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Agile Principles in Operational Improvement Projects

Traditionally Agile approach (and its components, such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP)) are associated with software development projects. Management Consulting projects typically follow a more traditional Waterfall methodology, based on PMBOK® guidelines. However, our clients today are operating in a more dynamic environment, that requires a higher degree of flexibility in delivering projects. Here are… read more →

Addressing Performance Variability

Outdated Process Series Previous articles in this series discussed the challenges of identifying outdated and inefficient processes. This article will concentrate on performance variability as one of the indicators of an inefficient process and will look at some ways to effectively address it. When it comes to business, variability is generally not welcome.  It prevents us… read more →

Value Stream Mapping Your Way Out of Waste

No one likes waste, but the question is, what the best way to get rid of it?  The answer is Lean, whose fundamental objective is to create maximum value through the elimination of waste.  In essence, finding processes to get things done with less effort, less time, and fewer resources. Originally conceived in post-war Japan… read more →

The Daily Check to Great Performance

Managers have the very important job of guiding their teams to meet – and try to exceed – a certain level of performance.  For an organization to fully realize the benefits of the process, system, and behavior improvements that are implemented as part of Trindent engagements, managers must actively lead their teams both through and… read more →

Solving Problems Quickly: There’s a Right Way

No one knows an executive who doesn’t have a packed schedule.  Executives are constantly under time pressure, and so it’s their ability to make good decisions quickly that makes them successful in their job.   Making quick decisions can be a double-edged sword however.  There are risks and pitfalls to solving problems this way, but… read more →

Scrum – an Agile Framework

Agile and scrum are familiar terms in most workplaces.  Together, they make project management and development faster, more streamlined, and more cost-effective. But what are “agile” and “scrum”?  And is your organizing using them? Agile methodology is an umbrella term for a set of frameworks and practices based on specific values and principles.  It is… read more →

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