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Category Archives: Management
I came across a great article by Masaaki Imai on Gemba Panta Rei celebrating Taiichi Ohno’s 100th Birthday which contained some of his brilliant quotes on management and thought I will re-post them: “Let the flow manage the processes, and … Continue reading
Donald Gray has written a great and interesting article on Three Leadership Styles, based observations on managing traffic at an intersection. In the article the most successful leader is the one that sees people as “adults that most of the … Continue reading
“Enlightened trial and error succeeds over the planning of the lone genius” is a quote from a great video demonstrating how teamwork and agile concepts at IDEO is used to successfully deliver innovation and solutions in a non-IT environment in … Continue reading
Have you been in a similar situation as the above Dilbert? Lean and Agile is about doing more with less. Lean and Agile doesn’t focus primarily on cost reduction, but more on strategic alignment around enterprise agility – reducing waste … Continue reading
I recently attended the local Melbourne Agile user group meetup where Mary Poppendieck gave a couple of great presentations. I have watched many of Mary’s presentations over the Internet so it was a welcome change to hear her speak in … Continue reading
Here is an article published in The Wall Street Journal earlier this year which is very relevant to today’s rapidly changing environment and the role of managers on Agile Projects. (Mark Hurd who was my former CEO at HP is … Continue reading
Not only should Agile or Lean concepts be adopted for projects, but it should also be harnessed at an organizational level to be more competitive. By focusing more on the bottom line and ignoring the human capital it was one … Continue reading
A “good read” article on Agile Journal, An Agile PM Isn’t What You Think Sub-Head: Where Does Traditional Project Management Fit in an Agile Project Using Scrum There is always considerable discussion about the role of the Traditional Project Manager … Continue reading
Mark Levison has written an excellent post on How Can Management Contribute to an Agile Project? His post nicely complements my previous posts on a similar topic.