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Performance of commitment

I am really starting to read in earnest again, as much as my schedule permits with the two kids and a crazy busy work life.  Over the weekend I configured an RSS reader and refreshed the list of blogs I’m following.  For a long time, most of the compelling blogs I was reading were related […]

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My journey & yours

I started my PhD envisioning that I would teach at the college level, but in the intervening years I came to really enjoy my work in the software industry, as well as the quality of life that work afforded.  I was also comfortably settled in Philadelphia, and unwilling to move for my job at that […]

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Putting Lean in context

[NOTE: This post was originally titled Deconstructing Lean. I renamed Putting Lean in context on 3/26/09, because the post got so long I never got around to the deconstruction of the Lean concepts. That’s coming in a future post, so stay tuned!  Natalie] When I first conducted ethnographic research at SAP as part of my […]

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SAP Town Hall

SAP launched a new release of the Business Suite this week, and as a result there were a number of SAP executives in the US.  After the launch in NYC, they made their way down to the Newtown Square offices, where they held a Town Hall meeting.  It has been many years (in the opening […]

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Your time is coming!

This morning when I woke up, I checked my Blackberry (as I often do) before beginning to pack my son’s lunch.  Imagine the excitement when I came across this in my inbox! ______________________________________________   From: John B Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 5:45 PM To:  Natalie H Subject: Fw: Support for the COO programs and Projects Your time is coming! […]

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