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Monthly Archives: Oktober 2017

Ever since the heydays of six sigma it is considered a self-evident truth that rigorous, objective analysis of a problem is only possible if we have data to analyze. Remember the famous dollar bill of Jack Welch – “in God...
I just met with a statistical question in a stats forum that had a surprising relevance to my own work and maybe the story can be of interest to more people, struggling with a difficult domain of process improvements :...
As I started to write about how Lean might look like an “undisciplined” way of work I started with the relationship to standards, but almost as high on my list was the idea of the PDCA method. Often we, coaches,...
I recently got into a discussion around avoiding waste in processes related to project management and somebody remarked that for a lean consultant I have a very un-disciplined approach. All the more so, as Lean considers the introduction of standard...
I recently had the chance to present the Toyota Kata as described by Mike Rother to a group of professionals interested in Lean . I do not know about them (though they were very polite and their feedback was quite...
I believe every lean or TOC practitioner has been in the situation to ask a line manager about their bottleneck and to receive the answer – our bottleneck is the number of resources. Meaning, of course: ” do your consultant...