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Joshua Render

Bachelor in Computer Information Systems;
Master of Science in Administration;
PMP, PMI-ACP; PAL I, PSM I, PSPO I, CKC, ITILV3, ICGB, AgilePM, AgilePgM

5S, Lean Six Sigma

5S Outside of Manufacturing

What I want to explore here are ideas on how to use Lean Manufacturing to help waste reduction in areas outside of manufacturing. When I worked in manufacturing, everything was about Lean Six Sigma. Outside of manufacturing, that sort of cultural drive to improve doesn’t seem to be […]

Communication as a project failure

Why Do Projects Fail?

Projects fail for several reasons and those reasons often vary depending on who you ask. My own opinion, you can track back just about every single failure reason to issues with planning or issues with communication; sometimes both. That is, of course, assuming you have adequate support from […]

Osmotic Communication Visual

What is Osmotic Communication?

Quite simply, Osmotic Communication is the accidental overhearing of background information that may later end up being important. The term was coined by Alistair Cockburn, one of the signers of the Agile Manifesto. “Osmotic communication means that information flows into the background hearing of members of the team, […]

Sharing Schemes in Jira

If you went through an earlier tutorial on custom issue types I created (Customize Issue Types in Jira), you would have noticed that I modified the Issue Types for one project and one project only. But what if we wanted to create a standard set of Issue Types […]