My Very First Blog Post

Hello there!

This is the very first Mastermind Strategies blog post, and I thought I would use it as an introduction and a means to give you a bit of background, tell you what we’re all about and perhaps, what you can expect to see and read here.

So, what is Mastermind Strategies, and who’s behind it?

Mastermind Strategies is a consultancy founded by me, Adanna Bankole.

I have had a successful career in business analysis and change management for more than a decade, and developed a strong track record of project delivery in the financial services industry during that period.

I now focus on working with established businesses across a number of different sectors, helping them deliver results that increase their efficiency and profitability.

What exactly do you do?

Mastermind Strategies is dedicated to helping your business be the best it can. We will help you identify opportunities to increase revenue and reduce inefficiencies, by improving the way you deliver your services. We specialise in analysing businesses and managing change of any kind, whether it’s driven by your people, processes or technology.

Mastermind Strategies specialises in analysing businesses, and managing change of any kind

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More specifically, some of our areas of expertise are:

Identifying opportunities to improve your business, and making recommendations on how you can put those opportunities into effect.
Re-engineering your existing business processes so they eliminate waste and are fit for purpose, and can address any specific challenges your business faces.
Ensuring you have a clear path to success by defining the right Target Operating Model for a department within your business, or the business as a whole. This framework helps you pre-define your vision, which is essential when undertaking a significant change in strategy.
Designing, analysing and documenting your project or programme requirements. You’ll need to define the scope of your project before you start nailing down the requirements…and we can help you do this too.
Managing and implementing change in your business. Whether it’s planning for a new business venture, delivering a report on the feasibility of a project, helping you choose a supplier, liaising with a range of stakeholders, facilitating workshops and helping your teams arrive at key decisions, or working with technical teams to ensure smooth implementation of a system, we help you manage initiatives in your business…in the most effective (and least disruptive) manner.

Who writes the blog posts?

I do! (There's a bit more about me here)

Though I anticipate there will be times when I ask my peers, clients or experts in other fields to write guest posts, especially when this benefits YOU. In time, this may grow to include team members and even third party suppliers, but we’ll see!

What sorts of things will you write about?

My intention is to share my views on the things I am passionate about: business analysis, facilitating change efficiently in businesses, strategies and technology that make a difference in the marketplace, entrepreneurship and start-ups, and of course, there’ll be updates on the Mastermind Strategies team, what we’re doing, projects we’re working on, clients we’re working with, initiatives we’re running and new products and services.

How frequently will you upload new posts?

The aim is to post a minimum of once a week.

We’ve all seen blogs which start off enthusiastically and slowly peter off after a few posts, only to crash and burn shortly afterwards. I’m going to work hard to keep this one going, regardless of how busy my week turns out to be.

My plan is to have a general “theme” every month – it could be Strategy, Business Planning, Defining Requirements – and majority of the posts that month will address a particular aspect of said theme, in a way that is relevant for YOU.

Will there be a Comments Section?

Not sure about this one at the moment. While I absolutely want your feedback, I need to ensure I can commit to giving commenters the responses they deserve in a timely fashion.

So there you have it; I hope this gives you some insight into what’s coming.

Thanks for stopping by to read this, and here’s to the first of many more posts!