Lean Manufacturing

Scrum Master and Product Management Training - Together at Last!

<b>Scrum Master/Team Leader and Product Owner Digital Transformation Training</b><p>Strategic Partners - Westpac and Tata Consulting Services<p><i>Equivalent to CSM,</i> …

Project Management

Sunday Deals: The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Master Certification Bundle, Save 93%

We have a great deal on the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Master Certification Bundle in our deals store today, you can save 93% off the normal price.<p>The …

Project Management

Grains mostly higher, livestock mixed

Wheat for Sept. advanced 9.75 cents at 5.0425 a bushel; Sept. corn was up 4 cents at 3.5125 a bushel; Sept. oats fell 2 cents at $2.32 bushel; while …

Business

Geeky Gadgets Deals Of The Week 21st July 2018

It is time for the weekly round up of the mst popular deals in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store this week, some of these have included the Lean Six …

Project Management

The Founder Of Tala On Her Leap From Finance To Fundraising For Her Mission-Driven Startup

With various jobs in microfinance and investment banking at companies like Credit Suisse, UBS and Citi on her résumé, it’s safe to say Shivani Siroya was all about numbers, stats and figures when it came to starting a company. In fact, one statistic inspired her to leave her career in finance to …

Entrepreneurship

The Airbus Solar-Powered Zephyr S Drone Provides Internet Access and Flies for Weeks

The UAV is a high-altitude, long-endurance drone capable of providing internet and cellular service to rural and remote areas.<p>BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty …

Aviation

Companies need not only technical solutions and tools but also the soft, organizational elements of change to improve their operations. Read our 2008 classic 'From lean to lasting: Making operational improvements stick.'

Making operational change stick is hard. Operations typically account for the largest number of employees in a business, with the widest variation in …

Management

Middle-class: The uphill struggle

Most people in the world, especially Hongkongers, tend to believe in a fairy-tale formula. Everyone tries their best to get into an elite school at a …

Hong Kong

How I Bombed A Pitch To A VC And Still Got A Check

Friends and family rounds are constantly hailed as one of the “easiest” or “frictionless” methods of raising capital. This narrative permeates business school lecture halls, and it’s overly glamorized in today’s startup culture. What people fail to do is call it out for exactly what it is:</b> …

Education

Even utilities look to innovate and transform processes

<i>I’ve always wondered how regulated utilities, which have a captive audience, drive innovation. When you are not competing for market share, how do</i> …

Customer Experience

Software For Hardware: How Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Lowe's Customers

I<p>magine two typical problems facing a home improvement project: a carpenter trying to find just the right nail quickly in a big-box store and getting more frustrated with every passing minute; his customer trying to picture just how an outdoor deck will look after a renovation. Lowe’s is turning to …

Artificial Intelligence

UPDATE 1-ICE to launch Houston oil contract, building on export growth

(Adds quotes from traders, analysts, recasts lead paragraph, changes headline)<p>July 17 (Reuters) - Intercontinental Exchange on Tuesday said it would launch a crude oil futures contract deliverable in Houston later this quarter, capitalizing on the growth in U.S. exports of crude oil that have risen …

Oil

1776's new accelerator for 'regulated industry' startups could come to Philly

On Monday, Philly and D.C.-based coworking company <b>1776</b> announced its first accelerator program since merging with <b>Benjamin’s Desk</b> in 2017.<p>Happening …

Startups

How to Start a Software Company as a Non-Technical Entrepreneur

There’s an ugly myth about startups. The myth is that for your software startup to succeed the founders need to have a solid technical background in …

Small Business

Her First Hackathon

Hackathons can be a transformative experience for any new developer. Why? Because they provide a tangible real-world opportunity to build something …

Hackathons

Lean Strategy for Web 3.0

I recently came across this new McKinsey report which measures the “strategic value” of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.<p>I didn’t hate …

Management

Has The Lean Startup Finally Jumped the Shark?

No innovation strategy fits every problem<p>In 1997 Clayton Christensen published <i>The Innovator's Dilemma</i> and it sparked a revolution. It seemed that for years all anyone could talk about was disruptive innovation. That was until Henry Chesbrough published <i>Open Innovation</i> in 2003 and that got hot. Then …

Innovation

6 Important Startup Lessons for New Founders

rawpixel / Pixabay<p>If you want to truly prepare yourself for some of the more unexpected and challenging aspects of entrepreneurship, it’s crucial to …

Business Strategy

Creating Better dApps

July 13, 2018 Newsletter. If you’d like to receive analysis like this everyday. Subscribe here.<p>A lot of my focus this week has been following the …

Product Management

IT Giant Fujitsu Is Launching a 'Ready-to-Go' Blockchain Service

IT giant Fujitsu is launching a new consultancy service that it claims will deliver a "ready-to-go" minimum viable product in just five …

Cryptocurrency

#RethinkSchool: Rural District Embraces the 3 E’s to Advance Student-centered Vision

Superintendent Kirk Koennecke smiles as he recounts how his rural school district’s connection with the Lean Six Sigma business process began, as a …

Education

On the Rise Government Contractor of the Year awarded to Sydney Cody

Sydney Cody, President of Vanguard Pacific LLC, has been selected as On The Rise Government Contractor of The Year by American Express! This year …

U.S. Army

Mack Story - Profile About Page

Mack’s passion is to help leaders engage the front line to improve the bottom line.<p>In 1988, Mack began his career in the manufacturing industry on …

Talent Management

Blue Bottle, The Company That Won’t Grind Your Coffee, Now Sells Ground Coffee

So is this fourth-wave coffee?<p>If you buy a bag of whole bean coffee at the cultish third-wave coffee shop Blue Bottle and ask the barista to grind it for you, he will say, “Sorry, we don’t do that,” or some variation thereof. You might be surrounded by coffee grinders. One for the company’s Bella …

Coffee

How to capture global identity – for everyone

Tackling the issue of global identity is a big ask and so we chat with Shiv Aggarwal, CEO of My EarthID on how he plans on doing this massive …

Technology (Ireland)

Why businesses should upskill English learners

<b>UpSkill America</b> is an employer-led movement to expand opportunity for America’s workers and allow our economy and communities to thrive. As part of …

Labor Economics

Funding IP/product-led start-ups

Early-stage VC firm pi Ventures invests in outfits developing AI, Machine Learning, IoT solutions

Venture Capital

Kate Spade Reinvents Retail As A Lean Startup

Control Group teamed up with Kate Spade to create a radical new store concept that leans on iPads and a smart technology platform.<p>The Kate Spade flagship in Japan serves espresso to encourage customers to chat and linger. And every Saturday, it releases an article of clothing you won’t find …

Lean Startups

How Strategic Management Helps Tune a Legal Project | Lean Adviser Legal

This premium content is locked for<br>Lean Adviser Legal subscribers only.<p>Subscribe now to receive:<p>100+ Think Lean Daily Messages<p>100+ Lean Lessons<p>27 Lean …

Law

Compuware's devops transformation four years on

Back in 2014, private equity firm Thoma Bravo agreed to take legacy mainframe software mainstay Compuware back into private ownership in a US$2.5 …

Technology (Australia)