Meeting commitments: deliverable on time and within budget; meeting service levels within cost;
Reducing down time of key facilities and equipment.
Enhance service levels, greater inventory turnover and shorten lead times. Enhancing the ability to improve system performance without incurring additional costs.
Improve quality by focusing our corrective and preventative actions on what counts most.
A shift in thinking from localized efficiency towards system effectiveness. Focusing management efforts to where it counts most.
Allocating resources to where it counts most.
Enhance team work and job satisfaction
Most managers hate constraints and bottlenecks. After all constraints and bottlenecks cause delays, don’t they? Lewis Trigger presents a complete turnaround, showing managers to value their constraints by leveraging them - to look after them, to protect them from nasty surprises, and so enable managers to deliver consistently better results from the resources you already have. After all Constraints and bottlenecks are what ultimately control the output of your business. Meet Lewis and hear the story of constraints, and learn the management technique which can make them your "friend" too: Constraint Innovation based on the internationally acclaimed Theory of Constraints (ToC). In this introductory session on Constraint Innovation, international CI expert Lewis Trigger shares common sense, practical solutions drawn from the advanced management doctrine TOC (Theory of Constraints) to address the challenge of “Unlocking Value” via leveraging your Constraints be it Resource Constraints, Policy Constraints, as well as a Market Constraint (i.e. the Public).
Workshop participants are introduced to a totally fresh approach to effectively managing uncertainty and scarce resources within a dynamic multi-project environment. This approach is an extrapolation from Constraint Innovation’s Buffer Management methodology and is known by the term "the critical chain approach ", an innovative and novel approach applied to the realm of safety buffers on a projects critical path. In contradiction to traditional thinking, Constraint Innovation not only claims that individual task safety buffers don't assist in meeting schedules, they in fact hinder the meeting of schedules on time. The answer rests in the implementation of Project Buffers rather than Task Buffers which provides a cost-effective solution that focuses on the project's true critical path.
Part of the learning focuses on Project Bottlenecks. The methodology is based on the on the building blocks of Constraint Innovation that is in a distilled in a 5-step process:
• Identifying the constraint (i.e. the "Bottleneck")
• Exploiting the Constraint (i.e. not wasting the bottleneck so as to " get 100% use of the constraint)
• Subordinating to the Constraint (i.e. "Rearrange others to what you need to maintain 100% of the constraint")
• Elevating the Constraint (i.e. "Innovate to get greater than 100%)
• Identifying the new Constraint - continual improvement loop.
In the course of the last decade the global business arena has shifted from steady well established markets to rapidly changing and dynamic markets. As organizations are exposed to an increasing number of opportunities and risks, modern management has responded with updated management techniques. Progressive Project Management is amongst the leading techniques used by modern management. The acquisition of skill and knowledge in leading Project Management techniques have become recognized as an essential prerequisite for today’s successful manager. This is the setting that Lewis Trigger’s project management workshop addresses. Lewis draws on his wide and in depth knowledge and experience of Project Management to provide a system’s approach to project management. Practical tools and techniques set in the framework of a structured methodology are taught, reinforced, and internalized through the extensive use of class exercises, case studies and open discussion. The methodology adopts a life cycle approach to project management: - we begin with the initial choice of the project concept; move on to the preliminary screening process; continue on to the planning stage of content, budget, time frame, and organizational structure; issues of supplier selection and contract are finalized; considerations of “Time to Market”, risk management, configuration management, reallocation of resources, and project control are integrated as part of the day to day management of the project; finally the product is released which signals project termination. Leading management techniques such as the Theory of Constraints and Concurrent Engineering are interwoven into the workshop. Much of the body of knowledge passed on by the workshop is in sink with the internationally recognized standard of the PMI (Project Management Institute). Participants will be made familiar with the technical concepts and professional language used in Project Management. Participants will receive comprehensive documentation including all presentation material, exercises and case studies used.
s The tours begin at Jaffa Gate, uncovering findings that give testimony to the siege of Jerusalem that led to the destruction of the 2'nd Temple in 70 CE. From there the tour continues to the courtyard of "The Citadel" the original site from where King Herod ruled, initiated and oversaw his supreme project that overshadowed all his other achievements, namely rebuilding of the 2'nd Temple. Through Zion Gate and heading eastward hugging the outer southern wall of the Old City, the tour uncovers the remains of what was the original aqueduct system that fed fresh water from Solomon's Pool , 20 km's to the south of Jerusalem, to the Temple Mount itself. The tour finally arrives at the foot of the Temple Mount via Dung Gate and focuses on the treasure of archeological finds that allow us to piece together this Mega National Project that is the center piece of the Jewish people's collective memory. The tour combines the impressive exhibition of artifacts at the Davidson Centre together with uncovered archeological findings surrounding the outer Western and Southern Walls of the original Temple Mount that encompassed the sacred Mount Moriah. A computerized simulation model at the Davidson Centre, based on the archeological findings at the site, is used to piece together the entirety and magnificence of the rebuilt 2'nd temple, a crowning event of the Jewish people and a site that was recognized as one of the true wanders of the ancient classical world. The tour returns to Jaffa gate via the Jewish quarter where more archeological findings connected to the 2'nd illuminate what was one of the construction marvels of the Biblical Jewish Nation