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Dec

09

2012

Using the Right Metric for the Job

Its a management truism that you get what you measure, so it is important that you know the difference between the various types of metrics, and when to use each one.  The four primary types are: Measures of Activity: Is...

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Dec

08

2012

Facilitation – 8 Do’s, 5 Don’ts

It started out promising enough.  “The topic is ‘Scaling Agile’ – there is no agenda but we’ll bring our collective experience and knowledge to the table and have a deep, meaningful conversation about how we can scale Agile”.  After that...

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Jan

25

2009

Toyota Production System – the Foundation of Scrum

Introduction The Toyota Production System (TPS) is the cornerstone of Lean Management.  It is best described as: “an Operations Management System to achieve goals of the highest quality, lowest cost and the shortest lead-time via engaging people towards goals.” Ironically,...

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Dec

09

2008

Win the War Not the Battle a Pocket Guide to Lean

The title of this page comes from a note that I made during a recent lecture I attended by Allan Shalloway at the Puget Sound PMI.  The four main tenants of Lean Project Management, according to Shalloway are: Focus on...

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