Workshops, Courses, Education
Pragmatism in Progress
- Your people can progress if they are encouraged to do so.
- Your organisation can progress if your people believe in you.
- Your people will believe in you if they understand why and what is expected.
The Orchestrated Knowledge workshops focus on delivering an understanding of good practices and how to apply them. While some theory is required, the workshops concentrate on real-life challenges and their solutions. The goal is to equip those attending with the means to implement these solutions in the shortest time possible.
We tailor the workshops to match your needs. in most cases, we cover an overview and the basics in a couple of hours. Full, interactive implementation can take up to two days. These workshops normally take place in classroom mode. If you prefer, we can adapt them into a series of short online activities, with exercises between each session.
A3 Coaching and Support
The Toyota principles for gaining an understanding of, support for and commitment to change. We achieve this through a series of coaching sessions in which we delegate ownership of needs.
Agile methodologies have gained traction in recent years, particularly in the Information Technology arena. But Agile is not methodologies – it’s a mindset and a series of principles to be applied. This workshop focuses on developing an Agile culture rather than just following the “ceremonies”.
CEO and Management
A short workshop for senior management on the principles and requirements of leadership in a rapidly changing world. How do you balance the friendly and supportive with the control and measurement requirements of your role?
Configuration Management Basics
Every new development or improvement is part of a giant system comprising numerous parts that need to be synchronised.
A Culture for Innovation and Change
If your business is to continually improve, then innovation is a must. But for innovation, you need to reach a balance between the creatives and the engineers – between the free imagination and the respect of rules.
Requirements: collecting, formulating, implementing
Understanding, documenting and quantifying requirements is a necessity for delivering any product or service that will satisfy your customers. Understanding how to interview clients, how much documentation is needed and what to do with change requests is the first step in delivering customer satisfaction, as well as staff retention.
When you don’t meet your deadlines and budget limits, it is usually because you have trusted estimates that lack sufficient information. Understanding the principles of estimating (as opposed to guessing) is fundamental to improving the reliability of performance.
Building a team involves more than just getting a group of people together and giving them a common task. A group is not a team. A team requires interdependence based on trust and mutual respect. It requires knowledge and acceptance of your team-mates’ strengths, abilities, weaknesses and skills.
Lean and Waste Reduction
The word “lean” has been used extensively to mean different things to different organisations. If you want to become “lean”, you need to understand how to identify waste at every level and in every activity. You then need to determine how to reduce or eliminate it.
Process is a set of high-level instructions of what needs to be done to achieve the objective. This very practical approach encourages team members on the front-line to define for themselves how their process should work, including controls, metrics, roles and responsibilities.
Project Management (Introduction)
Many organisations have failed simply by promoting excellent engineers into management positions without sufficient training. In this brief introduction, we present different simple approaches to the issue, explaining their purpose and their processes.
Defining, designing and estimating quality before you start work is a forgotten necessity. Quality is often talked about but rarely defined or understood – until customers complain. To overcome the issue, you need to understand and to quantify quality.
An intensive all-day exercise – learning how to identify and quantify risks in your work context and how to plan for appropriate mitigation activities.
SFIA – the Skills Framework for the Information Age
An introduction to how you can use SFIA to define the skills, experience and abilities you have in your organisation – those you need and those you must acquire. SFIA helps in career planning, job descriptions, hiring and promoting your people most efficiently.
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Changing minds … and hearts.