Deming on Firefighting

Deming on Firefighting
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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
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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Putting out fires is not improvement. Finding a point out of control, finding the special cause and removing it, is only putting the process back to where it was in the first place. It is not improvement of the process. W Edwards Deming One of the problems that besets...

Review: The Principles of Product Development Flow

Review: The Principles of Product Development Flow
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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
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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The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G. Reinertsen My rating: 5 of 5 stars Anyone considering themselves as part of the Lean-outside-manufacturing community should read this – it’s the scientific...

Failing Pull Systems, Gateway to Working Pull Systems and Single Piece Flow

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
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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I refound this Mike Rother quote today from where I’d cited it a couple of years ago. Anytime you start up a pull system, it will crash and burn within a short time. There will be glowing and charred pieces, so to speak. But it is precisely these charred and...

The Product Owner’s Prime Directive

The Product Owner’s Prime Directive
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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
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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Product Development, in the shape of an enterprise’s typical delivery centre, enhancing its core technical platforms, is best understood as a queuing system, where maximum value is generally obtained through short lead times from concept to consumption. The most...
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