Visiting Alibaba

We have visited the most famous Chinese company Alibaba Group in Hangzhou. We learned about past, presence and future ambitions of this retail and payment giant.

NIO: “Blue Sky Coming”

Visiting NIO, a young e-car company founded in Shanghai, lets you experience their aspiration to shape a joyful lifestyle for their users from the very beginning.

Shanghai City Development

The West Bund project aims as an answer to offer an extraordinary high standard of living in combination with world class economic facilities to continue and stabilize the ongoing success story.

Visiting Haier

How can a 70,000 employee company stay successful sustainably?

China is Entrepreneurial

“China is very entrepreneurial – 16,500 companies get registered in China EVERY DAY“. Wei Zhou’s mission for Xnode is to empower innovators by building connections between Start-ups, government, corporates and academia.

Smart Home – The Chinese way

“Smart Home” is a frequently used word in Europe and in general it means controlling your home online. For every piece of this smart puzzle, there are special solutions and brands. In China you can make it easier… the Skyworth way.

ICG Learning Journey to China

50 ICG consultants visited 3 chinese mega cities - Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shenzhen in September. We would like to share this experience with you via their blogs.

Rapid innovation teams

How do you push innovation projects without implementing new or reorganizing existing internal structure and processes? Just use the energy of highly motivated people from different depart-ments who work together on a challenging, trendsetting task within a short period of time.

DMAIC Series

For the next weeks, we have a series of Lean Six Sigma articles prepared for you. They will be about the most common problems and mistakes, that occur in Lean Six Sigma projects.

Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) vs DMAIC

One of the most confusing terms associated with someone saying “I’m using Six Sigma” has to do with what methodology they are actually using. A majority of the time Black Belts are using the DMAIC methodology, because they improve existing processes. The remaining minority of Six Sigma practitioners are using a Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) approach to design a new processes or product for Six Sigma quality.

Finance for Project Managers

For effective managing any project it is necessary to have sufficient financial background. Of course, you do not need to be experienced controller or a financial analyst, but understanding basic financial terms  is quite important. Why?

The Art of Project Management

Project management. Methodology. Tools. But how to use these tools? How to use them for work? What else “can I” do and “cannot do” as a project manager? Project manager is responsible for the delivery of a project. What are project manager’s competencies and responsibilities? How should a project manager lead the project team in order to collectively deliver what is expected from the project?

How to Explain Six Sigma by Using the Profit Triangle

Once a person becomes a Master Black Belt or deployment leader within an organization, they may spend a lot of time explaining to other people what Six Sigma is and how it can help the company. So, how to Explain Six Sigma by Using the Profit Triangle?

Change as a strategic tool to improvement

Ongoing changes are an everlasting state for most organizations. The outside pressures like increasing economical demands, customer needs, global competition and technical developments force companies to either adapt or react by continuously developing their own activities. Because there is no place to hide.

Storm your brain

By remembering a few basic rules of brainstorming, you can improve your idea generating sessions significantly. Even a seemingly foolish idea can develop into a great innovation! When Pacific Power and Light Electric Company was dealing with a problem concerning accumulated ice on the power lines, they even considered using trained bears.