Effective Resource Management for Project Team Members 2020-11-11T21:31:37+00:00

Webinar: Effective Resource Management for Project Team Members

Project team member engagement and utilization is cited as one of the top reasons for Lean Six Sigma project failure, however there are few tangible recommendations available to alleviate this in project teams. This presentation explores how overutilization of resources (team members) can contribute to decreased project effectiveness by using a thought exercise. We will start the webinar with an exercise that will increase participant awareness of overutilization and the organizational impacts. The exercise will be replicable for practitioners to use with their stakeholders to illustrate the importance of balancing workloads for project team members. Once the exercise is complete, we will discuss key considerations for team member workload balancing. The final portion of this webinar will be a discussion of two tools for Lean Six Sigma Practitioners to leverage when creating project teams.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand resource over exploitation and the impact on their projects
  • Facilitate the resource management exercise with their stakeholders
  • Construct a resource management matrix
  • Construct a kanban system to prevent over utilizing team members
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Kathryn McIver
Kathryn McIverAdvisor/Instructor at Evidence-Based Management Association

About Kathryn D. McIver

Kathryn D. McIver is a doctoral candidate in business administration with the University of Maryland and a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. She holds an MBA from Syracuse University and is the Manager of Curriculum and Development for Cybrary, a cybersecurity professional development and training firm.
Before focusing on professional development and training, McIver held executive-level operations and consulting roles where she led and advised department leaders on topics such as strategic planning, Lean Six Sigma implementation, key performance indicator development, operational excellence, and operations management. She also serves as a Lean Six Sigma curriculum developer creating online training for Yellow, Green, and Black Belt students, in addition to teaching Black Belt courses. McIver is a past Chair of the Denver section of the ASQ and has published on the topics of applying game theory to organizations, selecting the appropriate methodology and tools for project success, and case studies on Lean Six Sigma implementation.

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