Category Archives for Change Management

Deming’s 14 Points

We’ve previously looked at the Deming Cycle (Plan, Do, Check, Act) for continuous improvement proposed by W. Edwards Deming. Deming also offered 14 principles for the transformation of American business. Deming’s 14 Points can apply at any level within any organization – from a small organization to a large company, or even a business unit […]

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The 7 Types of Waste

One way to increase margins and therefore profitability is to remove waste from an organization. In Japanese there is the term Muda, which describes any activity which does not value to others, is unproductive and therefore wasteful. This is a core concept of the Toyota Production System (TPS) and Lean. The seven types of Muda […]

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What is CMMI | CMMI Basics

CMMI stands for Capability Maturity Model Integration. It is an approach that helps organizations improve their processes. Do you believe that great process just somehow happen, or do you believe it’s more likely that the quality of an organization’s processes is related to the quality of the process used to develop and improve said processes? […]

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Kotter Change | How to Lead Change

In order to remain competitive organizations must continuously change. The aim of every major change initiative is to reap rewards for the organization in some form. However, many change initiatives are unsuccessful, and in the worst case scenario, where everything is riding on the initiative, the end result can be the collapse of the organization. […]

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