Getting a handle on your business and personal productivity can be an overwhelming task.

Where do you begin?

How do you implement the programs into your workplace or life?

Where can you get support?

How do you actually perform the task?

All good questions.  To begin, lets take a look at three huge areas that impact your productivity:  Process, Change, and Project Management.  These are the core areas that we will discover in the Miller Productivity site.

Standardize and Improve Your Processes

Everything you do in business involves a process.  A process is defined as a sequence of tasks or activities that you perform to deliver a product or service.  Process can be everything from accepting an order, ordering supplies, producing a product or service, delivering the product or service and then billing your customer. There are many sub-processes involved and small businesses need to streamline, standardize and document each one of them just as larger organizations must.

Some of the topics we address include:

  • Standardizing and documenting your processes and procedures
  • Process and Value Stream Mapping
  • Lean Concepts and tools:
    • 7 Wastes
    • 5 S
    • Rapid Improvement Events
    • Continuous Flow
    • Kanban
    • And much, much more!

Minimize Resistance To Change For Success

We are asked to make changes in our personal and work life on a daily basis.  Some of these changes are small, others are quite large.  Even so, 50 to 70% of all change efforts fail.   Understanding the change process and how to implement change in your personal and work life is critical for change success.  You CAN be successful in your change efforts.

Some of the topics we address  include:

  • Resistance to change
  • Performance management
  • Change cycles
  • Planning for change
  • Communicating change
  • Change leadership teams
  • And much, much more!

Lead and Manage Successful Projects

Leading a project is very different from managing day-to-day business activities.  The skills required are very different and organizations make the mistake every day of putting their managers in charge of projects.  A project is a clearly defined activity with a beginning and an end with a precise outcome or deliverable.  Typically, projects are used to accomplish one of these four objectives:

  • Create change
  • Implement strategic plans
  • Fulfill contractual agreements
  • Solve a specific problem

How you manage projects in your business can determine a successful outcome or a dismal failure.  A good project manager will control costs, meet scheduled milestones and produce a quality outcome for your initiatives.

Some of the topics we address include:

  • Managing time
  • Defining and choosing projects
  • Resource management
  • Defining metrics and milestones
  • Skills for project managers
  • Project Management software and tools
  • And much, much more!