Adaptive Lean Six Sigma for Project Management
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
meeting slides can be downloaded.
Successful Project Management is dependent on many
factors. For many years, practitioners in the field have recognized the importance
of certifications from the Project Management Institute in providing a solid
foundation for leading all types of projects. At the same time there has been
an increasing interest in the approaches of the parallel field of Lean Six
Sigma. For example, recently PMI and MIT jointly released the study called
“Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs” that covers some of the
important connections between these fields of expertise (linked at http://www.pmi.org/Business-Solutions.aspx).
Adaptive Lean Six Sigma now represents the most advanced thinking and methodology
in how to succeed in an increasingly competitive and dynamic environment.
Throughout the duration of a project the challenges and opportunities continue
to shift and change as the actions taken today begin to “alter the experiment”
in often unforeseen ways. In the pursuit of the essentials of Cost, Schedule
and Quality objectives new ways to “alter the facts on the ground” are now
available and easily integrated to the PMI platform.
In this presentation become familiar with these key concepts:
Most importantly, learn
about the key elements of daily accountability routines and standardized
work for Managers and Leaders and how to bring these to the work group level
while building a culture that is in most ways significantly different from
typical American Management practices.
- Time based improvement:
- Determine the
key “flow units” of the project: material, information and decisions
- Focus on delays
and obstacles to flow
react to events that stop the value adding work and decision flow
- Waste elimination:
- Limit scope
to what is actually necessary for the client
- Perform necessary
work on a cost efficient basis
- Prevent Defects:
- Surface opportunities
to prevent work-arounds and do overs
John Muka, Ph.D, is an expert at Process Improvement using Adaptive Lean
Six Sigma methods. His adaptive approach focuses on changing the “facts on
the ground” to eliminate delays, reduce waste and prevent defects with both
immediate and long term impact.
John is highly skilled in Adaptive Lean Six Sigma at the certified Master
Black Belt level. His engaging style is based on working shoulder-to-shoulder
with Process owners and their staff where the actual work is being done. He
is particularly experienced in the world of large, complex technical projects
which include Space Satellites, Phased array radars, Navy Submarine upgrades,
as well as manufacturing and Hospital and Healthcare environments.
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Topic: Quarterly Panel Discussion
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