Tag - Project Management System

Develop a project management system that will allow you to conduct one-off projects with ease. Improve your work flow with Kanban. Increase productivity with Agile, Scrum and Kanban. Learn about the 80/20 Rule and increase your productivity and sales. Find your project constraint with the Theory of Constraints. Understand the optimum quantities required at each stage of your production stage with Local Optima. Kaizen will teach you how to improve your project flow in incremental steps. Give your staff confidence in the project by building important routines with the PDCA cycle (Plan Do Check Act). Are you using project management system software like the Critical Path Method? Take the time to learn about the Critical Chain Project Management technique – it will dramatically speed up projects. Heard about the Drum Buffer Rope techniques? They are 3 of the major techniques used to optimise any production system. Understand the merits to reducing the size of production batches with the Small Batches Tool.

How the Plan/Do/Check/Act (PDCA) Cycle Builds Important Routines

The business world is full of uncertainty.  Many managers cross their fingers, build the planned addition to their business in its entirety, or their start-up, then launch it and pray.  The most common outcome from this approach is - failure or, at best, mediocre success.  Starting with the auto industry...

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SM5.0 Theory of Constraint (TOC) Find Remove Bottleneck

The Theory of Constraints (TOC) is an important optimising technique that focuses on improving the throughput of work at the (usually) single bottleneck or constraint in the workflow.   This Skills Module draws together a number of the 12Faces articles on the subject.  One research project demonstrated that 89% of improvement...

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How to Plan Work with Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)

Some businesses that use project management software like the Critical Path Method (CPM) should also take the time to learn about the much less well known Critical Chain Project Management technique as it has a proven track record for dramatically speeding up projects.  Blue Belt

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How Kaizen Leads to Continuous Incremental Improvement

Most improvement is an incremental process.  It is rare to get something completely right the first time so, over time, we improve parts of the system so as to continue to improve the whole.  A Japanese phase for such incremental improvement is 'Kaizen".  Read this article for insights into incremental...

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Take Advantage of Agile / Scrum / Kanban to Increase Productivity

In a smaller business there is always plenty to do and many demands on a managers most limited resource; time.  Often the owners time is the major bottleneck on the growth of the business (see the introductory article to Theory of Constraints).  Plenty of other businesses have struggled with prioritising time...

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How to Manage Local Optima Problem

It is a very widely held belief in business that each station in a production line should be working as hard as it can in order to maximise its efficiency. This might be a car assembly line or an accountant's office processing tax returns using several different stages in the accounting...

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Importance of Small Batches Tool

There are merits to reducing the size of the batches you manufacture and/or hold in stock at any point in time.  This might sound counter-intuitive because of the oft-quoted 'economies of scale' and the time cost of pulling down tool set-ups and changing them to manufacture another project.  But, in...

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How Kanban Improves Work Flow

Kanbans are a tool for structuring how work flows into the work-in-progress queues so that workers do not get overloaded and can use their time most effectively. Kanbans, and variations on them, are widely used in software projects (e.g. Scrum and Agile) and manufacturing (e.g. Lean and Six Sigma). Blue...

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