Two project killers (ome-b.nl)

My colleague Douwe Pieter van den Bos really was impressed by my last presentation and couldn't wait to share his thoughts on his blog. 😉 If you can't wait on my English translation please have a look at his post. There's lots more interesting stuff too 🙂

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Optimizing change processes with Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is useful for optimizing processes, but not usually applied to change processes itself. There is a hidden opportunity here because determining and discussing the change process VSM also helps optimizing the change process. It helps determining what the change is all about (the value that should be created) and helps determining what parts of the change process create value and what parts don’t.

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Where Gemba is found in projects

Three words: Gemba, Kaikaku, Kaizen. Gemba means 'the place truth can be found'. Kaikaku means 'radical improvement'. Kaizen means 'gradual improvement'. Projects are all about change. Usually we're talking about a large change (Kaikaku). That's why it's a project: a...

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