RJ Lewis – "Planning Out Loud Show"
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Objectives + Opportunities + Challenges.In Season 4 of the Planning Out Loud Radio show, we're going to talk a LOT about Entrepreneur Resource Management.
If you are wondering what that [Entrepreneur Resource Management (ERM)]is; then you're in the right place!
Entrepreneur Resource Management is the process of planning your processes and platforms in a way that creates a unified, interconnected system for your people — an ecosystem.
By the end of our time together today, I want you to understand what creating a plan for this ERM can do for your business and the episodes that we're going to dive into this season will help you to make systems thinking a core standard within your smedium business.
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Understand that thinking of your business as an ecosystem means just that - your business IS the ecosystem that performs your critical business functions and provides you + your stakeholders with relevant data when and where it's needed.
What are those critical business functions that your system should support?
Contrary to what a casual google search might lead you to believe, Resource Planning and Management - ala ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning… a TOTAL misnomer) - is not about software. It's about sanity. It's ... an ideal that you strive [AND iterate] towards.
Our key strategy for ERM thinking (systems thinking) is to plan for ease and convenience. Holistic touchpoints are procedural, predictable, and replicable. Spend some time thinking about a process that would make you and your team more comfortable and empower you to provide a seamless experience for your external users – your customers.
When you're deciding on which tools will be the most useful in your ecosystem, start with the tools that you're already using and evaluate their interoperability.
You can begin to use systems thinking to plan your ecosystem and Agilean methods to iterate from your "As Is" systems to your "To Be" ecosystem.
I recommend more of a research BY development approach and I agree with the IBGR Station Manager, Bill Eastman when he recommends, doing a soft launch to test out processes in place. You can see that type of methodology applied in progress here at the station.
Whether you deploy experiential testing or do more traditional R+D, the first step is to create and define your process for doing so and use it every time.
Shows.← Previous show: Season 3. Episode 13 – Ask RJ ALL THE THINGS!
Next show →: Season 4. Episode 2 – Design your own predictable profit plan part 1
Here’s the FULL Season 4 Episode list!
A quick overview of the plan to break down your ERM into the manageable bits and bytes that you need.
Written by Rahgna J. Lewis
An Army wife and mother of 3 living in the Richmond area of Virginia, USA, RJ is a digital experience strategist.
RJ Lewis Digital is a consultancy that is helping CEOs like you simplify and streamline their business operating system strategy by peeking at the digital systems you use to deliver your programs, communicate with teams, organize workflow, onboard staff and convert lurkers to clients. This agency's specialty is to ALIGN ALL THESE SYSTEMS so you and your company can flourish.
Videos and social media posts are all fun and sexy, but WHAT'S HAPPENING BEHIND THE SCENES IS GONNA MAKE (or break) your company BANK.
Visit justrjlewis.com to learn more about designing a business operating system strategy – an experience-driven digital ecosystem for your business.
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