No Code Does Not Mean No Power

No Code Workflow Platform and Business Application Creation No Code work platforms and business toolkits have typically appealed to the business user who has a need to fix an immediate pain-causing problem. A serious criticism is that No Code may be able to provide a quick and dirty fix, but the application cannot be scaled or applied elsewhere within the organization. There are also the issues of security, support, user adoption, and accountability, not to mention as soon as no code applications need to integrate with other business systems, they suddenly lose their ‘no code’ status. Is it possible for... Read More »

Defeating Procrastination and Improving Organizational Task Management

I am in my fourth decade of work and I still must deal with the issue of procrastination on a personal level. While I have developed a highly-disciplined approach to work, and my grey hairs do indicate I can prioritize effectively, there are still some instances where I feel like I cannot be bothered! I’m not alone in this, as apparently, we all suffer from this impulse to one degree or another. What separates effective and productive types from the ineffective, under-performing, is how we manage to adopt anti-procrastination strategies, and the work habits we develop and improve upon. This... Read More »

Enterprise Task Management Benefits for Employees

User Adoption is important, but there is much more for employees working with an Enterprise Task Management platform than just ease of use When we are looking at deploying tools and solutions in the enterprise, the focus is typically on “What is in this for the organization?”. Major purchases need to be justified, in terms of cost and ROI, the impact on how the organization will work, and the pros and cons. User adoption does form part of the mix, but this is frequently a tacked-on afterthought, and in any event, does anyone really consider what the benefits for the... Read More »

How JobTraQ Puts the “C for Control” into DMAIC & Process Improvement

Lean Six Sigma’s DMAIC – Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and finally Control – I was recently at the PEX Exchange event held at Pinehurst, NC, and was able to meet more process professionals from major Fortune 100 & 500 companies than you could shake a stick at. There were several common issues and themes which repeatedly emerged during my conversations and meetings with PEX professionals. One of the most notable issues was the shared experience of going through a process improvement project only to return later to find there has been degradation from the proposed solution, or even outright fallback... Read More »

Using the JobTraQ Audit Trail for Trouble Shooting

John Barr is the JobTraQ Product and Operational Support Coordinator and a crucial lynch pin for customers transitioning from deployment to operational use of JobTraQ. The Audit Trail feature of our Lean BPM solution makes JobTraQ an ideal compliance enforcement and management tool, however it is also used to trouble shoot problems encountered, either within the solution or within work output. An important tool for troubleshooting an issue with a specific task or project is to use the Audit Trail. The Audit Trail contains all of the actions and updates that have been performed on the task by workflow or... Read More »