Mark Burgess on Promises Best of 2015

Burgess Books

The Business901 Podcast of the year was a two part series Designing through Promises & Designing through Promises, Part 2 with Mark Burgess as the guest. The Transcription of the Podcast can be found at The Theory of a Promise Mark Burgess is perhaps best known as the author of the popular configuration management Continue reading Mark Burgess on Promises Best of 2015

Dialogue and Conversation Stack

This is a collection of 24 – Business901 Podcast Transcriptions, called Stacks (see below) through my Issuu channel: Conversations A collection of Business901 Podcast Transcriptions that centered on Dialogues and Conversations. Several people included are Mark Burgess, Craig Weber, Irene Etzkorn and 21 others. Stacks are a new way to Continue reading Dialogue and Conversation Stack

Can a Lean Company become a Learning Org

Scaling Edges

When scaling companies, I always followed the thought that you needed core competencies that could be performed as standard work along with incremental improvement into your markets or through your product/services. However, this is just not about becoming more effective and efficient around your core; it is about exploring the Continue reading Can a Lean Company become a Learning Org

Method of Public Service Transformation

Benjamin Taylor is a founder and managing partner at RedQuadrant. He is passionate about systems thinking, customer-led transformation, lean, and generally thinking about better ways to run and lead organisations. He holds a lean six sigma black belt and is accredited to run the power+systems organisation workshop and ‘when cultures meet’ Continue reading Method of Public Service Transformation

Forming Expectations Through Promises

“If you can trust a promise, you can save a lot of time and effort. It helps you to form expectations, and that expectation is knowledge that you build up by having a relationship with something or some process or some personal device.” – Mark Burgess Related Podcasts and Transcription: Continue reading Forming Expectations Through Promises

Designing through Promises, Part 2

Mark Burgess Books

Mark Burgess is perhaps best known as the author of the popular configuration management software package CFEngine, but has also made important contributions to the theory of the field of automation and policy based management, including the idea of operator convergence and promise theory. Mark is the author of numerous Continue reading Designing through Promises, Part 2

Does Autonomy lead to Greater Clarity?

Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess is a theoretician and practitioner in the area of information systems, whose work has focused largely on distributed information infrastructure. He is known particularly for his work on Configuration Management and Promise Theory. He was the principal Founder of CFEngine, and is emeritus professor of Network and System Continue reading Does Autonomy lead to Greater Clarity?