Are You Still Managing Your CI Program with spreadsheets and Shared Drives?

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Are You Still Managing Your CI Program with spreadsheets and Shared Drives?

Are you still managing your Continuous Improvement Program projects with excel spreadsheets and shared drives?  

If you don’t have a single source of truth for all of your Continuous Improvement projects, you should be working toward that goal. According to Interact Source, 19.8 % of business time – the equivalent of one day per working week – is wasted by employees searching for information to do their job effectively.

According to Interact Source, 19.8 % of business time – the equivalent of one day per working week – is wasted by employees searching for information to do their job effectively. IDC data shows that “the knowledge worker spends about 2.5 hours per day, or roughly 30% of the workday, searching for information.

Benefits of having a centralized system:

  • Faster answers to questions about program health & progress.
  • Better visibility for CI efforts
  • More engaged Team with CI program.
  • Better visibility for CI efforts
  • CI Managers can spend more time growing the program and less time generating reports and chasing updates.
  • Improved opportunity for coaching by off site experts.  Spread your organization knowledge more quickly.

Important Views to have in your Centralized System:

1- Summary Charts display the number of projects by Status, Health, and Schedule.

This report answers the question: How many CI projects are open right now in the West Region?

2- The List view:

Answers the question:  Which projects is Chuck working on and are they on track?
From this report I can also see that “Chuck” has not provided a status report on the Changeover project this week”.

3- Savings View

Quickly see the impact of all of your projects. Filter or sort by Department, Year, Category, User, and more.

Track Project Benefits

4- Idea / Effort Matrix & # of Project Ideas

With a single database for your Improvement Projects you can visualize data with the Impact vs Effort matrix and the bar chart showing Ideas created by month.

5- Pivot Style Reports:

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2019-08-26T21:15:59+00:00 July 25th, 2019|Blog, Continuous Improvement|

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