Governance, risk management and compliance

We provide advice and expert support on:

  • Governance for improved management approaches through which senior executives direct and control the entire organisation, using a combination of management information and hierarchical management control structures.
  • Risk management for improved management processes through which management identifies, analyses, and, where necessary, responds appropriately to risks that might adversely affect realisation of the organisation's business objectives.
  • Compliance that will enable conforming to prescribed requirements. This is achieved by improving management processes which identify applicable requirements (legislation, contracts, strategies and policies), assess the state of compliance, assess the risks and potential costs of non-compliance against the projected expenses to achieve compliance, and prioritise, fund and initiate any corrective actions deemed necessary.
  • Specialised forensic services and legal advice as well as formulation of policies.

Corporate and operational planning

We provide advice and expert support in developing plans for change, determining and defining goals and objectives, as well as strategy and tactical actions for mission effectiveness. We possess tools and methodologies to improve and assist credible:

  • Needs and capability assessments
  • Citizen satisfaction and participation
  • Ward based needs assessments
  • Community participation
  • Corporate and strategic planning
  • Formulation and prioritising goals and objectives
  • IDP formulation
  • Prioritising activities and funding for programmes and departmental business plans
  • Service delivery and budget implementation planning

Financial viability

We provide advice and expert support in:

  • MFMA compliance
  • Budget preparation and planning
  • Linking the budget to the IDP
  • Long-term financial planning
  • Revenue management

Local economic development

Local economic development (LED) is a participatory process, where communities work together to stimulate local economic activity, resulting in a resilient and sustainable economy.

Local economic development encourages the public, private and civil society sectors to establish partnerships and collaboratively find local solutions to common economic challenges.

We provide advice and expert support in developing LED strategies that incorporates:

  • Local values (poverty reduction, increased self-reliance, satisfying basic human needs, mutual commitment, integrated social and environmental objectives),
  • Economic drivers (growth in jobs, income, business activity), and
  • Development (the role of structural change and quality development).

Organisational capacity and staff capabilities

Organisational effectiveness indicates the capacity of an organisation to sustain its people, strategies, learning, infrastructure and resources it need to continue to achieve its mission. Optimal and effective organisational structures enable individual staff members and teams to function in the organisation and to be suitably equipped for their job purpose. We possess tools and specialised methodologies and experience to advice on and support:

  • Organisational process and functional activity mapping
  • Organisational restructuring and design (micro & macro)
  • Power and function alignment
  • Skills audits
  • Job descriptions & post levels
  • CTC viability
  • Task evaluations and job grading
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Talent management
  • Management and staff training
  • Elevated strategic thinking capabilities amongst leadership and within teams

Appropriate technology

We provide advice on the selection of any new technology, by analysing operational requirements and software functionality. We will engage widely in the organisation to understanding the organisation’s objectives and key activities and operational processes. We determine how the IT strategy supports or should support the overall corporate and operational strategies.

Performance management

We provide performance management advice and support in accordance with all statutory prescripts and best practice applicable to performance management processes (planning, monitoring, measurement, analysis, review and reporting), the management of performance information and the auditing of pre-determined objectives.

We embrace the following as elements of our practice development and intervention framework to improve and support performance management:

  • Performance content consisting of business intelligence and standard information to monitor performance and to drive actions and behaviours.
  • Organisational establishment outlining the basis for performance management processes and activities to meet the organisation’s objectives.
  • Governance articulating the approach for the consistent management of performance.
  • Enablement focusing on tools (including technology) to support performance management processes.
  • Performance management culture and competence.

Best practice innovation

Innovation can be defined as combining two major overlapping processes: Firstly, inventing new ideas and implementing them. Secondly, transforming current practices in new and better ways.

Best practice can be defined as the belief that there is a technique, method, process, activity, incentive or reward that is more effective at delivering a particular outcome than any other.

At AGITOMINDS we are innovative. We like to create new, original and better ways of doing things. This gives us energy and momentum. We like to help our clients create an innovation capability that will deliver reliable breakthroughs and repeatedly over time.

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