Lean Tactical Implementation Plan - Why ?

A ‘Tactical Implementation Plan’ is derived from a common understanding of the business need to change or improve, and is the common tool that is used to make it clear to all, the actions required to achieve the business goals and targets.

The business goals and targets are set from the following events and information: 

  • Business challenges
  • Value Planning Process 
  • Value Stream Maps
  • Blue Sky Visioning
  • Business Goals & Targets
  • Benchmarking
  • Lean Assessments
  • Diagnosis Assessment

A T.I.P. incorporates the resultant actions from the gap analysis phase which enables the move from current to future state.

A T.I.P. is a visual representation of tasks that are required to be completed to achieve the business goals and targets :

  • A set of objectives that support the business operating plan 
  • A set of measurable goals that support the objectives
  • A time-based schedule for achievement of goals
  • A visible method of communicating what is to be done
  • Accountable people for delivering each objective
  • Clear milestones for objectives                      

Why have a T.I.P ?

To plan and execute actions effectively requires the use of a standard and structured scheduling tool. 

Poor unstructured planning can result in:

  • Attempts to improve everything at once :
    • Requires a large amount of people
    • Needs many teachers to ensure common message
    • Stressful due to many changes
    • Increased risk to customer delivery 
  • Unco-ordinated changes focused on processes or systems :
    •  Hard to link improvements in the value stream
    • Difficult to see benefit until all completed
    • Extended timescale requires higher level of focus
    • Focus on specifics not the whole value stream
  • A T.I.P. makes it clear to all, exactly what has to be achieved, when and by whom and enables review against schedule :
    • Define the agreed business compelling need
    • Give focus to drive the improvements
    • Encourage regular review of schedule status
    • Review of Quality, Cost and Delivery measures
    • Gain ownership of goals and actions
    • Set direction for each business team
    • Communicate and gain involvement 

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