Pre-conference Workshops

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Pre-conference workshops offer in-depth, skill-building tools and focus on the topics that you will require for career advancement and professional development. Enhance your learning experience and maximize your networking opportunities by attending one of our pre-conference workshops.

  • Continuing education units (CEUs) are available.
  • You must register for the full conference to participate in a pre-conference workshop.
  • Advance registration accompanied by the additional registration fee is required to reserve a pre-conference workshop seat.
  • Pre-conference workshops will be held Saturday, May 18.

Integrated Enterprise Excellence: Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard

Presenter: Forrest W. Breyfogle, Smarter Solutions, Inc.

Workshop Description

Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) provides an organizational governance system that integrates analytics with innovation. The IEE system shows business leaders: what to measure and report; when and how to report it; how to interpret and use the results to establish goals; how to orchestrate work activities; and how to develop strategies that are consistent with established goals. These strategies ultimately lead to specific projects that enhance organizational focus and success.

This interactive workshop describes how the application of IEE methods, tools, and techniques can overcome the enterprise management challenges of the twenty-first century and the limitations of traditional business management practices. This workshop describes organizations can overcome the issues described in a one-minute video . In additional to a copy of the PowerPoint slides, attendees will be provide a copy of the book Integrated Enterprise Excellence, Vol. I: The Basics: Golfing Buddies Go Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard . References to IEE Vol. I figures and statements throughout the training provide many takeaways, which can be referenced long after the workshop’s completion. These references can be utilized for guidance to implement the nine-step IEE system and explanation of the IEE methodologies to others.  

Workshop Outline

Organizations can waste much resource with:

  1. Strategy creation and execution: Organizations can spend much time with strategy creation, where often it is difficult to interpret what should be done to address passed-down strategies. Also, the strategy creation process often does not systematically blend analytics with innovation to determine the best place to target strategy-improvement efforts.
  2. Scorecards: Red-yellow-green scorecards may seem to be a good management practice; however, these scorecards can lead to much firefighting. Also, traditional forced scorecard balance using the balanced scorecard categories of financials, customer, internal business process, and learning & growth can lead to unfavorable behaviors. Scorecard balance is important (e.g., don't want to target on-time delivery while sacrificing quality); however, forced balance can be detrimental.
  3. Process improvement systems: Problem-solving deployment systems such as Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Kaizen events and Total Quality Management (TQM) typically have a push-for-project creation system (e.g., let's brainstorm for what projects to work on next). These systems often lead silo-improvements that can sound good but do not have much, if any, impact on the big picture. A business system which has 30,000-foot-level operational metrics improvement needs pulling for targeted-improvement-projects, which benefit the whole enterprise.

Attendees to this workshop will learn how to help organizations overcome these issues and more!

Learning objectives

Attendees to this session will learn how to enhance their organizational value by providing management direction for:

  • Creating predictive performance metrics that will lead to the most appropriate organizational behaviors and reduce the amount of firefighting that often occurs in organizations.
  • Providing a structural linkage between an organization’s performance report-outs and the processes that created these metrics.
  • Formulating targeted business-area strategies that will deliver the most big-picture benefit.
  • Identify and timely execute strategic improvement efforts that will benefit the enterprise as a whole.
  • Enhancing status-meeting report-outs so that there is increased value from these sessions with less invested resources.

Who should attend?

This training is designed for business professionals or companies who desire an understanding of how to implement an enhanced Operational Excellence system and the foundations of a methodology that goes beyond traditional scorecard reporting and improvement project efforts.

Targeted Participants

CEO, President, Operations Manager, Operations Excellence Manager, Lean Six Sigma Deployment Manager, Business Analyst, lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Manager, Quality Practitioner, Industrial Engineer.

About the Presenter

Forrest W. Breyfogle (BRI FOGLE) is the CEO of Smarter Solutions. He has authored or co-authored over a dozen books. His five-book set, Integrated Enterprise Excellence provides an enhanced operational excellence system for the utilization and integration of scorecards, strategic planning and process improvement so that the enterprise as a whole benefits.

Breyfogle was named Quality Professional of the Year for 2011 by Quality Magazine and in 2012 was awarded alumni of the year by Missouri University of Science and Technology. He also received the prestigious Crosby Medal from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in 2004 for an earlier book, Implementing Six Sigma and was presented the Leadership Award at the 2013 Lean & Six Sigma World Conference.