What is Visual Management?

What is Visual Management?

Visual Management is one of the key tools that we use to help our clients understand their performance, identify their issues and then resolve them to turn their goals in to results.

Daily Huddles are a key element of developing a culture of performance improvement in your organisation.

In this video our Director Consultant, Dennis Crommentuijn-Marsh, explains what Visual Management is and how you can use it in your business to improve your performance.

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Visual Management is an effective way for teams, departments, and senior management to ‘see what’s going on’ with their processes.  Take a look at our Visual Management Toolbox for more information.  View now.

Find out how to set up your own visual management and performance huddle in our step-by-step guide.  View now.

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Room for Improvement – Episode #4: Naveen Shanmugam, Helios Investment Partners

Room for Improvement - Episode #4:
Naveen Shanmugam, Helios Investment Partners

Hear from Naveen Shanmugam, Director of Operational Excellence at Helios Investment Partners LLP as he talks adapting to get the right approach to improvement depending on your business needs.  Helios Investment Partners have a diverse portfolio of private equity and credit investments in over 30 African countries, building profitable, value-creating, and socially responsible private enterprises.  With such a diverse portfolio, Naveen is extremely experienced in getting to the right improvement approach to meet the business needs. 

What is the right improvement approach?

Naveen has his hands full working across the range of portfolio companies, in a variety of sectors, supporting them in their quest for operational excellence using Lean Six Sigma methodologies.  It’s fascinating to hear him talk about aligning with the priorities of the different businesses to ensure the right approach – from Lean transformation to everyday problem-solving. 


Listen to more insights from experienced Business Improvement Practitioners

PMI’S ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT VIDEO SERIES

Our video series aims to provide inspiration for people who are developing their Business Improvement capabilities.  The guests in each video are experienced practitioners who talk about how they got started, what it means to practise business improvement, and who or what has inspired them.  Listen out for their hints and tips to help you on your own improvement journey.

Episode #2: Lucie Lovell, WaterAid

Hear from Lucie Lovell, Business Improvement Lead at the international charity WaterAid talking about the importance of continuous improvement in a not-for-profit organisation.

Watch now.

Episode #3: Vasco Cachaco, Xaar plc

Hear from Vasco Cachaco, Principle Six Sigma Process Champion at Xaar plc talking about being inspired by the challenge of applying Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques.

Watch now.

Interested to learn more about finding the right improvement approach for your organisation?

At PMI we believe there are two ways to improve your business. In this video, Dennis Crommentuijn-Marsh explains what they are and how you can apply them to your business to turn your goals into results.  Watch now.

In this webinar recording, Des Kelly talks about establishing your system for improvement, including the similarities and differences between approaches and realising the end game: sustained success. Watch now.

What do you do if you discover that the methods your organisation has committed to adopting have been set aside and instead one of your colleagues continues to manage their people and processes the way they always have? Read now.

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Two Ways to Improve Your Business

Two Ways to Improve Your Business

At PMI we believe there are two ways to improve your business.

In this video, our Director Consultant, Dennis Crommentuijn-Marsh, explains what they are and how you can apply them to your business to turn your goals in to results.

 

Learn more about Everyday Improvement

In this video, Dennis talks about what everyday improvement is and how to use the Standardise, Maintain, Improve (SMI) cycle to do so.  Watch now.

Learn more about Step Change Improvement

In this video, Dennis talks about what step change improvement is and how you can use the PMI Improvement Cycle to deliver ‘step change’ improvements in your business.  Watch now.

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Everyday improvement using Standardise, Maintain, Improve

Everyday Improvement Using Standardise, Maintain, Improve

What is everyday improvement?

When it comes to improving your business there’s two approaches you can take, ‘every day improvement’ and ‘step change improvement’.

In this video, our Director Consultant, Dennis Crommentuijn-Marsh, talks about what everyday improvement is and how to use the Standardise, Maintain, Improve (SMI) cycle to do so.

The two ways to improve your business

At PMI we believe there are two ways to improve your business.

In this video, Dennis, explains what they are and how you can apply them to your business to turn your goals into results.  Watch now.

Learn about Step Change Improvement

In this video, Dennis talks about what step change improvement is and how you can use the PMI Improvement Cycle to deliver ‘step change’ improvements in your business.  Watch now.

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Step change improvement using the PMI Improvement Cycle

Step Change Improvement Using the PMI Improvement Cycle

What is step change improvement?

When it comes to improving your business there are two approaches you can take, ‘everyday improvement’ and ‘step change improvement’.

In this video, our Director Consultant, Dennis Crommentuijn-Marsh, talks about what step change improvement is, and how you can use the PMI Improvement Cycle to deliver improvements in your business.

The two ways to improve your business

At PMI we believe there are two ways to improve your business.  In this video, Dennis, explains what they are and how you can apply them to your business to turn your goals into results.  Watch now.

Learn about Everyday Improvement

In this video, Dennis talks about what everyday improvement is and how to use the Standardise, Maintain, Improve (SMI) cycle to do so.  Watch now.

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Room for Improvement – Episode #3: Vasco Cachaco, Xaar plc

Room for Improvement - Episode #3: Vasco Cachaco, Xaar plc

Hear from Vasco Cachaco, Principle Six Sigma Process Champion at Xaar plc, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of piezo-based drop-on-demand inkjet technologies. Experienced in the role of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Vasco talks about being inspired by the challenge of applying Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques. Vasco explores how he uses Lean Six Sigma tools to develop new ways of working and embed them in a new environment. During the interview he explains how they have automated the visualisation of metrics and process monitoring to save time on less value-added activities. This means the team can get straight to decision making and improving the business.

If like Vasco, you want to use a methodology to start collaborating with others to do much bigger projects, perhaps transformational projects, then explore PMI’s Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course.

As an experienced Black Belt,  in this episode of Room for Improvement Vasco talks about what it means to be practice business improvement. In the role of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, you need to go beyond applying the tools you learn as part of your training and lead with a true PDSA mindset – make mistakes and learn from them. 

Listen to more insights from experienced Business Improvement Practitioners

PMI’S ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT VIDEO SERIES

Our video series aims to provide inspiration for people who are developing their Business Improvement capabilities.  The guests in each video are experienced practitioners who talk about how they got started, what it means to practise business improvement, and who or what has inspired them.  Listen out for their hints and tips to help you on your own improvement journey.

Episode #1: Christine North, SSE

Hear from Christine North, Director of Group Efficiencies and Innovation at SSE, a leading UK energy provider with over 10,000 employees.

Watch now.

Episode #2: Lucie Lovell, WaterAid

Hear from Lucie Lovell, Business Improvement Lead at the international charity WaterAid talking about the importance of continuous improvement in a not-for-profit organisation.

Watch now.

Inspired by Vasco’s achievements as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt? Resources that might interest you…

For many people, when they hear ‘Black Belt Tools’, they believe this means using complex statistics in production, manufacturing, or engineering environments. Some may even think ‘that’s not for me’.

Yes, a Black Belt needs to be competent in more advanced statistics, but an effective Black Belt has other methods and tools at their disposal that can be applied in all settings, industries and processes. In particular, to influence leadership teams, enable change, and communicate effectively.

Watch Now – Black Belt Tools with a Kick

If you are interested in understanding the Belts and what they mean to you or to your organisation, then presumably you are working in an organisation which has, or is in the process of establishing, a culture of continuous improvement where the thinking, methods and tools of Lean Six Sigma are important to you.

Read Now – Belt Up! Which Lean Six Sigma Belts are for you, your team, your organisation. 

When you develop your internal system for improvement, it’s important to allocate the projects appropriately.

But how is a Black Belt project different from a Green Belt? Is it just more complex, using more statistics? That can be the case, but there are other key differences where the competency, tools, and methods of a Black Belt are required to deliver a successful project.

Watch Now – What makes a good Black Belt Project?

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Top Tools for Effective Prioritisation: How to Use Pairwise Comparisons

Top Tools for Effective Prioritisation:
Pairwise Comparisons

Here is PMI Consultant Warren Knight talking about one of his top tools for prioritisation: Pairwise Comparisons.  So what is a Pairwise Comparison?  Warren describes how to use Pairwise Comparisons to rank a group of items in terms of their relative importance.

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Warren describes how to use Interrelationship Diagraphs to analyse complex problems with interacting parts to identify high driver factors which have the greatest influence.  Watch now.

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Warren describes how to create an Arrow Diagram to establish a time-sequenced action plan to identify the critical path activities.  Watch now.

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Top Tools for Effective Prioritisation: How to Use Interrelationship Diagraphs

Top Tools for Effective Prioritisation:
Interrelationship Diagraphs

Here is PMI Consultant Warren Knight talking about one of his top tools for prioritisation: Interrelationship Diagraphs.

So what is an Interrelationship Diagraph?
Warren describes how to use Interrelationship Diagraphs to analyse complex problems with interacting parts to identify high driver factors which have the greatest influence.

 

Watch the previous episode

Warren describes how to use the Eisenhower Matrix to categorise tasks based on importance and urgency.  Watch now.

Watch the next episode

Warren describes how to use Pairwise Comparisons to rank a group of items in terms of their relative importance.  Watch now.

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Top Tools for Effective Prioritisation: How to Use Eisenhower’s Matrix

Top Tools for Effective Prioritisation:
Eisenhower's Matrix

Here is PMI Consultant Warren Knight talking about one of his top tools for prioritisation: Eisenhower’s Matrix.  Warren describes how to use the Eisenhower Matrix to categorise tasks based on importance and urgency.

Warren describes how to use Criteria Based Decision Making to assess a group of items from multiple perspectives. Watch now.

Warren describes how to use Interrelationship Diagraphs to analyse complex problems with interacting parts to identify high driver factors which have the greatest influence. Watch now.

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Top Tools for Effective Prioritisation: How to Use Criteria Based Decision Making

Top Tools for Effective Prioritisation:
Criteria Based Decision Making

Here is PMI Consultant Warren Knight talking about one of his top tools for prioritisation: Criteria Based Decision Making. Warren describes how to use Criteria Based Decision Making to assess a group of items from multiple perspectives.

Warren describes how to establish a time-sequenced action plan to identify the critical path activities. Watch now.

Warren describes how to use the Eisenhower Marix to categorise tasks based on importance and urgency. Watch now.

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