KBAM, PDCA, EFQM, Kaizen!!!
It is amazing to see how all the concepts learned in the course of MBE are all inter linked and inter connected in one way or another. After reading a few of the other blogs, I see that most of you agree with me. While working on the last PMA, I observed that knowledge management is essentially a concept that has been devised from the Deming cycle of PDCA. What Mr Deming gave to world has great significance, it is just how you interpret and use it. A continuous cycle of improvement is represented by PDCA. What we learnt in KM was to record the learning and share it across the organization for everyone to learn from the past and improve. KM requires the right culture, corporate environment and effective leadership. So does PDCA. What I’ve come to realize is that all these management tools and techniques are very important for one to learn and apply. But at the same time, one should not try to apply all of these together, rather pick and chose the one they are comfortable with as almost all of these will lead towards excellence. EFQM involves all different aspects that were shown to us at the start of the year. I can confidently say today that I have studied all of them and will be able to apply if not all but some of them when I step out of Warwick. J