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Culture and Deming

Facilitator: Lilibeth Dineros-Snell

Scribe: Jeff Gallimore

  • Trying to break down silos
  • Why was Deming successful in Japan and not here?
  • Gladwell's "Power distance index"
  • U.S. has an "I"-centric culture. Does that have something to do with it?
  • John Wayne "cowboy culture" - anti working together?
  • Worked in Japan because they were enduring a crisis in rebuilding
  • Japanese culture - taking pride in their work
  • Cultural differences in consequences of failure
  • Did lack of resources in Japan drive innovation? Versus US where things are plentiful?
  • "Necessity is the mother of innovation"
  • Level of complacency in 50's in US - US was the big dog
  • Baggage with Taylorism in US - hard to make the switch to new philosophy
  • Benefit of "greenfield" in Japan

Platinum & Venue Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors

Excella Consulting Sumo Logic Netuitive Ansible Chef CustomInk Delphix Red Hat Elastic VictorOps Fugue Sonatype FireEye

Gold Sponsors

InfoZen Comcast Circonus Opus Group, LLC BlackMesh PagerDuty govready

Silver Sponsors

Puppet Labs