Sponsor SUCCESS - The WHATs and HOWs for business improvement projects
A powerful and practical guide to delivering effective sponsorship of business improvement projects
The trouble with Lean Six Sigma is that there is an awful lot written and discussed about the organisational deployment models, successes and failures, and how to run projects as a Green and Black Belt. But how do you sponsor a project?
With sponsor SUCCESS, you’ll understand what you need to do to successfully sponsor a project and then how best to do it. You will discover how to facilitate change when people have to adopt new ways of working that are a significant departure from their current practices.
sponsor SUCCESS will help you understand what questions to ask to:
• Help successfully implement change
• Ensure the root causes are fixed
• Build leadership support
• Engage others to make the improvements stick
• Help develop people to deliver process improvements more effectively
“Jones has written the definitive guide to sponsoring change projects. If you are a sponsor of a major project and you want to know how to be successful – read this book very carefully!”
David Miller, Managing Director, Changefirst
“Welcome to Morgan Jones’ kitchen. If you are responsible for leading an improvement program you need to read Morgan Jones’ recipes and checklists for success ‒ outstanding insights for the experienced and beginner.”
Dennis Green, Air Commodore, Australian Air Force
“This is a fantastic read with practical guidelines, tools and frameworks that will help ensure your next Six Sigma project is successful. Project Sponsors will find this a ‘go-to’ manual for each unique project ‒ time after time!”.
Cathy Reber, Director ‒ Sales Effectiveness, American Express
“Today’s organisational change environment is becoming increasingly challenging and complex ‒ and we need to shift the focus to how we implement change, rather than focussing on the mechanics of the change. This book provides not only questions to ponder but also ideas on how we can drive that transformation.”
Craig Fox, Assistant Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office
About the Author:
Morgan Jones has spent the last 25 years helping organisations implement change. He has extensive expertise in directly managing Lean Six Sigma deployment in Europe and Asia in various companies and industries, including banking, manufacturing, mining and service industries. He has trained over 250 Black Belts and 500 Green Belts in Lean Six Sigma, coaching them to deliver in excess of $370 million to the bottom line of their companies.
He frequently presents at international business improvement conferences in Australia and Asia, has chaired over 12 of them and regularly and is regularly head judge of process improvement awards.
Through 25 years of experience of change implementation, Morgan has developed a deep belief that to successfully sponsor projects, managers must build their own capability to transform themselves and not be dependent on external support.
His academic background is in engineering and management with a Masters in Manufacturing, Management and Doctorate in Competitive Strategy and he is an internationally registered Executive and Personal Coach. He has lived and worked in Europe and Asia as well as spending time working in the United States.