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Tampa, Florida, United States
9 year US Army veteran I break out my service time as follows: 6 years in Military Intelligence and 3 years as a Cavalry Scout. I went into Electronics repair for 10 years and for the last 5 years I have been a Project Manager and Lean Six Sigma Change Agent.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Episode 13 Goals

For your listening pleasure. Goals, how to establish them, measure them, and achieve them. Also what can go wrong and how to avoid it.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Goal setting

I have some time off this week. My family is out of the country visiting family and friends. I am working my behind off on projects around the house and listening to podcasts on a verity of subjects.

Some are on self improvement and others are for entertainment. I've also been able to catch up on movies that I like that my wife is not so fond of.

Why all of the personal stuff on a skills development blog?

Well all skills are personal and how you aquire them is all on your mindset. Some times you need to take some time to evaluate your goals and get reoriented to your goals.

I was taking a break and watching some US history program about the War of 1812. I started rembering when I was a child studing the US involvment in World War II (the global conflict from 1938 to 1945) I wanted to be a US Soldier. I accomplished this and more. When I was discharged from the service on medical reasons (I got fat due to Prednazone treatment for a skin rash that swelled my eys shut, during the time when they were getting anyone out they could to save money, in 1998)

Since then I have set short term goals. Now I am finally developing long term goals that are more meaningful. Now to set the short term achieavable goals to get to the larger long term goal. This is always the hard part of Lean and Six Sigma, as well as Project Management. Scope Creep is a real problem and how to manage is a very difficult process in our professional lives as in our personal lives.

For the next episode I think I will go into this instead of OEE. I will get back to OEE soon.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Episode 12 is up

Here we have some feedback and I am going with it.

30 min and on Value Stream Mapping. Also a little breakdown on who is listening.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tommrow in Episode 12

I will go into Value Stream Maps and their use. I will try to keep it to 30 Min. This is based on feed back I have received. I appreciate it very much.

Have some other ideas in the near future that will get kind of confusing to some. I want to try to tie in some more using LSS and PM in your personal life to help perfect your use of the tools that are available.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Episode 11 How to Maintain

Here it is how to keep your skills sharp. Not only for the new practitioner but for the seasoned Master Black Belt.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Getting Episode 11 ready

Episode 11 will be about what to do in order to maintain your credential and stay ahead of the rest of your peers.

You are already moving ahead. You are researching and learning ahead of your peers by reading this and listening to this Podcast. I am only going to validate what you are already doing and recomend some other ways to move it foward.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Restructuring the podcast

Looks like I will have to redo some of the things I do on the Podcast.

I will probably change the title and start all new. I have not figured out which way I want to go yet. I know I need to do some changes and make it better somehow. I figure I will get it figured out over the next month or so.

Family will be out of town for a week so I will put something together then.