Ability, Capability, Capacity and Competence
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Ability, Capability, Capacity and Competence

Optimising Organisational Success

About the Book

This book contains curated extracts from my Blog ' The Knowledge Economy'. It explores my thoughts, observations and experiences on:

- Knowledge and how it impacts a business;

- Making decisions;

- Business Performance and 

- Business Change

Whilst the 'Knowledge Economy' Blog has no specific structure I have attempted to impose a very loose order within this book by at least grouping my writing into themes. Not wishing to 'over-think' the content I have maintained the integrity of the Blog and not 'padded' sections with additional words so that pagination within chapters worked better.

About the Author

Kim Parker
Kim Parker

Kim Parker is an experienced Business Strategist, Enterprise / Business Architect, Process Architect and Solution Architect.

Kim has had more than 30 years in a range of activities focussed on education, business strategy and architecture.  He has consistently applied modelling techniques and, supported by architecture frameworks, undertaken:

  • complex and strategic business analysis;
  • process performance improvement;
  • functional/workflow analysis;
  • policy & strategic planning;
  • governance;
  • program & project management delivery;
  • organisational & IT change management;
  • quality assurance and
  • architecture development.

Kim has been throughout his career been mindfull of the importance of knowledge in all its facets within a business and has endeavoured to raise its profile as an asset that can, if properly exploited, provide significant business benefit.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
    • ‘Why’ and ‘What if’: powerful and valuable questions.
  • Introduction
  • Setting the Scene
    • Vision Statements
    • Mission Statement
    • Goals and Objectives
    • Aligning Strategy to Vision
    • Baselining the business
  • Ability
    • Skills, Knowledge and Experience.
    • ‘Precrastinators’, ‘Cowboys’, Procrastinators and business outcomes
    • Recruiting for better business outcomes.
  • Capability
    • Business Capability – a key to success
    • Building Capability
    • Assessing Capability
    • Capability Maturity Cycle
    • Managing the Maturity of the Enterprise.
  • Capacity
    • The Enterprising Business: Its all about the people
    • The Knowledge Repository
    • Realising the Idea
    • Developing Enterprise Strategies
  • Competence
    • Wishful thinking – the antithesis of good management.
    • Models, assumptions, risks and consequences.
    • Trying’ may be ‘Doing’: so take care.
    • Governance and Self Interest
  • Reality
    • Where is the vision and the good decisions supporting it?
    • You can’t have it all!
    • Business Restructuring: Constructive or Destructive?
    • Models, assumptions and making decisions
    • Frameworks: Why have them?
    • Architecture of the Enterprise
    • Steering towards success
    • Benefits Realisation
    • Abandoning Change for Change’s Sake
    • Framing Decisions in Business
    • Understanding Business Drivers
    • Planning the Enterprise: Understanding time horizons.
    • Governing the Enterprise
    • Enterprise Architecture – Untangling the Business.
    • Business Restructuring: Constructive or Destructive?
    • Banking on pain, minus the gain
    • Navigating to achieve business goals
    • Business Change – A fact of life
    • Picking low hanging fruit: not the windfall it seems.
    • Baselining and Agile Principles
    • Business Values
    • Core Values – examples
    • Business Measures
    • Building a business – moving towards success.

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