SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is in talks to buy Waze, an Israeli mapping start-up that has held discussions with several large technology companies, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters...
5 lessons healthcare can learn from project management PhysBizTech (blog) In reading about project management (PM), I have noticed that much of what I did as a practicing physician fit into standard PM teaching.
"... the lack of interest [in Lean] comes through loud and clear when you read the none-too-subtle message in this interview with Melissa Cook from Microsoft, ironically titled with a quote from her, Microsoft Director: ‘Manufacturing Is A Hotbed Of Innovation’. She is all about creativity, speed and innovation so long as it happens within the ERP framework. Her examples of manufacturing’s creative culture is simply the evolution of MRP: 'going through MRP, MRPII and ERP. Manufacturing is a hotbed of innovation'..."
According to Wikipedia:“Systems thinking is the process of understanding how things, regarded as systems, influence one another within a whole. In nature, systems thinking examples include ecosystems in which various elements such as air, water, movement, plants, and animals work together to survive or perish. In organizations, systems consist of people, structures, and processes that work together to make an organization ‘healthy’ or ‘unhealthy’.
"Obviously these words resonate with adolescent males and anarchists, but I also find them to offer insight to the entrepreneurially minded." (Risky Business: Why WTF is My Management Philosophy http://t.co/pndiElXcAn...
David Job's insight:
Not conventional at all...! But the right method is the method that works, isn't it?
In Big Companies , Lean Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle blogs.hbr.org (blog) For that reason, the "Lean" mentality is one of the most powerful tools in the innovator's arsenal — in startups and mature corporations alike.