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You Can’t Fix Organizational Culture

The April edition of the Harvard Business Review featured an article called “You Can’t Fix Culture – Just focus on Your Business and the Rest Will Follow”.  Authors Jay Lorsh and Emily McTague make the case that while many believe that the solution to organizational challenges is to “change the culture”, this is not a prescription worth pursuing. They contend

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Lean vs Six Sigma: Do you really need Six Sigma?

There has been much historical debate when it comes to Lean vs Six Sigma. Most people have strong opinions about which method is more effective for achieving results.  While Lean is a systematic approach to eliminating waste and creating flow in your processes, six sigma is a set of tools and strategies that help to limit defects and variations in processes.

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Taking the Lean Leap & Creating a Lean Plan

Where do we start? One of the most common questions we are asked is : “Where do we start?” and “How do we do it the ‘right’ way?”  The key to success is to have an effective Lean plan specifically for your situation and environment.  Without an effective plan, you will either fail totally or not maximize your potential.  This

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Evolution of the Federal Public Service in Canada

I’ve always found it interesting that those in my decade, (I’m in my mid 50’s), were not well represented in the public service.  I’m at the tail end of the baby boom, which is really the “bust” generation as described by David Foote in his demographic ground breaker; “Boom Bust & Echo”.  The government was simply not hiring many people

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Lean: Implications for Project Managers and Business Analysts – Algonquin College Knowledge Builder

Feb 12, 2016 |13:00-15:00 | There is no charge to attend this learning event Lean has become a commonly used methodology within the discipline of business process management. Lean expert, Paul Youldon will introduce you to “Lean for IT” which applies Lean methods to typical IT areas such as service management, software development project management and IT planning and governance. During this session

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