Paul Docherty

Paul Docherty started his career in Marconi, where he held a wide range of senior management roles covering manufacturing, IT, sales, product development, project management, Operational Excellence and corporate strategy as well as having P&L responsibility for the growth of a regional telecoms equipment business.

Passionate about helping organizations to execute more effectively, Paul's deep understanding of the challenges of establishing robust strategy execution disciplines comes from his experience coaching senior management teams in over 100 global organizations. He is a regular speaker at conferences and has delivered keynote presentations and the IQPC Annual Process Excellence (PEX) Global Summit and at the thought leader global Annual Strategy Execution Conference. Regularly averaging over 500 registrants for each of his quarterly webinars on Strategy Execution Best Practices, Paul is the architect of the Strategy Execution Maturity Model which has been used by hundreds of global organizations to benchmark their strategy execution capabilities.

In addition to his role as a thought leader in the Strategy Execution space, Paul is also the founder and lead facilitator of the Strategy Execution Consortium – a group of 40+ Global 2000 companies that meet annually on both sides of the Atlantic to share and benchmark Strategy Execution Best Practices.

In 2001, Paul founded i-nexus with the goal of building cloud-based software that could help organizations successfully manage the complexity involved in translating their vision into reality. This software is now the "de facto" standard for large enterprises when it comes to driving execution of their strategy. Paul holds an MEng. in Computer Systems and Software Engineering from the University of York and an MBA from the University of Warwick.

Organizations need to learn how to link policy deployment with project execution methodologies like Six Sigma, and operational improvement processes like Lean, with measurement frameworks, like the Balanced Scorecard to create an integrated cycle of Business Execution, writes Paul Docherty, CEO and founder of i-nexus. Here's how the parts fit...Full Article »
How do you get the C-suite to sit up and take notice of Lean Six Sigma? The reality is that many CEO’s give Lean Six Sigma their tacit support with one eye to the fact their competitors are doing it so they better be seen by the market to be doing something too. But as Lean Six Sigma practitioners know, Lean Six Sigma only has the...Full Article »
It’s all well and good to sit in a glass tower and come up with cutting edge strategies to trounce the competition. But like so many things in life a well executed strategy is easier said than done. Hoshin planning can help, says Paul Docherty, CEO and co-founder of i-nexus. In this podcast, Docherty describes what Hoshin Planning is and...Full Article »
Business Execution software can integrate best practice management methodologies of Hoshin Planning, Lean Six Sigma and Balanced Scorecards. In this article, Paul Docherty, CEO of i-nexus, argues the case for what he terms the emerging discipline of Business Execution....Full Article »
Research carried out with CEOs of leading organizations confirms that "execution" is their number one priority — and often their number one concern. With lack of clarity around strategy, the need for clearer definition of roles and responsibilities, and a difficulty to link actions to outcomes, there is a real need for a systematic...Full Article »