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Process Optimization – Ready to RUMBA?

Process Optimization – Ready to RUMBA? Hello again everyone. I hope 2016 is treating you well so far. We have been identifying some tools that help boost productivity, by defining and prioritizing what to do, to achieve greater customer satisfaction, e.g: CTQ , SIPOC, “NOWTIME” (the 7 Types of waste), Pareto and Kano diagrams.   … read more

Process Optimization: Tools You can Use Part 3 of 4

Process Optimization Part 3 Welcome back everyone. In our Process Optimization series we are becoming familiar with some Six Sigma concepts and tools that can easily be picked up and used to help any organization improve efficiency. Today we identify 2 concepts that can really help mitigate risk: Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) which may … read more

Are YOU the next Happy Woman Entrepreneur?

I recently read in a Forbes Magazine article that ‘American Women Entrepreneurs are among the happiest people in the world, and their happiness levels surge as they grow their businesses’. This seemed newsworthy to me, and it made me curious about whether or not this statement is true about Canadian Women Entrepreneurs too? Beginning my … read more

Process Optimization for Quality Control

Process Optimization Part 2 Welcome back to our Process Optimization series, kicking off 2016 with a bang! Last week we started looking at some tools, based on the SIX SIGMA methodology, that may be useful to help boost your productivity.   We recall that SIGMA symbolizes deviation from perfection and SIX SIGMA, more specifically, is … read more

Process Optimization: Tools You Can Use Part 2 of 4

Hello again, Welcome to part 2 of our Process Optimization series. Now that we know that Six Sigma simply symbolizes degree of deviation from perfection, we select some Six Sigma tools to enable us to achieve greater efficiencies to exceed our customers’ expectations. Last time CTQ and SIPOC helped us better define requirements. Today, discover … read more

RFP Creation

Professional Services: RFP Creation A well-crafted, clearly-written Request for Proposal (RFP) is an invaluable tool for companies seeking new vendors or service providers. But if you’ve never put an RFP together – or can’t devote the time and/or resources it takes because you’re too busy running your day-to-day business – Boardroom Metrics can help. As … read more

6 Reasons Why we can create RFP responses for your Industry

Every day I am asked how we can create winning RFP responses without being an expert in your industry? Here are my top 6 reasons of how we can navigate the complex bidding process and help your response team.     This is what we do every day! Our team’s core business is to prepare … read more

Winning Bids for Government Contracts

Have you wondered how your firm could become a supplier to Government entities? Have you considered providing your products and services to governments? If you have thought about it, you perhaps also dismissed it assuming that your business is either too small or not relevant to governments. In fact, governments rely on businesses like yours … read more

Process Optimization Critical-to-Quality Tools

Thank you for joining me, as we share a few tips and process optimization tools to gain efficiency. Over the next few weeks we will glimpse at a few ideas that have arisen from the Six Sigma methodology, started by Bill Smith at Motorola in the 1980s, which led to many companies improving their productivity. … read more

Process Optimization: Tools you can USE – Part 1 of 4

Exploring Process Optimization Hello everyone, One of my strongest motivations in life is constantly striving to simplify and organize, be it on the home front, in the work place, or wherever anyone asks for such help. On joining Boardroom Metrics, I thought a perfect place to start would be to peel back the mystique surrounding … read more

How Winning RFPs is Great Marketing

Winning RFPs is about effectively communicating a company’s value and unique capabilities. When responding to *RFP’s, RFQ’s, and RFI’s the areas where we bring an objective perspective include: Identifying details and critical information that could mean immediate disqualification. Determining how well suited you are to the project and identify your core competencies for the proposal. … read more

Want to WIN your next RFP Proposal Response?

Want to win your next RFP Proposal Response? Outsourcing to a professional RFP writer is a viable option. It may be hard to believe – but there really are people out in the universe that love writing Proposal and RFP Bid responses! Bringing in an outside outsourced objective set of professional eyes to your bid … read more