thie.me | Jens Thieme views and discussions

thie.me | Jens Thieme views and discussions

thie.me | Jens Thieme views and discussions

CIM Article Jan/Feb 2010

From Firefighters to Futurists

The Global Intelligence Alliance developed a framework for best in class Competitive Intelligence operations that I adopted, adjusted to real world business needs and used for development, deployment and maintenance of a global CI function.

As this collaborative work was subject to various global workshops (e.g. Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals' European Summit Amsterdam 2009) that I ran with and at Global Intelligence Alliance events joint and teamed, the Competitive Intelligence Magazine featured an article about the "CI Development Framework" in their recent issue.

The model is based on a framework to develop or improve a Competitive Intelligence function. Dimensions such as Competitive Intelligence processes, Competitive Intelligence organization, Competitive Intelligence culture, Competitive Intelligence scope, Competitive Intelligence deliverables are being evaluated with this model and solutions worked-out, offered for various development stages labeled from “Firefighters” (ad-hoc, spontaneous and on-demand fragmented Competitive Intelligence activities) towards “world-class” Competitive Intelligence function containing structured and fully integrated best practice Competitive Intelligence solutions.

You can download the article here or join the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals to obtain a copy of the entire CI Magazine as a member.