Tuesday, October 12, 2010

John Seddon Used to Trumpet Lean Tools

"Professor" John Seddon (we should say "former Professor") is one of the most obnoxious bashers of the lean methodology out there, pushing instead his "Systems Thinking" or Vanguard Method.

Thanks to the Internet Wayback Machine, you can see clearly that John Seddon, as recently as 2008 was trumpeting his "lean" approach and offered "lean tools" in 2004 - an offering that would get you or me labeled a "tool head" in an angry Vanguard newsletter.

The page offered:

What are the benefits of going lean?

Practical tools for action

What a hypocrite! See screen capture below (click for bigger view):

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