5 Keys to Operational Excellence

Megan BurnsContinuous Improvement, Leadership, Lean, Operations, Quality, Six Sigma, Strategy, World-class

Maturity Matrix

Over the course of my career, I’ve met numerous continuous improvement and operations professionals. While they are passionate about improving their organization and adding value, often they feel their efforts are unsupported and viewed as being isolated from the other departments. Yet, in many of those same organizations, I have heard the executive team talk about achieving operational excellence. Why … Read More

Busy or Productive?

Megan BurnsContinuous Improvement, Leadership, Lean, Managing, Operations

Ever notice how you can be busy all day and still not get anything accomplished? It’s usually because all your time is consumed by the urgent instead of the important. I noticed myself doing this and also saying how busy I was. Sure I was busy, but was I always as productive as I should be? By making a few … Read More

Common Mistakes When Defining Continuous Improvement Projects

Megan BurnsContinuous Improvement, Leadership, Lean, Managing, Quality, Six Sigma

Thursday November 1, 2012 – Thursday November 1, 2012 Map and Directions | Register Description: All too often we see projects falter, lose momentum, and stall. When we meet with the project lead, the cause is quickly identified as something they had control over the entire time but failed to do well. What is that key step? Project definition. It has … Read More

Building an Effective Project Team

Megan BurnsContinuous Improvement, Employees, Leadership, Lean, Managing, Quality, Six Sigma

Tuesday October 16, 2012 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT Description: A big part of running a successful continuous improvement project (or any other project for that matter) is having the right people on your team. While it sounds obvious, too many times we’ve seen projects falter and stall because it was the wrong team for the project. Learn the critical guidelines … Read More