You set off on a day of hiking. The path is 22 km long and it will be dark in 8 hours. So if you keep a pace of 3 km/h, you will return to your car before night falls. You can easily check your position after an hour of walking with your GPS tracker… Continue reading Did your project make enough progress this week?
Technology companies generally have an R&D department where people work with development. It’s taken for granted, just like having a finance department. But have you, as a manager, really thought about what you want to achieve with the R&D resources? It may seem like a silly question; Of course you know what the R&D department… Continue reading Successful New Product Development
In the 1990s, Toyota and Scania developed the Pulse-room concept, or Obeya as it is called in Japan. The pulse room is a solution to the problem with weak management control when organising work as projects. This problem was highlighted by several research programs during the 1980s. The effect of an Obeya was immediate for… Continue reading Pulse Room in Your Hand
It is often hard for a management team to get an up to date overview of the company’s projects. The projects tend to slip through the grip because the checkpoints are few and far between, the projects generate largely “invisible” results, and resources go in and out of projects over time.