Monthly Archives: November 2012

How “Lean” became “Mean”

A different perspective on the new Lean “religion”, by Professor John Seddon.  Basic message: any superficial attempt to “cut waste” might not lead to the expected positive outcomes… Advertisements

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“Quality” demands “caring”

“Quality”, whether it’s quality of and in the goods and services we buy as consumers, or quality of the products and services we as professionals are building and offering to the market, or of the organization we belong to  – … Continue reading

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Keynote – Scaling Agile to support large scale multisite development

Craig Larman on large scale Agile & Scrum

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Shareholder focus vs value of employee loyalty and motivation ?

In our modern “shareholder value” focused world of business, where corporations increasingly without hesitation commit drastic layoffs as soon as there is the slightest dip in the quarterly profit curve, how will these corporations secure employee motivation and loyalty in … Continue reading

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New Cxx level officer needed : CVO – Chief Value Officer

I’ve touched upon the modern business dichotomy of “cost” vs “value” in several posts, including these: how to explain “Agile” to a CFO profit as a consequence of providing customer value focus on profits or on great products ? pursuit … Continue reading

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