Limitations of the industrial manufacturing paradigm, including Lean and ToC.

Be careful how we apply industrial manufacturing paradigms, including Lean and Theory of Constraints(ToC), to IT. Linear stream flow models only work in IT (or, I suspect, manufacturing), at a close scale. Zoom out and they fail us, its not linear any more, not even to an approximation.

Self-organising traffic

Here is a crossover between my IT Skeptic "life" and my Teal Unicorn life. We made a video about Vietnamese traffic, and how it is a great example of how one would like work to flow, to self-organise. Enjoy.

Optimising control constraints

Here are some notes I wrote for a client on how to optimise the constraints created by controls on the Require to Deploy to Run value stream.

Syndicate content