Virtual Enterprise Networks presentation to National Quality Congress
I presented "Virtual Enterprise Networks - A proven network partnering model for SMEs" at the 14th National Quality Conference in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday November 17, 2005.
In the presentation I start by introducing the VEN (Virtual Enterprise Network) concept and business rationale.
I then reference a number of international VEN examples and show how to calculate the potential business case for a specific VEN on a quantitative basis.
I then develop 10 key building blocks which experıence has shown must be put in place for a VEN to suceed, illustrating each using two VEN case studies - one in Environmental Technology and the other in Information Technology/Digital Media.
A pdf of the presentation can be downloaded from here
In addition a collection of my most popular articles and papers on collaborative business networks is available in My best collaborative business network articles.
Bioteams Books Reviews
If you think that there is not much human teams can learn from nature think again! Temple Grandin in her amazing book Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior (p303-307) puts forward the incredible theory that early humans only became today’s successful homo sapiens because they learned to act and think like the wolves they co-habited with.