Articles, white papers, interviews & case studies on business improvement & operational excellence: Six Sigma, Lean, Toyota Production System, continuous improvement, Kaizen & more.
The seven dimensions of strategic innovation
Innovative thinking doesn't end with products and services; it can also be applied to the strategic planning of an organisation to create new opportunities and boost market performance.
Posted: 13 Aug 2010
Out of the crisis, back to the future: Deming in 2010
Formed in 2000 to encourage deeper learning and more effective application of Dr W Edwards Deming’s powerful management philosophy, the 11th Annual Transformation Forum was held on 12th and 13th May, sponsored by The Deming Forum.
Posted: 16 Jun 2010
Building Project Management capability with PRINCE2
Having mature project management will have a direct impact on an organisations capability to consistently delivery successful projects and programmes. The alternative leads to projects going over budget and failing to deliver on promises made...
Posted: 19 Apr 2010
Case study: Rethinking waste in post-recession Britain
Is it possible for a local government authority improve its services while still cutting costs? This case study shares how one borough council saved million pounds, whilst also achieving massive improvements in its waste management programme, utilising a new method based on Systems Thinking called "Visual Transformation".
Posted: 12 Mar 2010
Road to Excellence: improving the UK's roads with Six Sigma
Process improvement is a journey, and within Government departments it can be a difficult one. However, the UK's Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) has had some success with it's own Lean Six Sigma programme...
Posted: 05 Oct 2009
Stakeholders and How They Affect Your Business
Though they may not be immediately apparent, correctly identifying all of an organisation's stakeholders and ensuring that they are catered for is important for any business...
Posted: 09 Feb 2009
Leadership exposed: things you thought you knew about leadership
Much has been written about leadership: rules, pointers, styles, and biographies of inspiring leaders throughout world history. But there are certain leadership ideas that we ourselves fail to recognise and realise in the course of reading books.
Posted: 29 Oct 2008
Demystifying the common myths of Six Sigma
Several common myths about Six Sigma are often cited as fact, and some realities that are often overlooked. This article describes why Six Sigma is not a management fad or fantasy...
Posted: 15 Aug 2008