We are all Lean now. What’s next?

Every once in a while, for nearly 30 years, the question arises: “what’s the next big thing after Lean?”, suggesting that the askers are done with Lean. We write July of 2016 and it seems that everybody is Lean now. Many people have been repeatedly exposed to Lean methods and tools, have been involved in … Continue reading We are all Lean now. What’s next?

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My takeaways from throughput accounting, the book

I knew the author, Steven M. Bragg from his podcast series “Accounting Best Practices with Steven Bragg” before I came across his book “throughput accounting, a guide to constraint management” published by Wiley & sons, 2007. Book presentation The hard cover book has 178 pages, 10 chapters, easy to read in neat presentation and legible … Continue reading My takeaways from throughput accounting, the book

What is a critical root cause?

A root cause is the beginning of the cause-effect relationship*. Thus when working down the chain of causes and effects from a problem to its cause, a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) meets causes themselves being effects of some underlying causes and so on, down to the root cause from which everything about the problem originated. … Continue reading What is a critical root cause?

Redefining “problem” (with Goal in mind)

In problem solving or continuous improvement workshops a problem is usually defined as a gap between the actual situation and the desired situation, and thus a problem causes an unsatisfactory situation or an UnDesirable Effect (UDE). This definition, while true, is somewhat too vague to be useful when working on solving problems and continuous improvement. … Continue reading Redefining “problem” (with Goal in mind)

June 2016 LTP Alumni Reunion

June 2016, right after the 6-day Logical Thinking Process (LTP) training course with Bill Dettmer in Paris, France, the first LTP Alumni Reunion took place. The 2-day reunion’s intent was to bring together former LTP students who attended one of Bill Dettmer’s numerous courses, share experience and “war stories” and start building a community. Bill … Continue reading June 2016 LTP Alumni Reunion

Discussing the Logical Thinking Process Alumni Reunion with Bill Dettmer

Immediately after the 6-day Logical Thinking Process (LTP) training course in Paris, France, June 2016, the LTP alumni of former training sessions gathered for 2 days in order to share experiences and hone our Logical Thinking abilities with Bill Dettmer. Right after the second day of this reunion, I discussed the event with Bill in … Continue reading Discussing the Logical Thinking Process Alumni Reunion with Bill Dettmer

Testimonies after the Logical Thinking Process training course – June 2016

June 1st to 8th, 2016 I was involved in the 6-day Logical Thinking Process training course with Bill Dettmer, in Paris, France. I was part of the hosting party, did some organisation and promotion work, served as an assistant to Bill when participants went building their logical trees, shot pictures and videos of the event. … Continue reading Testimonies after the Logical Thinking Process training course – June 2016

Goal Tree chronicles – The mafia goal

During the June 2016 Logical Thinking Process alumni reunion, I shared some of my experience on building and using Goal Trees. In the video excerpt here under I explain how I came across a probable hidden agenda leading to  what I call a "mafia goal". After listening to the story, Bill Dettmer gives his opinion about … Continue reading Goal Tree chronicles – The mafia goal