Using Log Data to Gain Greater Visibility
How efficient is an organization at executing? Efficiency is defined by a number of parameters: quality, cost, and duration. In this article, we will be looking at duration. When thinking about your own organization, you can probably find many examples where duration is a yardstick for efficiency. Customer service, order delivery, and production flow could […]
DEMYSTIFY YOUR DATA!
“In God we trust, all others must bring data.” – W. Edwards Deming I had to write a 750-word limit essay for my English 101 class at Saint Thomas University in Miami on the meaning of God. I wrote, “God can’t be limited to 750 words so if I start, I will not be able […]
MANAGING YOUR ENERGY FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE
Managing time – we all get tons of advice about how to do it better. Meanwhile, we all keep struggling to get everything done, and we end up feeling exhausted and inadequate. The truth is you can’t really manage time. You get 24 hours a day and there’s nothing you can do to change that. […]
MAINTAINING A FRESH CI PROGRAM
Anyone who has been in or around a CI program has faced the potential of a program becoming stale or may be referred to it as needing to be reinvigorated. The subject of this newsletter is to openly discuss the elephant in the room and open our eyes to how we or others have done […]
STUDY REVEALS HOW MANY TIMES YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR E-MAIL.
It’s completely wrong. Let’s jump to the conclusion (spoiler alert) we learn that it’s three times. You should check your email three times a day At least that’s the advice of Kostadin Kushlev, a PhD candidate at UBC’s Dept. of Psychology. Here’s his statement. Here’s my challenge with Mr. Kushlev’s theory: some people work in […]
REDESIGN A PROCESS IN FIVE EASY STEPS
Get Motivated to Fix It Whether you are a pro or novice fixer of broken things, it feels good to fix broken stuff. Often it seems difficult to get started on the improvement path and even harder when fixing the broken thing involves other team members or stakeholders. This may seem like eating an elephant. […]
What Do You Mean – Charter Your work? Working today is especially challenging. Work groups are geographically dispersed. They work on different schedules and time zones. It’s not easy to keep work in motion. A project charter is a great tool to get everyone synchronously rowing the boat in the same direction while working asynchronously. […]