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    Five Must Haves For Project Managers

     

    1. You Must learn to communicate with everyone involved with your project, no matter what level they are at in your business. There is no ‘One size fits all’ approach to communication with your group of people. You need to learn which ways to direct everyone on your team. Everyone is different in the way they need to interact with you, and it is to your advantage to take the time to do this.
    2. You Must have the right resources. Get to know people and what their area of expertise is. Which means that you need to network, and use those contacts as needed. Keep your relationships up to date so that people will build trust with you and be more willing to help with your project.
    3. You Must be a problem solver. Learn how to brainstorm ideas and new solutions to issues that may come up. Delegate tasks and do not micromanage. This should cut down on some of the problems that could arise.
    4. You Must have regular group meetings. Go into your meetings prepared with and agenda, and stay on track so as not to waste everyone’s time. To make sure that everyone came away from the meeting on the same page, email all with any decisions made during the meeting.
    5. You Must close out your project and then celebrate. Make sure you document how the project went and any suggestions for improvements for the next time. Then make sure you celebrate with each team member a job well done. You choose the best way to do that for your particular situation. I personally like going out for a cocktail!

    What is Agile Manufacturing?

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    Agile manufacturing is an approach that refers to the processes that enable organizations to quickly respond to customer needs and market changes while still controlling costs and quality.

    There are four key elements that make agile manufacturing a highly effective approach in the marketplace.

    1. Modular Production Design- A modular fashion is used in order to produce products. This allows the modules to serve as a base product that can be formed into a variation. This allows the variation process to be fast and easy.
    2. Inform Technology- This type of technology allows the automation of dissemination processes that are rapid when it comes to the product information. This information is spread throughout the company in order to allow the orders to be responded to in a fast and swift response.
    3. Corporate Partners- Short-term alliances can be created with other companies in order to benefit each other. These type of relationships can be used in order for the time-to-market to be improved for the selected product segments.
    4. Knowledge Culture- Investments made in the training of employees can be made in order to successfully achieve a good knowledge culture. This knowledge will help employees to understand the rapid change and the ongoing adaptation that occurs in the marketplace.

    Five Must Haves For Project Managers

     

    1. You Must learn to communicate with everyone involved with your project, no matter what level they are at in your business. There is no ‘One size fits all’ approach to communication with your group of people. You need to learn which ways to direct everyone on your team. Everyone is different in the way they need to interact with you, and it is to your advantage to take the time to do this.
    2. You Must have the right resources. Get to know people and what their area of expertise is. Which means that you need to network, and use those contacts as needed. Keep your relationships up to date so that people will build trust with you and be more willing to help with your project.
    3. You Must be a problem solver. Learn how to brainstorm ideas and new solutions to issues that may come up. Delegate tasks and do not micromanage. This should cut down on some of the problems that could arise.
    4. You Must have regular group meetings. Go into your meetings prepared with and agenda, and stay on track so as not to waste everyone’s time. To make sure that everyone came away from the meeting on the same page, email all with any decisions made during the meeting.
    5. You Must close out your project and then celebrate. Make sure you document how the project went and any suggestions for improvements for the next time. Then make sure you celebrate with each team member a job well done. You choose the best way to do that for your particular situation. I personally like going out for a cocktail!

    What is Agile Manufacturing?

    cover

    Agile manufacturing is an approach that refers to the processes that enable organizations to quickly respond to customer needs and market changes while still controlling costs and quality.

    There are four key elements that make agile manufacturing a highly effective approach in the marketplace.

    1. Modular Production Design- A modular fashion is used in order to produce products. This allows the modules to serve as a base product that can be formed into a variation. This allows the variation process to be fast and easy.
    2. Inform Technology- This type of technology allows the automation of dissemination processes that are rapid when it comes to the product information. This information is spread throughout the company in order to allow the orders to be responded to in a fast and swift response.
    3. Corporate Partners- Short-term alliances can be created with other companies in order to benefit each other. These type of relationships can be used in order for the time-to-market to be improved for the selected product segments.
    4. Knowledge Culture- Investments made in the training of employees can be made in order to successfully achieve a good knowledge culture. This knowledge will help employees to understand the rapid change and the ongoing adaptation that occurs in the marketplace.