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SPaMCAST 489 features our essay titled, Lean: The Science and Art of a Gemba Walk Deciding on the purpose and scope of a Gemba walk is part science and part art. The part that is science is driven by measurement and observation of the organization’s value stream(s). The art is applied to decide where to look to begin with and in the empathy, you apply during the walk!

Our second column features Jon M Quigley who brings his Alpha and Omega of Product Development to the cast.  In this segment, we discuss agile development. Jon’s previous column considered agile culture. Listen to SPaMCAST 483 (  

Gene Hughson of Form Follows Function anchors the cast.  He discusses his great article, There is no right way (though there are plenty of wrong ones) ( Gene suggests “After all, at the end of the day, if there were only one right way to design a system, would anyone need an architect?”

Re-Read Saturday News

In week four of the re-read of L. David Marquet’s Turn the Ship Around! we tackle Chapters three and four. These two chapters, titled Change of Course and Frustration, continue to build the basis for Marquet’s leadership model.  Buy a copy today and read along!

Current Installment:  
Week 4: Change of Course and Frustration

Previous Installments:

Week 3:  Pain and Business as Usual

Week 2: Forward and Introduction

Week 1: Game Plan


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SPaMCAST 490 will feature the return of Michael West author of Return On Process (ROP): Getting Real Performance Results from Process Improvement and Real Process Improvement Using the CMMI!  Michael and I talked process improvement and how process improvement translates to the bottom line.