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Here's a recurring management theme, even though the concept dealt with at the first level is basically only linked to the input and output of materials.

When “Economic turbulence” rhymes with “Project management”

December 6th 2022

Communication Platform

Supply issues, scarcity of resources, and rising interest rates, companies are currently facing an economic period with their share of uncertainties and challenges. Several are thus tested at different levels: expensive financing, more complex management of resources, stability or decrease in income, etc.

A Communication Platform With Your Patients!

February 7th 2022

Communication Platform

Sharing information with your patients and your business relationships has always been a fundamental issue in the management of your clinic. On the other hand, never have technologies offered as many possibilities as today.

Effective Financial Oversight Helps You Avoid Unpleasant Surprises!

January 14th 2022

Financial Management

In a previous post, we indirectly discussed the sensitive topic of financial fraud. To get the year off to a good start, I'll go over some basics that might keep you from getting into serious trouble.

Continuous Learning: An Excellent Investment!

November 4th 2021

CTRL Training Seminar

Computer technology is developing at such a rapid rate that many managers, even the most experienced, are overwhelmed. If you’re like me, you wonder at times if all this constant pressure is good for anything. Can we live without it, or do we have to integrate these new features into our activities as swiftly as possible? 

Change Management and the Human Factor

October 29th 2021

Change Management and Human Factor

Good resources are rare, which is why it is crucial to do everything you can to keep your best employees and stay as attractive as possible in the job market. As a manager, it is up to you to skillfully combine development with stability.

Strategic Management and Professional Well-Being

September 23rd 2021

Professional Well-Being

Management is a sober concept that withstands all your attempts at escape. If you were able to focus on your business and your clients, everything would be better, you say.

Counteract Fraud: Transactional Rigour and Financial Information Rectitude

August 26th 2021

Financial Information Rectitude

Like any organization that processes a large flow of information and money every day, unfortunately, not every business is immune to fraud. How to best protect ourselves against this crime?

Choosing a Management Software: Simplicity or Flexibility?

August 19th 2021

Management Software | CTRL

For a manager, the process of analyzing and selecting management software is no simple task. This is even more true if you are not already computerized. It is hard to choose between the simplicity of use of software and its flexibility, i.e., its ability to adapt to different, constantly changing needs. Unfortunately, the second criterion is often rejected much too quickly.

COVID-19 – Reinventing Ourselves to Last!

October 8th 2020

Reinventing Ourselves to Last

The current global pandemic is disrupting our social, economic, and personal environment. I am proposing to you today a reflection that aims to support your managerial approach in this imposed step back.

First, the diversity of economic activities and the intrinsic nature of each industry results in variations in the goals that each company can set for itself during this turbulent period.

Far be it from me to think the vision I share with you is a panacea for everyone's challenges.

Shift to 'Lean' Management with CTRL

September 13th 2019

Shift to Lean Management With CTRL

CTRL management solutions enable and drive the application of three key Lean management principles through some unique features of CTRL’s application platform: CTRL/Smigg, our modular and integrated global management system.

  • Muda: the elimination of anything worthless, be either time or material
  • Muri: optimizing and simplifying the company’s processes to reduce or even eliminate overwork and overload
  • Mura: the variability, or irregularity of the application of processes by material or human resources to increase the quality and volume of goods or services produced

More than just a technology platform, CTRL/Smigg is a business operational platform that offers tremendous flexibility to adapt to the entrepreneur’s vision and key processes.


February 6th 2018

Construction Site | Web and Mobility

In recent years, all sectors have been shaken up by the forced revision of their business model with the advent of the web and mobile technologies.

With new possibilities for the project manager and the site manager to increase their management efficiency and the quality of their deliverables, the construction industry is no exception.


April 3rd 2017


Coming from an IT division of an engineering consulting firm, CTRL was founded in 1992.

CTRL’s strategic vision is based on the observation that many companies are looking for an advanced management solution but at a price significantly lower than the ERP solutions offered by the global players in the industry.

Mobile document management for construction sites

August 18th 2016

Document Management | Construction

The volume of documents and communications in the construction industry is no secret.

In fact, few are those who minimize the administrative burden that directly impacts their projects' profitability.

Today's computer science offers us these quick and instant recipes, which are, on the surface, quite simple to implement.

Ultimately, the principle boils down to managing project documents and the exchange of information between project stakeholders. No?

Managing Resistance to Change

April 4th 2016

Managing Resistance to Change

Have you ever had the impression that you were being told anything when faced with a simple prerogative in the progress of a project? That you were being served illogical comments about your structured approach? Comments that were not fundamentally focused on constructive dynamics and advancement of the project? If so, rest assured, you are not the only manager in this situation.


July 15th 2015

SOA in Management Mode

The web and mobility multiply the operational dimensions of an ERP computerization project. Classical methodologies for deploying systems that were already producing mixed success are now facing an augmented reality, a Rubik's cube of 10 by 10 in terms of the variables to be managed.

This multiplication of variables can more than ever lead a company to significant issues if the computerization project's management is not adapted to the new operational paradigms introduced by web and mobile technologies.

User Interface: The Convergence of the Web, Mobility, and the Classic Model

January 7th 2014

User Interface

The "human-machine" interface, the device that allows you to interact with your favorite equipment, such as your smartphone, is the crucial component that determines the efficiency and satisfaction you can derive from it.


December 31st 2013

The CTRL Solution

How many times have you heard an employee complain about software running poorly or too slowly on their device; or even say that it is safer to enter duplicate data due to incompatibility of some software? These are just two of many examples. However, there is a way to avoid these kinds of problems and that is precisely what the CTRL Group offers.

CRM – XRM, Back to the Future!

January 23rd 2013


During the past few years, I have had the opportunity to be invited to present the operational concepts behind CRMs (Customer Relationship Management), a conference during which I was asked to introduce the less familiar concept of XRMs (Extended Relationship Management).

It is very much intrigued that I had to answer basic questions relating to the operationalization of the tool instead of questions that focused, for example, on a vision, such as “What more could I do in the future with a CRM, what would be my next step?”.

The Human at the Heart of an IT Project

August 30th 2012

Human Factor

An article in “Direction informatique” magazine entitled “Implanter les TI avec succès: tenir compte du facteur humain” (Implement It Successfully: Take the Human Factor Into Account) exposed the human challenges that come with an IT project.

The End of the Web… Seriously!

February 15th 2012


I'm not used to it, and, above all, I have no interest in sensationalism, polemics for polemics, in short for demagoguery. But here, the misinformation is a bit too exaggerated for me. Excuse this post, maybe a little more emotional; I will recover my senses for the next one.

Technologies: Don’t Confuse “Tool” and “Solution”

December 5th 2011

ERP Solutions and Tools

Through my years of experience, I have noticed that company managers who come up against business problems often confuse a management tool with a solution.

While not negating the role a technological tool plays in solving a management problem, there is a need to acknowledge certain basic principles to avoid exacerbating a problem rather than solving it.

The Real Challenges of the Digitization of Patient Files

August 1st 2012

Patient File

Waiting times that sometimes seem unreasonable, a shortage of family doctors, yet, millions of dollars have been invested in exploring the latest technological advances. For many, it’s not clear what happened to our tax dollars in the absence of clear and conclusive results.

CRM, XRM, Deploy Your Magic!

July 15th 2011


CRM (Customer Relationship Management) tools and solutions and, more recently, XRM (Extended Relationship Management) constitute essential levers in customer relationship management.

We seek to optimize contact and communication with our client or a strategic third party for our organization through these tools. The central objective: maximize the positive experience of the customer or the third party in his dealings with our team.

The Importance of IT Project Management - An Unfortunate and Concrete Case!

June 15th 2011

Gestion de projets

Without saying, the absence of real expertise on key technology for a project or the absence of knowledge of the critical issues of a sector of activity are conditions that almost automatically lead a large-scale computerization project to failure.


February 11th 2011

Be Mobile

Taking a moment to surf a period of accelerated growth, I realize how much time has passed since my previous post.

The first question that comes to my mind is, "what did I do during this period that kept me so busy that I didn't take an hour to share my passion?"

Is Your Customer Better Informed Than You?

January 7th 2011

Do you know your client?

The advent of the Internet has revolutionized the way we view and promote the goods we sell. Today, you are undoubtedly more visible than you’ve ever been before and make a point of constantly investing in optimizing your online position. Sales are what counts, and your Internet portal is a strategic tool.

It Potential: An Adaptive or Rigid Approach to Management?

November 25th 2010

IT Management Approach

That is the question: should you favour a management approach based on the flexibility of adapting to a series of different business situations, or should you choose an approach centred on optimizing stable and predefined strategic processes?

Change Management and Technological Appropriation

September 13th 2010

Technological Appropriation

Managing change is crucial to the success of any technological project. Given that businesses are constantly evolving by adapting to new corporate visions and strategies, the need to become efficient agents of change and specialists in swift adaptation is critical.

Complexity, Threat or Opportunity?

July 3rd 2010

Complexity, Threat or Opportunity?

The complexity of our business environment is constantly increasing, making strategic, tactical, and operational navigation increasingly difficult and subtle. In my opinion, complexity can even lead to inaction and bring a business to a standstill.

You Are Free!… Really?

April 13th 2010

Open Source

Open Source is a technological reality that continues to gain in popularity. It is interesting to note, on the other hand, that the concept was present from the early 1960s.

The Illusion of Performance

October 9th 2009

Recipe for Success

What if I told you that I found the recipe, the exact methodology to drive your business to success by titillating you with some simple yet powerful principles?

The Web: Nothing Is Lost, Nothing Is Created… Everything Is Constantly Changing!

June 16th 2009

Web and Change

I am in the middle of a conference at the Quebec Webcamp, and I am struck by a strange feeling of déjà vu, of repetition. My comment here is not meant to be derogatory or pretentious but rather questioning.

Social Networks: Commercial Lever or Management Setback?

May 9th 2009

Social Networks

Obviously, it is a hot topic that firstly imposes a proposal for a definition. I will adopt the definition of "Social Network" as proposed by Wikipedia. It strikes me as fair and well documented.

Structured or Unstructured Information?

May 1st 2009

Sound Management Practices

Referring to the article titled “Legal IT 3.0” produced last April by Alain Beaulieu of the Direction Informatique magazine, I find it reassuring that we are bringing to the fore the notion of “sound management practices” as a start of an effective solution for the exploitation of organizational information.

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