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4 Agile Don'ts by Ko Ito

4 Big Agile Don’ts Learned from TPS

By Ko Ito, PMP, PMI-ACP, DASSM     1. Don’t Be Agile   While Agile methods can trace significant influences back to Lean Manufacturing, which was inspired by the Toyota Production System (TPS), Taiichi Ohno, the father of TPS, says, “Don’t be agile,” in his book, “Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production”. Many people believe …

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Applying the DMAIC Steps to Process Improvement Projects

By Harry Rever, MBA, PMP, CSSMBB, CQM, CQC    |   Director of Six Sigma, IIL  “Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control” is the Roadmap to Improving Processes Project managers, in just about any industry, are faced with the challenge of improving the efficiency and productivity of their businesses. To do this, they need to understand …

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