Thursday, October 29, 2009

Process Improvement Video

This past week I gave talk on Process Improvement at my Company. We walked through the DMAIC of the Six Sigma process. Even though time was short I was able to get my point across to the attendees on the importance of Six Sigma using a real life example within our organization.

Watch the video and open the PowerPoint and click along.

Link to the PowerPoint file

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Celebrate project success

After you formally closeout your projects don’t forget to celebrate! This is an important final step for all projects to thank your team for all their hard work. If possible include some funding for the celebration within your project budget.

Here are some possible ways to celebrate:

  1. Bonuses
  2. Head to a go-cart track or mini golf for some youthful fun
  3. Get together for cocktails and dinner
  4. Cake in the conference room
  5. For on the cheap you can print off certificates of thanks for your team members

Don’t forget to publicly thank each of your team members and summarize the project for the organization. Finally, if possible due to the number of team members, take some time to stop by each person’s desk or give them a call to thank them (don’t forget the softskills)