XONITEK Blog Repost: Why are 70% of all Process Improvement Projects Failing?

I’m reposting this blog as the extract below relates to my earlier blog post The Myth of The Quick Win I agree strongly with the point: It is also important not to take Quick Wins for the end point of the project. Refer to the Project charter and complete with what you and the project Sponsor have agreed. In my words, don’t get distracted by the glitter of the Quick Win!

Quick Wins are great, but there is a danger that they become unstructured

Sometimes a proposed project produces a lot of Quick wins which are dealt with as they are discovered. There is nothing wrong with that. There are however a few points that need to be observed:

– When the solution is already known.

– Care should be taken not to ASSUME the ‘known’ solution is the correct one.

– It is also important not to take Quick Wins for the end point of the project. Refer to the Project charter and complete with what you and the project Sponsor have agreed.

– When the proposed project is entering the area of creativity we should not use a DMAIC methodology but stay with PMBOK methodology.

– Making sure the Project is viable is very important and is done with the help of a prioritization matrix – complete it with your team.