Episode 231: Live from Tokyo, Good Housekeeping with 5S
Published February 1, 2012
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    This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents, "Live from Tokyo, Good Housekeeping with 5S" presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. Have you heard the term 5S in a project management context? Do you know what the term 5S means? And do you know the company in Japan credited with its development? If you answered yes to all three of these questions, then give yourself a big pat on the back. The history of 5S goes back as far as the 16th Century and Venice shipbuilders. In an effort to streamline the assembly process, workers used quality process production to build ships in hours instead of days or weeks. From there, it was Sakichi Toyoda and son Kiichiro as well as Toyota engineer Taiichi Ohno who developed the 5S methodology after World War II.  

    The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Learn from others." Learning from others is a very easy thing to do, but how many of us take the time to do it. Or worse, how many folks don’t even take the view that they can learn from others, rather they would instead seek to put others in their place so to speak.

    The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about getting started as a new project manager.

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