Tag Archives: process improvement

How Understanding “People, Process, and Technology” can Help Solve Problems

In part five of my six part series, I am going to talk about how to focus on the right solution: people, process, or technology. I personally find this topic interesting because I spent much of my career as a people leader in a technology role and I have a process engineering background. Putting these three experiences together has given me an interesting insight into applying these three topics to leadership and process improvement. Like the previous posts, let’s start with the part of my “words of wisdom email” I sent to my team and then I will reflect back on it.

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Do You Suffer from Scope or Solution Creep?

The term “scope creep” is often used in business and we all know what it is, but do we really? In my experience leading various process improvement activities or new project management initiatives, I have come across at least three different problems that are often grouped together and classified as “scope creep.” I want to discuss a different concept that I call “solution creep” as a way to rethink these distinct problems and give some insight on how your can prevent your solution from creeping.

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The Middle Level Leader

I recently came across the article “An Email From Elon Musk Reveals Why Managers are Always a Bad Idea” and it hit on some things that I am very passionate about, but I think it left out a different, but important, way of looking at the problem. The good news is that this article  did what it was intended to do and that is, get me thinking. I hope my approach makes you think too, so please let me know what you think.

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