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Lion & Gazelle successfully completed Wave 1 of 2 for Heathrow Airside Green Belts training. They are now working on their exciting projects. We will be supporting them through coaching and mentoring whilst helping the Sponsors to keep the programme on track through effective governance and review. It’s a great team with some really enthusiastic … Continued
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We have been busy during 2015, probably the busiest we have ever been! Running two companies Lion & Gazelle and AmroPro. AmroPro has been busy with airport IT separation work, separating Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton (AGS) airports from Heathrow following the recent sale. Over the last 18 months Amropro has seen rapid growth in terms … Continued
Overcome These Dangers The words ‘business’ and transformation’ could be considered a frightening prospect for some but these fears should be overcome if you truly want your business to flourish as it can. Lion and Gazelle are experts in the field of Business and IT Transformation having been successfully involved in all the phases of … Continued
IT Separation Projects If you have read any of my other posts you will know that I have been involved in delivering IT Separations (amongst other projects) over the past few years, some of which have been “Buyer” lead and some “Seller” Lead. In my experience, both parties favour the “Buyer” lead approach as this … Continued
An inside view Having worked on a number of Divestments over the years, including 3 Airports and 1 Broadcast & Media company, I have built up considerable experience, the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” and developed an approach to take the pain out of the process. There are a number of key factors that need to be … Continued
Project Layers It is an unusual description of a Programme, but one that I believe sums up my experience of delivering “Separation” projects. I am sure there are many case studies or lessons learned that highlight how to go about planning and the potential pitfalls of certain approaches you might take, but even where there … Continued
I have lost count how many times I have encountered the situation where someone says: “I have a problem that requires a new IT Solution…” or “We must implement “X” IT solution because it will save the company money or improve productivity” etc…. My first response is always: 1. What is the problem you are … Continued
We are offering Lean Six Sigma White Belt and Yellow Belt training and certifications online. We also offer a Green Belt test and certification online (It is recommended that a Green Belt training course has been completed prior to taking this test).
With any activity that involves improvement, change is an inevitable part of the process, because ultimately, if nothing changes then nothing changes. This may seem like an obvious statement to make however, the focus during the course of a process improvement endeavour can become diverted and reactive. Managing change must remain a strong focus without … Continued
Lean Six Sigma extends into every part of an organisation, involving every employee in the process from the CEO to the shop floor workers. It combines two of the most influential continuous improvement trends in the business; Lean and Six Sigma. The concept of Lean encourages a sustainable, cost-effective outcome; it does not however by … Continued
Lean Six Sigma can add an attractive value aspect to business projects by increasing profits and improving customer satisfaction through effective and waste eliminating business processes. Despite these positive benefits Lean Six Sigma is often linked with some overwhelming myths that prevent companies from taking advantage of it. These include; costs of training being too … Continued
When you have a project to implement, whether it is a Process Improvement Project or any kind of business change, then management should have the courage to go ahead and do it! To many decision makers are not making the decision to start. Instead there are procrastinations and excuses as to why not to start. … Continued
We are constantly trying to educate organisations on the do’s and don’ts of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) initiatives. Unfortunately, many organisations seem to carry on regardless and make the mistakes which many have made before them. Here is a reminder of some of these do’s and don’ts: Avoid ‘Solving World Hunger’ type projects… bite-sized projects … Continued