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Project Management for PI Teams

Teams are the common thread for all contemporary process improvement and problem solving strategies. But teamwork does not guarantee team performance…

You Will Learn how to:

How To Manage A Process Improvement Project That Delivers Dramatic Results

It’s true in manufacturing, service, health care and government organizations. The project team is the building block of process improvement, reengineering and problem-solving success. Why? Because today’s complex business challenges cannot be resolved by traditional hierarchical organizations. Team-based projects enable individuals from different departments to step out of their day-to-day work environment and focus on the issues that impact cross-functional process performance.

However, successful project teams don’t just happen. Team members must have three types of skills to be effective:

The first is self-evident. Your teams should be made up of people who can function effectively in a collaborative environment. It is the problem-solving and project management skills that are lacking in most individuals.

Gain the skills you need to become an effective leader or member of a project team

Managing Process Improvement Projects will teach you how your project team can integrate process analysis and project management techniques to analyze a problem, create improvements, and implement solutions.

You Will Learn How To:

Define a project and select team members.

Create plans and timelines.

Analyze processes and root causes.

On time and with dramatic results.
This seminar delivers proven tools and techniques you and your team can put to use immediately. Act now. Enroll your project team leaders and members today!

How to Implement Successful Team-Based Solutions

Seminar Outline

I. Introduction

II. Integrating Teams into the Organization

  1. How project teams “fit in”
  2. What makes teams fail
  3. What makes teams succeed
  4. Roles and responsibilities
  5. The importance of project management

III. Launching a Project Team

  1. Selecting a project
  2. Selecting team members
  3. Covering all the bases: The 7-Step Method
  4. Devising a game plan
    • Creating the project plan
    • Creating project timelines
  5. Case study

IV. Creating and Implementing Solutions

  1. Defining the current situation
    • process mapping concepts
  2. Identifying gaps in performance level
  3. Root cause analysis
  4. Planning for solutions
  5. Documentation of results
  6. Maintaining the gains
  7. Case Study

V. Transforming Classroom to Reality

  1. Making it happen
  2. Changing an organization through better project management

You Will Benefit Most From This Seminar If You Are A…

Managing Process Improvement Projects is ideal for your entire process improvement, reengineering or problem-solving team. Or you can enroll a “team” of team leaders. Inquire about our group discounts.

What You Will Learn

Get The Team-Saving Answers To These Critical Questions

  1. Why are teams the preferred vehicle for process improvement, reengineering and problem-solving projects?
  2. Why are some teams able to complete their projects on time and deliver dramatic results while other teams accomplish little?
  3. How can project management foster team success?
  4. How do you organize a project team? How do you select team members?
  5. How does the team create a project plan with a realistic timeline for solution and implementation?
  6. How can process maps, system maps and other process analysis tools be used to give the project direction?
  7. What problem-solving tools will help the team identify root causes?
  8. How can the team work together to devise a solution?
  9. How can you integrate GANTT charts, critical path method (CPM) and program evaluation review technique (PERT) with process improvement methods to keep the project on schedule?
  10. Why must results be measured and documented? How should the team do so?
  11. What steps can be taken to ensure the implemented improvements will be maintained and further developed?
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