Category Archives: Process

Waste and Non Value Add in Software Development

In my series Customer Value Add I went over the list of wastes as identified in lean six sigma. I would now like to connect this to software development and identify where there can be best and how it can … 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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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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Pilot Projects Process

We recently rolled out Team Foundation Server Work Item Tracking at work to a pilot project. During the discussions we were asked what did we want from pilot project and this made me think about how pilot projects are created … Continue reading

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Power (or not) Point – Presentation

I recently read James Christie’s The medium’s PowerPoint, what’s the message?. It was one of those articles that makes you stop doing what ever it is you are working on and start thinking. I will be the first one to … Continue reading

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