Strategic Excellence in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industries
How AEC Firms Can Develop and Execute Strategy Using Lean Six Sigma
Strategic Excellence in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industries is a process of applied strategic thinking designed to develop a strategy empowered with the agility to adapt to changing circumstances and to drive a high performing culture of ideal behaviors. It is infused with the insight and the thought leadership of the Shingo Model and the scientific thinking of Lean Six Sigma. The book goes beyond the classic approach to strategic planning by driving effective execution of the strategy through the embedment of collective ownership and organization-wide alignment into the entire process.
Significant advances in strategic planning and management have been developed over decades of learning and practice. Many of those advances, however, have been developed in the manufacturing industry and have not been translated into terms easily applicable to the A/E/C (Architectural / Engineering / Construction) industry. This book incorporates current best practices from cutting edge organizations around the globe and presents those in a way that they can easily be applied to A/E/C organizations through an efficient and effective process.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Preface. Introduction. Chapter 1: Strategic Excellence. Phase I: Analyze. Chapter 2: Introduction to Analyze. Chapter 3: Visioning & Scenario Planning. Chapter 4: Internal Analysis. Chapter 5: External Analysis. Phase II: Define. Chapter 6: Introduction to Define. Chapter 7: Shingo Guiding Principles. Chapter 8: Establishing a Direction. Chapter 9: Objectives. Chapter 10: Metrics. Chapter 11: Action Items & Goals. Chapter 12: Strategy Map. Chapter 13: Building Buy-in. Phase III: Execute. Chapter 14: Introduction to Execute. Chapter 15: Cascading. Chapter 16: Governance. Chapter 17: Reporting. Chapter 18: Engagement. Chapter 19: Onboarding. Chapter 20: Communication. Phase IV: Refine. Chapter 21: Introduction to Refine. Chapter 22: Problem Solving. Chapter 23: Cross Training. Chapter 24: Lean Six Sigma. Chapter 25: Breakthrough Thinking. Chapter 26: Leadership & Strategic Excellence. Chapter 27: Conclusion. About the Authors. References. Index.