Qualica's approach to strategy deployment helps organizations to implement change for business success. Integrating the planning elements of Hoshin and GDPM with baselining and problem analysis tools from Lean Six Sigma and complexity management tools such as DSM.
Hoshin Kanri - a Systems Approach
Hoshin Kanri (Policy Deployment) is a planning system helping organizations to break down strategic, top-level objectives to detailed action. The Japanese term hoshin means shining metal, compass, or pointing the direction, kanri means management or control.
Hoshin Kanri will ensure corporate objectives are communicated to everyone in the organization. It will trigger specific actions and implement the necessary controls to ensure everybody is delivering key results required for success. Japanese Deming Prize winners credit Hoshin as a key contributor to business success. Many Western companies, including many Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winners, have also started to apply Hoshin Kanri.
Goal Directed Project Management (GDPM) for Execution
GDPM philosophy takes a pragmatic approach to project management, focusing a team on common goals and controlling the progress on individual deliverables. GDPM does not necessarily replace activity-based approaches to project management. It rather complements them, adding easy to understand, visual tools that integrate very well with the Hoshin style of visual management.Goal Directed Project Management (GDPM) provides a pragmatic approach to project management. Key benefits are:
A3 Visual Management
Just as with Lean, a core success factor for Hoshin is visual management. Most information will be summarized on A3-size posters placed on planning boards of departments, so information is always available for review and discussion. Typical A3s include: