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Prune Me, Please

September 15, 2012 2 comments

In “Integrating CMMI and Agile Development“, Paul E. McMahon asserts that even though they’d like to, many orgs don’t “prune” their fatty, inefficient, and costly processes because:

..it requires a commitment of the time of key people in the organization who really use the processes. Usually these people are just too busy with direct contract work and the priority doesn’t allow this to happen.

One of BD00’s heroes, the Oracle of Omaha, has a different take on it:

There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult. – Warren Buffet

Of course, both reasons could apply.

Fish On Fridays IV

March 23, 2012 1 comment

Earlier this week, sometimes-guest-blogger fishypoo submitted some content for today’s entry to BD00 for “approval“.

Here it is, fishypoo’s b’fore and afta “process improvement” flowchart submittal:

With a 2X  increase in delay from input to output and the addition of three new “enabling” actors,

the new process is a slam dunk and a shining example of the value-added that can be achieved from doggedly performing continuous improvement.

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