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  • Red Bead Experiment Simulation

    I ran across this simulation via a post on an e-learning web site. The community has challenges to create short simulations on various concepts and one of the challenges focused on the red bead experiment: the comments have links to various attempts. Remember these are created as an exercise by p...

    Tags: education, performance appraisal, red bead experiment, software development

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  • Developing Software Using Deming’s Ideas

    Deming Institute podcast with TJ Gokcen, CEO of Acquate on “Joy in Software Development” (download the podcast). Describing the importance of creating software using Deming’s ideas as expressed in agile software development, TJ says so it is a set of methods and practices th...

    Tags: podcast, systems thinking, agile software development, business, culture, kanban, long term thinking, organization as a system, software development

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  • Software Code Reviews from a Deming Perspective

    Software code review is the practice of reviewing the software code written by colleagues on your software development team. Like many practices the form it takes can vary quite a bit. W. Edwards Deming stated in Out of the Crisis: Cease dependence on inspection to achieve quality. Eliminate ...

    Tags: management systems, process thinking, systems thinking, coaching, continual improvement, inspection, organization as a system, quality tools, software development

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  • The 12 Agile Software Development Principles

    What Is Agile Software Development? Developing software is a discipline that’s still at a relatively young age, and for the most part, we’re still learning how to tackle some of the more difficult issues that can arise in a typical large-scale software project. Different methodologi...

    Tags: Business, The Lean Startup, Agile, agile 12 processes, agile processes, customer satisfaction, development methods, methodologies, personal principle, principles, software development

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  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Projects Prove Valuable for Software Company

    Six Sigma rose to popularity in American business initially because of its value in the manufacturing industry, where its process improvement methodologies quickly proved successful for a large number of businesses. But in the 21st century, a large number of businesses across a wide variety of i...

    Tags: News and Current Events, Six Sigma, Black Belt, lean six sigma black belt, software development

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  • When We Understand Our Work and We are Given the Ability to Improve It – We Will

      Jim Benson’s presentation at our 2015 International Deming Research Seminar explored how to manage the workload better to improve results. We want to help people become happy so that they will build better products. We fundamentally believe that happy people do exactly that. ...

    Tags: psychology, respect for people, systems thinking, video, conference presentation, Deming Research Seminar, joy in work, knowledge work, organization as a system, software development, teams, transformation, webcasts

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  • Applying W. Edwards Deming’s Ideas in Software Development

    Guest post by John Hunter.   This video shows Poorani Jeyaseker’s presentation, The Role of W. Edwards Deming in Today’s IT, at the 2015 Deming Research Seminar. Poorani explains how the management system drives behavior that is not useful to the organization. The business tea...

    Tags: management systems, psychology, systems thinking, agile software development, case study, Deming Research Seminar, fear, organization as a system, software development

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  • Lean and Agile Software Development

    It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with lean concepts that the methodology eventually found its way into software development. Today, lean and agile are commonly encountered words in programming circles, and many modern programmers pride themselves in their ability to follow the pri...

    Tags: Business, Agile, lean, lean concepts, lean methodologies, lean principles, lean software practices, software development, waste in software develp[opment

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  • How Can Entrepreneurs Grow Their Business Using Lean Startup Principles?

    Getting your startup business up and running is a daunting project, but it’s just the beginning of a long journey. Properly developing that business into something meaningful with a strong position on the market is something you’ll be doing pretty much as long as that company exists, ...

    Tags: Business, company, lean startup, lean startup methodologies, software development, startup business

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  • 5 Examples of Quick Changeovers/SMED

    Have you wondered where you can see examples of quick changeovers and the concept of SMED applied in reality? The truth is that there are numerous different cases all around us, but they are sometimes not as obvious as they should be. Taking the time to study those cases and knowing what makes t...

    Tags: Business, auto manufacturing, f1 pit stops, organization, plastic injection molding, SMED, software development

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