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The Difference Between "Inspect and Adapt" and Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)

October 10, 2009 — Posted by Al Shalloway

In our book, Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise and Team Agility, we mention that the "inspect and adapt" is not the same thing as Plan-Do-Check-Act. Yes, they sound the same, but they are manifestations of different causality models. To fully understand the differences in inspect and adapt and PDCA, we must look at these causality models (which we will do shortly).

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Types of Processes - by Don Reinertsen

October 6, 2009 — Posted by Al Shalloway

In May 2009, there were some discussions on the Kanban Dev group about types of processes.  The dialog that resulted is an important part of the Lean thought process and I thought it'd be useful to reproduce that here. 

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Pragmatic Lean

October 6, 2009 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I am writing this blog to create a better context for my current blog series on Lean. As CEO of a company that helps other companies transition to becoming more effective in their software development efforts I am mostly interested in helping companies achieve enterprise agility.

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An Overview of Lean Software Development

October 4, 2009 — Posted by Al Shalloway

In starting out this series of blogs on Lean I intended to go through the sequence I feel is best for people to understand what Lean Software Development is.  However, after having started this I realized a quick overview - to create a road map would be best.  Some of this re-thinking is also because I believe I can turn this series into a short book I believe I'll call Lean Software Development Explained (as some of you know, I like explaining things).  Anyway, here goes.

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The Dangers of Complex Adaptive Systems

October 3, 2009 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I have been told that this post mis-represents Complex Adaptive Systems by Jurgen Appelo, someone who knows more about CAS than I do. Since we do not have the opportunity for debate, I have decided to remove this blog post instead of possibly spreading mis-information about CAS - which was never my intent.

Alan Shalloway
CEO, Net Objectives

 

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