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Value centric work analysis


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Value centric work analysis is a fast, easy way to apply constrained resources to 'do more with less.'

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Value centric work analysis

  1. 1. History Counts Work Analysis Value Centric Just like the story of the Easter Ham, The first thing to do is make a list of After you have an accurate work how many of us seen behaviors and every action your organization takes to analysis, you need to figure out which beliefs that over time had significantly get a specific result. This is not easy. steps are adding value. Normally this departed from best practices? breaks down when the Sacred Cowboys Work has a way of going around to Perhaps even practiced a few many people. It gets batched and make a last stand guarding the Sacred ourselves? stopped. It gets scrutinized and Cows, so let me make this easy for you. “I don’t know who discovered water, approved. It gets broken and fixed. There are three conditions that must be but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a fish,” Work becomes rework on a regular met for an action to be considered highlights how hard improving your basis. valuable. situation is when you are in the middle To get different results, try a different First, the thing has to change of it. Why, that is like doing an engine point of view. Instead of observing, physically. I have seen whole careers overhaul while inflight! (Another imagine you are the thing being created built around moving a piece of paper description) and document every change that way. from this box to that box. That no What are some other descriptions you If you start as a request by email, longer qualifies. Neither does checking have heard about the difficulties of Step 1 is you are sent, or scrutinizing. No improvement, no improving your existing situation? value. Step 2 you arrive, Second, you have to get it right the first Step 3 you wait, time. Rework is evil, doesn’t matter Step 4 you are examined, why. Every operation involved in rework doesn’t count. Step 5 you wait, Finally, the customer has to care. Have Step 6 you get worked on, you ever looked at how many Step 7 you wait, operations in a process offer no Value centric work analysis is a fast, improvement to what the customer Repeat steps 6 and 7 as often as gets? This means bad times for many efficient way to consistently take 80% usual, staff functions…at least as they are of the time out of a process. Step 8 you are completed, currently done. What could that mean for your organization? Step 9 you wait, So at its simplest, a value centric work analysis is a table of steps in a process Step 10 you are sent to the next with the name of the task, how long it stop, maybe! takes, and three boxes to check off Repeat to describe what actually whether it provides each of the three happens until you have defined the conditions defining value. entire work process. Now you’re ready to establish value!
  2. 2. Knowledge is Power Now you have a view of your operation that is decidedly different from what you have seen before. As you look at the non-value operations, some will be WWW.SALESLABDC.COM/LEADERSHIP easy to delete. “Why did we ever start doing that?” Others may be mystical. “What will happen if we stop doing this?” Some may have been defined incorrectly. Change them. No harm, no foul. The remaining non-value operations are now sharply defined. The time has How To Get come to look at them critically, to eliminate them, to reduce the time More Value required to do them, to think about creating higher value replacements. From Your The result is taking A LOT of the time Existing Resources out of work, often dramatically reducing the cost of operations, and Using creating some flex for finding higher value use for resources. Value Centric Completing This Presentation This is a special day. Please tell us the Work Analysis best thing you learned at: See what you learn by commenting. DICKDAVIES@SALESLABDC.COM Thank you! This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution – Noncommercial 3.0 United States License