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Exercises 3 & 4 – External information flows

Part of our ‘Becoming Information Conscious’ series. We have created a workbook for these exercises using Google Sheets – note you’ll need to be logged into Google to make a copy. We’ve looked at information flows within your business in the previous exercise, so I’d like you to go back…

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Exercise 5 – build a functionality matrix

Part of our ‘Becoming Information Conscious’ series. We have created a workbook for these exercises using Google Sheets – note you’ll need to be logged into Google to make a copy. You knew this was coming didn’t you? Now it’s time to start turning those information islands and flows into…

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Exercise 6 – what sort of systems do you need?

Part of our ‘Becoming Information Conscious’ series. We have created a workbook for these exercises using Google Sheets – note you’ll need to be logged into Google to make a copy. Based on your functionality matrix and the results from the other exercises, you should fairly easily be able to…

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Exercise 7 – working out what’s important

Part of our ‘Becoming Information Conscious’ series. We have created a workbook for these exercises using Google Sheets – note you’ll need to be logged into Google to make a copy. This exercise requires less writing on your part compared to previous ones, you’ll be pleased to hear! Head over…

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Exercise 8 – Mobile systems

Part of our ‘Becoming Information Conscious’ series. We have created a workbook for these exercises using Google Sheets – note you’ll need to be logged into Google to make a copy. There’s a lot more to come in this chapter and I’m aware that I’m hitting you with a lot…

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Exercise 9 – the last one!

Part of our ‘Becoming Information Conscious’ series. We have created a workbook for these exercises using Google Sheets – note you’ll need to be logged into Google to make a copy. This is the final bit of work I’m going to ask you to do in these exercises, and it’s…

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A stream of information

Making information flow between the islands is the key to eradicating them. Some form of information flow will take place in any business, however slowly or haphazardly. In my example of the carpentry business, even in Scenario A information did flow from the customer to Jimmy the office assistant, and…

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Typical Information Islands

As we looked at in the previous article, information islands are easily created, but linking them leads to improved work processes and customer service. The first step to becoming an information-conscious business  and connecting your islands is to understand what islands you have. Below are some typical ones from service…

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Stranded on an Information Island

Any company, from the largest multinational down to the smallest one-man band has lots of different sorts of information that it collects. These are often grouped around different business functions, such as sales, project planning, finance and so on. All these different sorts of information are qualitatively different, and although…

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Progressive Web Apps – what they are and why you should care

Once upon a time there were computer programs (note the spelling is American, not ‘programme’), aka application software, that we used to install on our computers. Then, two things happened in the 2000s. First, the web became more than just a bunch of dumb (and badly formatted) text pages with…

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