Monthly Archives: August 2008

Kiva Fellows Blog: Nepalese Entrepreneur Success

Kiva is a great charity and example of how to use the web effectively. Kiva has added a fellows blog – which is a great idea. Continue reading

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Posts from August 2005

Purpose of an Organization – New Economics, page 51: The aim proposed here for any organization is for everybody to gain – stockholders, employees, suppliers, customers, community, the environment – over the long term. Going Lean in Health Care – … Continue reading

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Future Directions for Agile Management

Agile management (agile software development specifically) is something that makes a big difference in my work life. David Anderson consistently provides great ideas on agile management and he does so again in this 90 minute presentation on the future directions … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods and Lightning Bolt

You have done pretty well when you can get people to post your ads on their blogs for the enjoyment of their readers. Enjoy this creativity and have a nice weekend. While on sports I also will mention Usain ‘Lightning’ … Continue reading

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How is this for Gobbledygook? Your home banking access code is expired! You must change your access code at this time. Your access code: * may be between 4 and 20 characters in length * must not have been changed … Continue reading

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The Power of Small Teams

The power of small teams by Avi Muchnick Choose a project that is simple to implement. Don’t try to create a complex suite of applications… Focus on solving a single problem. Philip Kaplan made email more efficient to use by … Continue reading

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Lean IT Systems – Not ERP

I am not sure, IT needs to get lean on manufacturing, does the clearest job of explaining some things, but it does state some things well: you can see how typical offshoring doesn’t work here, as it is counterproductive to … Continue reading

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Lean Management in Policing

Justice served up Jacksonville–style is all lean by Joe Jancsurak: The Jacksonville Sheriff Office’s (JSO) Crime Reducing Initiatives Management and Enforcement Strategies (CRIMES) measures, tracks and analyzes crime-fighting statistics, such as the number of arrests and value of stolen and … Continue reading

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Management Improvement Carnival #41

Please submit your favorite management posts to the carnival. Read the previous management carnivals. Could Microsoft’s Windows Be Disrupted? by Scott Anthony – “as Clayton Christensen pointed out in his seminal book The Innovators’ Dilemma, market leadership isn’t just an … Continue reading

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Don’t Do What Your Users Say

In, Don’t do what your users say, Hanford Lemoore, provides a nice illustration of why customer focus is important but must be done with care. in UI design it’s important to understand that what a user says and what a … Continue reading

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