Jakob Nielsen on Agile/Lean

Today’s Alertbox on discusses how Agile software development is improving the focus on user experiences, and provides summary data showing the internal organizational satisfaction with the methodology. Here’s the data: Project Methodology Integration of User Experience Satisfaction with the Method Waterfall 2.5 2.9 Agile 3.1 3.7 Iterative 3.2 3.8 What is this saying?  Responses [...]

By |2009-11-04T14:00:00+00:00November 4th, 2009|Technology|0 Comments

Lean people on Twitter, anyone up for FriendFeed?

Hopefully making for some more useful conversation, I'm starting to find some more lean people on Twitter.  I'm starting to connect with people around the world that I otherwise would never meet.  Here they are in no particular order: Mark Graban:  His focus is on healthcare and you can also read his blog here: [...]

By |2009-01-02T12:50:20+00:00January 2nd, 2009|Healthcare, Manufacturing, People, Technology|2 Comments

Tools for your lean belt and your tech belt

Rob Tracy at Intek Plastics (one of my customers) has written this excellent synopsis on Driving Lean through Your Supply Chain.  Aside from discussing how the breakdown of your supply chain can negatively impact you and your customers and including a supplier checklist for your use, he also talks about the incorrect assumption that going [...]

By |2008-07-28T14:56:34+00:00July 28th, 2008|Business, Manufacturing, People, Technology|0 Comments

Software doesn’t innovate, software doesn’t make decisions

...and software can't manage people.  This is the tag-line for our Thrive product.  Why?  Because this is true.  Software by itself typically adds no value to the process it is analyzing (this is a very scary thing for a software vendor to say!).  It is the interaction with software...the entering of data, the analysis of [...]

What do I need shoes for?

A couple weeks ago I posted about the relevance of a football coach knowing how to tie his shoes.  I argued he doesn't need to know how to do this as long as he has a great strategy and someone else to oversee the proper selection and use of said shoes.  Well, today I read [...]

By |2008-07-08T12:47:11+00:00July 8th, 2008|People, Politics, Technology|0 Comments

Alltop: do you really like staring at a magazine rack?

Maybe you've heard of it, maybe you haven't.  Guy Kawasaki (author of one of my favorite books, The Art of the Start) recently launched, which he has branded as "the online magazine rack" for information from the "top publications and blogs".  I'm sure in a lot of circles (okay, maybe most circles), there has [...]

By |2008-03-17T11:19:56+00:00March 17th, 2008|Culture, Innovation, Life, People, Technology|4 Comments

Ain’t technology sumthin’

Yesterday, did all of the following to work and stay connected with the world: Remotely administered three computers in three different cities (and printed documents on a printer during one of those interactions) Talked on my cell phone Used Skype to call people (when my cell phone battery was dying and had no outlet nearby) [...]

By |2008-03-14T11:47:33+00:00March 14th, 2008|Life, Technology|0 Comments