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Project Selection Primer
TLS Continuum How To Guide #11
Project Selection
You only have so much time
2400 minutes per one week
124,800 minutes per year
You need to choose your pr...
Project Selection Guidelines
Is it customer demand based?
Is it doable?
Do you have the resources?
10 Commandments of Project Selection
Thou Shalt become one with the customer
Customer involvement is critical
Their wants,...
10 Commandments of Project Selection
Thou shalt align all projects with corporate values,
missions and goals
Corporate val...
10 Commandments of Project Selection
Thou shalt seek total organizational alignment with
project outcomes
Need total buy i...
10 Commandments of Project Selection
Thou shalt seek a positive return on investment on all
projects
Not every project sho...
10 Commandments of Project Selection
Thou shalt ensure that all resources are in place
All resources needed must be in pla...
10 Commandments of Project Selection
Thou shalt ensure that all projects are concentrated on
true process causes
Not every...
10 Commandments of Project Selection
Thou shalt ensure that all projects will be implemented
DO NOT enter into a project u...
10 Commandments of Project Selection
Thou shalt ensure that all projects are based in urgency
Human Beings like to procras...
10 Commandments of Project Selection
Thou shalt strive to have all projects are based on
evidence based metrics
Avoid thin...
10 Commandments of Project Selection
Thou shalt strive to have all projects deliver the end
result cheaper, faster and bet...
Project Selection Guidelines
Projects are you lifeline to a better organization
Choose them wisely
Choose them based on va...
Project Selection Guidelines
PROJECT SELECTION MUST BE FOUNDED IN WHAT THE CUSTOMER
NEEDS
WANTS
DEMANDS
WILLING TO PAY FOR...
Daniel Bloom
SPHR, Six Sigma Black Belt
Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Bloom & Associates, Inc.
PO Box 1233
Largo, FL 3377...
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TLS Continuum How to Guide #12: Project Selection

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Project selection can be a treacherous path to go down unless you choose them correctly. This addition to our How to Guide Series outlines the 10 commandments of project selection.

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TLS Continuum How to Guide #12: Project Selection

  1. 1. Project Selection Primer TLS Continuum How To Guide #11
  2. 2. Project Selection You only have so much time 2400 minutes per one week 124,800 minutes per year You need to choose your projects wisely
  3. 3. Project Selection Guidelines Is it customer demand based? Is it doable? Do you have the resources?
  4. 4. 10 Commandments of Project Selection Thou Shalt become one with the customer Customer involvement is critical Their wants, needs and schedules is your lifeline They are your primary goal as a business You need to know them as if they were you
  5. 5. 10 Commandments of Project Selection Thou shalt align all projects with corporate values, missions and goals Corporate values are the rock of your organization Your mission should produce the organizational roadmap Your goals are where you are trying to get to Projects need to be in sync with all three
  6. 6. 10 Commandments of Project Selection Thou shalt seek total organizational alignment with project outcomes Need total buy in within the organization From Management From Customers From Stakeholders From Rank and file employees
  7. 7. 10 Commandments of Project Selection Thou shalt seek a positive return on investment on all projects Not every project should be attempted Failure should be rewarded Loss on investment in the end should not Projects need to result in better bottom line
  8. 8. 10 Commandments of Project Selection Thou shalt ensure that all resources are in place All resources needed must be in place at beginning of project They might not be needed at that moment Have to be ready when needed Involve stakeholders
  9. 9. 10 Commandments of Project Selection Thou shalt ensure that all projects are concentrated on true process causes Not every reason for a problem are true causes Need to look for the root causes Causes should not be ones that are one time events
  10. 10. 10 Commandments of Project Selection Thou shalt ensure that all projects will be implemented DO NOT enter into a project unless you are committed to the outcome False improvement efforts do no one any good Implementation needs to be timely and precise
  11. 11. 10 Commandments of Project Selection Thou shalt ensure that all projects are based in urgency Human Beings like to procrastinate Continuous Process Improvement demands the now Your customers demand the now GE Workout – Complete the project to improvement in 90 days
  12. 12. 10 Commandments of Project Selection Thou shalt strive to have all projects are based on evidence based metrics Avoid thinking you know all the answers Solutions must be based on evidence based metrics Metrics must show the reason for the solution
  13. 13. 10 Commandments of Project Selection Thou shalt strive to have all projects deliver the end result cheaper, faster and better All projects must be centered around three goals Deliver solution Cheaper Deliver solution Faster Deliver solution with less rework
  14. 14. Project Selection Guidelines Projects are you lifeline to a better organization Choose them wisely Choose them based on validated reasoning Choose them based on being one with the customer
  15. 15. Project Selection Guidelines PROJECT SELECTION MUST BE FOUNDED IN WHAT THE CUSTOMER NEEDS WANTS DEMANDS WILLING TO PAY FOR NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS
  16. 16. Daniel Bloom SPHR, Six Sigma Black Belt Chief Executive Officer Daniel Bloom & Associates, Inc. PO Box 1233 Largo, FL 33779 (727) 581-6216 dan@dbaiconsulting.com http://www.dbaiconsulting.com More Information?

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