Posts Tagged "systems thinking"

Time To Think: Part I: Business As Usual

May 17 2015

Author’s Note: This is part of a series following on from a 20 minute talk about prioritisation at Product Tank London aiming to provide some detail…

Too busy chopping wood to sharpen the axe

Dec 01 2011

The prevailing management (and financial) mindset in companies today is focused on efficiency, productivity, and costs. The primary concern is to maximize…

RAG Report – Beware the Coefficient of Fiction

Nov 01 2011

There’s a saying: “If it isn’t official, it hasn’t happened”. RAG (Red-Amber-Green) reports spring to mind. I’ve seen too many RAG reports…

Crack cocaine problem-solving and complexity

Nov 01 2011

Once something is large enough and puzzling enough to be designated a problem, we have a tendency to rush in, exaggerate its…

Systems are seductive

Nov 01 2011

We leap into solving problems with a system of our own design because we convince ourselves they do the job faster, better,…

So you want a fresh apple

Nov 01 2011

Without a system in place what do you do? You stroll out of your farmhouse door, walk down to the orchard and…

Energized Work are speaking LSSC11 in Long Beach, California

Feb 01 2011

David Anderson graciously invited us to speak once more at The Lean Software and Systems Conference. This time it’s in Long Beach…

Driving continuous improvement with PDCA and measurements

Apr 01 2010

Continuous improvement has always been an implicit part of being agile and with the growing awareness of work by Deming, amongst others,…

Speaking at London QCon

Jan 01 2010

We’ve been invited to speak again at QCon London. Here’s the abstract for our session: Product Development in the Land of the…

Lean Software and Systems Conference in Atlanta

Jan 01 2010

David Anderson invited us to speak at the first Lean Software and Systems Conferencein Atlanta from April 21st to 23rd 2010. We’ll…

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