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H. James Harrington

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Book Release: Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams

What continual improvement, change, and innovation are, and how they apply to performance improvement

Published: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 11:00

(Harrington Management Systems: Los Gatos, CA) -- H. James Harrington and William S. Ruggles have released their book Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams.

“We believe this book can be very valuable to you and your organization,” say the authors. “One of the highest failure rates and the most costly are projects that are averaging failure rates up to 75 percent in some environments. We encourage you to carefully read this book, pulling out the golden nuggets that apply to your organization.”

This book is in keeping with the latest revisions to Project Management Institute’s PMBOK and European Prince Standards. It details what continual improvement, change, and innovation are, why they are so important and how they apply to performance improvement—both incremental and transformative.

The authors examine the four types of work and workforce management in an organization’s strategic, operations, projects, and products, using four common comparative variables:
1. Proactive/preventive vs. reactive/corrective
2. Temporary/unique vs. ongoing/repetitive
3. Innovative vs. maintaining the status quo
4. Schedule focus: fiscal year vs. short-term vs. long-term

Available at Amazon.

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H. James Harrington

H. James Harrington is CEO of Harrington Management Systems, which specializes in total quality management (TQM), Six Sigma, lean, strategic planning, business process improvement, design of experiments, executive management mentoring, preparing complete operating manuals, organizational change management, ISO 9000, ISO 14000, and TRIZ. Harrington is a prolific author, having written hundreds of technical reports, magazine articles, and more than 35 books. He has more than 55 years of experience as a quality professional. Harrington is a past president of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the International Academy for Quality (IAQ).