With the Emercomm Lean Simplify Methodology – Success is the Only Option!
What is the Simplify Methodology?
Simplify is the Emercomm Coaching Process to unlock the potential within your organization. We use Lean tools and methodologies. We start with our Lean Gap Analysis that tells us where you are today. Our proven Simplify process will ensure that you achieve all your project goals and objectives while generating improved efficiencies and profit for the bottom line.
5 Key Elements for a Successful Lean Simplify Project!
- A problem that keeps you awake at night!
- Executive leadership
- Assign resources & responsibilities
- Lean education for team
- A willingness to change
Emercomm Simplify Methodology
- Knowledge of what the project is, why the project exists, who is involved, when various activities and stages should be complete and the expected outcomes. This knowledge needs to be communicated in a number of manners throughout the organization.
- Knowledge of the methodologies that can be used to apply solutions to business issues. This often requires an investment in education before and during the project.
- Fast and accurate information throughout the organization that supports the value propositions and methodologies being implemented. This means that the entire technology infrastructure (not just computers and software) requires review.
- A validated Stakeholder Value Proposition (SVP) and Customer Value Proposition (CVP) that can be communicated and supported throughout the organization and with strategic partners.
- Executive commitment in deed as well as word. Executive management needs to take active responsibility for the overall project and ‘walk the talk’.
- Effective teamwork and compromise. This often requires some team building assistance and facilitation.
- Project leadership and management by someone that knows how to manage the project and is respected within the organization as a leader (leadership being a different skill than management). Sometimes this requires a team of two where the leader facilitates the changes and a person that is experienced in maintaining a project timeline, budget and resource plan is responsible for managing and reporting on the project.
- Celebrations of success. When benchmarks are achieved, ensure that some type of celebration is held. For each member of a team, it may take the form of a presentation, awarding of a pair of tickets to an event, or something else that appropriate to the level of achievement. When corporate milestones are reached, an appropriate event such as a lunch-time buffet set up in a place where many can gather (I’ve seen them done in parking lots and shipping docks) or some other form of inclusive staff function should be held.
- Personal accountability. When someone accepts responsibility for completion of a task within a timeline, there must be consequences when it doesn’t happen. When management lets one person off that accountability hook, it gives leave to others to do the same and suggests that management really isn’t that serious about achieving the goals.