Change | Process improvement

What is A3 Thinking?

Have you been involved in a Lean transformation project where you spent more time filling in PIDs (project imitation documents) than actually doing any change? Perhaps worse you’ve spent too much time and energy analysing data? Capturing and documenting reasons for change is important especially from a governance perspective. When done well you end up…

Change | Process improvement

Paralysis by Over Analysis

One of the most potent forces preventing successful implementation of change is over analysis. If there’s one thing that will stall implementation, if not kill it off completely, is paralysis by over analysis. I’ve seen it many times over the years and it’s not just a mistake made by process improvement novices. It’s also done…

Process improvement

SIPOC maps in 5 easy steps

Ever been in a situation where you need to quickly get an understanding of the ‘as-is’ process and determine what needs improving, where and by how much? SIPOC maps are a great way to structure an approach to deliver all of the above. They’re not complicated to use and aren’t as time consuming as creating…