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Over at Reforming Project Management Hal Macomber is seeking to transfer the learning from Lean Production into the project management world. In Lean Production there exists the concept of the “visual workplace”, commonly expressed through the 5S model. Hal points out that projects may not always involve material products and resources but always involve people [...]
Continuing to work through Overcoming Organizational Defenses
to find links with the TOC
approach I extract some key UDEs
from Chapter 1 of the book and note in passing the similarities of this technique to cognitive mapping.
Pointers to Matt Mowers summaries of the Gurteen Knowledge conference and his eXtreme Knowledge Management wiki.
An unfounded speculation about Ton Zijlstra's
The Periodic Table of Dessert
- not just fun, has some logical structure too! [via Apothecary's Drawer
Finding more links between TOC
and Argyris's observations on organisational defences.
Link to article combining Argyris' "Theory in Use" ideas with Neuro-Semantic coaching approach
Wondering how to combine the Theory of Constraints approach and Thinking Tools with the insights into organisational defense routines from Action Science in order to specify better technology solutions for businesses.
First practical steps in applying Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to real-life problems