Agile is not Dead - It just needs Re-Calibrating

Aug 7, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by John Cockburn-Evans posted in Impact, Lean, Productivity, waste, Organisation, agile

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Embedding AI & Digital In your organisation

Jul 24, 2019 9:59:00 AM / by John Cockburn-Evans posted in Impact, Productivity, culture, AI, Digital, Organisation

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I have been fortunate enough to  attend a couple of events recently, one in Cambridge and one in Milton Keynes on the impact of digital technology , such as AI & I.o.T . Over and above the technological advances there was one recurring theme, that of  acceptance.

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Why I Coach for Change & Productivity? (Clone)

Jul 24, 2019 8:30:00 AM / by Aspire2blean posted in Business, Coaching, Impact, Lean, Operations

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As well as being a productivity specialist, I am a professional coach. So why am I blogging about this ? It may sound obvious, as working through a change process can be one of the most demanding activities that staff and leaders get involved with. Coaching is a widely used term, and sometimes misunderstood. It is often confused with consulting and mentoring. Coaching is a clearly defined process of high-end

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Taking "Waste" out of Administrative Processes (Clone)

Jul 16, 2019 1:01:00 PM / by Aspire2blean posted in Business, Government, Lean, Saving, Uncategorised, Process

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There has considerable focus on "Manufacturing" processes in the context of "Lean" & "Waste". When people have time to think, they realise there is real "Waste" in all of the administrative processes. This is sometimes forgotten. If we start to think about some of the huge financial decisions that are taken daily by governments and corporations, these all have complex processes and analytics that sit behind them. The impacts of failures or defects can run into billions.

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We are increasing our footprint (Clone)

Jul 10, 2019 10:01:00 AM / by John Cockburn-Evans posted in Footprint, Office

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Exciting news for Aspire2BLean, We have just taken office space in the centre of Birmingham , so we can support the vibrant Midlands economy and manufacturing sector. We will still

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The Complexity and Power of Agility (Clone)

Jul 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by John Cockburn-Evans posted in Lean, Operations, Process, Productivity, waste

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As lean experts and professionals we are always talking about agility based on lean thinking. The majority of people in industry and commerce are aware of the term VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex Ambiguous), its importance and resonance. What does 

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We are increasing our footprint

Jun 24, 2019 9:09:13 AM / by John Cockburn-Evans posted in Footprint, Office

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Exciting news for Aspire2BLean, We have just taken office space in the centre of Birmingham , so we can support the vibrant Midlands economy and manufacturing sector. We will still

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What does Productivity Encompass ?

Jun 13, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by John Cockburn-Evans posted in Lean, performance., Productivity, waste

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This is an expanding question because it encompasses everything we do. I have to stay mindful with my work, such that I don't get buried in the historical roots of lean manufacturing. At Aspire2BLean, we analyse the business situation and provide solutions for the traditional process wastes, but also look at the innate connections with energy losses, effluent and inefficient business processes. We are now looking at the digital interfaces and aspects of our daily work.

 We have to go way beyond these fundamental processes, and look into the dimensions of personal productivity as a subset of business efficiency.  This will have a significant impact on the overall goal of waste reduction. Within this area we have to go deeper and analyse the interaction with the person and machine. Nothing earth shattering, as it about the ability to train and guide staff on new hardware, which we have been doing for some time. We must get to the point where our personal ability to  connect effectively with the computers and digital interfaces improves, and our understanding is greater. It is not just about bespoke software for equipment, but the ability to deal with packages like Office 365, CRM and project management software. All of these touch points are opportunities for a loss in efficiency. I have tried to visualise this in a simple animation. 

Holisitc Productivity
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The Complexity and Power of Agility

May 24, 2019 12:12:55 PM / by John Cockburn-Evans posted in Lean, Operations, Process, Productivity, waste

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As lean experts and professionals we are always talking about agility based on lean thinking. The majority of people in industry and commerce are aware of the term VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex Ambiguous), its importance and resonance. What does 

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Why I Coach for Change & Productivity?

May 13, 2019 7:40:22 AM / by Aspire2blean posted in Business, Coaching, Impact, Lean, Operations

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As well as being a productivity specialist, I am a professional coach. So why am I blogging about this ? It may sound obvious, as working through a change process can be one of the most demanding activities that staff and leaders get involved with. Coaching is a widely used term, and sometimes misunderstood. It is often confused with consulting and mentoring. Coaching is a clearly defined process of high-end

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