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Hoshin Planning and Goal Directed Project Management
Qualica Planning Suite for Hoshin is a fully integrated planning environment for enterprise and project planning. Leveraging the power of Hoshin Kanri and elements of Goal Directed Project Management (GDPM) Qualica Planning Suite for Hoshin effectively supports project leaders in meeting project timelines and mitigating project risks. Hierarchical cascading of enterprise to site and department objectives is fully synchronized – changes and new goals are cascaded down and status is flown up in hierarchy upon a mouse click.
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.
Hoshin Kanri helps organizations to:
A3 Visual Planning
Classical application of Hoshin is a paper based process where most of the information is summarized on A3-size posters placed on planning boards of departments. This visual approach to management is considered a major factor for success of Hoshin. The paper based approach does not always scale well to the needs of global and distributed organizations.
Qualica Planning Suite for Hoshin integrates A3 forms in a repository of linked projects. Forms and projects can be reviewed online, printed and posted or published on the intranet. Actions can be exported to and synchronized with MS Project.
With Qualica Planning Suite for Hoshin you can leverage the power of integration with the full DFSS toolkit. Use AHP for prioritization, DSM for project sequencing, or scorecards for performance tracking and apply Hoshin Planning and GDPM to Systems Engineering.