Six Sigma

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Improvement Skills Consulting is now an Elements Partner

I am delighted to announce that I have been accepted as an official Consulting Partner of Elements, the new cloud-based process knowledge tool. It is an invaluable tool to support all sorts of performance improvement work, such as the many “flavours” of process-based initiatives: BPM, BPI, BPR, Lean, 6-Sigma. Elements Process Knowledge is a free business … Continue reading

Project Management and Change Management: necessary, but not sufficient

I’ve had a number of conversations recently about the relationship between Project Management and Change Management. Generally, these have focused on the need for Project Managers to be more aware of the importance of Change Management to facilitate the transition from projects to business as usual. This may require PMs to develop CM skills or, … Continue reading

Labels and methodologies can lead you down the wrong path

There’s an image doing the rounds on LinkedIn that asks “Where to start?” and offers a sequence: 5S (Structure) Kaizen (Overview & Insight) Lean (Stability) 6 Sigma (Capability) DfSS (Robustness) The implication is that there is a logical sequence in which these approaches to improvement should be adopted. Alongside the arrow of progression there’s a … Continue reading

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