|Program Number: C020-20170321
Implementing Strategic Change
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
|PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.5
Strategic - 1.0
Technical - 0.0
meeting slides can be downloaded.
Strategy and strategic change are key words / themes that are central to
the success of any business organization in any industry. These topics have
gained sufficient bandwidth / attention in the corporate world (especially
at the turn of the century) that the leadership in many organizations are
seeking ‘silver bullets’ in order to stay ahead of competition and to retain
market leadership position at all times. Typical strategic plans aim to look
over the longer term, trying to get a “crystal ball” of the likely changes
in the market place, deriving their annual plans from the long-term plan
and deploying a robust implementation plan to track and monitor the effectiveness
of those plans.
To support the implementation of those strategies, many companies have resorted
to the use of many of the tried and tested Quality Tools / Business Models.
This presentation will cover the success story of the Tata Group (US $ 100
B in Revenues), how this program started with its humble beginnings in the
mid-90s, covering about 100 companies and an employee base of 600,000 people
to a situation today where the Tata brand is now an international benchmark
and services are comparable to the best in class. Quality occupied center
stage in Board meetings, got ingrained into the ethos of the Tata culture
as each of the 100 companies strove to be best in class to retain and protect
the Tata Brand.
If we switch to today’s context given all the vagaries of the changing dynamics,
this presentation will also highlight how the use of Lean Six Sigma as a
tool has helped and is helping many companies to achieve their strategic
objectives i.e., drive costs down, enhance top line growth and work as an
enabler to increase shareholder value. An approach that is of practical value
is also presented.
Sitaraman (SA) Vaneswaran, President & CEO Shreya Business Solutions,
LLC is a key change agent in propelling corporations, delivering strong,
bottom-line impacts through implementation of breakthrough strategies and
reengineering Business Processes to drive best-in-class-level performance.
He brings an in-depth experience and familiarity with use / application of
problem-solving tools, including Design of experiments (DOE), Kaizen, Statistical
Process Control, Quality Function Deployment, Six Sigma Quality, Value Stream
maps and FMEA.
As Director of Quality at Alcatel-Lucent, he led various efforts including
Reengineering Business Processes in supply chain to eliminate non-value adding
costs and compliance to information security (ISO 27001), SA 8000, ISO 9000
/ TL 9000. He also led a team charged to drive and reengineer Business
Processes to deliver bottom-line impacts through use of Lean and Six Sigma
Principles, and served as program lead, driving Information Security Compliance
to ISO 27001 requirements across 50 countries covering 3000 employees
Prior to joining Alcatel Lucent, he was Chief Executive Officer at Tata Quality
Management Services, India where he improved Product / Service Quality to
best-in-class levels for the Tata Group (US $ 100 B in Revenues, over 600,000
employees), successfully positioning the group as a major global player.
SA is co-author of “Implementing Strategic Change — Tools for Transforming
an Organization”, an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a certified ISO
/ TL 9000 Lead Assessor and holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from
Indian Institute of Technology, India.
Career Networking LCI:
Topic: Open Networking with Alpha
Consulting Corp. - Recruiters of Project Managers in IT Staffing!
Our sincere thanks to Alpha Consulting for sponsoring this
Alpha Consulting Corp., a long-time supporter of Career Networking, will
be present to individually explore your opportunities with clients in multiple
industries, with a focus on Information Technology and Pharma. Introduce
yourself to one of the Recruiters, describe your Unique Selling Proposition,
and join Alpha’s roster of talented high-quality Project Managers.
Socialize and network with your peers, exchange business cards, sharpen your
elevator speech, and share any opportunities that you’ve encountered.
Note that 90% of career jobs are now landed via networking. Be there!
Topic: Interactive Session: Current Topics on PMO
The PMINJ PMO LCI will host its Interactive Session facilitated
by the core PMO LCI team. It will be a session where participants will have
an opportunity to discuss current topics on PMOs. We look forward to your
active participation and welcome your input to make this informal discussion
session useful to you and fellow LCI members.