When a particular process is broken, the evidence mounts:
- More customer complaints
- Higher costs
- Schedule delays
- Too much inventory
- Long cycle time
- More mistakes and rework
- Employee “firefighting”
- Confusion over who does what
- Too many approval layers
- Too much paperwork
- Exceptions and workarounds, which cause variations
For a Process Improvement event, we use Lean, a systematic approach for analyzing and reducing waste to create a better process.
For example, what activities take time but add no value? (Is there wait time? Inventory buildup? Transportation delays? Unnecessary signatures – and people walking around getting those signatures?)
Then we use Six Sigma to reduce unwanted variations in the process. This ensures the same thing happens every time to produce the same deliverable every time for the greatest possible efficiencies.
Whether you need a top-level or a very discrete improvement, we can help you develop an excellence plan and prioritize needed improvements over time.
Think about how you currently manage projects. What do you do well? What could you do better?
At New Horizon Strategies, we don’t provide skills training in project management, or certify your staff to be project managers.
Instead, we take a hard look at your project management process, first digging into the details of your best and worst projects.
This discovery process reveals what’s working, what’s not working and what you can you do about it.
Since project management issues are often a symptom of other problems, you’ll end up with a more effective project management process – and perhaps some new ways to improve related tools and processes.