Improving Indian Productivity Tenfold – Why Not?

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Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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It’s almost universally accepted as a truism that Indian technical workforces have a fraction of the productivity of European ones and with much lower quality. My own experience tells me that that’s not true – and certainly not universally so. But...

Agile -v- Lean

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Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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It’s bothered me for a while now: why do Agile proponents regularly claim that what they are doing is Lean? It’s clearly not – the first item in the Agile Manifesto: we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools...

IBM Redbook: Global Development and Delivery in Practice: Experiences of the IBM Rational India Lab

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Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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An IBM Redbooks publication Download PDF (5.5 MB) HTML/Java version Order Hardcopy Permanent link Abstract IBM Rational is the leading software development brand that supports Global Development and Delivery (GDD) (also known as Geographically or Globally Distributed...

Poka Yoke Examples Wiki

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Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
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Great resource for examples at pokayoke.wikispaces.com Does anyone have any examples in Software (esp Web/UI design)?

Red Bead Experiment

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Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
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Classic Deming experiment that shows that all the classic management carrot/stick approaches really don’t work, compared to the constraints of the process. via youtube.com via youtube.com via youtube.com via youtube.com via youtube.com via youtube.com...

The Downfall of Agile Hitler (Warning: v sweary captions)

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Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
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I’m planning on watching Downfall tonight (note: because of the parodies, not despite them – without them I’d have never have known about it), but this tickled me. via youtube.com I like this one a lot too – my limited German skills...