Accelerating Performance & Service Improvement

From: Amnis Ltd
Published: Tue Nov 10 2009

In particular, the collaboration between Amnis and the Training Bulletin should enable healthcare organisations to improve their ability to deliver the challenging productivity, quality and performance improvements that they will face in 2010/11. It should also help them to enhance their ability to deliver projects on time and within budget.

Amnis is running four training programmes in the series including two iterations of each of its Accelerated Lean Skills Programme and People Based Project Management programmes.

Approved by the Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM), Amnis’ Accelerated Lean Skills Programme provides participants with the skills to enable them to manage successful Lean and Service Improvement projects that don’t just deliver real benefits but also ensure those benefits stick.

Amnis’ Mark Eaton said: "The Accelerated Lean Skills Programme is a flagship training programme for those working in demanding healthcare environments. It gives them the skills and the confidence to tackle their first projects - or to get more out of future projects if they are already engaged in improvement programmes."

The second programme, People Based Project Management, aims to give participants the skills to manage the real issues faced in projects, from building flexible plans to managing people and change.

Jim Byers, Amnis’ lead for the programme said: "The People Based Project Management programme is often used as a life saver for those who have done programmes, such as PRINCE2, and who still struggle to manage projects successfully. However, it is equally useful for those who have not had formal training previously."

Sian Parrott, from Training Bulletin, said: "We’re delighted to be working with Amnis on this programme. The programmes are both exciting and beneficial and we believe they will make a real difference to healthcare organisations."

The dates for these courses are:
• 2nd-4th February 2010 – Accelerated Lean Skills Programme
• 2nd-4th March 2010 – People Based Project Management
• 13th-15th April 2010 – Accelerated Lean Skills Programme
• 27th-29th April 2010 – People Based Project Management


About ‘Lean’

Coined by Jim Womack’s research team at MIT in the 1990s, ‘Lean’ means doing more with less. The core idea behind ‘Lean’ is to maximise customer value while minimising waste. A Lean organisation understands customer value and focuses its key processes to continually meet those needs.


PRojects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE) is a project management method. It covers the management, control and organisation of a project. ‘PRINCE2’ refers to the second major version of this method and is a registered trademark of the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), an independent office of HM Treasury of the United Kingdom.
PRINCE2 is derived from the earlier PRINCE project management method, which was developed in 1989 by the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) as a UK Government standard for information systems (IT) project management. However, it became regularly applied outside the purely IT environment. PRINCE2 was released in 1996 as a generic project management method. PRINCE2 is now a de facto standard for project management in the UK and has spread beyond the UK to more than 50 other countries. The most current revision was released in 2009 as part of the Prince2:2009 refresh project by the OGC.

About Amnis Limited

Working with both public and private sector organisations, Amnis is a consultancy which specialises in innovation, transformation and organisational improvement, helping clients plan and deploy strategies for successful transformation. Its goal is to help clients not only deliver sustainable change but also to develop their capability to tackle their next challenges.

Providing both consultancy and training services, Amnis’ team includes specialists in Lean/Six Sigma, organisational development, strategic planning, change management and systems thinking.

Further information from:

Ruth Bodman, Amnis, 00 44 (0) 870 446 1002;
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, 00 44 (0)1727 860405;

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