Tag Archives: Continuous improvement

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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Why GE had to kill its annual performance reviews after more than three decades

“…we think over many years it had become more a ritual than moving the company upwards and forwards”. This is what happens to many ideologies in companies – either they are never believed and quickly dies out, or they are … Continue reading

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Seeing everything clearly from a moment of observation

Many years ago, a great book was written: “The Fifth Discipline”, by Peter Senge. I didn’t read it then – have read it only recently – but I understand how important this book and its thoughts have been for the development … Continue reading

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The Value of Methods and Frameworks

There is much discussion nowadays on the value of PMP, PRINCE2, and various other certifications. And for good reasons, as you will experience both being acknowledged, being criticized – and being ignored – after having spent a massive amount of time … Continue reading

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The KISS of Death – How Simplicity Can Ruin Everything

“Keep It Simple, Stupid!” is a motto with many followers. The funny thing about the KISS principle is that it sounds right, but it isn’t!

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How Long is “Continuous”? – On PDCA

Some people have problems with anything that requires patience: they want it all, and they want it now, as Queen was once singing. What does PDCA mean to them? Actually, PDCA should be the darling of these people, as it … 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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Value Stream Management and Readiness

This evening I did something which is seemingly a bit foolish, but which is nevertheless characteristic for me: instead of reading one of the 200 books I have piled up for future reading I again browsed through one of those … Continue reading

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The Formula for Successful Change and Projects

During the last few days I posted philosophies and real world stories alike, and the most striking thing when looking at all of it together is that it doesn’t sum up to one worldview! So what was it all about? Did I … Continue reading

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Change is a direction – not a goal

When an organization decides to change it is important to understand, first of all, who is deciding? If the whole organization is supposed to change – then the whole organization should make the decision! That way everybody can cooperate on … Continue reading

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Top 10 reasons for never improving your processes

Some people claim that it is necessary to improve all the time – continuous improvement, they call it. Continuous learning should make you wiser all the time, they say, and you can use that new wisdom to improve the way … Continue reading

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