Reduce Rework For Your Team

Design efficient processes, inspire and engage your team with clear vision
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

Successful projects and teams start with planning.

Many engineers plan the project well, having a good understanding of the time cost and quality required for each task, but do not think about how the team will work together. It can come as a rude shock, when your perfect project plan is blown out of the water because of team conflict. That’s what this training course will help you with…how to plan your team for success.

Planning for team success will help prevent rework, increase profit margins and will enable more effective conflict management.

The course will focus on setting a good vision for your team, writing individual and team objectives, identification and elimination of waste, and creating great processes that achieve objectives and add value for both your internal and external customers.

The course duration is 1 hour. Each lecture has a workbook and a template to support you as you put these principles into practice.

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge is required prior to this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Write individual and team goals to support the vision
  • Design processes without waste
  • Lead a successful and effective team
  • Eliminate rework and waste from processes
  • Organise the workplace for efficiency
  • Create a strong vision for your team and project

Who is the target audience?

  • Managers who are not sure how to reduce rework, and are losing profit as a result, will benefit from the skills learnt to create a good vision and create great processes.
  • New managers or those who are preparing to step into a new role
  • Project managers about the commence a new project

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Create a great Vision, Reduce Rework, Improve your processes

Three problem areas that many managers identify in their teams are:

1. A lack of knowledge and understanding of the bigger picture (the vision) and having this inform their daily work

2. Excessive Rework and waste

3. Inefficient ways of doing work (processes)

At the end of this training course, you will be able to improve these three areas, by gaining the knowledge and understanding to:

  • Create a strong vision for their team or project
  • Write individual and team goals to support the vision
  • Design processes without waste 
  • Lead a successful and effective team
  • Eliminate rework and waste from processes
  • Organise the workplace for efficiency

Implementing the techniques described through this training course will help you to lead you team to high performance!


At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Know the three areas that a vision should cover
  • Recognise why having a vision for your project and team is important
  • Identify what a good vision looks like
  • Create a vision using the See / Hear / Feel technique
  • Engage your team with the vision
  • Use the visioning template to get started!

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Be clear on the reasons for setting goals for individuals and for the team
  • Know the SMART goal acronym
  • Write a SMART goal for you and your team using the goal setting template

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Have a process focus
  • Define waste
  • Identify your processes
  • Identify and define the seven elements of waste
  • Determine ways to reduce or eliminate waste
  • Use the seven elements of waste template and example to get started!

At the end of this session you will be able to:

Use the five steps to create great processes

1. Identify your customer

2. Consider what is critical to quality for your customer

3. Draw your process steps

4. Classify each step as value add or non value add

5. Define your inputs

Use the process preparation template to "design out the waste" in your process


At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Define the 5S's
  • Sort your work place by clearing the clutter
  • Straighten the workplace, ensuring you have the right tools and resources, located in the right place
  • Shine and clean
  • Standardise through introducing rules
  • Sustain your well organised work space so that it becomes a habit

At the end of this session you will be able to use the SIPOCR template to create your process flow and clearly identify all inputs and outputs, customers and suppliers, for each process step.

Suppliers - who supplies the resources

Inputs - resources and information required for the task

Process - the process steps required for a task

Outputs - what is produced as a result of completing the task

Customers - who receives the output

Requirements - what does the customer require


This final session provides a summary of how all elements in this training course come together to help you create vision, great process and reduce waste, to prepare and lead your team to high performance and success.

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Instructor Biography

Ross Blaikie, Facilitator, coach, trainer, consultant

Ross Blaikie has been involved in Organisational Development (OD) and Learning and Development (L&D) since 2002 and has experience in delivering both technical and non-technical projects, attaining his Six Sigma Black Belt accreditation in 2005.

Prior to working in OD and L&D, Ross started his career as a mechanical engineer. From this experience, Ross brings a methodical approach to all his work.

Ross has worked for a diverse range of organisations both in Australia and the Middle East, including BHPBilliton, AECOM Australia, AECOM Middle East, Engineers Australia, Northern Beaches Credit Union, CB&I, Commonwealth Bank, Pandora, and WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff.  

Passionate about helping people learn and gain greater satisfaction from their job, Ross helps organisations grow through improved communication and process improvement.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Commerce (major Human Resource Management)
  • Master of Human Resource Management (Team Development)
  • Six Sigma Black Belt

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