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Good Enough Really Can Be Good Enough!

Continuous Improvement is a way of life, and that is how it should be. We are challenged to continually do more with less, whilst making sure that we “focus on what can improve the bottom line!” So the challenge is clear Make sure that what we do affects the bottom […]

Turn Suppler Quality On Its Head

It is quite a normal process for Original Manufacturers (OEMs) to have people from their own company or contract third parties to visit and audit overseas suppliers to verify the quality of the products or services that they are producing for them. This is particularly well known in China and should […]

What Is Agile And How Can It Be Applied To Non-Software Projects

Agile was created in the software development World where developers need to be able to react quickly to changing requirements. It’s primary measure was to delivery of working software in this environment. Due to the success that it has achieved, other projects such as Mechanical or Electrical designs have tried […]

KPIs And Dashboards 4 U

Recently, I realised that there was a gap between adoption of digital tools to assist with improving productivity & quality and the ability to identify and implement the suitable solutions. As a result, I decided to halt full-time employment so that I could concentrate on my doppioclick business. The question […]

My Friend Bob’s Yield Challenges

I have spoken about Quality philosophies previously and have stated how important it is to apply the correct methodology and to not become a slave to any. In this article, I am going to introduce you to my friend Bob and how the use of the essentials of Six Sigma […]

Bust Your Productivity Challenges Wide Open!

Despite the fact that the average British worker has amongst the longest working hours the UK continues to fall behind much of the Western World in terms of productivity. Small and medium-sized enterprises are the greatest contributor to the UK’s poor productivity. Lower corporate and public investment in equipment and […]

Dashboards – A Single Point Of The Truth

When I first heard of a dashboard when used outside of what I have in my car, I could not understand why this would or could be such a useful tool. The first dashboard that I was introduced to was related to New Product Introduction and I did not have […]

The planning fallacy

I have mentioned before that suitable tools and techniques for a project or task management are vital to project success, but  I concluded long ago that that psychology plays a bigger part in project success (Or failure ) than many people think. I have been trying to find a way […]

The psychology of project success

Over the years I have come to the conclusion that productivity is not only about the tools and procedures that you have available to you but actually to a very high degree about the human interaction involved. I firmly believe that psychology has a much greater part to play than […]

Tools For Project Management Successes

I have already discussed my overall approach to successfully deliver projects. I must stress, there can be no guarantees in the delivery of a project. There is so much potential for things to happen that you cannot even imagine. This does not mean that projects cannot be delivered successfully, in […]