Posted by: meikah | 25 April 2008 | 12:53 am
The last fun, yet fruitful meeting I went to was ages ago! Those were times when I was still active in the Jaycees. In the Jaycees, we use the parliamentary procedure. This is how the procedure goes: agenda is distributed at least three days before the meeting (often RSVP), determine a quorum, and follow closely the agenda (and the order of things using the parliamentary rules) during the meeting.
Meetings done using the parliamentary rules are fast, fair and orderly, and definitely get things done. Now, I’m not quite sure if these rules would work in all situations. But considering the advantages of using the parliamentary procedure, I’m sure people can use it for any purpose.
For Six Sigma meetings, Grouputer Solutions has come up with SigmaSense. SigmaSense is a “one-of-a-kind” online collaborative meeting program designed for Six Sigma project leaders to execute DMAIC with local and global teams, faster and with less training.
According to the press release:
SigmaSense equips project leaders with structured, online meeting tools, techniques, guidance and optional statistical and process mapping tools to consistently implement the DMAIC and Business Improvement methodologies at Best Practice standards. Meeting time is accelerated by as much as four times and productivity is increased by up to 200 percent.1
The program aims to eliminate the most cited reasons for project failure including lack of internal skills to implement programs, long project cycle times, extended training required to gain proficiency and the lack of a structured methodology to guide delivery of the complex, team-driven Six Sigma process.
To me anything that puts order to things and generates solutions is definitely worth checking out.
If you have used SigmaSense, please do tell us about it.