Lean Manufacturing vs. Lean Six Sigma

There are two major competing initiatives in the marketplace today for continuous improvement: Lean Manufacturing (e.g., the Toyota Way/Toyota Production System) and Lean Six Sigma. In this article, we will compare and contrast the two approaches. I have been involved in implementing both methods and continue to teach both methods. Let’s consider the Lean Manufacturing […]

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Le second souffle du « lean » management

Livre. Dans son essai « Démocratiser le travail », Michel Sailly revient sur ce mode d’amélioration de l’organisation du travail qui, loin de faire l’unanimité, suscite de nombreux débats et résistances. « Lean management » : voilà un terme qui déplaît aux salariés, synonyme d’intensification du travail et de réduction d’emplois. On est loin de la définition qu’en donnaient James […]

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The Importance of Considering Cost Avoidance in the Cloud

Beyond comparing costs incurred, take the long view and account for costs avoided. An article from Andy Clark – Cloud Architect   We recently worked with a client to conduct a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI) analysis of moving their workloads from their two colocation facilities to AWS. The client […]

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True Cloud Justification: Moving Beyond TCO Savings

TCO savings are great, but it is time to redefine the true success metrics of your cloud transformation. An article from CTP. Who is disrupting your market…your competitors or you? When small teams of aggressive entrepreneurs can compete with legacy, industry dominating companies, the whole paradigm of stability is turned upside down. When well established […]

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Are C-Level Leaders Taking The Right Approach To IT Transformation?

POST WRITTEN BY Jeffrey Ton Jeffrey Ton is EVP, Product and Service Development at Bluelock, which provides enterprise organizations with cloud services.   As technology increases in pervasiveness, many in business are looking to transform their information technology (IT) departments for competitiveness. The availability benefits of cloud have made it possible for organizations to keep their […]

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L’exécution sonne-t-elle le glas de toute bonne stratégie ?

Etrange terme que celui d’exécution. D’un côté, il signifie « suivre un plan ou effectuer une action », de l’autre, « procéder à une mise à mort ». Quand des leaders « exécutent une stratégie », ils pensent en général au premier sens – mettre une idée en œuvre – alors que, bien trop souvent, leurs efforts finissent par être associés […]

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Linking talent to value

An article from Mac Kinsey & Co. Getting the best people into the most important roles does not happen by chance; it requires a disciplined look at where the organization really creates value and how top talent contributes. To understand how difficult it is for senior leaders to link their companies’ business and talent priorities, […]

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IT GOVERNANCE – 5 BEST PRACTICES

The findings of a recent survey by global technology association ISACA shed some light on the relationship between business and IT goals, as perceived by 732 senior business leaders worldwide. While it is encouraging to see that more than 90% of these leaders agree that strong technology oversight contributes to improved business outcomes and greater agility, the […]

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Five Best Practices for IT Governance

In order to know where the money goes, and to improve IT ROI, CFOs need more than committees and meetings. They need to get those committees to execute. Here’s how. An article from : Martha Heller When human-resources leaders ask my firm to help them replace their current chief information officer with a new one, […]

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