Monthly Archives: April 2011

ITKE – The IT Files – Denny Cherry

A fellow blogger, author, developer, twitter enthusiast, speaker, SQL Guru and more. To read more about Denny click the links below Part 1 Part 2

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ITKE – The IT Files – Raj Perumal

I had a fun conversation with Raj Perumal. Raj has been in the software development industry for over 15 years. He is a thinker, blogger, leader, writer and more. To know him more click one of the links below. Read … Continue reading

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CVA or NVA – Inventory – 6

Inventory is the sixth item in D.O.W.N.T.I.M.E post.  Inventory is considered to be transactions waiting to be processed or batch processing. Inventory can also be storage or things that are in stored long term. This is a one of the few types … Continue reading

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Yes I did it!

Another goal is down. I presented my white paper at the TCQAA (Twin Cities Quality Assurance Association). They provide a forum for beginners like me to present their materials. I presented my white paper that was recently published via the Software Test Pro Newsletter. … Continue reading

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Strengths and You

We spend a lot of time focusing on things we are weak at. Growing up I was weak in biology and I got extra help for it. Later in school I didn’t like finance and spent all my time cramming for those tests. … Continue reading

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CVA or NVA – Transportation – 5

Hello all. Am back with my 5th piece in the series of Customer Value Add. Transportation is the travel of data/document or moving things manually throughout a building. This a very big issue in manufacturing industry where parts of a … Continue reading

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CVA or NVA – Non-Value Added Processing – 4

Continuing with the Customer Value Add series this piece will address Non-Value Added Processing. Another area where one can look to be more efficient is looking at the current processes steps and addressing areas where there could be non-value add due to … Continue reading

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CVA or NVA – Waiting (Idle Time) – 3

This is the third piece in the customer value add series. The next in the CVA or NVA analysis is Waiting (Idle Time). What does waiting time mean? It’s the time between tasks where there is no work being done. … Continue reading

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CVA or NVA – Overproduction or Overengineering – 2

Over production or over engineering are considered a non-value add and a waste. When we try to add unnecessary steps to a process or make it more complicated than it is required we are creating more chances of creating defects … Continue reading

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CVA or NVA – Defect or Rework – 1

In my previous post I talked about customer value add and talked about non value add (NVA). D.O.W.N.T.I.M.E is the word I used to talk about waste. The first one in the downtime is Defects or rework.  Customers don’t pay … Continue reading

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