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David Hughes - Using Metaphors for Lean Thinking at Malvern

February 26, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tentatively, we haveTues Feb 26, 2019 – David Hughes on Metaphorically Speaking: Powerful metaphors for Lean Systems Thinking.SPEAKERDAVID HUGHESTOPICMetaphorically Speaking: Powerful metaphors for Lean Systems ThinkingDESCRIPTION "Flow" is among the most powerful Lean metaphors and, yet, many practitioners are content with superficial understanding. Cognitive studies confirm that figurative language is one of the most common expressions of creative behavior in everyday life. The conscious use of metaphor is enshrined in the Kanban Method, eXtreme Programming, Lean Manufacturing, and other systems engineering patterns.Indeed, "fluid intelligence" is a deliciously apt metaphor that describes this area of interest in psychology. The learning objective of this talk is to enhance your appreciation of the power of metaphor in the service of Lean and Systems Thinking through fun, thought-provoking examples.-=======================-For the February meeting, we like to avoid weeks with a…See More
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March 19, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
MARCH MEETINGFrom the great response on Jan 22nd, we are probably going to repeat the topic from speaker Bob English and Bill Roberts and their work on  "Definition of Ready" with a workshop exercise.The location is probably CERNERAgilePhilly will be meeting Tuesday March 19th which is between ST PATRICKS DAY ( when Saint Patrick drove the snakes out of America and into Twitter) and the SPRING EQUINOX =The Spring Equinox 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere will be at 16:58 ( 4:58 PM ) on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 *-======================================-*  Finally, a 3rd Tuesday in the Spring of 2019 that is NOT the Day after some Monday Holiday . . .So anyone who loves St Patricks Day, let me know if you are still recovering from the Party on Saturday.  Now I know we might be conflicting with some Pagans celebrating the First Day of Spring, but I will see if I can let Cerner let us use their Parking Garage as a Stonehenge Astrolabe for sighting the stars. If not, we'll go down to…See More
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