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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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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…

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The Age of Agile by Stephen Denning • employee engagement • agile manifesto

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inspirtion ● technology ● strategy

Recommendation 5 / 5

The Age of Agile is an excellent book about the revolution in how the most prosperous companies meet and exceed customers’ needs and successfully engage their employees.

The second part of the book takes a deep dive into the shareholder value thinking. The book offers a plethora of interesting case studies and a little deeper analysis of the agile transformation conducted in Microsoft. All presented companies focus on building trusting, purpose-driven networks of small task groups throughout their organisations…