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Cultural aspects of bringing Lean, Kanban, TPS, Scrum and other Japanese based management systems to the west


As most of us are aware, techniques such as Kanban, Lean, TPS, and Scrum are based on Japanese project management techniques. In this post, I am going to talk about the cultural aspects of business in Japan, and how that … Continue reading

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Scrum as the new “Command and Control”


Scrum promises an end to “command and control” management. But does it really? Let’s look at this in depth: 1) In the old way everyone had one professional manager they reported to 2) That manager may assign tasks or allow … Continue reading

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