A big shout out to Cole Basta of Dwyer Instruments, and a member of the Renaissance Executive Forums Project Management Group, for hosting our quarterly meeting yesterday.
We welcomed out six first time participants, established the purpose and flow of our meeting, and made introductions all around. We were fortunate to have Donn Novotny of “The Goal Institute” as our Educational Component (EC) speaker. Donn presented on Achieving Ambitious Targets and the Critical Chain Method of scheduling. The presentation was well received (we had six Dwyer Instruments leaders present for the EC portion), and provided some great food for thought on how to drive better performance in the organization through effective management of critical resources, and to bring projects to the fruition sooner.
Cole, the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, then gave us an overview of Dwyer and took us on a tour of the Dwyer Michigan City facility, showing us the processes they use for testing their products and manufacturing methods.
Last, we held our Round Table discussion where we had a facilitated discussion of one of the first time attendees challenges in his company. It was a great discussion and everyone participated and explained how they would approach the problem if
they were in the problem presenters shoes.
I always feel energized after one of our meetings, knowing that all that attended were able to take away something that will help them in their organization. Our next meeting will be in August at Daman Products. Please message me if you would be interested in attending, there is no charge for first time participants.