Month: November 2009

Total 14 Posts

Management Improvement Carnival #83

We are honored to guest host Management Improvement Carnival #83. John “The Curious Cat” Hunter has collected interesting blog articles in over 80 previous carnivals. If you missed Carnival #82 be sure to visit the choices Mike Wroblewski made on his Got Boondoggle? blog. Let’s get started. Problem statement: The

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Looking for Evidence of PDCA

Lately I’ve been more mindful about looking for evidence of PDCA. The Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle is the essence of continuous improvement and about half of what makes a lean management system possible. The other part has something to do with people. During lean journey progress checks, lean assessments

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Made Up Lean Enterprise Statistics

For a group of people who claim to practice management by fact and question the as-given condition, we in the lean community have a troubling habit of citing and accepting made up lean enterprise statistics. In fact I would say that at least 50% of statistics cited about lean have

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Stand Up Desk To Go

I was on the road last night doing some work  in my hotel room. After an hour or so my back started to hurt from the crappy chair I was sitting in so I decided to create my very own “stand up desk to go” in honor of my recent

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My New Stand Up Desk

I first witnessed so called “stand up desks” in Japan during my JKE trip. As an aside you can read about this amazing trip here, here, here, here, and here. Anyhow, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the idea.  I mean come on… standing up all the time…

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