Adriaan du Plessis

Johannesburg, South Africa | Managing Director of the Global IT CSI Practice
Adriaan provides consulting, facilitation and implementation services for root cause analysis, decision making and business improvement as well as people development using proven KEPNERandFOURIE™ tools and techniques. As a world-class facilitator he focuses on the use of a divergent set of improvement and thinking tools to assist businesses to enhance value, specifically in Root Cause Analysis, IT Root Cause Analysis and Decision Making.

Recent Posts

Thought Leadership - Problem Solving and Decision Making

By Adriaan du Plessis on May 19, 2017 1:08:00 PM

Boosting Efficiency By Supporting Critical Thinking Growth In Your Organization

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Don't Be a Victim of Vague Managerial Problems

By Adriaan du Plessis on Jun 23, 2015 4:46:59 PM

Recently during facilitation, it struck me how unable the group was to focus and commonly agree what the problem was they are facing. It was common knowledge that they did not have much time to interact with one another and that they had few facts available to them individually. The vague ‘managerial problem’ would, without good interaction never receive the appropriate focus it deserves, because of unintended "silositus."

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Future Risks as a Problem – Be Proactive

By Adriaan du Plessis on Jun 17, 2015 4:54:00 PM

I often hear, "we knew that this would happen at some point, but …"  Worst of all, in such an scenario people also state that they knew why such future event would occur! We all hope and believe that nothing will go wrong in respect of the things we plan and do, and this belief in our own judgment drives us to believe in our own actions, and rightly so.

Topics: Risk Analysis
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Problem Solving Sessions - Worthless Without the Right People

By Adriaan du Plessis on Jun 9, 2015 8:17:17 PM

Recently, whilst facilitating both a problem solving session and on a second occasion a decision making session, it struck me again how worthless these processes are in the absence of the right people.  The two experiences were such a contrast, that I needed to write about them.

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Quality of Information - A Critical Input to Industrial Problem Solving

By Adriaan du Plessis on Jun 2, 2015 4:25:26 PM

Fruitless debate occurs often when intending to solve industrial problems.  Such time waste is a function of (1) poor problem solving process and (2) worthless data and information. This short review will focus on the quality of problem solving information.

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