Monthly Archives: September 2014

10 questions for effective Retrospectives/Post Implementation Reviews

If you run retrospectives and don’t find them valuable, then read on… Any organisation that has existing for more than a few years will have run a number of projects and (hopefully) retrospectives/post implementation reviews. The effectiveness of these activities … Continue reading

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How to run effective customer/supplier (SCM) quality meetings

I was recently asked about how to run effective customer/supplier quality meetings.  I’ve been on both sides of the table representing small and large, simple and complex products and projects. What is the best way to run them?  That depends … Continue reading

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Planning for a productive retrospective – key challenges

What are the key challenges to using Retrospectives/PIRs to improve?  The challenges are legion are broadly fall under two main themes: Duck & cover Technical/procedural Duck and Cover a) A general reluctance to do it – “We don’t want to … Continue reading

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