Author: steveadmin

Don’t Adopt Methodologies, Construct Them!

Don’t Adopt Methodologies, Construct Them!

One area (among others) where I can be a little pedantic is when a client tells me they are “adopting” methodology “xyz.” I quickly try to correct them saying “you do not adopt a methodology, you construct it.” Yes, there are many pre-built frameworks available for you but, in the end, text book methods rarely […]

Honda Yamaha Wars

Honda Yamaha Wars

The Honda-Yamaha Wars In 1981 Yamaha launched what became known as the Honda Yamaha wars. In the battle for supremacy in the motorcycle market place, Yamaha challenged Honda’s leading position by opening a new factory that made Yamaha the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer. The economics of this war seemed tilted in Yamaha’s favour, a large […]

Introducing my blog

Introducing my blog

A wonderful case study I like to cite comes from the auto industry, specifically the New Unified Motor Manufacturing Incorporate (NUMMI). This facility in Fremont California where Tesla now manufactures its cars was once a General Motors facility. It was also reputed to have the worst workforces in the auto industry and the plant was […]