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Adam presents inflection points where organizations and systems may choose improvement or decay.
Adam explains how Deming's "Red Beads" experiment demonstrates the system of profound knowledge and the problems with management by objective.
Applying the 5S's (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) to the telemetry needed for stable production operations
Introducing systems thinking through MIT's beer game and system archetypes described in "The Fifth Discipline" by Peter Senge.
Adam summarizes the message behind Dave Farley's new book "Modern Software Engineering".
Adam presents "The Four Types of Problems" by Art Smalley. The types are: troubleshooting, gap from standard, target condition, and open-ended.
Let's go back in time to linger on the works of the master thinkers. This episode presents Kent Beck's book "Extreme Programming Explained".
Adam presents a summary of Donald Reinertsen's 2009 book.
Adam presents the "five time thieves" described in Dominica DeGrandis' book Making Work Visible.
Adam presents applying the mathematics behind queueing theory to software delivery. Also an announcement!
Adam previews a new project by presenting a few entires from the software delivery glossary.
Adam welcome Steve "The Value Stream Guy" Pereira to the show. The last part of the conversation. Adam and Steve discuss how to get started with flow engineering and value stream mapping. TL;DR: don't wait. Start small today and keep iterating.
Adam welcomes Steve "The Value Stream Guy" Pereira to the show. Steve goes deep into flow engineering and the four outcome maps. Part two of three of the conversation.
Adam welcomes Steve "The Value Stream Guy" Pereira to the show. Steve discusses his focus on value streams, the power and fractal nature of flow. Part one of three of the conversation.
Adam and John Willis discuss the importance of common and special cause variation and the missing link in teaching lean theory.
Adam and John Willis discuss the aptly named "System of Profound Knowledge" introduced in Deming's book "The New Economics".
Adam and John Willis introduce Dr. Deming through his books "Out of the Crisis", "The New Economics" and impact on lean theory over the course of a multi-decade career.
Introducing common cause vs special cause variation from Dr. Deming's book "A New Economics".
Adam welcomes Steve Spear to the show to discuss his 2009 book "The High Velocity Edge".
My closing thoughts on the book before the next episode featuring my conversation with Steven Spear.
Capability three and four: share knowledge and develop high velocity skills in others.
Capability two: apply disciplined problem solving to resolve problems and continuous improve systems.
Capability one: a framework for system design using kanban and jidoka.
How to operate systems inspired by Sakichi Toyoda's "jidoka" philosophy.
Introducing Taiichi Ohno's "kanban" and Sakichi Toyoda's "jidoka".
The four capabilities demonstrated by the US Navy's Nuclear Reactor program lead by Admiral Hyman Rickover.
The four capabilities demonstrated by Alcoa's commitment to changing their safety culture.
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