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Improve Your Business With A Quality Management System Review

Once in a while it’s good to review your quality/business management system (structure, processes, requirements, etc) – we’ll focus on processes for the moment.  The relevance of processes is critical.  They must be useful to your staff, customers, partners and … Continue reading

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Project Kickoffs Improve Performance

I was recently asked about why project kickoffs are important – surely people could just read the Project Management Plan and Project Charter. Nice in theory – rather more difficult in practice.  It’s always better to get everyone in a … Continue reading

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A Day in Refactoring Agile Project Process Part 2

12.30 Lunch We have a great lunch at Tokio’s in Melbourne CBD.  The team highly recommended it as fantastic for the sukiyaki-don and other specialties.  Sounded good and they were right – it was a great experience.  We have a … Continue reading

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A Day in Refactoring Agile Project Process Part 1

8am Breakfast Meeting We’re here with the project team and find ourselves in the local coffeeshop.  Attending is the entire project team (2 BAs, 6 developers, 1 tester, project team lead) and a number of managers and PMO rep. We … Continue reading

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Project Reviews and Alignment With Strategy

How often do we see project healthchecks, appraisals, assessments, audits, reviews, and company breathalyzers where the results are praised by management and then shelved.  Perhaps even with the best of intentions: Management didn’t agree with the findings They didn’t have … Continue reading

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Experiences with recruiting quality and process improvement staff

I was recently asked for some advice about recruiting quality and process improvement managers and analysts. Like many roles, these people can have a significant impact across an organisation. Get it right and you’ll see productivity improvements across the company; … Continue reading

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Peer Review Relevance and Fade

Just finished conducting a short course on peer reviews, inspections and walkthroughs.  A very interesting question was asked about the “quality fade” effect on reviews. This is a summary of how I responded: After peer reviews, inspections, walkthroughs (and various … Continue reading

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