Following her new book, in this video taken at UK Lean Conference 2009, Mary Poppendieck challenges the concept of plans; and demonstrates the need to replace them with decoupled experienced cross functional teams highly aware of constraints; and the the kind of leadership it takes to get the most of a system by focusing on flow rather than utilization.
Archive for December, 2009
Posted by Christophe on December 11, 2009
Posted by Christophe on December 8, 2009
I frequently see people trying to do things better, faster, doing more with less etc.
Less frequently do I see them evaluate if they are just being busy changes their operations, or really having a positive impact.
This is the question about the different between being efficient vs being effective.
Not sure about the difference? This may help:
Guy 1: I am so efficient I can fold 100 parachutes in a hour.
Guy 2: I am so effective I can fold 100 parachutes and every single one of them will open right.
Would you rather give your parachutes to the efficient or to the effective guy?