Making Waste Explicit

Reducing waste can save more than time. Noticing waste serves no purpose. Understanding it does. Whether we seek to manage waste or attempt to eliminate it entirely, we need to know how much of it exists and what form it takes – what’s its volume, its shape, its weight.  So we monitor it. We watch it. We learn from how it … Read More

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One Kid’z Kanban Board

Sometimes I tell my 6-year old daughter to clean her room. Then she argues, maybe runs to the next room, or she starts to clean up but gets bored, overwhelmed or distracted. Pretty soon she is playing or reading a book. The nagging starts again. This cycle is not fun for either of us. There are plenty of “chore charts” … Read More

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On Time Sheets: Personal Kanban and Life’s Little Annoyances

Some managers have to resort to public humiliation to get employees to submit their time sheets. “Where is your time sheet?” “I’ll get it to you.” “But it was due two hours ago.’” “Look, I’m really busy, okay, and I just don’t have time to figure out all that I did the past week.” “Do you want to get paid?” … Read More

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Modus Cooperandi combines backgrounds in agile management, lean processes and social software to help clients collaborate.

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