January 24, 2006
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Happy new year !!!
Had started the pre work module for PIUSS, with a crisp introduction by Greame Knowles and Jan Gillet. Few of the important points which arised during the discussions / lecture were 6sigma is a problem solving methodology, 6 sigma is understood & explained by different people in different ways, either we call it six sigma or qc story or lean or …. all of them are towards problem solvng ( they are common sense approach to problem solving with a tint of spc here and there in varying proportions ). One statistic provided by Jan – 158 tools were forced on the black belt trainers within a period of 4 weeks – Really doubt the recollection and effective usage of the appropriate tools and techniques. SOPK relevance to the same was briefly provided. There has been a plan shift in the timetable, we have been asked to make a presentation on change initiatives by tuesday…instead of on Thursday….unanticipated software bugs were the reason. Dont we have a contingency plan for the same, can we use SOPK or six sigma or qc story to avoid such issues in the future…may be this can be taken up as a case study or classroom exercise even. Had referred a book on sixsigma and the isixsigma site for collecting material required for the presentaitons tomorrow. Our team met in the Learning grid and decided that Alex would present and all of us would add up ideas to the already collected material…. Should have added up few more…. But I had a dinner party arranged by Satheesh and need to work on LE PMA. Hopefully I will be able to add few more points during the team meeting planned tomorrow morning.
December 03, 2005
The 'leadership challenge' was a real challenge, felt happy about the progress of the game and was very useful with some feedback from the team. Areas which i felt need to be improved are
1. Fully involving in the work, without ensuring proper networking.
2. Not able to ensure the participation of all the team members.
3. Could have communicated a few changes did during the exercise to the entire team.
4. Did not look into all the aspects of issues, before taking a decision ( before ordering for raincoats for the team, could have cut down some cost, would have enquired cost of ferry transport etc…)
need to improve as emphasised time and again. Discussion on module review and the PMA clarifications were quite elaborate. Again I feel that a brief introduction on the entire content of the module is essential. Had time with our team till 330, for completion of the last teamwork. Has comeup well, selina or gez would have forwarded the assignment the same day. Did not feel like reading and went to bed early.