October 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
October 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
A very interesting set of videos.
I don’t agree with his assessment of kanban systems as he is using what David Anderson says. I could care less for what David Anderson thinks kanban systems is supposed to be because I think he takes a very naive picture of it. He completely ignores empowerment, stop the line culture, building quality in, which is what Taiichi Ohno says. Nonetheless the models and the videos are interesting.
Also this blog entry lists a nice group of blogs/video etc about culture and agile : http://agilitrix.com/2011/04/agile-culture-series-reading-guide/
October 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
This is a great video talk. Talks about a bunch of stuff, but the best part is around why people stay at Apple. The best ideas have to win.
September 23, 2011 § 1 Comment
I think many have seen this video but in any case. This youtube.com video was written and produced by four-time space-flyer Andrew Thomas, the 10-minute satirical video was posted to YouTube – with NASA’s approval – after being screened at an agency leadership. The film follows a young engineer who attempts to present an innovative idea for a spacecraft design only to be stymied at every turn by program managers.
She finally decides to go to google and see a different side of innovation. It is an amazingly bold move on part of NASA to show the internal video.
September 23, 2011 § 3 Comments
I am always amazed by how things can be made more complex than is needed. To take an example, at the office we have doors that open only in one direction but for some reason there are handles on both sides of the door. Let me explain a bit, say you are inside a room and the door will only open if you push at it but because there is a handle i always seem to pull (My thick head can’t seem to get this straight). Now if had no door handle on the side of the door where you have to push, I would always know the direction the doors open. Not to mention, we probably would save a lot of material, probably get away with only having half of the handles. There are some doors that have locks, so maybe some simple mechanism on the side of the door where you have to push to open the lock, like a push button.
If we can do this to a simple thing like door It is no wonder sometimes we create more complexity than is needed when we do software development.