Friday, 6 December 2013

Zen and the art of Operations Management #5

13

Spring follows winter.
Targets follow performance,
which follows targets.

14

Timesheet overheads,
like tigers prowling: unseen,
until it's too late.

15

Far forest zephyrs -
barely heard whispers - sighing:
"Why's your forecast late?"

Friday, 25 October 2013

Zen and the art of Operations Management #4

10

Do not lose your way
in the forest of finance.
Swap cake for guidance.

11

Dragon's piercing gaze
falls on RAG status reports,
probing for weakness.

12

Departments: towers
of bamboo. Between, torrents
of resources flow.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Zen and the art of Operations Management #3

7

Target: our desire.
Forecast: your expectation.
Plan: mutual journey.

8

Projects, when gardened,
grow, live, breathe. Left untended,
they wilt, choked by weeds.

9

Targets are as dreams
on waking: swiftly fading,
barely remembered.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Zen and the art of Operations Management #2

4

Among the columns
imagined figures flicker,
grow, become real.

5

Your project sets sail
on dark and stormy oceans.
I am your lighthouse.

6

In the beginning,
no process, no procedures;
great minds, working hard.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Zen and the art of Operations Management #1

1

Targets. Plans. Forecasts.
Is your forecast real or dream?
Do your dreams come true?

2

Consideration
should always be given to
utilisation.

3

Talent - ideas -
technology - time - testing -
revenue - profit.