Agile Business Change for June 2008

  1. Trouble with Lean?
  2. Agile EVA
  3. Customer Demand for ISO Compliances

1) Trouble with Lean?

The popular business-change method known as “Lean” has run into some bad press recently. Originally developed by Toyota to improve their manufacturing processes, it has a good track record in reducing waste activities and decreasing manufacturing time. However, recently the technique has come in for criticism when applied to service sector organisations. Read more...

2) Agile EVA

One of the issues with running an agile project is gaining credibility with senior management. Much of can be achieved by using a good communication plan. Even so, it never hurts to use common terminology. Read more...

3) Customer Demand for ISO Compliances

An associate of mine recently asked me review some questions he’d drawn up for an appraisal of a potential supplier of his. It was a comprehensive list but I came up with one addition question he could ask - whether the potential supplier had any international standards’ compliances, such as for quality management systems (ISO9001) or for environmental management (ISO14001). Read more...

All best wishes for the month ahead.

Kind regards,
Marcus Price

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