Monthly Archives: January 2010

“The purpose of kanban is to eliminate the kanban”

I found the quote that title’s this blog post in Mike Rother’s Toyota Kata book – the origin is simply stated as “a Toyota person”.   Kanban: We’re Doing It Wrong The title quote plays hand in hand with a … Continue reading 

Posted in Kaizen, Kanban, Management | 4 Comments

My ‘Decoupling Workflow’ Presentation Was Accepted For #LSSC10

I was notified yesterday that my ‘Decoupling Workflow’ submission for the Lean Software & Systems Conference in Atlanta was accepted! This will be a complete re-write of the presentation, by the same name, that I gave at the 2009 Austin … Continue reading 

Posted in Community, Kanban, Lean Systems, Presentations, Workflow | Leave a comment

Active vs. Activist

Update: There’s a now apparent disconnect between what I intended in this post, and what it came across as. The poor choice of labels and tasteless examples are getting in the way of what I was trying to say. My … Continue reading 

Posted in Coaching, Community, Craftsmanship, Principles and Patterns | 10 Comments