Leading High Velocity Projects — October 8 Online Workshop

10/08/2020 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charles Liedtke, Strategic Improvement Systems LLC

In today’s environment, circumstances are changing rapidly: organizations are forced to shift operations, products/services, and policies more quickly (and more frequently) due to the pandemic.  But even before (or completely unrelated to) COVID-19, organizations were facing accelerating product cycles, rapidly changing market and competitive conditions, and the increasing speed of information.  So in many ways, the speed of business continues to accelerate, compelling leaders and professionals to adapt, adjust, and execute their plans with increasing speed.

The Performance Excellence Network  — in partnership with the Southwest Alliance for Excellence — is pleased to announce a special half-day workshop the morning of October 8: “Leading High Velocity Projects.”  The workshop will be facilitated by Charles Liedtke of Strategic Improvement Systems LLC. The online workshop will be highly interactive using Zoom Meetings.

High velocity projects (sometimes called “Rapid Action Projects”) are launched and executed when speed is critical and the conditions are appropriate — without sacrificing safety and quality.  Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa, one of the fathers of modern-day quality, said it is important to “Determine how to proceed quickly with caution.” The different types of High Velocity Projects include rapid discovery, rapid design, rapid standardization, rapid lean, and rapid improvement. There are various tool used in industry for these types of projects, such as workouts, rapid responses, strategy jam sessions, scrum sessions, and kaizen blitzes. Participants will learn 1) about the various approaches/tools for high velocity projects, and 2) how to apply the necessary the concepts, methods, techniques, and tools for success — to achieve results faster.

Workshop October 8 from 9:00-12:00 CT online.  Investment $200 for members ($175 for groups of 3-4 registering together, $150 for groups of 5+ registering together), $400 for non-members.

Regardless of what improvement method(s) — or what strategic planning process — your organization uses, this workshop will help you increase the speed of planning and implementation.  And in today’s environment, agility & speed are critical.

Charles A. Liedtke, Ph.D. is the President of Strategic Improvement Systems, LLC, a management consulting company designed to assist leaders in improving the performance of their organization from a strategic perspective. Charles conducts research, consults, and provides customized training on Strategy, Quality, Analytics, Improvement, and Innovation. He has worked with organizations worldwide on strategic improvement initiatives including Fortune 500 companies, privately-held companies, non-profit organizations, and government entities. His most recent research projects were on Quality, Analytics, and Big Data and Big Data in Hoshin Kanri.

Charles earned a Ph.D. in Business – Operations and Information Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison specializing in strategy; strategic improvement; and quantitative analysis. His Ph.D. dissertation is titled, “Horizontal Interaction During Strategic Improvement Initiatives: A Study Involving Six Quality-Oriented Organizations.” Charles has conducted research on Six Sigma, Lean, Process Management, Knowledge Management, Visioning, Hoshin Kanri, Long-Term Planning, Preserving Quality Superiority, Product and Service Design, Discovery, Process Improvement, Analytics, and Big Data. Charles also earned an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. minor in Statistics from UW-Madison; an M.S. degree in Statistics from Iowa State University; and a B.S. degree in Economics from South Dakota State University.

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