Scoping Improvement Projects: An Agnostic Model

Just because someone is “good with tools”, you wouldn’t hand him a fancy new wrench and tell him to “build somethin'” without plans or prints.

Regardless of what improvement tool you use – Lean, Six Sigma, whatever – you still need a blueprint for your engagement. This three-phase model will help you scope, plan, and execute your initiative, no matter what color your Belt is. Continue reading Scoping Improvement Projects: An Agnostic Model

What’s the Objective II: Of Projects and Process

‘Teaching to the test’ may be a crap way to run a school, but letting employees know what gets an ‘A’ is both efficient and effective.

Setting clear objectives – when launching a project or designing a business process – is a winning idea. Here are some quick questions to check your thinking.

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