Identifying Potential Rapid Process Innovation Projects

An Innovation Course

*This course can be tailored or customized to your specific needs.

Course Overview

3-5 Day Rapid Improvement Events (RIE) are also know as Kaizen Events. They apply a variety of unique process analysis tools. RIEs have been proven to be highly successful in reducing process lead times between 25-75% when such events are led by a capable and experienced RIE facilitator. RIE activities can create very high ROI returns for organizations if the RIE projects are chosen wisely. This innovation development seminar will show participants the techniques used to identify and prioritize potential Rapid Improvement Event projects and how to make RIE facilitators successful.

Objectives

  1. Overview of the Best Methods for identifying Projects for RIEs
  2. Understand the Training and Coaching required for RIE Facilitators
  3. Understand the Post-RIE Event Program Management activities to Implement Solutions

Lesson 1: Best Methods for identifying Projects for RIEs

  • Value Stream Maps
  • Facilitated Executive, Mid-Management & Non-Management Brainstorming Events
  • The Impact and Ease of Implementation Brainstorming Matrix
  • Final Executive decisions on the RIE projects and timing

Lesson 2: Training and Coaching required for RIE Facilitators

  • Lean and RIE facilitation training
  • Team facilitation training
  • On site expert coaching during RIE events and remote coaching afterwards

Lesson 3: Post-RIE Event Program Management activities

  • Weekly team assignment status meetings
  • Final project report and organizational communications
  • Celebration of successes