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When is a problem not a problem?

I came across a presentation recently which described the various stages that research projects go through and Stage 1 was “Identify and define the problem”. That’s fine and a fair starting point for the journey through hypothesis testing, data gathering, analysis and reporting. The presentation even came up with a definition of “problem” which is … Continue reading

Making sense of numbers – a half-day workshop – Slideshare

Lots of organisations have plenty of data, but not necessarily the skills to get valuable insights from that data. The concept of “Big Data” is not even on their agenda when they can’t manipulate “Small Data”. This is a Slideshare from a typical half-day workshop that I’ve run for many clients over the years. The participants would usually be … Continue reading

Continuous improvement: tools and techniques are not enough

I’ve been running some leadership development workshops over the past few months where the focus has been on making Continuous Improvement a way of life. Many of the people on the programme are familiar with approaches such as Lean or Six Sigma; some have even been trained to use the tools. What I find really … Continue reading

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