Mon, 23 March 2009
I've just spent a fascinating hour speaking with Israel Gat. I admire Israel - he cares about people AND he wants to build good, commercially viable software. But more than that: he speaks the language of the IT and business executive. You can read more about Israel, including links I mention in the podcast, here: http://www.agilethinkers.com/israel_gat_bmc/
Thu, 12 July 2007
Iâ��ve spent a fascinating 70 minutes this evening chatting with Andrew Kent about his work using Goldrattâ��s and Demingâ��s work in healthcare here in the UK.
This might sound implausible â�¦ but Andrew makes statistical process control sound interesting and relevant. He also gives a lovely example of SPC during our chat â�� using SPC to make a better cup of tea - and he discusses TOC in a way I've not heard before. Very clever chap.
You can find an example of one of Andrew's SPC charts on my blog:
Direct download: Clarke_Ching_chats_to_toc_expert_Andrew_Kent_about_TOC_in_hospitals.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44 PM
Wed, 4 July 2007
I've just spent an hour or so on skype this evening chatting with Theory of Constraints expert John Parr. John used Goldratt's Critical Chain project management approach to plan and execute the building of a real habitable 4 bedroom house in less than 4 hours. It is a fascinating story.
Here's a link to the podcast:
John's website: www.businessflow.com.au
John's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More details on the house build project: http://www.goldratt.co.uk/succ/habitat.htm
[btw: I recorded the conversation using skype and pamela recorder. I then converted it to mp3 using audacity. But it sounds a bit feeble in places. Any hints?]