Edward Deming. management

Our Books Recommendations List on Agile, Kanban, Lean and Business Productivity Themes

Summary:

That list gathers the best books to get knowledge on the most important Agile, Kanban, Lean and Business Productivity related themes.

Books on Agile theme:

  • All About Agile: Agile Management Made Easy! by Kelly Waters
  • Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike Cohn
  • Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Reviews by Norman L. Kerth
  • Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby, Diana Larsen, Ken Schwaber

Is Kaizen Enough?

Kaizen. Japanese for “improvement” is the word behind Toyota’s Total Quality obsession, although nowadays it has suffered in it’s quest to be the number one automaker.

Kaizen origin however goes back to the legacy of a very smart American, Edwards Deming, the father of Total Quality, and the Deming’s Cycle. His ideas went beyond Japan to affect our expectations of products and services. Arguably he led Japan to dominate the auto industry, and get great influence on electronics and robotics. However in the software and mobile sectors Japan has always lagged behind. Why?

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