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Lean Six Sigma by Michael George • project management • quality management

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project management ● strategy ● change

Recommendation 4 / 5

Lean Six Sigma is about project management in a business context. The book goes through the major principles of Six Sigma and Lean methodology. Although I have found the reading a bit shallow here and there, you might treat it as guidance into the world of advanced project management. You also need some basic background in Six Sigma best practice. Apparently, it’s not only about allocating people, assigning goals and milestones.
Anyway, have you ever thought about gathering only the right people together, putting them all in one room and using their skills to mitigate a problem or to improve on one…

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The Spirit of Kaizen by Robert Maurer • continuous improvement • operational excellence

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strategy ● change ● project management

Recommendation 5 / 5

The Spirit of Kaizen talks about the continuous improvement process. Generally speaking, it’s about taking many tiny steps over an extended period of time which lead to huge results. It’s more than Six Sigma where some companies may have conducted improvement projects a few months ago and now they might take it easy thinking maybe in three months from now we are going to work on something new. Kaizen is self-discipline and the commitment that everybody has to…

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Chaos Monkeys by Antonio García Martínez • Silicon Valley • technopreneurship

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biography ● company ● technology

Recommendation 4 / 5

Chaos Monkey is about Silicon Valley which is one of the most interesting places in the world. First, chaos monkey is a metaphor for Silicon Valley which resembles a monkey running crazy through a server farm literally punching boxes, pulling on cables etc. So like Travis Kalanick at Uber once have said – you know what, we are not going to have taxis anymore. We’re just going to have a mobile app and anybody can be a taxi driver. You’re just going to hail a taxi through your phone…

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The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky • project management • team management

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leadership ● project management ● inspirtion

Recommendation 4 / 5

The Messy Middle is about project management – specifically, the mysterious and volatile middle that nobody talks about. Scott Belsky, Chief Product Officer at Adobe, a product advisor and also an entrepreneur describes this part of the whole process as something extraordinarily bumpy that gets very little coverage on the news. No one really talks much about it, because it’s just a series of positive and negative bumps…