100 Day Action Project

Using the 100-Day Action Project methodologyJEB converts fuzzy problems, and opportunities into high-precision projects that intensify and accelerate DIY-JIT-OTJ task-learning…

Managerial fads and fashions come and go – skunkworks, empowerment, Six Sigma, re-engineering, Balanced Scorecards – the list is endless. But each of them does have a grain of truth embedded in the hype.

He uses a unique project management technique – a 100 DAP that has an unparalleled record of success over 30 years.


A 100 DAP has its roots in the seminal work of Forrester, Gilbert, Schaffer, Shewhart, Deming and Blanckenberg.

A 100 DAP is management-in-microcosm and expands the personal and collective capabilities and capacities of the participants in a way that intensifies DIY-JIT-OTJ learning. It jacks up task-learning fast, furiously and measurably.

100 DAPs are not a panacea. They fit a very specific slot in the overall management of the enterprise – The Task Level. It is exclusively a Task Level methodology. See the diagram:

A 100 DAP is neither a philosophy, nor a conceptual, nor moral system. It is a task-level, nuts-and-bolts methodology that focuses operating people on the task-at-hand. It defines it more clearly, designs it more intelligently, coordinates it more smoothly and economically with adjunct tasks, measures its input-output ratios with precision, and feeds back the measurements in a way that maximizes learning and installs a sturdy kaizen loop at the task level. It is about tasks, not concepts.

The 100 DAP rule is to avoid talking very much about it and to rather grab a troubling problem or opportunity that has resisted all efforts for some considerable time and to apply the methodology. Less talk and more action.