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Showing posts from October, 2016

Making It Happen - full course outline now available

I have just uploaded a revised course outline for the my Making It Happen  online course. The course is designed to improve an individual's continuous improvement skills, whilst also improving the performance of their business. It works really well as a team training framework and provides a structured year of continuous improvement.

When scheduling breaks down and late deliveries arise!

Scheduling is a skill for many people, an effective schedule can make a big difference as to whether a project is delivered on time, or not. I have noticed a very basic mistake that gets made with scheduling that I want to share in this post. Do you make this same mistake?

Does your team work like a high performing team?

There is a lot written about high performing teams . Understandably this is an important topic; if your team works well then you can achieve more than with just the individuals put together. Do your teams work like a team, or are they just a collection of people who are called a team?

CI strategy - pretending to be on holiday

Do you have plenty of time to spend on completing your improvement projects ? Unless continuous improvement is your full time job it is unlikely that you would answer 'yes' to that question. So, if you answered 'no', how about you take a holiday instead?

How do you define 'complete' for your projects and production activities?

At first glance you might be thinking that this is an obvious question to answer for your business. Over the years I have come to realise that many people try to tick things off their 'to do' list early, just to get the feeling of achievement from having them ticked off. I see the same effect taking place when businesses report internally (and even externally, in some cases) on the progress of projects and production.

Do you need 'special' KPIs in your business?

How do you measure your business processes? Do you have a good feel for how well things are going, or does your experience tell you something else?

Make big strides with your continual improvements, by going backwards

How many times have you wondered what the tasks need to be in your improvement plan? You know what you want, but you just aren't quite sure what the actions need to be. I have a simple suggestion.

Can you improve your on time delivery performance with four emails?

Did you know that if you subscribe to my monthly emails that you get more than just a copy of my on time delivery improvement guide You're Late ?