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Process Perils & Profit | Pro Builder

Scott Sedam writes another great article on lean implementation in the building industry… Process Perils & Profit

Thinking Begets Thinking

A great Deming-ism I just stumbled across in my old notes  from a Scott Sedam article How To Get Smart from the 7/11/2000 issue of Professional Builder: Deming lamented that our companies and our country were becoming so obsessed with job skills that we were turning...

On the Importance of Building Solid Systems That Allow Business Execution

In the Critical Chain Project Managment Yahoo group that I am subscribed too I just read a great post by Michael Carroll that I thought everyone here might benefit from reading. The topic his post was in response to was How common is it to have "No plans"?...

The people work IN a system.

From the now extinct Dharma-Haven.org website a good explanation of one of W. Edwards Deming’s lessons for us: SYSTEMS The people work IN a system. The job of a manager is to work ON the system, To improve it, Continuously WITH their help. Workers work in the...

As part of the continuing Theory of Constraints Learning Process and the Lean Journey

As part of the continuing Theory of Constraints Learning Process and the Lean Journey my companies and the companies I consult with are on, I came across another interesting (PDF) article as part of some research I was on. The article that I found dusted off...