A set of techniques used by a workshop leader, or facilitator, to improve the operation of a workshop or project team meeting. The benefits of applying facilitation techniques include:
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A technique that examines the total length of time an activity needs to complete its cycle. It is measured by the amount of time that an input to a business activity requires to be transformed to an output. Where a process consists of multiple activities, the cycle time for any given activity is the time between previous activity completion a...
A technique used to identify and examine the actions and/or outcomes that will produce satisfaction for the customer of a value stream. When used in conjunction with Customer Value Stream Interaction Analysis and Event Analysis, a complete value stream profile is developed to guide reengineering initiatives.
A graphic technique used to document how activities are performed. As such, work flow diagrams show how an enterprise organizes work. These diagrams can be created at various levels of detail to meet specific project objectives. For example, work flow diagramming can assist a team to understand and scope a process for redesign at a contextual level (see Context Analysis), or can assist a reengineering team to specify detailed work steps in order to perform an analysis of cycle time (see Cycle Time Analysis).
An analysis technique used to identify the critical (essential) and non-critical (non-essential) activities associated with a business process or work plan and the amount of float (slack) associated with each activity.
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Stakeholder engagement is (arguably) the most underestimated area of project management—and yet so decisive for achieving project success. Effectively engaging stakeholders can make or break a project—more than any methodology, tools or techniques. For years, the author has been presenting at conferences about his approach to obtaining appropriate stakeholder engagement in projects. That session evolved into a workshop, and finally in this book. The material includes a generic foundation to make sure that key concepts are not missed, as well as his personal approach.
A document that graphically depicts the project team members and their interrelationships for a specific project.
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