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Ramblings about W. Edwards Deming in the digital transformation era. The general idea of the podcast is derived from Dr. Demming's seminal work described in his New Economics book - System of Profound Knowledge ( SoPK ). We'll try and get a mix of interviews from IT, Healthcare, and Manufacturing with the goal of aligning these ideas with Digital Transformation possibilities. Everything related to Dr. Deming's ideas is on the table (e.g., Goldratt, C.I. Lewis, Ohno, Shingo, Lean, Agile, and DevOps).
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I get to chat with Andrew Clay Shafer in this episode. Andrew was one of the original pioneers of the DevOps movement. His presentation titled "There Is No Talent Shortage" has always been one of my favorite DevOps presentations. We talked about Andrew's background and how he got into Dr. Deming. He also spoke about his ideas about learning organizations and other interesting topics. It was a great way to end the season. For many years, Andrew has been a mentor and a friend to me. 
I talked with Tom Geraghty in session. Physiological safety is Tom's passion. He tells me a bit about his journey with Dr. Deming. After that, we dive deep into the topic of physiological safety. It was a great session. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Tom’s Websitehttps://tomgeraghty.co.uk/
This podcast is the last podcast of 2021 and marks the end of season #1. I do a quick overview and review of the podcast over the year.  I wanted to thank the following guests: Ben Rockwood (@benr)Doris QuinnMary and Tom Poppendieck (@mpoppendieck)Jeffrey Fredrick (@Jtf)George Dekker (@GeorgeDekker)Dr. Steven Spear (@StevenJSpear)Courtney Kissler (@chawklady)Josh Corman (@joshcorman)Kevin Behr (@kevinbehr)Elisabeth Hendrickson (@testobsessed)harper (@harper)Carmen DeArdo Dennis Schlagheck Glenn Wilson (@GlennDynaminet)Mark Burgess (@markburgess_osl)John Waraniak (@JohnWaraniak)Steve Pereira (@SteveElsewhere)Jabe Bloom (@cyetain)Paula Thrasher (@paula_thrasher)Dominica DeGrandis (@dominicad)Laksh Raghavan (@laraghavan)Tom Geraghty (@tom_geraghty)Andrew Clay Shafer (@littleidea)
This is part 2 of my podcast with Laksh Raghavan. I met Laksh Raghavan through a Twitter dispute on Pragmatism and Epistemology.  We decided to hop on a zoom session to discuss it.  After about 5 minutes I realized I was out of my element. Laksh really knew his stuff. We decided to do a podcast. This is the first part of a two part series. We cover a lot of interesting ground regarding general philosophy, Pragmatism, Epistemology, and Systems Thinking. If you liked my previous podcast with Jabe Bloom should enjoy this podcast as well.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/laraghavan/
I met Laksh Raghavan through a Twitter dispute on Pragmatism and Epistemology.  We decided to hop on a Zoom session to discuss it.  After about 5 minutes I realized I was out of my element. Laksh really knew his stuff. We decided to do a podcast. This is the first part of a two-part series. We cover a lot of interesting ground regarding general philosophy, Pragmatism, Epistemology, and Systems Thinking. If you liked my previous podcast with Jabe Bloom should enjoy this podcast as well.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/laraghavan/
Dominica DeGrandis is my guest on this episode. In 2010, Dominica and I met at the first US DevOps Days. We discuss the early DevOps Days and the Kanban game in this episode. We also discuss her work on making work visible and the five thieves of time. Every time I speak with Dominica, it is always a great conversation. Here are a few links:https://itrevolution.com/making-work-visible-by-dominica-degrandis/ https://itrevolution.com/immersion/ linkedin.com/in/dominicadeg
Paula is a veteran DevOps participant. She has managed some of the largest and most difficult transformations in our industry. I get the chance to pick Paula's brain about leadership at scale. 
Jabe Bloom and I talk about Dr. Deming's Theory of Knowledge in this episode. We learn about pragmatism and epistemology from Jabe. As he proceeds, he mentions Dr. Shewhart's work at Hawthorne as well as Ohno and Lean, all related to Deming's System of Profound Knowledge lens of Theory of Knowledge. If you've enjoyed the podcast so far, you'll want to listen to this episode. Check out Jabe's work here: http://blog.jabebloom.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/jabebloom/ 
Steve and I talk about early DevOpsDays, Value Streams, Flow, Systems Thinking and of course Dr. Deming. Give talks about his thought about Dr. Deming's System of Profound Knowledge. We cover a lot of ground in this podcast.  I'm sure you will enjoy it.  You can find a link to all of the cool things Steve is working on here: https://vzbl.io/links
John Waraniak is my guest in this episode. John has over 25 years of experience in automotive, motorsports, aerospace, and consumer products. He has extensive experience in vehicle systems engineering, motorsports program management, and lean product development. When he was at General Motors, John worked directly with Dr. Deming. In addition, he studied under Peter Senge. This is a great interview. At Indianapolis Raceway, he will organize the first autonomous race later this month (Oct 2023). According to John, like many on this podcast, it all started with Dr. Deming. Check out his profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-waraniak-a56ab26/
In this episode, I'm joined by Mark Burgess. Mark founded CFEngine, Promise Theory, and Infrastructure as Code. Mark holds a Ph.D. in physics. He is an author of several books, including one of my favorites, "In Search of Certainty." He has been working on a project called the Semantic Spacetime Project for over a decade. I've known Mark for almost a decade now, and we always have a great time discussing important IT topics. In this episode, we discuss Dr. Deming's work through the lenses of complexity, non-determinism, and quantum physics. You can find all of Mark's work on his website ( http://markburgess.org/index.html ). 
In this episode I catchup with the author of the "DevSecOps: A leader’s guide to producing secure software without compromising flow, feedback and continuous improvement" book., Glenn Wilson.  Glenn is an active participant in the DevOps and DevSecOps communities.  He is also an emerging student of Dr. Deming.  We talk about Glenn's Deming journey as well as how DevSecOps and Dr. Deming's work align well.   Look for Glenn's book on Amazon. 
In this podcast, I just go off on a tangent about my Deming ideas. I've been listening to some old Deming podcasts where everyone is asked what was their aha moment when they learned about Deming. In an interview with Bob Brown, CEO of Great Plains Coca Cola Bottling Company, he remarked that he has never had a single aha moment in his life, it was a journey for him. I concur with myself; this is how I felt. To me, it seemed fitting to walk my aha journey.
Dennis Schlagheck is the author of a book about Hawthorne Works ( https://bit.ly/37UGQoH ). We discuss all things related to the Western Electric Hawthorne factory.  For those Deming geeks, this is where Dr. Deming spent two summers interning while he was in college.  It's also where Walter Shewhart invented Statistical Process Control.  Hawthorne was sort of like a modern-day Apple or Xerox PARC.  You also had the Hawthorn Studies (famous Hawthorne Effect) coming out of thier in the 1920s.  Dennis and I have had a great conversation about work, life, and,  community at the factory from the early 1900s.  This is a fantastic interview. 
Harper Reed was the CTO of the Obama campaign.  We talked about how he wound up as the CTO. We also talked about how they employed a lot of Agile and DevOps during the campaign.  This is another great podcast. 
I love doing podcasts with people I really like.  A few years back I wrote an Introduction to DevOps course for edX and found Elisabeth Hendrickson's work testing extremely helpful.  Since then I've been a big fan of her work.  We talked about her career in systems and testing and some of the new stuff she is working on.  Hope you enjoy it.
This is part 2 of my Keven Behr interview.  We continue the discussion on Deming and Toyota.  We also go a little deep into the Theory of Constraints and Goldratt's work. 
In this podcast, I get to chat with Kevin Behr (co-author of The Phoenix Project).  We discuss Deming's influence on Japan and modern commerce.  Kevin has an interesting perspective on Toyota and Japanese culture.  We also talk about the concept of a "Humble Student" and why Deming's message might have penetrated deeply as part of the Miracle in Japan. 
In this episode, Josh and I discuss the history of sBOM's, Deming and Goldratt's influence on software supply chain as well as COVID's Operation Warp Speed.  I always say I'm a passionate person about IT, Josh is a passionate person about saving lives.  This is a fantastic episode. 
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