‘You have to look deeper, way below the anger, the hurt, the hate, the jealousy, the self-pity, way down deeper where the dreams lie, son.
‘Improve constantly and forever the system of production and service, to improve quality and productivity, and thus constantly decrease total/ overall cost’
‘End the practice of awarding business on the basis of price tag. Without adequate measure of quality and service, business drifts to the lowest bidder…
‘Cease dependence on inspection — usually after the fact — to achieve quality; instead, build quality into the product in the first place…when it is
‘We all must learn our roles and responsibilities, and take on leadership’
‘Create constancy of purpose toward improvement AND innovation of product and service, with the aim to become competitive and to stay in business, and to
‘Develop people then build products‘
Goals that are not Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Timely tend to fizzle out.
My daughter’s piano teacher has this on top of the piano … Upon seeing it for the first time, i’ve immediately related it to Lean
Inspect and Adapt: after re-stating the problem using the true root cause that was identified using the Fishbone diagram and five whys technique… now that
Some pictures to help implant LPM firmly on the mind, LPM in a nutshell: 1) SIF, APO, LG 2) new mindset: Lean Portfolio Collaboration …
At the end of a Sprint, a Story is either ‘Done’ or ‘Not Done’ in accordance with the definition of done. If ‘Not Done’, then
Here are two quotes that might be of help before, during and after PI planning: The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret
This blog item is dedicated to all fathers, single moms, and to all people — regardless of their gender and sexuality — who are father
Therefore, tell me: what will engage you? What will open the dark fields of your mind, like a lover at first touching? — Mary Oliver
Approach: Split by business rule variations… this approach usually provides a straightforward splitting scheme. Example: feature/Use Case: sort customers by different demographics. Actor: business owner
Approach: put it in scenarios. Scenarios are interesting Use Case instances. Scenarios or Instances of Use Cases follow one of the possible sequence of transactions.
Example: Feature/Use Case: manage account online Actor: potential, current and new online customer Here are potential Stories that we could uncover as we flesh out
This is true to story development as well as feature development… don’t write these things alone or in a vacuum… you need insights and voices
In our visit to the National Museum of the American Indians, on June 9, 2019, my son bought a Talking Stick. According to the Navajos,
‘One of the important ways American Indians have maintained the health of their communities is through ceremonies.’ — from a poster (see figure-1 below) at
My family and I planned our Saturday (June 8) in the USA’s Capital, Washington D.C. with visits to various historic places upon arrival in the
Crafting a plan is useful, however, there must be a provision for dealing with changing priorities. Scrum allows reprioritization after each sprint — a timebox
Iterative Development is an approach to building anything (software included) in which the overall resulting product or outcome is composed of several iterations in sequence.
June 6, 2019 Dedicating this blog post to the men and women who sacrificed their lives and those who survived, on the beaches of Normandy,
Answers to Quiz Time: Question #1) Which Scrum ceremony is when the team — in cooperation with the product owner, management, and customers — identifies
Question #1) Which Scrum ceremony is when the team — in cooperation with the product owner, management, and customers — identifies the product backlog that
June 2, 2019: It’s 12:00 Sunday afternoon… people are already gathering in front of the Knight Theater for the 1:00 PM event: the Ballet Performance
Which scrum ceremony wherein sprint goal and product backlog are compared to the actual results of the sprint, and reasons for any discrepancies are discussed?
‘Lily… Lily… stop. Do you want to have a problem in the future?’ my daughter’s piano teacher gently exclaimed. She was referring to a bad