Month: April 2014

Is There a Standard to Project Execution? The Project Execution Maturity Model

What do managers do when their project teams are unsuccessful? You probably do what most managers do and send them for project management skills training. There is some evidence that shows more skills equates to better performance. But this relationship between training and project performance is really just a correlation. Yes, training equips your team with …

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How to Build a Reliable Delivery Process: Promise to be on Time 

Being on time begins with setting the expectation with the customer, promising delivery when it can actually be completed. Order delivery promising must reflect available capacity. Just as you manage cash, you must carefully manage the capacity of your business. There should be a process to commit the capacity, just as there is a process to …

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How to Build a Reliable Delivery Process: Teamwork

The entire team must participate to make delivery reliable. It isn’t just the operations or production departments. Perfect execution is a commitment for the whole organization. Involving people begins with measuring the right things; setting the right expectations for performance. Management decides what the measurements are; what get measured gets done. There seems to be so …

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How to Build a Reliable  Delivery Process: Synchronized Execution

The Production Manager Owns Execution Often, the responsibility for execution is split up among functions or it’s not clear who is responsible for the entire process. There can be no question of who is responsible for execution. Having a single person accountable for the ensure order fulfillment process provides leadership for the entire execution team. The …

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How to Build a Reliable  Delivery Process: Planning

Install a Master Scheduler A single, master plan drives the Maximum Flow System and the planning process is the responsibility of the master scheduler; he/she owns the process. While that may seem like an obvious statement, to many, it’s not. Those organizations do not employ a master scheduler or even have a formal planning and scheduling …

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How to Build a Reliable  Delivery Process: Planning

Install a Master Scheduler A single, master plan drives the Maximum Flow System and the planning process is the responsibility of the master scheduler; he/she owns the process. While that may seem like an obvious statement, to many, it’s not. Those organizations do not employ a master scheduler or even have a formal planning and scheduling …

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