The Toyota Way Starts with Long-Term Philosophy

Alex Leake's picture

This post is part of a short series that will walk you through the 14 principles of Toyota’s production system (TPS) as described in Jeffrey Liker’s book, The Toyota Way, and provide you with practical tips on how and why to apply these principles at your own workplace.

What Comes First Architecture or Process?

John Tesmer's picture

In the past, APQC has talked at great length about the Process Classification Framework® (PCF) in terms of APQC’s offerings: process management, content/knowledge management, and benchmarking. Inspired by my colleague Holly’s recent research, I started thinking about how APQC positions itself in the enterprise architecture (EA) space. How can organizations that are focusing on enterprise architecture leverage APQC’s PCF for better EA outcomes?

5 Books Every Business Professional Must Read

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There is one quality that all successful business professionals share--regardless of their industry, talent or background--they read. So, whether you’re just starting out in your career, or consider yourself a seasoned professional, here’s a shortlist of five must-reads that are guaranteed to make you more effective in the workplace.

 

5. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Process Measurement Equals Better Process Improvement

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

In the first quarter of 2017, APQC conducted its bi-annual survey to understand how organizations leverage its Process Classification Framework (PCF) ® to provide insights on the common applications and guidance around implementation tactics and common barriers.

Why do people use frameworks?

The Secrets to a Great Proposal – Follow Through

Jonathan Kraft's picture

We have all seen this scene in a movie, or maybe experienced it in real life. 

Why Better Process Means Better Foundation and Less Risk

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

Today is “Everything You Do Is Right Day,” which reminds me of the role process plays in smoothing the way organizations run and how they can have more “up” than “down” days.  We’ve previously discussed why process is great (from creating clarity to alignment). However, organizations often overlook process’s greatest benefit of all—supporting organizations’ ability to change.

6 Proven Knowledge Retention Ideas To Avoid Disaster

Alex Leake's picture

We’ve all heard the saying “the only constant in life is change.” Change is happening faster than ever in companies around the world—whether it’s implementing new software, automating processes, or hiring/losing employees—your company will inevitably face change.

Deep Work: Is Knowledge Management Friend or Foe?

Carla O'Dell's picture

In my last blog, I introduced Cal Newport and his concept of deep work, which raises some uncomfortable dilemmas for KM. Cal is author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, a very provocative work from the perspective of KM.