The W. Edwards Deming Institute Blog

Learning from Other Schools of Management Thought

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The Lean Enterprise Institute has published webcasts of discussions with James Womack, Dan Jones and John Shook exploring reflections on 25 years of lean which I think are quite good. This excerpt looks at learning from other communities of interest and ideas used by the lean startup.

I agree with the idea that different management communities can learn from each other. And I think lean thinking and lean startup communities are two that mesh very well with those that believe in Deming’s ideas. It is true there are plenty of bad implementations of lean (usually with very superficial understanding of lean that are use some terms and maybe try some tools but not much else) but there is also a large group of lean folks that practice a lean thinking model that works well with Deming’s ideas.

Related:
Deming and Lean: The Disparities and Similarities
Podcast Discussing Dr. Deming’s Ideas, The Deming Institute and ToyotaWhat’s Deming Got to Do With Agile Software Development and KanbanLearn by Seeking Knowledge, Rapid Experimentation


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