The idea of delivering a Project Plan in just a week looked like a “no brainer” to all those who had been involved in last weeks’ VSM exercise. Yet for those who hadn’t been there, it didn’t seem logical at all.
This week I finally did my first Value Stream Map exercise in this environment. It took me almost two months to get here. And it only happened because I insisted and succeeded to convince some of the Firm’s project managers to join me.
With an OK for our plan, we set out to set up a meeting room for continuous improvement, right away. The room was to be on the workfloor of the Firm and the first goal of the Firm’s Management Team was to visually emphasize the fact that Continuous Improvement had become a core element of… »
Based on the outcome of the teambuilding sessions with all team members, and a considerable number of additional one-to-one interviews, we presented a project plan to the Board of Directors, for the introduction of continuous improvement into the new project organization.