THE ONE-PAGE PROJECT MANAGER FOR EXECUTION

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THEONE-PAGE PROJECT MANAGER FOR EXECUTION


In my first two books, The One-Page Project Manager 
and The One-Page Project Manager for IT Projects, I 

covered in detail the thinking behind this valuable tool 

for project managers and how to construct one. In this 

book, I, together with Mike Collins, will expand the 
audience to include executives and leaders responsible 
for executing strategy. We will discuss how to
add OPPM™ to the Toyota one-page A3 report and give 
specific examples of how these communication tools 

help drive strategy and solve problems in a remarkably 

simple way.




The one-page project manager (or OPPM) was 
developed in the early 1990s at the O.C. Tanner 

Company in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was first used in a 

$10 million construction and computer system project 

to build an automated distribution center and then on 
a growing number of projects over more than a decade. 
By 1997, Mike Collins joined the Tanner team, bringing 
with him his 20 years of experience with the Toyota 
production system. I would call Mike a Lean expert, yet 
he would say he is still simply a student. Mike was vice 
president and general manager of the American Shizuki 
Corporation, moved on to WorldTech Consulting in
Southeast Asia, and now, in addition to his appointment 
as vice president of Lean enterprise development for


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