Category Archives for Change Management

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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The Change Curve

The change curve exists to help us understand how people emotionally experience a major disruptive change. Without change an organization will cease to exist as products become obsolete, consumer taste moves on, and even political regimes change as popular opinion and views change. Thus, every organization must change if it is to continue to grow […]

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The Plan, Do, Check, Act Cycle (The Deming Cycle)

The Deming Cycle was proposed by W. Edwards Deming (see The Pioneers of Quality for more on Deming himself). It is a continuous improvement model made up of 4-steps which you repeat over and over, bringing incremental improvement each time, and thus large improvements over time. The Deming Cycle is often shown using the following simple […]

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