The benefits of a virtual PMO

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In this article I will describe how a virtual PMO (also referred to as ‘PMO as a Service’, abbreviated to PMOaaS) could benefit your organisation. There can be no doubt that what many organisations thought was impossible a couple years ago has enabled them to continue to operate during the pandemic. I am of course […]

Case Study: Jersey Royal Consultation Project

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This Case Study describes a project undertaken in 2019 in conjunction with Adapt Consulting Company, working on behalf of Solitaire Consulting. “The autumn 2019 consultation on the Jersey Royal Industry has been a breath of fresh air with broad consultation, good cooperation and significant consensus. We need to keep-up this good work in 2020 and […]

Top 5 buying factors for Enterprise Software


Whatever size business you are, selecting the right enterprise software is a big decision that you want to get right. Your choice of core system is one that will impact your business for many years to come.

If Your Only Tool is a Hammer, Every Problem Looks Like a Nail

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The concept known as the law of the instrument, otherwise known as the law of the hammer, Maslow’s hammer (or gavel), or the golden hammer, is a cognitive bias that involves an over-reliance on a familiar tool. As Abraham Maslow said in 1966, “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Why the GDPR Matters

I make no apologies for another blog on the subject of data, because I believe data is one of the most important subjects in both our personal and working lives at the moment. But first let’s talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. I was at a conference this week listening to a great keynote presentation […]

Now That the Fog is Clearing on GDPR, it’s Time to Speed Things up

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This is a guest post by Solitaire Associate, Robert Toogood and first appeared on his website, When did you first hear about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation and the need to comply with it by May 2018? Was it recently or possibly many months ago, when the legislation was formally adopted by the […]

How Safe is Your Data?

With cyber security hitting the headlines almost daily, many organisations are rightly concerned about the vulnerability of their data and are devoting serious time and resources to protecting this vital business asset. Traditional security methods have focused on improving the boundary defences of the organisation; aiming to prevent undesirable penetration of the network and to […]

Is Your Business Ready for the New Professional?

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Change is happening within our businesses.  We know it has been going on for some time, but it can be difficult to pin down. Technology is always changing but this time it is different.  Professionals are getting fed up with some of the tools and processes being made available to them.  Instead of complaining they […]

Time. How do you Manage Yours?

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Whether you are a manager, business leader, self-employed or even retired, time is undoubtedly your most precious resource.  None of us know how much we are going to have, but on a day to day basis, time is the one thing we all have exactly the same amount of; some of us just choose to […]