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August

Truck Bus Control and Communications Network Committee

Quigley and Lauck’s expert column on a range of project management topics in the context of product development, manufacturing and lean, conventional and agile approaches.  A new post comes out every second Monday.

SAE Carolinas Chapter

This is a web based event.

Industries often have advocates that work to provide a common structure for the product and the processes that are employed. For automotive product standards, one need to look no further than SAE International.  For product and process development framework, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) from the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG).  APQP forms the backbone of automotive product in North America and is the culmination of multiple years collaboration with AIAG, Ford, GM and Chrysler, and while many things have changed over time, the

This framework along with the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) help define the expectations upon the suppliers to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM).  Knowing these expectations enable the supplier to move robustly toward the development with strong knowledge of specific questions to ask based upon their product offering.  This presentation will provide an over view of the phases (APQP) as well as the associated processes and artifacts and a brief exploration as to why these are performed.

 

Rotary Club
Search Results 1 Sam Snead Dr #6087, Greensboro, NC 27410

The Art of Project Management: Working With Teams

Developing a team is not formulaic but an emergent thing, we see things present slowly.  Still there are things that can be done to encourage creation of a team out of a collection of individuals.  First and foremost, the organization’s culture.  Culture is also emergent and is the consequence of the actions of the leadership and demonstration of what is important to the organization, the values, and we are not talking about the words we use. We can say the team members are empowered, but if our actions run contrary to that, we can expect the behavior the team member to match the actions rather our voiced desire.

We want to create an environment that enables team development, encouraging the transition from a collection of individuals into an empowered, energized team.  We need to recognize the things that help, empowerment and agency, create opportunities for learning, models and lexicon, and those things that hurt, such as fear, division, cognitive biases, and a focus on sub-optimization.  This presentation will review elements of building the team, encourage team learning and to spread that learning through out the project and the organization.  The presentation is designed to be engaging, and will include audience interaction, but you will have to attend to see just what that means.

Quigley and Lauck’s expert column on a range of project management topics in the context of product development, manufacturing and lean, conventional and agile approaches.  A new post comes out every second Monday.