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  • re: Improve your IT-organisation with Deming's 14 points

    Thanks for the feedback. You can find a summary of Deming's 14 principles here: deming.org/index.cfm Also, I have published a new revised 2nd edition of the book in Danish - download it here: www.ative.dk/.../downloads.aspx
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 03-29-2009
  • re: The 14 Most Common Project Management Mistakes of and How To Avoid Them

    Regarding inter-project dependencies whether it is &quot;agile&quot; or not is not important. The important point is to solve the problem, and the first step is, as Computerworld also advices, to map out the dependencies. Mapping the process to better manage it is not enough, however. The second step - and this is from lean, or from business ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 01-12-2009
  • Improve your IT-organisation with Deming's 14 points

    I have written an introduction to Deming&#39;s 14 points and how they can help you improve your IT-organisation. It is a 15-page PDF in Danish. You can download it here: Ud af krisen - http://www.ative.dk/media/989/ud%20af%20krisen%20-%20ative%20-%20a4.pdf Enjoy - and please send me feedback on how to improve it. :-) All the best, Martin
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 12-12-2008
  • Out of the Crisis - Deming's 14 Points

    In a time where so many are excusing their failure with externalities and saying &quot;it&#39;s the crisis&quot; we need leadership and entrepreneurship more than ever. We are in a time of creative destruction and it is precisely these moments that offer great opportunities to those who seek out the new ways of success. In the early 1980es, ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 11-05-2008
  • re: The Waste of Defects - Bugs are Stop-the-Line Issues

    Hi Victor and Andrew Thanks for taking part in the conversation. If you look into Theory of Constraints you will find a good discussion about why stop-the-line makes sense. The idea is that you look at the throughput of the whole organisation. In a sequential process there will be at least one step that has the lowest capacity, so it is the one ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 09-29-2008
  • re: Lean Principle Number 1 - Eliminate Waste

    Raymond Lewallen wrote on waste in software development here: codebetter.com/.../identifing-waste-the-lean-way.aspx
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 09-07-2008
  • The 14 Most Common Project Management Mistakes of and How To Avoid Them

    The Danish Computerworld magazine had a few pages on the 14 most common mistakes of project management recently. It is very illuminating to see how agile practices target these mistakes and help avoid them. 1. The project does not have the right people with the right competencies. While ComputerWorld offers more analysis of skills and ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 09-06-2008
  • How to Improve Your Development Process Using Factory Physics

    There are only three types of buffers: extra capacity, extra inventory and extra time. This is one of the great take-aways from Factory Physics that I have frequently quoted since Thomas Blomseth introduced me to it on our lean study-tour to Japan earlier this year. It is an essential piece in approaching process optimization. Most processes ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 07-21-2008
  • Learning TPS from Toyota in Nagoya

    One of the high points of my recent Japan excursion was visiting the Toyota factory in Nagoya. We did a factory tour and meet with Keiichi Fukunaga, the manager of Toyota&#39;s department for teaching the Toyota Production System to other companies. One of the things we discussed was the tricks speed up the transformation to ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 06-05-2008
  • What's Your Favourite Lean Books?

    People often ask me about recommendations for the must-read books for lean and agile software development. Here is a list of some of my favourite lean books: &nbsp; W. Edwards Deming - the grand old man of the field, building on a strict statistical discipline. His book Out of the Crisis is a wonderful treatise on his thinking including his ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 02-11-2008
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