Tag: Leadership

The Hawthorne Effect

The Hawthorne Effect

The Hawthorne Effect was first conceptualized after studies conducted in the 1920s and 1930s at Western Electrical Company’s Hawthorne Works in Chicago. Researchers were trying to study ways to improve productivity. In order to carry out these studies, the researchers worked with various groups of employees and implemented various […]

Emotional Bias

Controlling Your Personal Bias

If I told you we have found a great solution to help reduce criminal recidivism and it would cost taxpayers nothing, plus save taxpayers money by housing fewer criminals over time; I imagine most of you reading this would be interested in putting this solution into effect. What […]

7 Concepts of Lean in Agile

7 Core Concepts of Lean

The 7 Core Concepts of Lean 1. Eliminate Waste Time and resources cost money. Extra time and resources beyond what you require, make things more expensive than they need to be. To maximize the value, you must work to minimize the waste. Improving the efficiency of the process […]

DSDM: Methodology & Project Framework

*The following was written by guest blogger Tammy Ziemba What Is DSDM? Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) is an Agile strategy fusing Agile principles with the entire project life-cycle. DSDM rationality foundation is the project arrangement with the key objectives of the association. The point of a DSDM […]

Complete List of Agile Frameworks

Comprehensive List of Agile Frameworks

  This is meant to be a list of all known existing Agile frameworks and methodologies. Each framework contains a general overview and links to find additional information. Not all Agile frameworks or methodologies are isolated to software development projects. It should be noted that Agile is not […]

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 […]