Lean Link Love Episode 9

Posted on May 11, 2012 by


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Links for week ending 11 May 2012

Here are the things I’ve been reading and enjoying from around the internet this week:

Storified by Rob Thompson · Fri, May 11 2012 13:17:49

First up are a couple of great quotes, the first is a question you should ask yourself and the next about value:
It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want. – Richard D. RosenInspirational Quotes
Short def of lean: Work on the right amount of the right things with the right people at the right time to add value quicklyAlan Shalloway
Reading this quote I thought it linked nicely into this post:
What is Value?What is Value? [First draft. Please expect updates.] A simple enough question. But one that seems to have occupied many folks for countle…
Now onto the posts I’ve enjoyed this week:
Evolving Excellence: The Online Education TsunamiBy Kevin Meyer As one of the partners in Gemba Academy, online education is something I’m a bit interested in. Of course the 230+ lean tr…
Scrap Bin Kaizen | The Lean ThinkerIf you are in a production operation, be it a factory or even administration, take a look in your scrap bins (or trash cans). What you fi…
Reporting Format for Hypothesis TestingBy following a consistent reporting format, a Six Sigma team and its customers can better understand and explain hypothesis test results …
More on hypothesis testing:
Introductory Statistics – Chapter 8: Hypothesis testingperdiscotv
Quality Matters: Quality Professionals: The Happy Group of PeopleIt is great to learn that ‘Software Quality Assurance Engineers" have the most happiest job (per Forbes magazine ) in the US. In most sof…
A Lean Journey: Creating A Quality Focused CultureA reader recently asked me how you go about creating a quality focused culture. Building a quality culture is not an easy task. A quality…
The Outsourced LifeA willowy woman of 55, Ms. Ziegler beckons me in. A framed Ph.D. degree in psychology from the University of Illinois hangs on the wall, …
This next quote reminded me about What Matters Now by Gary Hamel which is an invitation to rethink the fundamental assumptions we have about capitalism, management, institutions, and life at work. It is, as Hamel describes it, “a blueprint for creating organizations that are fit for the future and fit for human beings.”
"Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another." ~John MaxwellJulie Urlaub
Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: What Matters NowWhat Matters Now What Matters Now by Gary Hamel is probably one of the most important books you could read this year. It is an invitation…
Learn more:
Gary Hamel on what matters nowreplymc
And here’s a related link I tweeted erlier this week:
Read: : On Leadership http://tinyurl.com/76cww2b #lean #sixsigmaRob Thompson
And here’s a few more blog posts I tweeted this week:
How Common Are Medical Errors? A Horror Story http://bit.ly/JMDD5cRob Thompson
Got an iPhone? Then don’t listen to this – http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/may/06/agony-and-ecstasy-steve-jobs-reviewRob Thompson
Read: : Return on Investment: Continuous Improvement Killer? http://tinyurl.com/buusesd #lean #sixsigmaRob Thompson
Read: : What’s the Problem? http://tinyurl.com/7zvcmvh #lean #sixsigmaRob Thompson
Traffic lights improvement? http://bit.ly/JkdDjyRob Thompson
And to wind-up here are a couple of posts by Jon which hit the nail on the head when it comes to how to do Hansei and also he asks the question: How is PDCA Inimical to Innovation?
Lean Manufacturing Blog, Kaizen Articles and Advice | Gemba Panta ReiBy Jon Miller | Post Date: May 4, 2012 12:05 AM | Comments: 0 I am wrapping up a fairly intensive period of reflection. This week was the…
Lean Manufacturing Blog, Kaizen Articles and Advice | Gemba Panta ReiBy Jon Miller | Post Date: May 8, 2012 6:55 PM | Comments: 0 PDCA. Plan, Do, Check, Act. This process is at the core of kaizen, lean, six…
And finally, a some thoughts:
John Maeda’s First Law of Simplicity: "The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction."David Peter Simon
Being busy does not always mean real work. ~ Thomas Edison http://bit.ly/persdev (@persdevquotes)Rob Thompson
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