|Teaching People to Fish...|
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime"
We've probably all heard the Chinese proverb above in one form or another. It's a very true concept and something that we at Efficiency Engineers like to practice. Whether it's formal classes at a university, on-site training at a business, or coaching and mentorship throughout a project, we take pride in being able to share our expertise with others and enable colleagues and clients to successfully continue the work after we have left their side.
In this newsletter, you'll hear about two different situations in which Efficiency Engineers is equipping people with the valuable skills necessary to plan and manage change in very real and impactful ways.
Congratulations on Saving Your First Million!!!
Ellis Healthcare System organized a Lean program in 2013 and sought the help of Efficiency Engineers to provide training, assistance and mentorship at the outset of the program. Efficiency Engineers offered Ellis an ACE partnership based on the following three principles:
- Assess - Is your organization ready for change?
- Create - Can your team manage change?
- Enhance - Does your team have the tools for change?
The focus was on developing the team's skills to use a Lean toolkit that includes value stream mapping, 5S, A3 story boards, and ideal staffing.
The resulting programs and changes that came out of the Lean team's endeavors saved the healthcare system over a million dollars in just the first year!!
To read more about this project, you can find the case study here
on our website.
Educating for Global PM
As a project management expert, Michele has been traveling to Lima, Peru three times a year to teach advanced project management topics to students from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. These intense three-day classes consist of 30 professionals in the MBA Project Management program. Many of these students are already performing as PMs in all types of industry, including IT, healthcare, construction and architecture. Michele teaches the students how to work with teams, work globally and deal with cultural differences, manage multiple projects, and handle virtual environments.