The Quick Beginner’s Guide to 5S – Shitsuke

Shitsuke is the fifth and last of the 5S list. Usually transliterated into “discipline” or “sustain” while my tiny japanese dictionary (souvenir from my time there) says “education”. Shitsuke is all about this: educating people in order to maintain new 5S standards and to self-discipline everybody. Education, some may call it coaching or practising kata, … Continue reading The Quick Beginner’s Guide to 5S – Shitsuke

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How Goal Tree Can Keep You from Failing Projects

For those following me on this blog or who went through some of the pages here know I am a big fan of Goal Trees. In this post, I explain how a Goal Tree can keep a project from failing. A Goal Tree is a Logical Thinking Process tool used to structure everything that is … Continue reading How Goal Tree Can Keep You from Failing Projects

A perfect world is a lovely place

It happened during a project review meeting during which we went through the planned action sequences. A new late comer to the project raised a few questions and suggested some additions and changes to the action plan. >lisez cet article en français One of the participants, visibly irritated by the new entrant and his interventions, … Continue reading A perfect world is a lovely place

Thinking Processes – Future Reality Tree

A Future Reality Tree (FRT), as the name suggests is a visualization of a desired, improved future state. It answers the question "What to change?" Or "change to what?". The Future Reality Tree is one of the Thinking Processes or Thinking Process tools. A FRT usually follows an analysis with a Current Reality Tree (CRT) … Continue reading Thinking Processes – Future Reality Tree

The Quick Beginner’s Guide to 5S – Seiketsu, Standardizing

Seiketsu is the fourth S of the series of five and comes logically after Sorting out, Set in order and Sweeping. The first three S reset an environment suitable for safe and efficient work, the fourth S then sets standards so to keep these good condition and practices in the work area. Without appropriate standard … Continue reading The Quick Beginner’s Guide to 5S – Seiketsu, Standardizing