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BALANCING PROCESS WITH DELAY

BALANCING PROCESS WITH DELAY

“If I use systems thinking, then more and more of management problems can be addressed based on behavior pattern recognition, but I need to recognize the patterns, and know the proper methods of addressing the issues.”

One tool we use to help understand the Integrated PM system behavior, are these standard models, or structural archetypes of the Integrated PM System. They capture and help explain system behaviors, based on project structures, and not individuals. When a project demonstrates typical behavior, illustrated by these models, we first look for these conditions, and if found, address the known underlying cause.

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Knowledge Management and Systems Thinking

Knowledge Management and Systems Thinking

“If I promote knowledge management (KM) within my organization, then others will sponsor, endorse, inspect, use, and promote the KM program, but Integrated PM will need to be a primary focus in our project centric organization."

Getting key stakeholders, champions, and users on board with Integrated PM will help the continuous performance improvement initiative grow, spread, and flourish. Failing to do so, will give rise to doubters, skeptics, and naysayers- who can subvert, undermine, and block progress.

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Limits to Growth

Limits to Growth

"If I use systems thinking, then more and more of management problems can be addressed based on behavior pattern recognition, but I need to recognize the patterns, and know the proper methods of addressing the issues."

One tool we use to help understand the Integrated PM System behavior, are these standard models, or structural archetypes of the Integrated PM System. They capture and help explain system behaviors, based on project structures, and not individuals. When a project demonstrates typical behavior, illustrated by these models, we first look for these conditions, and if found, address the known underlying cause.

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Project Information Flows

Project Information Flows

“If I recognize and manage project information flow as project behavior characteristics, then the information stocks and flows of the project become tangible future orientated management points, but I need to understand enough about KM to properly utilize this discipline within Integrated PM.”

You’re familiar with the day-to-day tasks that flow through the organization’s projects.

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Shifting The Burden

Shifting The Burden

"If I use systems thinking, then more and more of management problems can be addressed based on behavior pattern recognition, but I need to recognize the patterns, and know the proper methods of addressing the issues."

ACTUAL CONDITIONS

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Shifting The Burden to Intervenor

Shifting The Burden to Intervenor

"If I use systems thinking, then more and more of management problems can be addressed based on behavior pattern recognition, but I need to recognize the patterns, and know the proper methods of addressing the issues."

ACTUAL CONDITIONS

One area where shifting the burden structures are so common and so prevalent that it warrants special notice is when outside “intervenors” try to help solve Integrated PM System issues. The intervenor attempts to solve obvious system problem, and does so successfully, that the people within the Integrated PM system never learn how to deal with the problems themselves.

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Structure of a System

Structure of a System

“If we use Integrated PM Systems for our projects, then we can get better project Performance, but it helps to learn a little about systems thinking.”

We choose to define a system as follows:

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System Boundary

System Boundary

“If we have clear system boundaries, then we can limit the amount of conflicts experienced, but we may have to reevaluate program and portfolio boundaries which are typically based on business unit responsibilities.”

System Boundary and Relevant Environment

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System Example

System Example

“If we better understand applying systems thinking to our projects, then we can get more out of our projects, but we first must understand what this means as a group."

A project plan full of tasks in a WBS, and task execution order, i.e.

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Value Stream Mapping for Project Performance

Value Stream Mapping for Project Performance

"If We use Value Stream Mapping in our projects, then we can more easily identify wastes and information flow constraints, but we must know how to develop value stream maps quickly from project WBS templates."

Reducing waste and improving material flow are two of the primary goals of Lean. In order to reduce or eliminate waste, you have to understand where it exists in your process, and a value stream map (VSM) is designed to enable you to do just that. Toyota developed its material and information flow maps, on which the VSM format is based, specifically to see waste and its causes.

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Value Stream Maps & Integrated PM

Value Stream Maps & Integrated PM

"If we follow the Integrated PM approach, then at some time we’ll need to leverage the benefits of Value Stream Mapping, but currently we haven’t even recognized the project flows, let allow map, manage, and improve them."

A Value Stream Map (VSM)is used in Integrated PM system to facilitate the management and improvement of project stocks and flows, while improving the overall performance of projects. The VSM consists of three main components:

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