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Smarter Faster Better: Review

Smarter Faster Better: Review

I started reading this book on a recent camping trip to Mackinaw City. I had allocated some time for hammocking, and since I get antsy in a hammock having a book to read was necessary. We chose this book to read for book club at work, that’s how I came across...
Management Lessons from Taiichi Ohno: Review

Management Lessons from Taiichi Ohno: Review

When I first saw “Toyota Production System” and “creator” on this book cover, I became extremely excited. Why? Because I have heard much about TPS (called Lean Management in North America) and now I was going straight to the source. However,...
When a company asked for my input

When a company asked for my input

I’ll freely admit, it feels great when someone asks for my input? Maybe it has to do with the fact that I cannot recall many instances where my opinion mattered, or that I am a pretty misunderstood guy. Who knows? So I was tickled pink when Pluralsight asked me...
Not the brightest in the box

Not the brightest in the box

If I determined a motto for my academic life, it would be: Not the brightest crayon in the box Sure, I am grateful to be a crayon in a box, but to say that I am the crayon shining at the top ends as wishful thinking. I was late to the computer science wave, having...
Scrum in Construction – Part II

Scrum in Construction – Part II

Note: This is the second article in a 2 part series. To read the first article, click here. To officially wrap up this project I held a “release retro” with the individuals involved. It was no different than a regular sprint retro, it merely covered a longer period of...