Project Management in a Lean World—Translating Lean Six Sigma (LSS) into the Project Environment (Chapter 6 of the Theory of Constraints Handbook)AGI-Goldratt Institute
Level of TOC knowledge acquired:Advanced and Intermediate
Designed for:Consultants and Project Managers
This chapter provides an understanding of the difficulties in translating Lean Six Sigma to the project environment and the necessary translation and applicable techniques of LSS to the project environment. Showing Lean Project Management equals TOC Project Management.
The chapter will provide a little background on Lean and Six Sigma individually and then collectively. It will discuss the obstacles to directly applying the techniques and definitions derived in manufacturing to the project environment. It will show the translations to the project environment and the application of techniques to speed flow; deliver value; and reduce waste.
- Introduction: It’s a Lean World
- What Is the Project Environment’s Point of View to Being Leaned?
- What Do We Improve?
- The Five Principles of Lean Applied to the Project Environment
- Leaning Traditional Project Management
Comprehensive coverage of the Theory of Constraints
Complete Table of contents of the Theory of Constraints Handbook
- I: What is TOC?
- II: Critical Chain Project Management
- III: DBR, Buffer Management, and Distribution
- IV: Performance Measures
- V: Strategy, Marketing, and Sales
- VI: Thinking Processes
- VII: TOC in Services
- VIII: TOC in Complex Environments
- Theory of Constraints in Complex Organizations
- Applications of Strategy and Tactics Trees in Organizations
- Complex Environments
- Combining Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance
- Using TOC in Complex Systems
- Theory of Constraints for Personal Productivity/Dilemmas
- IX: Summary
About the Authors:
James F. Cox III, Ph.D, CFPIM, CIRM, holds TOCICO certifications in all disciplines. He is a Jonah's Jonah, Professor Emeritus, and was the Robert O. Arnold Professor of Business in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Dr. Cox has written three books on TOC.
John Schleier holds TOCICO certifications in all disciplines. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Mortgage Services Division of Alltel, Inc., Executive Vice President of Computer Power, Inc., and Director of Office Systems and Data Delivery for IBM.