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  • Actual Takt Time is Planned Takt Time, Actually

    Takt time is a key concept for achieving one of the goals of lean: synchronizing supply with demand to avoid all wastes associated with overproduction. In practice this means calculating the pace of customer demand by dividing the net available time to work for a period by the customer demand for...

    Tags: takt time, cycle time, Lean manufacturing

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  • Takt Time, Cycle Time, Lead Time

    Learn how to calculate Takt Time, Cycle Time, and Lead Time.  Watch this video to understand differences between Takt Time, Cycle Time, and Lead Time. After theoretical introduction there are two examples which clearly show how to calculate each of them, and what are they used for. The Enc...

    Tags: Flow, Lean Basics, lead time, cycle time, takt time

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  • Creating Agile HR, Part 4: Agile Sourcing

    Sourcing, how and where you recruit possible candidates is a great way to use small, safe-to-fail experiments. That’s because the recruiting landscape continues to change. A little history: in the past, we read newspapers—on paper! Before the Civil Rights Act, employers advertised fo...

    Tags: hiring process, HTP, agile hiring, agile HR, cycle time, Hiring Geeks That Fit, lead time, Manage Your Job Search, metrics, recruiting, transition to agile

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  • Takt Time: Timing is Everything

    “The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize. “ ~Shigeo Shingo We know timing is everything! In both life and business, we know that when time is right, magical things happens. You have searched for the perfect product for months and something tells you to call ...

    Tags: Business, Lean Manager, Lean Manufacturing, 8 forms of waste, cycle time, lean manufacturing, lean production, lean six sigma, shmula blog, takt time

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  • Product Roles, Part 5: Component Teams to Create Slices

    As I've written these product role posts, a number of you have asked about how to use component teams. You might have a security team. Maybe a performance team. Regardless of my desire, you have component teams. You want a more agile approach to manage the interdependencies among the teams. You w...

    Tags: agile, MPD, component teams, cycle time, estimation, feature team, product development, product value team, rolling wave planning

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  • Product Roles, Part 6: Shorten Feedback Loops

    I started this series discussing the issue of the various product-based roles in an agile organization. I suggested a product value team because one person becomes a bottleneck. One person is unlikely to shepherd the strategy and the tactics for a product. And, batching the product planning in on...

    Tags: MPD, product ownership, agile, component teams, cycle time, product development, product value team, rolling wave planning

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  • Standard Work – Overview

    Standard Work – Overview Standard work is a crucial element of lean, and it’s important for every leader to understand it deeply through practice. Unfortunately, the reality is far from that. Many companies are still reluctant to implement standard work in their process, and there a...

    Tags: Lean Manufacturing, cycle time, element of lean, implementing standardized work, leader, production capacity sheet, standard work chart, standard work combination sheet, takt time

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  • Creating Agile HR, Part 3: Possible Agile Hiring Metrics

    One of the problems with agile hiring is this: what data do you collect? Let me digress for a bit and talk about cycle time and lead time. This image explains cycle time and lead time for a cross-functional team. Everything starts in the Ready column and proceeds through the possible progression...

    Tags: hiring process, HTP, agile hiring, cycle time, lead time, metrics

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  • Where I Think “Agile” is Headed, Part 5: Summary

    It's time to wrap this series. I started asking if you actually need an agile approach in Part 1 and noted the 4 big problems I see. Part 2 was why we need managers in an agile transformation.  Part 3 was about how people want a recipe. Part 4 was about how “Agile” is meaningless...

    Tags: agile, MPD, collaboration, culture, cycle time, flow efficiency, resilience, teamwork, transition to agile

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  • Unearthing Your Project’s Delays

    Cliff, an IT Director was concerned. One of the projects was a mess. It didn’t seem to matter how much or how little the team had for requirements. The team never seemed to release enough on time. Cliff had only been with the organization for four weeks. Yet, that team seemed to have more t...

    Tags: Articles, cycle time, flow efficiency, management, project management, servant leadership

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