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Keep it Lean – Become more productive and motivated

This article was originally published in ISTC Communicator, Summer 2016. Lean started in the automotive industry with Toyota’s Production System, but the ideas and principles are universal, and can be applied to any industry. The idea of Lean is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste, thus creating more value for customers with fewer resources. […]

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How to get started with Lean Thinking in Techcomm

Do you want to know more about lean ideas, and how you can start implementing them using your favorite authoring tool? Keep reading! Lean principles These are some of the main principles in lean thinking: Define value from your customers’ perspective Map the value stream for each product that provides that value, and challenge all non-value-adding […]

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Setting up a Kanban Board in MadCap Flare

If you’re a fan of using Kanban boards – the simplest way of implementing one in MadCap Flare is to use a TOC.  Setting up a Kanban TOC in Flare Create a new TOC and add items corresponding to your workflow (e.g. Backlog, In Writing, etc) Add topics to your backlog Work on one topic at a […]