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The Rise of Lean Production

An excerpt from "The Machine That Changed The World" (1990)

Ken McCormack

Lean Agile Architecture and Development

December 23, 2018

Another snippet from a classic source - "The Machine That Changed The World" [Womack et al, 1990].

The Machine That Changed The World

The book was based upon a five-year study undertaken at MIT, began in 1985 as the International Motor Vehicle Program (IMVP), an initiative to research and understand the comparative strengths and weaknesses of . . .

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Rechtin on Ultraquality - The Challenge

Excellence Beyond Measure and the need for Ultraquality Systems

Ken McCormack

Lean Agile Architecture and Development

February 04, 2018

Continuing the complex systems architecture theme and discussion of ultra-quality systems, the excerpt below is taken from Eberhardt Rechtin, Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems, 1991, Chap 8.

Several issues spring to mind today, particularly how the need for some ultra-quality systems continues to be driven . . .

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Rechtin on Ultraquality - Redundancy and Fault Tolerance

The Writings of a Complex Systems Architecture Legend

Ken McCormack

Lean Agile Architecture and Development

February 04, 2018

In his classic (but criminally overlooked) 1991 book "Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems," Eberhardt Rechtin discusses technical, managerial and architectural responses to the challenge of building high quality systems. Despite being several decades old, 'modern' techniques like Lean manufacturing . . .

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