Sidney Dekker: System Failure, Human Error – Who’s to Blame?

Keynote to the 2014 DevOpsDays in Brisbane. Sidney talks about how complex systems need a different approach towards handling the “human factors” of failure, no more MDA’s dictating processes and controls top-down…

Quite a long presentation but one can skip the first 10 minutes or maybe even the first 37

DevOpsDays Brisbane 2014 – Sidney Decker – System Failure, Human Error: Who’s to Blame? from devopsdays on Vimeo.

More from Sidney here: http://sidneydekker.com/

McKinsey Quarterly: Next frontiers for lean

Lean-production techniques have been revolutionizing operations for 50 years. Advances in technology, psychology, and analytics may make the next 50 even more exciting

This article first mentions a view examples of the application of lean principles within Retail banking, Hospitals, Airlines, Restaurants and Asset Management then highlights that in the future lean will play an important role in improving customer value in all industries, bridging gaps among operations, marketing, and product development.

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.

Source: http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html