Kaizen for the Creative Agency Project Manager

 

Kaizen for the creative agency project manager

Kaizen for the Creative Agency Project Manager

Literally translated from Japanese to English, Kaizen means “Good Change”. The inference in business terms becomes improvement, or the process of continuing improvement. Kaizen’s history in the business world began with manufacturing and is closely associated with 5S Lean, but like any simple theory based in the scientific method, it can be applied to broad range of industry. I would argue that holding the principles of Kaizen as a core value is especially imperative for the Creative Agency Project Manager.

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Deconstruct a task in a creative project

SIPOC to define tasks in creative agency projects
The Task

A seemingly innocuous term that is the building block of any creative project’s schedule. Recently, I’ve been deconstructing the component pieces that comprise a task. Essentially I’ve been asking myself if certain tasks belong on a project schedule. I have decided to use ┬áthe SIPOC model to help me suss out erroneous items.

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