I woke up this morning to some very unsettling news, or should I say yet another crescendo in seven months of unsettling news. Wishing the President and everyone in his sphere affected by this latest chapter of Covid-19 a speedy recovery, I’ll take the easy way out today with a short list of Trivia covering Lean and IoT for you to ponder over the weekend. How many of these questions can you answer without using the Internet?
- Who is the creator of the X-Type Matrix for Policy Deployment?
- Who did Shigeo Shingo pay homage to as “his teacher’s teachers”?
- What is the literal translation of Poka-Yoke?
- When was The Machine That Changed The World published?
- What is the difference between Internet of Things and Industry 4.0?
- Who coined the term “knowledge worker”?
- When was Toast Kaizen first videoed?
- Who said “If this Lean stuff seems easy, you’re probably not doing it.” ?
- When was the World Wide Web invented?
- When was the first toaster connected to the Internet?
Have a relaxing weekend, puzzling over this trivia – think of it as preparation for next week’s big event. Just four days to the 16th Annual Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference. I’ll be back on Monday with another Lean Peeve.
By the way: On the afternoon of the first day of our conference we’ll also take a break from serious inquiry for some “Lean Before Dark” fun that may include more Trivia with a few prizes and possibly some asynchronous Karaoke. Hope you can join in for the learning and for the fun. Hope to see you.