Do you remember the Barack Obama “Yes We Can” speech? Yes, it was very powerful. Now imagine if it were a PowerPoint Deck – all the power and emotion is removed. I once received a powerpoint presentation from a colleague; in the business world, powerpoint presentations are often amorously called “powerpoint decks.” Well, this deck […]
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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThere are some arguments not to begin a Lean Transformation with 5S. I agree with this. But, this article is not about the broader Lean Tranformation, but about the method itself. 5S is part of the Toyota Production System, anglicized in the US as Lean. […]
Many years ago, Aristotle provided us with a helpful way of seeing problems and in dealing with them: Since everything that is in motion must be moved by something, let us suppose there is a thing in motion which was moved by something else in motion, and that by something else, and so on. But […]
These days, there’s much written about Lean Software Development, Kanban for Software, and especially Lean Startup Principles for Software. This article revisits a time at Yahoo! about 12 years ago where Scrum was just getting its start at the once leader in search. If you’re interested, we’ve interviewed leaders in the lean startup movement. The […]
The red light flashing at Krispy Kreme is a good sign for our family: it means free, heart-stopping, artery-clogging, but tasty glazed donuts. On July 4, the light was flashing and calling our family over to get some. While there, I was impressed by the concept of free donuts and also with their process. At […]
From time to time, shmula interviews companies that are disruptive-but-value-adding, either in their approach to business, their revenue model, or in their technology. to read about the companies featured on shmula, please go to the company interview page. Be sure to read our other interviews in our leadership series. It’s not often that one encounters […]