Tag Archives: process improvement

The Most Important Question: Why?

July 13, 2011


I had planned a longer post with some reflections on a process improvement project I have been working on.  However, the same project is contributing to longer hours at work and taking time away from writing.  Rather than wait until the weekend, I thought I would do a quick blog post and share a video […]

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What I Loved About Cisco

May 11, 2011


Last week Bloomberg published an article about Cisco Systems that made me sad.  It describes the effects of a management process put in place shortly after I left the company.  According to the article, it has slowed down the company, led to executive resignations and damaged the predictability of quarterly results.  For those of you […]

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My Agile Journey…

February 14, 2011


This weekend marked the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Agile Manifesto. Part of 10 Years Agile was to reflect on the progress of Agile over the years and the conversations on Twitter have been fascinating.  I thought it was a good time to reflect on my own journey with Agile. I first heard […]

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4 Factors Of Process Improvement Ownership

January 18, 2011


This week’s brief post is inspired by another recent blog article: Brad Power’s Where Have the Process Owners Gone? on the Harvard Business Review website.  I recognize the importance of having a dedicated Process Owners and formal process improvement governance and I would love to work with a company that really makes it work.  Throughout […]

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