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Posted on August 21, 2012 by admin

A Taste of Lessons #6: Goldratt & His Theory of Constraints

Lessons Learned from Eli #2: Resistance to Change

Posted on August 20, 2012 by admin

Kanban's Galapagos Island

Isolating Kanban

Posted on August 18, 2012 by admin

A Taste of Lessons #5: Chapter Buffers


Posted on August 16, 2012 by admin

Kanban Coaching Professional

Today Lean-Kanban University announced the launch of the Kanban Coaching Professional program and the designation KCP for those who have demonstrated an advanced knowledge of Kanban and success leading change initiatives using the method.

Posted on August 15, 2012 by admin

A Taste of Lessons #4: Inspired by Deming

Introduction to Chapter 4 - Inspired by Deming

Posted on August 13, 2012 by admin

A Taste of Lessons #3: What Would Drucker Do?

Drucker On Refactoring

Drucker on Refactoring—no, really! What follows is what Peter Drucker might have had to say about refactoring were it available as a practice when he wrote these words in 1954:

Posted on August 09, 2012 by admin

A Taste of Lessons #2: On Management

Language Lawyers and Performance Reviews

Posted on August 07, 2012 by admin

A Taste of Lessons #1: On Leadership

Failure to Manage to the Values

Following on the theme of goals and alignment, I’d like to consider
a management dilemma posed by Jack Welch, former CEO of GE. It’s modeled as
a classic 2 × 2 matrix (or Gartner Magic Quadrant chart), as shown.

Posted on August 06, 2012 by admin

Lessons in Agile Management is My Masterclass Textbook

I’m often asked what is the curriculum for the 3-day Advanced Kanban Masterclass designed for coaches, consultants and managers leading change initiatives. While we do have a concise published curriculum, my usual response it, “It’s everything that you need to know to be successful with Kanban but isn’t in the Kanban book. It goes beyond the current published knowledge and covers a lot of new material.” It also covers a lot of older material that I have captured in my new book, Lessons in Agile Management ...

Posted on August 04, 2012 by admin

Tolerance #4 - Intellectual Property


This week I heard that Navel Labs’ Pomodoro Timer has been renamed as Wind-up Timer at the request of Francesco Cirillo, author of The Pomodoro Technique [2009]. The argument here is one of intellectual property protection and tolerance to derivative works and borrowing of the idea in order to expand its market or better exploit the market for the idea. In this case, the originator of the concept feels he is due some recompense for the original concept on which Wind Up Timer is based. It seems Navel Labs were unwilling (for whatever reason, it doesn’t matter) to compensate Mr. Cirillo for his original idea and preferred to rename their product.