Monday, February 4, 2013

What is the Best Performance of Process Improvement Strategy

What is the best performance or process improvement strategy?

On February 6, 2013, Bill Fox will be presenting What is the best performance or process improvement strategy at the monthly DC SPIN meeting in Northern Virginia.  You can learn more about the event at:

Two years ago Bill Fox started a conversation on process improvement called 5 Minutes to Process Improvement Success when he began asking industry leading practitioners one simple question, “What is your best process improvement strategy or tactic that has worked really well for your clients?”  After more than 30 interviews, many interesting strategies and themes have emerged.

I was lucky enough to be an early participant and supporter of the interview series and my interview, An Iterative and Incremental Approach to Process Improvement, was one of many frequently viewed interviews in this successful series.

Recently, The Cutter IT Journal published the surprising findings from the interviews in Bill's article in the November 2012 issue of the Cutter IT Journal alongside my own article on Agile Resiliency

According to the editor of the November issue, Hillel Glazer:

“In our first article, Bill Fox looks at whether we’re asking the right questions and reflecting on what we’re trying to accomplish. By the time you read this, Fox will have interviewed three dozen experts in the field.  Within two dozen, he came across a fascinating discovery that can change your own thinking on how to speed delivery and improve quality — and every other notion often attributed to agile, CMMI, or both.  What if success with agile or CMMI really has nothing to do with agile or CMMI?  Fox takes us down that thought path.”

In this presentation, Bill will share many of the surprising strategies and what we might take away and learn from them to improve results and success of our performance and process improvement efforts.  If his findings don’t surprise you, why aren’t you using them?  If you’d like to attend the presentation, go to the DC SPIN home page for more details. 

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Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead AppraiserCertified CMMI Instructor, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

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