November Section Meeting: Continuous Improvement Principles Applied to the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

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Brian Galli
The Project Management Institute‘s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) has several knowledge areas and processes that a Project Manager and project team to perform in order to effectively plan and execute any type of project. Since Project Managers are often pressured to complete projects within certain constraints while following the PMBOK project life cycle, it is important to effectively navigate through the several knowledge areas and processes associated with PMBOK. Lean Six Sigma tools and concepts can be utilized to navigate through the several knowledge areas and processes of PMBOK. The effective integration of these tools and concepts into the PMBOK project life cycle can also help to streamline the PMBOK project life cycle but also complete projects within their constraints but also exceed expectations.
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Reminder: Are you attending next week’s Section Meeting?

There is still time to register for next week’s section meeting Healthcare Process Improvement – Early Sepsis Identification

Date & Time: June 13, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Location: Spanish Tavern 103 McWhorter Street – Newark, NJ 07105 (MapIt)

Tickets (includes dinner):

ASQ June Member Gift: Change Management

This month’s member gift bundle: Change Management

Have you ever had an idea for a change in your organization only to be challenged at every turn by others who can’t seem to see your vision as clearly as you do but, oddly enough, can easily find lots of barriers?

To help you meet this challenge and become a more successful agent of change, here are a few of the resources we’ve gathered for you this month:
• New webcast: We Move Our Own Cheese: Championing Change, with bonus checklists, plus additional expert webcasts

• Complete e-book: The Magic of Self-Directed Work Teams: A Case Study in Courage and Culture Change

• New portable MP3s to listen to on the go, and much more!

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through June 30, 2017.

May’s Member Gift Bundle: Integrated Management Systems/Total Quality Management

In this month’s ASQ Member gift, we share resources around two systemic approaches to quality, past and present – Total Quality Management (TQM) and Integrated Management Systems (IMS.)

Included are:

  • Webcasts on integrated management systems and total quality management
  • Complete e-book, Integrated Management Systems
  • Complete handbook, Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, Third Edition
  • And much more!

Your exclusive member gift will be available through May 31, 2017.

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October Section Meeting: Improving Operations Using the 5 Lens Methodology

5 Lens is a lean management methodology comprises of 5 different elements. 1) Voice of Customer – understanding what customers want and need. 2) Process Efficiency – streamline processes by removing waste, variability and rigidity and standardize execution. 3) Metrics and Results – Measure selected KPIs and establish continuous improvement culture. 4) Mindsets and Behaviors – create common team vision, compelling change story, and link Lean behaviors to appraisal and rewards. 5) Organization and Skills – Review organizational setup, spans of controls, skills and assess alignment to serve Customer needs
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June Section Meeting: Healthcare Process Improvement – Early Sepsis Identification

Sepsis is associated with a high risk of mortality. The number of deaths in US due to sepsis has increased from 154,159 in 2000 to 207,427 in 2007. The main objective of this presentation is to demonstrate utilization of process improvement and system redesign methodologies for the purpose of improving broad spectrum antibiotics administration within 1 hour of severe sepsis/septic shock recognition, and studying its effect on mortality.
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Position available: Construction QA and QC Professional

Ranked among the nation’s top 20 Construction Managers by Engineering News-Record, The LiRo Group provides construction management, engineering, environmental, architectural, and program management solutions for a broad range of public and private sector clients. We are seeking talented and motivated construction professionals to join our multi-disciplined team.

Our growth has created an immediate need for a Construction QA/QC Professional to assist in implementing, coordinating, training, and administering the LiRo Quality Management System (QMS) across all Business Units (which includes 800+ staff in Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering, Environmental, MEP, Resident Engineering Inspection, and Virtual Design services). This position will be based in either our Syosset, Long Island or lower Manhattan office and will spend 40-50% of the time at field construction sites located throughout New York City.
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May Section Meeting: Agile Performance Management

Great companies manage performance by looking at teams, not drudging through annual performance reviews. Agile Performance Management helps organizations understand how teams helping fulfill corporate goals and improve agile teams so that they can meet those goals. Social recognition and frequent feedback are the heart of agile. Skill development and just-in-time learning are investments that pay off. Measuring teams performance, providing feedback, and giving the tools to meet expectations – that’s what’s replacing tortuous annual performance reviews.

Agile Performance Management provides a full continuum of meaningful performance – and it happens all the time, not just every 6-months.

Highlights:

This presentation describes how organizations that have implemented the Agile Performance Management program can be successful in many ways:

• supporting a style of work that is collaborative, social and fast moving

• aligning the performance of teams with the goals of the organization

• providing employees with a voice in influencing individual, team and organizational performance

• providing supervisors with the skills they need to coach and counsel employees and teams every day, not just at annual appraisal times

• providing the organization with a health check of their training and organizational development efforts by gathering cumulative information about performance management trends
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