1st of 5 Articles
Deploying Basic Process Improvement (BPI) organization wide covers the essentials for implementing such a program.
E3 = Engage, Equip and Empower
E2 = Effectively and Efficiently
E3 --> E2
Deploying Basic Process Improvement contains the ingredients to be the “go to” problem solving approach used throughout an organisation, by all its employees. This is realised whilst:
BPI is not an ad hoc training programme.
BPI does not follow a traditional deployment structure.
BPI does require an existing improvement structure to get going.
BPI requires a carefully thought through deployment and escalation model.
BPI requires macro and micromanagement commitment.
To ensure adequate knowledge sharing, the following need to be in place:
Keep it Simple"
The „A3" forms the basis for project work and tracking. Teams should have their „A3s" and performance charts on display and use it to review performance improvement activities with their managers.
Completed „A3" should be scanned and logged in a repository.
Key roles when deploying Basic Process Improvement include:
Successful problem resolution and process improvement should be visibly showcased on local notice boards. These should include A3s and team photos.
A recognition ceremony may be arranged, „Lunch with the Initiating Sponsor“ may be considered.
In the next article we will touch on The Planned Deployment, Natural Work Teams, Making it Visible, and Ensuring Execution Success.