Improve business process with Deming cycle

The Deming cycle is used to illustrate the PDCA process :
PLAN (the objectives)
DO (the new process)
CHECK (the results)
ACT (to find facts that can be improved with iteration)

With the use of iterations, this cycle enables to bring closer to the target, as it is clearly showed on this picture from SpeedEndurance.com :
Deming cycle

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Speed reading : the eye gym

Here is a exercise that can be done for 5 minutes every day :
– Select a text.
– Read only (and quickly) the first and the last word in each line.

This exercise aims at maintaining speed of eye movements, even if you don’t understand the text.

When you will increase your horizontal vision span, you will be able to read and understand each line with the same speed.

Related Article :
Speed reading : some links

After GTD methods, you can use Getting Things GNOME!

Getting Things Done is a concept created by David Allen. His methods enables to improve productivity, thanks to the use of tasks lists. There are several applications developed to apply GTD methods on computers.

Some of them are web-based, such as toodledo.com (it will probably be the subject of a future article). And other ones are available on GNU/Linux system, such as this quite new software that seems to be interesting :
Getting Things GNOME !

More informations are given in Ploum’s article. You can share your feedback if you have already tested it.

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Salsa group : Andy Rey Y Su Cadencia

I really enjoy this group and especially that song « Bailen otra vez » :

Some informations about this group are available on MySpace or on their website (french).

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Define your team role in the Belbin Inventory

According to Dr. Meredith Belbin‘s studies, each individual’s behaviour can be sorted in one of the 9 following roles :
– Shaper
– Implementer
– Completer Finisher
– Coordinator
– Teamworker
– Resource Investigator
– Plant
– Monitor Evaluator
– Specialist

More details about the role definitions are available in
12manage.com website, or Wikipedia for example.

What is your team role ?

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Speed reading – some links

Here are some links about a very interesting field of knowledge, speed reading :

Wikipedia : introduction on the subject.
Speed Reading Test : evaluate your reader profile.

Other articles are expected. Stay tuned…

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How to save bookmarks online : delicious.com

Every web browser can save your favorite websites in a bookmarks system. But when you travel and use several computers (at home, at work, etc…), it is difficult to have the same bookmarks on each computer.

One solution is to save your bookmarks on the web. And that is possible with Delicious. You can mark your bookmarks as private if you don’t want to share them. Besides, there is a firefox add-on that enables to use and save your bookmarks quickly.

And if you don’t want to give up the HTML format, you can export (or import) bookmarks from delicious.com to a HTML file, as it is clearly explained on Shodan.in blog.

PS : This site exists since 2003 and I’m sorry if everybody already knows this kind of informations, but I’m quite late as far as social web services are concerned…

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