The conventional wisdom in business is “control and order creates harmony.” What is this core belief is dead wrong?
Did you ever notice that some people seem to be able to accomplish so much in the time it takes the rest of us to do almost nothing? How do they do it? Relentless Prioritization is the key. Here’s how.
How many templates to you encounter in your daily work? How many of them serve you? How many are you a slave to?
“Reduce Variation!” For years Six Sigma and the Reductionists have drilled this mantra into the minds of Corporate Process Improvement people. But is variation always a bad thing?
Is your budgeting serving the needs of your organization? Typically the cost of the budgeting process far out-shadows the benefit of the control it brings. Can you get better a better return on investment with less budgeting?
The secret sauce of Agile is Frequent Feedback. But is feedback always a good thing?
Is there a better way to allocate resources, i.e. people? Yes, stop doing it. Focus on work allocation instead of people allocation.
Many organizations spend upwards of 60%of their energy reporting on the work they do the other 40% of the time. What would happen if they spend less time reporting, and more time doing?
Have you ever worked in a place where new rules and edicts were enacted almost daily? How did that make you feel? What if instead of adding rules, they had spent that energy building trust? Would rulemaking become obsolete?
Would you be willing to work in a less efficient way if it would improve the overall outcome? Why do we so often cannibalize the outcomes in favor of local optimization? How can we change the organization to get better outcomes? Let’s see if we can dig in and find out.
Why are short cycles so effective for improving productivity? Is it just the same work with smaller tasks in between? Is it so that your boss can micromanage you? Let’s dig in and find out.
You may be wondering how exactly to implement WIP (Work in Progress) Limits. Let's dig into 3 great practices to get you started.