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    Tim
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    If the process owner doesn’t see any value in the project you have a very tough “row to how.”  Why did the champion select this project and what is his/her relationship to the process owner? It would make sense to me that the champion would either be the process owner or someone whose recommendations they valued & respected.
    Go back to the process owner & see if the project is really addressing one of his/her top problems.  If it is not, then drop it – you cannot be successful without the process owner acception “ownership” for the solution.  In the end they are the ones who have to “systematize” the improvement to hold the gain.  Of course, everyone appreciates someone who can help them solve their problems so if you can show them in the end that you have done so you may be able to win them overe dispite themselves.
    Good luck.
    Tim
     

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    #112293

    Mikel
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    At the risk of sounding picky – that’s “row to hoe” as in someone doing gardening. A tough row to hoe is one that is grown over with weeds and such.
    This is important for a process owner who is a problem. I would start with the blunt end of the hoe and only resort to the sharpened end in very extreme cases.
    And what do we call someone who hoes for a living?

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    #112295

    Darth
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    Now now, this is a PG rated Forum.  Only applies if you are from Deetroit.

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    #112297

    mjones
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    Years ago, the term was “cotton choppers” or “hoe hands.” The obvious plural noun was not socially acceptable in polite society of the Bible Belt.
    I guess now the proper term would be “hoe-persons” or, uh, “cultivator?”
    Other examples of ‘hard row to hoe’: rows with hard soil and lots of rocks (dulled the hoe), with large weeds (hard to cut), and weeds close to the crop (slow work, to cut the weeds, not the crop).
    Kind of sounds like places where we try and implement SS… (Just thought I’d move the thread back toward the subject of the Forum.)

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    #112298

    Mikel
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    Darth,
    You are letting your libido get ahead of your brain. A person who hoes for a living is called a gardener.

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    #112299

    Mikel
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    How do you know these things?

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    #112300

    mjones
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    Been there, done that (a long time ago, fortunately!)

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    #112301

    Darth
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    Oops, sorry.  As for the reply from mjones…if anybody knows this stuff it’s him.  He be from Arkansas and be a farmer like RudderDude.

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    #112303

    Tim
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    Boy, mis-spell one word and it generates an entire thread of its own.
    Tim

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