Through life capability management

Defence purchasing and contract management can be time-consuming, complex, and bureaucratic. The costs of getting it wrong can be astronomical.

The logistics specialists at Explosive Learning Solutions’ are experts in systems integration and the Defence Lines of Development (DLOD) approach to procurement and acquisition. In this way, we are the perfect partner to ensure that your requirements are met. We enhance your capability by procuring fully compatible systems that have immediate plug-in and play connectivity, which also comply with your existing doctrine, training and logistic support infrastructure.

In short, we save you time and money by ensuring you get the right solution first time.

Business improvement

Corporate consultancy

Expert management consultants at Explosive Learning Solutions can perform a business process review, including advice on the following:

  • Project management
  • Change management
  • Process improvement using lean systems
  • Psychometric testing (designing and conducting testing programmes)
  • Acquisitions

What is a Rapid Improvement Event (RIE)?

  • A hands on, focused event aimed at achieving a real, immediate step change in performance through the practical implementation of change.
  • It is more than just tools and techniques; it is a flexible but structured approach, starting with finding out what really happens now through to designing the future state capability and processes necessary to create and sustain success.
  • It engages those that know the detail of what happens on the frontline and those with the authority to sanction change to gain real ownership.

Meeting the customers needs

  • Focus on what is really happening from the customer’s point of view.
  • Identify the work that adds value and the waste activities.
  • Design a new future state process, eliminating waste activities and improving the work that adds value to become more lean, effective, responsive and agile to meet customer needs.

What we can deliver

  • A practical way of achieving real results, demonstrating to everyone a commitment to implement improvements that meet the needs of the customer.
  • RIE as an integral part of a programme to increase internal lean capability through champions and lean leadership skills in the organisation.
  • The development on an integrated work strand programme and the creation of a sustainable culture of improvement that becomes: “the way we do things around here”.

In order to continuously improve, organisations must strive to reduce waste and variability whilst increasing quality. This is true of all sectors whether public or private, manufacturing or service related.

Explosive Learning Solutions provides both Lean training and consulting solutions that create a genuine impact on an organisation’s ability to improve.

Process improvement

Project management is the planning, delegating, monitoring and control of all aspects of the project, and the motivation of those involved, to achieve the project objectives within the expected performance targets for time, cost, quality, scope, benefits and risk. The purpose of project management is to keep control over the specialist work required to create the project’s products. Additionally, given that projects are how we introduce a change, and that project work entails a higher degree of risk than many other business activities, it follows that implementing a secure, consistent, well-proven approach to project management is a valuable business investment.

Here at ELS we are use and deliver training on project management methodologies such as PRINCE2
®, APM and AgilePM® which ensures that whatever environment the project is operating in, it will be successful. 

Experience

ELS have been involved in an number of change Projects. Both as part of the change team and as the leader of the Change. These projects have included:

  • The implementation of a wide area network (WAN) across a geographically dispersed public sector organisation
  • The implementation of software supporting the management information requirement to support training and education
  • The implementation of software supporting the recruitment
  • The transformation of training to better suit third millennial learners and to introduce appropriate technology which is effective as well as efficient
  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) Training Transformation Programme of the Regular, Reserve and Professionally Qualified Officer’s Commissioning Courses.

Strategy development

Strategic planning is a management discipline which can be used to optimise the performance and potential of any organisation. It looks beyond everyday operations, challenges and opportunities to examine the organisation’s overall potential. It requires planners to agree the long term goals of their organisation, to identify and evaluate the alternative ways of achieving these goals, and to select the most appropriate way forward.

Staff at Explosive Learning Solutions have worked at the strategic level in both government and non governmental organisations and have provided strategic consultation across the development and security sector. We base our consultancy work on the principles of:

  • Vision and objectives
  • Strategic analysis
  • Strategic choice
  • Strategic implementation

Recent work has seen Explosive Learning Solutions providing a holistic solution to the Government of the Republic of South Africa in the areas of BAC and increasingly poorly managed / disused, military ranges. We worked with them to develop an integrated, sustainable strategy, directly benefiting the affected communities across the country.

ATTAC Asymmetric threat and tactical analysis casebook software tool

Asymmetric Threat and Tactical Analysis Casebook (ATTAC) is a comprehensive diagramming and documentation tool, specially designed for the Counter Terrorist and Security Markets, ATTAC provides the user with a capability unsurpassed in diagrammatic software development.

Capabilities include:

  • Intelligent icons that interact with one another
  • Satellite imagery integration
  • Fully integrated photography tools
  • Accurate measurement tools
  • Database-agnostic; export to existing and new databases, PDF’s, and PowerPoint
  • Easily integrated into database environments
  • Bubbleman body positioning
  • Field measurements, baseline, triangulation tools

The softwares intuitive design makes it fast to learn and easy to use, whether connected to a network, or operating independently. It fully integrates into your reporting, training and systems with ease.

It enables quick, thorough reports output for government and security sectors without the need to recompile data and ensures accuracy by using a single data collection source. Casebooks can be customised with forms and logos specific to the agency or mission.

FireScene Diagramming and reporting software tool

FireScene is an easy-to-use field diagramming and reporting software tool that enables quick and accurate documentation of facilities and evidence collection.

It improves planning, training, exercise, and operational effectiveness. Users can add digital files such as satellite imagery, photographs, and video and audio clips to diagrams to thoroughly document a facility or incident.

FireScene diagrams speed results and enhance capabilities in the following applications:

  • Fire preplanning
  • Training and exercises
  • Post-incident critiques
  • NFIRS reports
  • Arson investigations
  • Building inspection
  • After-action reporting

System requirements

FireScene operates in the Microsoft® Windows® environment. The software supports Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7.

Hardware requirements

Pentium or faster processor and 60 MB disk space.

ScenePD Pro Diagramming & reporting software tool

ScenePD Pro is an easy-to-use, diagramming and reporting software tool that allows quick and accurate documentation of scenes of interest, ground plans and presentation diagramming. The softwares intuitive design makes it fast to learn and easy to use, whether connected to a network, or operating independently.

It improves planning, training, exercise, and operational effectiveness through allowing the operator an easy, intuitive means by which to diagram quickly. It is ideal for:

  • Scene diagramming
  • Route planning
  • Fire plans
  • Evidence records
  • Story boarding

Capabilities include:

  • Database-agnostic; export to existing and new databases, PDFs, and PowerPoint
  • Attach and manage digital evidence (photos, audio, video)
  • Enhance briefings with live links to digital evidence
  • Import geospatial/satellite imagery
  • More than 2,000 symbols
  • Drag-and-drop technology
  • Intelligent symbol/object interaction

System requirements

ScenePD operates in the Microsoft® Windows® environment. The software supports Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7.

Hardware requirements

ScenePD operates in the Microsoft® Windows® environment. The software supports Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7.

ScenePD Diagramming software tool

ScenePD tool provides investigators and officers on the street with an easy-to-use solution to pre-plan or to diagram and storyboard any crime scene, accident scene, or post-incident event quickly and accurately.

ScenePD can also be used for pre- and post-incident modeling, evacuation route and special event planning, post-event critiquing and analysis, and training.

It is an intuitive program that employs a large library of “intelligent” objects to quickly and accurately diagram any complex crime scene from domestic abuse and murder to simple floor mapping, fire scenes and other crime scene scenarios.

Capabilities include:

  • Intelligent icons street/intersection design
  • Accurate measurement tools
  • Workbook manager
  • Bubbleman body positioning
  • Drag-and-drop technology

System requirements

ScenePD operates in the Microsoft® Windows® environment. The software supports Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7. ScenePD is available as a stand-alone Windows program or as an ActiveX control.

Hardware requirements

Pentium or faster processor and 60 MB disk space.

Easy Street Draw Diagramming software tool

Easy Street Draw, an effective diagramming tool, can be used by police forces and other public safety agencies, such as the fire service, for traffic modeling, including crash scene diagramming, and evacuation route and special event planning. The program uses “drag and drop” technology for a large library of “intelligent” objects that make the job of diagramming an accident scene, quick, easy and accurate.

Capabilities include:

  • Intelligent icons street/intersection design
  • Accurate measurement tools
  • Workbook manager
  • Bubbleman body positioning
  • Drag-and-drop technology

The tool provides users with an easy-to-use solution to pre-plan or diagram and storyboard any accident scene and traffic routes quickly and accurately. Easy Street Draw increases the speed and accuracy with which field operators graphically document scene details and can improve field and command staff reporting.

System requirements

Easy Street Draw operates in the Microsoft® Windows® environment. The software supports Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7. Easy Street Draw is available as a stand-alone Windows program or as an ActiveX control.

Hardware requirements

Pentium or faster processor and 60 MB disk space.