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Extending the Kanban Method - Updated

December 27, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

This blog replaces the earlier ‘Extending the Kanban Method’


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3 Industry Trends for 2014

December 26, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I have long described myself as "pre-cognitive impaired." But sometimes we can make predictions based on patterns that are right in front of us. I believe there are three shifts in thinking in the industry taking place that will manifest themselves this year. They are an understanding that:


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Introducing the Value Stream Impedance Metric

December 21, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Note: This is an updated version of the original “Value Stream Impedance” blog.

This is the first of a two part blog.  This one will define a new term – the Value Stream Impedance.  While the term is new, the concept is one many of us are familiar with.  The other blog will describe how to use it.


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Value Stream Impedance

December 15, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

This blog has been replaced by Introducing the Value Stream Impedance Metric.


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The Source of Waste & How to Predict It

December 14, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

This blog is a work in process.  However, some fellow SPCs who I've shown this to wanted the outline, so I am posting that here.

I expect to have a full-blog supporting this in the next days - which will replace this outline.

Waste comes from

  • Workflow delays
  • Feedback Delays
  • Lack of Collaboration
  • Fog

These are exacerbated by


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