are continuous improvement's returns worth the investment?

3 reasons to create bottom-up OKR goals using catchball

Points of impact and how they guide action plan creation

Countermeasure tips and how to guide

7 ways to better use the software driving your improvement programs

Strategy formulation in the 2020s

8 critical things CIOs should know about SEM software

5 things that make excellent continuous improvement leaders

The A-Z of strategy execution management jargon

13 ways to make your team care about goals

Why critical thinking is crucial for strategic planning and execution

Starting your policy deployment with the Voice of the Customer

Theory and execution - the benefits and frameworks of strategy

Strategy execution management and the conveyor belt process

5 different ways to look at the value of Strategy Execution Management beyond ROI

11 reasons you find strategy execution management challenging

Strategy v Policy: Chicken or the egg?

How can you approach strategic implementation?

How to explain the value of continuous improvement

4 tips to successfully facilitating your Kaizen event

4 essential value stream analyses to assess your flow

Services vs. manufacturing: How end-to-end should a Value Stream Mapping exercise be?

What is a Kaizen Event and how can you prepare for one?

The History and Future of Lean Management

The History and Future of Six Sigma

What is continuous improvement?

Building a team and culture for Business Excellence

DMAIC v Six Sigma v Lean: Choosing a continuous improvement framework

10+ continuous improvement project tools + techniques you need to know

Core improvement tools & techniques: Operational basics & daily management

Action Plans: The Hoshin Kanri Process of Turning Goals Into Action

Hoshin Kanri v 4DX v MBO: Complementary Strategy Execution tools?

Keep Strategy Execution on track during COVID-19

The Ultimate Hoshin Kanri Jargon Buster Guide

Extracting value from data: Moving your business from fragmented to integrated data

Plotting a course for business transformation in 2020

How AI will evolve for machine-assisted Strategy Execution

Strategy execution in 2020 vision

Data-driven decision-making: Choosing gut instinct vs. data

Assessing organizational capabilities: How do I know my goals will be delivered?

3 stats to evaluate your organization’s strategic capabilities

Strategic transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

A better way to manage your DMAIC projects

5 ways to ensure strategic objectives don't get lost through the grapevine

Culture and Alignment - How to focus on your goals

4 questions strategists asked at OPEX Week Orlando 2019 | i-nexus

Top 10 trends in strategy execution software for 2019

How to communicate and align employees with strategy | i-nexus

Why you don't need to be an expert to understand the value of Hoshin

How i-nexus provides transparency on Strategy Execution and facilitates management by exception

How can technology accelerate successful policy deployment in global organizations?

i-nexus helps local NHS Trust to strengthen governance and efficiency