We don’t have the resources or/and team’s confidence to successfully deliver the project and immediate senior intervention is required.
What is the Andon Cord?
The Andon Cord is a Lean manufacturing principle and tool used to notify management and other team members of a quality, client or process problem that needs immediate attention.
Where and how to flag issues?
Slack command for /andon in any Slack channel which then notifies the core leadership team.
Project team down tools
Core leadership establish who is best placed to own the resolution
Who can flag an issue?
The first 24 hrs after an issue is identified
Description of issues using the following template. A new risk card should be added to ‘project oversight’ where this is linked from and updated as our knowledge of the root cause of the problem develops.
Personal overall accountable for the account on the project oversight board is responsible for leading the investigation of the issue (see project oversight board if unsure)
Add next steps to be the issues template within 24 hours of the issue being identified. This should include
ETA for completion and who is responsible for each action
Share issues template and discuss potential commercial impact with Commercial or Managing Director
Delivery Manager to facilitate a meeting with the team to share plan for the upcoming day(s)
Managing or Commercial Director to support delivery team with comms to client, if required
Daily call with accountable account lead + Managing Director
Delivery Manager to send end of day update to the client, if required
Any changes with regards to commercial impact reported in real-time in the issue template
At which point is this process no longer required?
When all members of the resolution team agree that the project is no longer in “crisis” mode and we are safe to resume to normal project mode.
Team retrospective to unpick root causes and learnings for next project
Any company-wide learning’s are shared and documented