Comparing Online Gantt Chart Tools

Did you know that 57% of projects fail because of a “breakdown in communication”? Want a beautiful representation of your project’s progress that can help alleviate a host of communications-related issues that could derail your project? Gantt charts are bar charts that represent the amount of work that needs to be done in certain chunks…

Start Using a Scrum Board Now!

Scrum, the most widely practiced Agile process, has been successfully used in software development for the last 20 years. While Scrum has been practiced in a commercial software environment, the methodology has been successfully applied to education, manufacturing and an array of other industries. Scrum is not a process, technique, or definitive method. Rather, it…

How Does Process Improvement Apply to Marketing?

Today’s buyers are moving targets. Their needs and issues are constantly evolving with the economic environment always changing. Technologies are continually being developed and upgraded. So, it makes sense that our marketing campaigns should also morph in an attempt to keep up.   Continuous improvement in marketing helps you achieve a better return on your…

Don’t be afraid of Lean Six Sigma

Don’t be afraid of Lean Six Sigma You’re Already Doing It! Lean (eliminate waste) and Six Sigma (reduce variation) translates to boosting efficiency, consistency, and standardization to drive value. Continuous improvement has created tremendous value and drives competitive advantage in many companies and industries, however there are many reasons people don’t like and understand these…

Exploring Employee Rewards & Recognition

Exploring Employee Rewards & Recognition The most important asset to any business is its employees. Keeping them happy in the workplace can make your company a stronger, unwavering force within your industry. Putting your people first means recognizing and rewarding them for behavior that supports the company’s success. Incentives go above and beyond the standard…

Does Focus on A Singular Metric Drive Bad Behavior?

Does Focus on A Singular Metric Drive Bad Behavior? It is commonly known that performance needs to be measured to understand how well we are doing.  We all start off defining the metrics we will use to measure improvement with the best of intentions.  However, if we are not taking a total systems thinking approach…