Tag: Productivity

Lean Six Sigma

Business Process Waste Across Silos

Lean, while primarily known for manufacturing, has many tools and ideas that can apply to many industries that have no manufacturing component. Services have wastes, business and operational processes can have waste, software engineering and development has waste… you can find waste everywhere. In Lean, efficiency falls into […]

Big Five Personality Traits

Big Five Personality Traits

The Big Five is a classification system of personality traits that many psychologists propose as being the principle traits of individual differences in personality (Carleton University, 2013). These traits may determine how an individual perceives the world and how they interact with it. While these may not be […]

Open Office Plan

Open Offices Suck

Background noises, a dozen conversations, and coworkers gnashing on their lunch. The ring of someone’s phone every couple of minutes, an impromptu meeting being carried out that has nothing to do with me, and someone is talking louder and louder as they try to be heard. Someone tells […]

Agile leadership

MoSCoW Prioritization: Overview and Tips

MoSCoW prioritization (or the MoSCoW method) is a tool used in all sorts of professions and industries to provide a structure for prioritizing work tasks. It is most commonly associated with the Agile approach Dynamic Systems Development Methodology, which is where I learned it. The origins appear to be […]