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PAR1 Workshop

PAR1 is a highly interactive workshop that  uses accelerated learning principles to teach the concepts of process advancement and redesign.

Sustainable Innovation Workshop

Sustainable Innovation builds on the power of process and the power of simple to teach school district leaders and educators the concepts of process advancement and redesign.

Customized Fit

We customize the PAR1 workshop to fit your organization's culture.

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PAR1 Workshop

What is PAR1?

PAR1 is a Process Advancement and Redesign workshop.  It is a highly interactive workshop that can be run as a 2- or 3-day event.  PAR1 uses accelerated learning principles to teach the concepts of process advancement and redesign. 


The first part of the workshop takes your team through our Shrink-Wrapped Homes simulation. This gives your team immediate hands-on experience in applying what they have learned.  The remainder of the event is used to jumpstart your process redesign efforts by identifying non-value-added activities and waste and developing a plan for change.


PAR1 is designed for 12 to 21 participants working in facilitated teams of 6 to 7 people.  During the workshop, participants will learn or re-learn the fundamentals of problem-solving embedded in Six Sigma and Lean Methodologies for both incremental and radical process change and immediately apply these fundamentals to a simulated order management process.


 This workshop has been attended by people at all levels of the organization worldwide.  

The PAR1 workshop is offered through the teaming of Burrus Associates and Measure by Measure Consulting.  Both companies are committed to educating and applying the principles of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies and tools to improve our clients' business performance.

Workshop Contents

The PAR1 workshop allows participants to apply what they learn to a simulated process and to their "real world" business processes.

PAR1 Workshop Contents

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Part 1: Introduction and Simulation

  • Introduce workshop 
  • Provide simulation overview
  • Establish simulation baseline
  • Align process improvement with scorecard metrics
  • Map the process
  • Use root cause analysis problem solving technique
  • Identify non-value-added activities
  • Radically redesign the process
  • Debrief the simulation

Part 2: Application

  • Transfer what was learned into real-world actions
  • Identify and select strategic/priority projects that are critical to the team's work processes that can be addressed in a short cycle time
  • Document plans for change
  • Begin to mobilize improvement efforts at organizational, cross-functional, departmental and even individual levels

Key Learning Objectives

  • Link processes to be redesigned to key goals and objectives of the business
  • Listen to the voice of the customer
  • Do not jump to fix the process based on a hunch instead of data
  • Follow a methodology that helps you understand the process - it will lead you to a better solution
  • Reduce the variability in your process behavior to improve the quality of your product or service
  • Design out non-value-added activities in your process
  • Engage employees as knowledge experts
  • Do not automate a broken process
  • Use technology as an enabler, not a driver, of process

Sustainable Innovation Workshop

The power of process...the power of simple

The Sustainable Innovation workshop demonstrates the power of process and the power of simple and show school district leaders how to simplify the way your staff works, standardize your practices and sustain processes through resource and software automation.


This is a highly interactive 3-day event.  Sustainable Innovation uses accelerated learning principles to teach the concepts of process advancement and redesign to improve student outcomes. 


The first part of the workshop takes your team through our Shrink-Wrapped Homes simulation. This  gives your team immediate hands-on experience in applying what they have learned.  The remainder of the event is used to jumpstart your process redesign efforts by identifying ways to improve student outcomes and developing a plan for change.


Sustainable Innovation is designed for 12 to 21 participants working in facilitated teams of 6 to 7 people.  During the workshop, participants will learn simple problem-solving steps for both incremental and radical process change and immediately apply these fundamentals to a simulated order management process. This workshop uses a simple DMAIC methodology.


The Sustainable Innovation workshop is offered through the teaming of Mr. Elmer, Burrus Associates and Measure by Measure Consulting.  

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Customized Fit

Our workshops can be customized to fit your organization's culture.

 

We use your methodology.


  • Our workshops can be adapted to fit your problem-solving methodology.  They fit well with Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, Business Process Management and Management Operating Structure methodologies. If you have not selected a methodology, we can help you find the right approach to apply to your situation.


We use your language and look and feel.


  • We can change the wording and color scheme of the presentation materials to fit your branding and culture. 


We use it as part of your existing efforts.


  • Our workshops can be embedded as part of ongoing Continuous Improvement, Lean, Six Sigma or Management Operating Structure approaches. They can be used to jump start new process design and process redesign efforts.

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