Recent Updates

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 13:42

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Ceptara's Organizer is an Outlook 2007 or later add-in designed to help you achieve greater personal effectiveness by focusing attention on your personal objectives through the creation and management of projects and tasks.

A FREE fully functional 45 day trial can be downloaded.  A registration screen will be presented periodically until the end of the trial period and then every time Outlook is started until the add-in is purchased or uninstalled.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 14:39

Look at any continuous improvement philosophy, and at its heart you will find standardization. When people don’t perform a process the same way each and every time, quality suffers, lead times are erratic (and long), and productivity is hamstrung. No operation can prosper without stable processes that can deliver consistent results.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 17:37

Established in 2002 and headquartered in the Greater Seattle Washington area, Ceptara is a private, employee owned business focused on providing management consulting, coaching, training and tools to organizations and knowledge workers to help them achieve their goals effectively.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 15:55

Harness the power of your workforce by working smarter, not harder.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 15:00

In business since 2002, Ceptara has helped product and services companies find and implement creative solutions that control costs and drive higher revenues. Let our seasoned managers, lean six sigma experts and certified project managers help you hone your focus and create stronger ROI for your company.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 09:41

The real value in creating a business plan is not the plan itself, but rather the journey of creating it.  The act of planning your business requires you to first create it in your mind (while it's still cheap) before spending a single dollar.  It facilitates a thorough thought process in considering facts such as, potential market, start up costs, and execution processes.

Friday, July 31, 2009 - 08:30

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Here's the latest news from the team at Ceptara, a company dedicated to helping organizations and individuals focus and achieve their goals.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 22:46

Because customer focus has been a hallmark in the creation of a successful business, we often don't recognize and embrace disruptive technologies because we are trapped in our current system.  We are stuck and stifled by our own success.

Friday, July 3, 2009 - 23:26

The definition of S.M.A.R.T. is:

Specific...Measurable...Attainable...Relevant (or Realistic) and...Time-bound

Most of us have seen this mnemonic many times and know it to be a simple and effective decision making tool.  Occasionally having the definitions as a handy reminder helps with better planning and goal setting.  By utilizing this simple one page handout you can:

Friday, June 26, 2009 - 17:46

The Getting Started Guide for Ceptara's [Organizer] Outlook Add-in discusses new organizational habits implemented in the tool.  It supports the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People helping people scope projects to describe the "End in Mind" and focus on "First Things First".  It also embraces David Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD) methods supporting processing your collection points using the 5Ds and creating Focuses (contexts) for tasks.