Book Title : The Toyota Way

the toyota way

Release Date : 2003-12-22
ISBN Code : 0071435638
Book Author : Jeffrey K. Liker
Book Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages : 350

Book Summary :

How to speed up business processes, improve quality, and cut costs in any industry In factories around the world, Toyota consistently makes the highest-quality cars with the fewest defects of any competing manufacturer, while using fewer man-hours, less on-hand inventory, and half the floor space of its competitors. The Toyota Way is the first book for a general audience that explains the management principles and business philosophy behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Complete with profiles of organizations that have successfully adopted Toyota's principles, this book shows managers in every industry how to improve business processes by: Eliminating wasted time and resources Building quality into workplace systems Finding low-cost but reliable alternatives to expensive new technology Producing in small quantities Turning every employee into a qualitycontrol inspector

Book Title : Toyota Culture The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way

toyota culture the heart and soul of the toyota way

Release Date : 2008-01-10
ISBN Code : 9780071712576
Book Author : Jeffrey K. Liker
Book Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

Winner of the Shingo Prize for Research and Professional Publication, 2009 The international bestseller The Toyota Way explained the company's success by introducing a revolutionary 4P model for organizational excellence-Philosophy, People, Process, and Problem Solving. Now, in Toyota Culture, preeminent Toyota authorities Jeffrey Liker and Michael Hoseus reveal how Toyota selects, develops, and motivates its people to become committed to building high-quality products-and how you can do the same for your company. Toyota Culture examines the “human systems” that Toyota has put in place to instill its founding principles of trust, mutual prosperity, and excellence in its plants, dealerships, and offices around the world. Beginning with a look at the evolution of the Toyota culture and why its people are the heart and soul of the Toyota Way, the authors explain the company's four-stage process for building and keeping quality people: Attract, Develop, Engage, and Inspire. Drawing upon numerous examples from Liker's decades of research as well as Hoseus' insider access as a Toyota manager, Toyota Culture gives you the tools you need to: Find competent, able, and willing employees Start training and socializing your people as you hire them Establish and communicate key business performance indicators at every level of your organization Train your people to solve problems and continuously improve processes in their daily work Develop leaders who live and teach your company's philosophy Reward top performance-and offer help to those who are struggling Fascinating vignettes of Toyota's innovative culture highlight the nuances of translating and recreating a people-centric culture in factories and offices across the globe. These exclusive, behind-the-scenes details are just what your company needs to successfully learn from The Toyota Culture.

Book Title : Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels

developing lean leaders at all levels

Release Date : 2016-03-17
ISBN Code : 0996771565
Book Author : Director of the Value Chain Analysis Program and the Japan Management Program Jeffrey K Liker
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

2016 winner of the SHINGO RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATION AWARD, Developing Lean Leaders at all Levels: A Practical Guide is a management Must Read. The Lean Leadership Development Model (LLDM) presented in this book is intuitive and aligns well with accepted principles of operational excellence. It expands significantly on the elements of Lean, structuring them in a more specific way that can be operationalized by lean practitioners. You can learn everything you want about the Toyota Way; you can implement the tools they have created, but if you do not have the behaviors established within your culture, it will not be successful for long-term sustainment of operational excellence. Leadership must walk the talk of true north in every aspect of the Lean Leadership Development Model (LLDM) as conveyed in detail by Dr. Liker in this recent Shingo Award Winning Book. In Developing Lean Leaders at all Levels, we build on the theory in the original book, The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership, and answer the questions: How can I apply this in my organization? What concrete actions can I take to begin the journey of becoming a lean leader? How can I spread this learning to all parts of the organization? What critical tools are needed to turn the theory to practice? This book adds examples from over twenty years of experience by Dr. Liker in working with companies outside of Toyota. The book treats you as a student who will be actively engaged in developing lean leader skills as you read. It acts as a tutorial for beginning the journey.

Book Title : The Executive Guide to Business Process Management

the executive guide to business process management

Release Date : 2010
ISBN Code : 9781450204217
Book Author : Peter Plenkiewicz Ph D
Book Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 248

Book Summary :

THE EXECUTIVE GUIDE TO BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT has been written primarily for business executives, decision makers, informal leaders, and managers to provide a highlevel comprehensive overview of the powerful family of Business Process Management (BPM) methodologies. It is also for people who want to build the wealth of their organizations by applying sound, effective, and sustainable improvement strategies. The book provides a comprehensive, high-level overview of specific strategies to achieve continuous improvement objectives by applying Business Process Management methodologies. The author strongly believes that implementation of Lean, Six Sigma, or similar methodologies based on BPM paradigms significantly transform organizations, and dramatically increase their efficiency, effectiveness, and ability to achieve faster business goals and meet customer expectations. The hope is that this book will not only change the way you think about your organization, how it functions, and how it can excel, but that it will also have a profound impact on your life by making it equally successful. Many of the techniques and tools described here can dramatically improve your professional or even private life.

Book Title : The Toyota Way Management Principles and Fieldbook EBOOK BUNDLE

the toyota way management principles and fieldbook ebook bundle

Release Date : 2011-11-18
ISBN Code : 9780071796507
Book Author : Jeffrey K. Liker
Book Publisher : McGraw-Hill Professional
Total Pages : 350

Book Summary :

Transform your company the Toyota way! Two essential guides streamlined into a SINGLE EBOOK PACKAGE Toyota. The name says it all: Innovation. Efficiency. Quality. Excellence. The Toyota Way—Management Principles and Fieldbook explains how the legendary automaker consistently achieves the highest levels of manufacturing and business success—and how you can achieve similar results with your own organization, regardless of your industry. Discover Toyota’s methods then learn how to put them to practical use with these groundbreaking books: The Toyota Way—INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER! The Toyota Way reveals the management principles behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Dr. Jeffrey Liker, the global expert on Toyota's Lean methods, explains how you can implement the company’s principles to: Double or triple the speed of any business process Build quality into workplace systems Eliminate the huge costs of hidden waste Turn every employee into a quality-control inspector Dramatically improve your products and services The Toyota Way Fieldbook Written as a companion volume to The Toyota Way, this hands-on guide takes the lessons of Toyota to the next level. Liker teams up with Toyota veteran David Meier to provide the diagnostic tools, worksheets, and exercises you need to craft the most effective approach for your organization. Learn how to: Develop leaders that “live” your system Transform your company into a true lean learning organization Create a culture of continuous improvement and innovation Meet all the needs of your customers Position your company for long-term success

Book Title : Production Development

production development

Release Date : 2009-11-03
ISBN Code : 1848824955
Book Author : Monica Bellgran
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 340

Book Summary :

Production development is about improving existing production systems and developing new ones. The production system should be developed in integration with the product, as a part of the overall product realization process, and not in sequence after the product has already been designed. Production Development: Design and Operation of Production Systems takes a holistic viewpoint on the production system and its design process during the whole system life cycle. A working procedure demonstrating how to design and realize the production system is presented, together with a number of related production development aspects. Production Development: Design and Operation of Production Systems is illustrated with a large number of figures and industrial examples. The book can be used as a reference for teachers and students, or as a manual for professionals within the field of production.

Book Title : The Lean Practitioner s Handbook

the lean practitioner s handbook

Release Date : 2013-02-03
ISBN Code : 9780749467746
Book Author : Mark Eaton
Book Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages : 328

Book Summary :

The Lean Practitioner's Handbook bridges the gap between the tools and concepts of Lean and the practical use of the tools. It offers a practical, easily accessible resource for anyone preparing for, implementing or evaluating lean activities covering key areas such as: aspects of a Lean Programme; scoping a programme; value stream mapping; 2P and 3P events; Rapid Improvement Events; managing for daily improvement; engaging the team; spotting problems and communicating progress. In addition, it offers a quick snapshot summary of the key tool and concepts of Lean plus easily applicable templates.

Book Title : Changing The Mind of the Organization

changing the mind of the organization

Release Date : 2015-07-28
ISBN Code : 9781784620943
Book Author : Christopher Martlew
Book Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages : 240

Book Summary :

Changing The Mind of the Organization is an inspiring how-to guide for leaders of change, taking a modern look at organizational change and incorporating cutting-edge thinking on neuroscience and the role of the leader in change management. Author Chris Martlew uses over 20 years of leadership experience in the internet and ecommerce industry to inform the book, focusing on a number of areas that will help leaders develop and grow, including: Seven perspectives on human development and change. A model of how we think. How we change our minds. Four styles of change leadership including a self assessment. The essential characteristics of agile teams. The five spiral dynamics of successful change. The eight Fs of agile organizations. Changing The Mind of the Organization is an innovative book and an essential read for any business leader. Reviews for Changing the Mind of the Organization: "Chris Martlew offers delightful insights into the need for change, the nature of change, and the effects of change." Jurgen Appelo, author of Management 3.0 and CEO of Happy Melly "Pacey, challenging and concise, serving an eclectic mix of neuroscience, applied psychology and business leadership." Dr. Henk Riesmeijer, Emeritus Psychologist and Founder of SPA Consult

Book Title : Lean Construction Management

lean construction management

Release Date : 2014-05-23
ISBN Code : 9789812870148
Book Author : Shang Gao
Book Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 390

Book Summary :

The book presents a mixed research method adopted to assess and present the Toyota Way practices within construction firms in general and for firms in China specifically. The results of an extensive structured questionnaire survey based on the Toyota Way-styled attributes identified were developed and data collected from building professionals working in construction firms is presented. The quantitative data presented in the book explains the status quo of the Toyota Way-styled practices implemented in the construction industry, as well as the extent to which these attributes were perceived for lean construction management. The book highlights all the actionable attributes derived from the Toyota Way model appreciated by the building professionals, but alerts the readers that some attributes felled short of implementation. Further findings from in-depth interviews and case studies are also presented in the book to provide to readers an understanding how these Toyota Way practices can be implemented in real-life projects. Collectively, all the empirical findings presented in this book can serve to enhance understanding of Toyota Way practices in the lean construction management context. The readers are then guided through to understand the gaps between actual practice and Toyota Way-styled practices, and the measures that they may undertake to circumvent the challenges for implementation. The book also presents to readers the SWOT analysis that addresses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats towards the implementation of the Toyota Way in the construction industry. The book prescribes the Toyota Way model for use in construction firms to strategically implement lean construction management. The checklist presented in the book enables readers to draw lessons that may be used additionally as a holistic assessment tool for measuring the maturity of firms with respect to their Toyota Way implementation. Consequent to this, management would then be in a better position to develop plans for Toyota Way implementation by focusing on weak areas, strengthening them, and thus increasing the likelihood of success in the implementation of the Toyota Way. In a nutshell, this book provides a comprehensive and valuable resource for firms not only in the construction industry but also businesses outside of the construction sector to better understand the Toyota Way and how this understanding can translate to implementation of lean construction/business management to enhance profitability and survivability in an increasingly competitive global market place.

Book Title : The Toyota Way to Service Excellence Lean Transformation in Service Organizations

the toyota way to service excellence lean transformation in service organizations

Release Date : 2016-09-23
ISBN Code : 9781259641114
Book Author : Jeffrey K. Liker
Book Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

The world’s bestselling Lean expert shows service-based organizations how to go Lean, gain value, and get results—The Toyota Way. A must-read for service professionals of every level, this essential book takes the proven Lean principles of the bestselling Toyota Way series and applies them directly to the industries where quality of service is crucial for success. Jeff Liker and Karyn Ross show you how to develop Lean practices throughout your organization using the famous 4P model. Whether you are an executive, manager, consultant, or frontline worker who deals with customers every day, you’ll learn how take advantage of all Lean has to offer. With this book as your guide, you’ll gain a clear understanding of Lean and discover the principles, practices and tools needed to develop people and processes that surprise and delight each of your customers. These ground-tested techniques are designed to help you make continuous improvements in your services, streamline your operations, and add ever-increasing value to your customers. Fascinating case studies of Lean-driven success in a range of service industries, including healthcare, insurance, financial services, and telecommunications, illustrate that Lean principles and practices work as well in services as they do in manufacturing. Drawn from original research and real-world examples, The Toyota Way to Service Excellence will help you make the leap to Lean.

Book Title : Toyota Talent

toyota talent

Release Date : 2007-04-22
ISBN Code : 0071509941
Book Author : Jeffrey K. Liker
Book Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages : 240

Book Summary :

Toyota doesn't just produce cars; it produces talented people. In the international bestseller, The Toyota Way, Jeffrey Liker explained Toyota's remarkable success through a 4P model for excellence-Philosophy, People, Problem Solving, and Process. Liker, with coauthor David Meier, provided deeper insight into the practical application of the principles in The Toyota Way Fieldbook. Now, these authorities on Toyota reveal how you can develop talented people and achieve incredible results in your company. Toyota Talent walks you through the rigorous methodology used by this global powerhouse to grow high-performing individuals from within. Beginning with a review of Toyota's landmark approach to developing people, the authors illustrate the critical importance of creating a learning and teaching culture in your organization. They provide specific examples necessary to train employees in all areas-from the shop floor to engineering to staff members in service organizations-and show you how to support and encourage every individual to reach his or her top potential. Toyota Talent provides you with the inside knowledge you need to Identify your development needs and create a training plan Understand the various types of work and how to break complicated jobs into teachable skills Set behavioral expectations by properly preparing your workplace Recognize and develop potential trainers within your workforce Effectively educate nonmanufacturing employees and members of the staff Develop internal Lean Manufacturing experts Guiding you with expert tips and training aids, as well as real-world examples drawn from the authors' two decades of research and field work, Liker and Meier show you how to get the most out of people who live and breathe your company's philosophy-and who work together toward a common goal.

Book Title :

Release Date : 2017-11-04
ISBN Code : 9785457673632
Book Author : Рикардо Семлер
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Без секретарей. Без дресс-кода. Без должностей. Без бизнес-планов. Без графиков и режима работы. Да еще сотрудники сами назначают себе зарплату.Смогли бы вы управлять такой компанией?Именно так управляет бразильской корпорацией Semco Рикардо Семлер, превративший разваливавшийся семейный бизнес в самую необычную компанию нашего времени. Он построил модель бизнеса, пережившую экономические спады, отраслевые забастовки, гиперинфляцию и многое другое. За последние 6 лет Semco увеличила свою выручку с 35 до 160 миллионов долларов; в компании практически отсутствует текучесть кадров и нет никаких признаков того, что в ближайшие годы ее рост замедлится. Как же Семлер решился перевернуть компанию с ног на голову, упразднив девять уровней управления и введя беспрецедентные демократические порядки для своих сотрудников?Автор рассказывает об удивительной трансформации своей компании и переменах в мышлении ее сотрудников, о том, как цепная реакция преобразований превратила стареющее и умирающее предприятие в одну из самых динамичных и инновационных компаний мира. Это история компании, бросившей вызов традиционным способам управления и продемонстрировавшей всему миру, как можно добиться успеха в жестких условиях современного бизнеса, поставив свободу сотрудников выше корпоративных целей.

Book Title : Agile Management

agile management

Release Date : 2012-10-09
ISBN Code : 9783642289088
Book Author : Ángel Medinilla
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 184

Book Summary :

If you have tried to implement Agile in your organization, you have probably learned a lot about development practices, teamwork, processes and tools, but too little about how to manage such an organization. Yet managerial support is often the biggest impediment to successfully adopting Agile, and limiting your Agile efforts to those of the development teams while doing the same old-style management will dramatically limit the ability of your organization to reach the next Agile level. Ángel Medinilla will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what Agile means to an organization and the manager’s role in such an environment, i.e., how to manage, lead and motivate self-organizing teams and how to create an Agile corporate culture. Based on his background as a “veteran” Agile consultant for companies of all sizes, he delivers insights and experiences, points out possible pitfalls, presents practical approaches and possible scenarios, also including detailed suggestions for further reading. If you are a manager, team leader, evangelist, change agent (or whatever nice title) and if you want to push Agile further in your organization, then this is your book. You will read how to change the paradigm of what management is about: it is not about arbitrary decisions, constant supervision and progress control, and the negotiation of changing requirements. It is about motivation, self-organization, responsibility, and the exploitation of all project stakeholders’ knowledge. We live in a different world than the one that most management experts of the 20th century describe, and companies that strive for success and excellence will need a new kind of manager – Agile managers.

Book Title : Introduction to Management

introduction to management

Release Date : 2014-01
ISBN Code : 9780199642991
Book Author : Colin Combe
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 568

Book Summary :

This brand new textbook covers all of the core topics found on Introduction to Management modules, and the author's clear, accessible writing style guides students through the world of management. The book also goes a step further to enourage students to develop a critical mindset and think about academic debates around the subject. Innovative Skillsets linked to each substantive chapter integrate practical skills with the topics. Skills such as time management, critical analysis, referencing, personal development planning and reviewing literature are included. Clear, step-by-step guidance helps students develop each skill, understand why it is important, and see how the topic is relevant to practical applications in the real world of business. A truly international range of case studies broadens students' horizons and encourages them to look beyond the standard examples from the UK and America. Emerging markets are becoming ever more important in the rapidly changing business environment, a fact reflected by the inclusion of case studies from the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. Key featuresDesigned to help boost students' academic grades and employability through the provision of integrated Skillsets, which link practical skills with topics in the textbook. These innovative features also clearly demonstrate the relevance of the theoretical material to the real world.A truly international range of case studies broadens students' horizons and encourages them to look beyond the standard set of UK and American examples. Emerging economies are given more attention with detailed analysis of case studies from the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.Case studies analyse service and manufacturing industries, not-for-profit organisations as well as public and private companies. Entrepreneurs, managers and leaders are also covered to provide students with management insights from key practitioners from a range of sectors.Critical reflection boxes encourage students to develop a critical mindset and consider the academic debates behind the theories.A range of online resources to give students more insight into management. Detailed podcast interviews with practitioners expand upon the features in the textbook, and a library of video links offers a variety of contemporary and stimulating material to engage students.

Book Title : The Lean Enterprise

the lean enterprise

Release Date : 2012-08-04
ISBN Code : 9783642294020
Book Author : Alexander Tsigkas
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 269

Book Summary :

The book is divided into three parts. Part I. The Rising economy of “one” gives an overview of what is changing in the social system of production, it refers to the weakening role of central planning and the rising power of individuation in the value creation chain. Part II. Lean Enterprise in theory refers to the principles of lean thinking, the transfer of lean philosophy from East to West and discusses the necessary adaptation to the Western way of thinking and practice. It presents a practice proven method for achieving a lean integrated demand and supply chain and analyses in detail the related implementation steps. Criteria for a successful displacement of a company to a lean state are presented. Part III. Lean Enterprise in practice provides a number of implementation cases in different types of production companies using the method presented in Part II. The goal is to help the reader comprehend how the method can be applied to real lean implementation situations in resolving various issues, ranging from production to the supply chain. A vision of implementation to lean electricity completes the book.

Book Title : Make Millions and Make Change

make millions and make change

Release Date : 2010-02
ISBN Code : 9780615316642
Book Author : Mike Mann
Book Publisher : Mike Mann
Total Pages : 186

Book Summary :

Make Millions and Make Change! is your essential guide to business and personal success. While the title of this book may sound like a get-rich-quick scheme, the methods that are shared get real people rich in the real world, even during the most difficult economic times. Building your brand into a sustainable business is an immense challenge, especially in a down economy. In this straightforward guide, author Mike Mann has documented his high growth theory for small businesses. Make Millions and Make Change! is a living text that includes business "Best Practices" and methodologies intended to empower, educate, and motivate you to step into your industry of choice, make your own millions, and then give back to society in a meaningful way. Mike explains in clear language how to proactively thrive in a competitive market and build your brand into a winning business. With an emphasis on modern marketing and technology, this guide offers many excellent ideas for success in business and life.

Book Title : The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement Linking Strategy and Operational Excellence to Achieve Superior Performance

the toyota way to continuous improvement linking strategy and operational excellence to achieve superior performance

Release Date : 2011-04-15
ISBN Code : 0071762159
Book Author : Jeffrey K. Liker
Book Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages : 448

Book Summary :

Building upon the international bestselling Toyota Way series of books by Jeffrey Liker, The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement looks critically at lean deployments and identifies the root causes of why most of them fail. The book is organized into three major sections outlining: Why it is critical to go beyond implementing lean tools and, instead, build a culture of continuous improvement that connects operational excellence to business strategy Case studies from seven unique industries written from the perspective of the sensei (teacher) who led the lean transformation Lessons about transforming your own vision of an ideal organization into reality Section One: Using the Plan-Do-Check-Adjust (PDCA) methodology, Liker and Franz contrast true PDCA thinking to that of the popular, superficial approach of copying "lean solutions." They describe the importance of developing people and show how the Toyota Way principles support and drive continuous improvement. Explaining how lean systems and processes start with a purpose that provides a true north direction for all activities, they wrap up this section by examining the glaring differences between building a system of people, processes, and problem- solving that is truly lean versus that of simply trying to "lean out" a process. Section Two: This section brings together seven case studies as told by the sensei who led the transformation efforts. The companies range from traditional manufacturers, overhaul and maintenance of submarines, nuclear fuel rod production, health care providers, pathology labs, and product development. Each of these industries is different but the approaches used were remarkably similar. Section Three: Beginning with a composite story describing a company in its early days of lean implementation, this section describes what went right and wrong during the initial implementation efforts. The authors bring to light some of the difficulties the sensei faces, such as bureaucracies, closed-minded mechanical thinking, and the challenges of developing lean coaches who can facilitate real change. They address the question: Which is better, slow and deep organic deployment or fast and broad mechanistic deployment? The answer may surprise you. The book ends with a discussion on how to make continuous improvement a way of life at your company and the role of leadership in any lean transformation. The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement is required reading for anyone seeking to transcend his or her tools-based approach and truly embrace a culture of continuous improvement.

Book Title : Out of Another Crisis

out of another crisis

Release Date : 2010
ISBN Code : 9780873897839
Book Author : Mike Micklewright
Book Publisher : ASQ Quality Press
Total Pages : 242

Book Summary :

Accompanying videodisc titled 'An evening with Dr. Deming' contains a play with Mike Micklewright portraying Dr. W. Edwards Deming at an ASQ section meeting.

Book Title : Knowledge Transfer in the Automobile Industry

knowledge transfer in the automobile industry

Release Date : 2011-10-04
ISBN Code : 9781135421915
Book Author : Dessy Irawati
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 232

Book Summary :

The book arose from a multi-disciplinary study which looked at the development of global-local manufacturing clusters in the context of a developing, Asian economy. The study demonstrates the connection amongst theoretical perspectives such as international business, development studies, economic geography, and organisational learning clusters/production networks through an in-depth case study of the Indonesian automotive cluster. The book gives a detailed account of two automotive clusters (Toyota and Honda) and their contribution to regional economic development in emerging economies in Asian region. The book builds on existing literature to develop a theoretical framework to shed light on the study's empirical findings. The book discusses practical implications for both the business community and policy makers. The discussion on global-local networks in an Asian context supplements existing literature and case studies in the field. This is one of the few books that explicitly links regional clusters to global networks. The book offers a refreshingly international (Asian) perspective to the literature on clusters and economic geography for emerging economies.

Book Title : Lean Six Sigma Secrets for the CIO

lean six sigma secrets for the cio

Release Date : 2009-09-25
ISBN Code : 143980382X
Book Author : William Bentley
Book Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

Going beyond the usual how-to guide, Lean Six Sigma Secrets for the CIO supplies proven tips and valuable case studies that illustrate how to combine Six Sigma’s rigorous quality principles with Lean methods for uncovering and eliminating waste in IT processes. Using these methods, the text explains how to take an approach that is all about improving IT performance, productivity, and security—as much as it is about cutting costs. Savvy IT veterans describe how to use Lean Six Sigma with IT governance frameworks such as COBIT and ITIL and warn why these frameworks should be considered starting points rather than destinations. This complete resource for CIOs and IT managers provides effective strategies to address the human element that is so fundamental to success and explains how to maximize the voice of your customers while keeping in touch with the needs of your staff. And perhaps most importantly—it provides the evidence needed to build your case to upper management. Supplying you with the tools to create methods that will bring out the best in your employees; Lean Six Sigma Secrets for the CIO provides the understanding required to manage your IT operations with unique effectiveness and efficiency in service of the bottom line.

Book Title : The Dueling Loops of the Political Powerplace Why Progressives Are Stymied and How They Can Find Their Way Again

the dueling loops of the political powerplace why progressives are stymied and how they can find their way again

Release Date : 2007-04-01
ISBN Code : 9781430329732
Book Author : Jack Harich
Book Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 144

Book Summary :

Contrary to popular myth, it is possible for progressives to take an analytical approach to solving difficult social problems and win. Using the sustainability problem as a running example, this book demonstrates how. The same key tool Limits to Growth used, simulation modeling, is applied. However, unlike Limits to Growth this book explores the social side of the problem, rather than the technical side, to find the fundamental cause of the very strong change resistance civilization has encountered. The root cause turns out to lie in a surprisingly simple social structure called the Dueling Loops of the Political Powerplace. The book explains in laymanâÂÂs terms how the Dueling Loops model works, where the intuitively attractive but low leverage point is that progressives are presently pushing on, and where the high leverage points are they must push on instead. The end result is a whole new way of thwinking. For further information on this book and project, please see thwink.org.