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Systems thinking for learning

Bryan Hopkins: Learning and Performance Make use of this chance for a low-cost pre-order of the book – now even more advantageous due to the low exchange rate for the British pounds! I will get back with a review of … Continue reading

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The Neo-Generalist – A revolutionary book

The beauty of multiple, movement, and change We all know that the young apprentice starts out as a generalist – someone without any particular skills – and then, gradually, moves towards specialism in order to one day become a master in … Continue reading

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Organisational Happiness

If you want to be happy… If you want to be happy for just a while – there are many things that will make you smile. Life’s passing pleasures lie all around and there’s many a brief joy to be … Continue reading

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Lean IT: Start Here!

IT people live in a changing world: new technologies appear all the time, new software versions and short lived hardware means that they must spend a lot of effort on just following all changes – and even more on staying … Continue reading

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Steve Bell’s “Run Grow Transform” – More than just Lean IT

The best book available about Lean IT! I suggest that anyone interested in the topic reads this book because it adds that often missing dimension to it: how is the organization actually going to make this work?

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Sharing Thoughts Requires Thinking

Most communication is thoughtless! Or maybe it isn’t, but it is based on simplicity – because a trend nowadays is to believe that a complex message will not be understood. Simplicity can be great: boiling down a long discussion to … Continue reading

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Which Leadership Approach is Better?

Dilbert is very clear on this topic! Still, I cannot help feeling that it would be a pity if business leaders would stop reading those books on “the rules of leadership”. Some of them never read anything, and maybe some … Continue reading

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Lean IT and ITIL – Stopping the Negative Spiral

Good news for those who are hungry for more books about Lean IT and ITIL!

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Lean and ITIL – Closing the Gap

After some years with IT Service Management and ITIL being the main topic for improving IT departments, a new word has appeared: Lean. Lean and ITIL, ITIL and Lean. It looks so obvious that both should be considered together – … Continue reading

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Lean IT – Read All About It!

The No Crisis Company Blog is currently running a Lean Literature Quiz, and even though the quiz at the time of writing is only a few days old, it already shows a clear bias towards knowing a lot about “old-school … Continue reading

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Lean Literature Quiz

Do you know your Lean literature? Are you ready to prove it? Try the Lean Literature Quiz and see if you know enough to pass! Have fun with it, and good luck! Btw., there was initially an error in question … Continue reading

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BPM Tool Comparison

Just a quick notification, as I noticed a blog posting useful for anyone in the market for buying a Business Process Management (BPM) tool. The blog compares 10 such tools on a number of criteria and lists each tool’s compliance … Continue reading

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