Lean Research Administration
Holy Plaque! Amanda Breeden Receives Award for Operational Excellence
Aug 02, 2023 by Amanda Breeden
Recently, I attended, presented, and chaired the Operational Excellence panel at the 6th European Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. More info on the IEOM Society here. As an added surprise, I also received an award for Operational Excellence.
Amanda Breeden named one of top 50 thought leaders in operational excellence for 2023
Jun 07, 2023 by Amanda Breeden
Today, PEX Network presented its guide to the top 50 people leading operational excellence around the world in 2023. And guess who was named one of top 50 thought leaders in operational excellence for 2023
10 Ways to Improve your Work Life with Standard Work
Feb 24, 2023 by Amanda Breeden
Learn ten ways lean standard work can improve your work life.
Happy Research Administrators Day
Sep 22, 2022 by Amanda Breeden
National Research Administrator Day on September 25th recognizes the contributions made by research administrators every day.
Sponsored Projects and Research Office team members play a critical role when it comes to supporting project directors and researchers in their efforts to generate funding and advance science, as well as provide critical grant-funded patient care services.
Research Administrators serve an important role in supporting research. They assist PIs and research teams, protect the institution, and guarantee sound stewardship of research dollars. Their roles are multifaceted. From study feasibility, to award management, contract negotiations, to invoicing, to compliance and review, Research Administrators serve the lifecycle of a research or sponsored project. They keep a project on course. Most importantly, their management allows others to maintain focus on their individual roles as well.
Five Reasons to Deploy Lean in Research Administration
Mar 30, 2022 by Amanda Breeden
Here are five reasons to deploy Lean in your research admin shop:
The 8 Wastes of Lean
Mar 21, 2022 by Amanda Breeden
Do you, in your research administration office, require signatures on grant proposals or forms that aren't technically required? You may have "waste" in your Research Admin processes.
Using the Value Diamond for a Customer-Centered Approach to Lean Research Administration
Feb 08, 2022 by Amanda Breeden
Lean is all about creating more value for customers while optimizing resources. Simple. Effective.
Lean Kool-Aid Person
Jan 14, 2022 by Amanda Breeden
How did I become the equivalent of the Lean Kool-Aid man? I wanted to make complex processes easier for my team and for my customers, while respecting the people involved.