As promised in the last post, we will be detailing the (b) Behavioral, (c) Grouping and (d) Annotational part of Things in this post. (b) BEHAVIORAL Behavioral things encapsulates the dynamic parts of all UML models. These behavioral things are shown below: Interaction: This is known as a behavior, which consists of messages that are exchanged among certain elements to finish a task that is specific. State machine: This is something that is useful when the [...]
This is the third post in a series on organization structures. Here is a brief outline of what has been discussed so far: In the first post we discussed the simple, functional and the multidivisional organizational structures. The second post followed up with the Holding company structure, Matrix Structure & Team-based structures. Now with the final post in the series, let’s take a look at the Project-based and Network structures. Project-based Structure If you’re part [...]
Here we go again – more on org charts! I did walk you through some of the different organization structures in our previous post, if you haven’t seen the post, go read it! And now, I’ll take you through 3 more organization structural types. The holding company structure You probably know what a holding company is? However, if you begin to wonder what this is, here’s a little description. Holding company is an investment company [...]
Perhaps the most important resource of an organization is its people. So the role people play, how they interact through formal and informal processes and the relationships that they build are crucial to the success of any strategy. If your manager was asked to describe your organization, he would probably respond by drawing an org chart, to map out its structure. But why does an organization need a structure? This is important because it gives [...]
When it comes to quality improvement, most of us are probably aware of some of the most effective tools, namely the control chart, run chart, histogram, scatter diagram and flowchart. But IMO the father of quality management, Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa, has to be credited with the mother of all quality improvement tools – the Ishikawa diagram, which falls under the larger cause and effect diagram umbrella. It has been famously stated that Mazda used the [...]
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