Meetings are Toxic
They often include at least one moron who inevitably gets his turn to waste everyone’s timewith nonsense.
- Jason Fried and David Hansson from
Today I have to do a test for programming skills for one of our potential clients. There was very interesting questions for short time. For example I had to implement a stack for 3 minutes in any programming language! My observation from this experiment is that you can't say that you know some programming
“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.”
- Old Chinese
You can't be lean in your job, if you don't have lean thinking in your life.
So next time when somebody says you that he is lean in his job take a look at his
Can you imagine a skyscraper to be build without scaffolding ?
Now, why do we expect to create a serious software product without unit, integration, and acceptance tests ? ;-)
P.S. Please don't forget to put wall-papers on the walls before you deconstruct the scaffolding! It's possible some wall to fall down.
Today on one of my conference calls I observed very known situation from my past, and I remembered one example of the lean principle Eliminate Waste.
Building the Wrong Thing
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. –Peter
Today I take a look one interesting presentation about What is Technical Debt?. It's very horrifying to see scissors in somebody's chest, but it's not horrifying when IT guys crash a business for million dollars and life of many people just because they are not well prepared to see the creeping
If you can’t write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don’t have a clear idea. -David
More than three years I was trying to transfer the jidoka approach from Toyota Production System into the software practices. Finally I find my translation, it's very simple lean principle Never Fix Later!. Under the word fix I mean wide definition like fix the bug, make the code clean, refactor the code, redesign the
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
[In regione caecorum rex est luscus.]
Desiderius Erasmus, Adagia (III, IV, 96)
Dutch author, philosopher, & scholar (1466 -