DevOps inspiration from Toyota Production System and Lean considered harmful

Paul Boddie paul at
Wed May 18 13:07:12 UTC 2022

On Sunday, 15 May 2022 19:22:43 CEST Carsten Agger wrote:
> I wrote a rant against the idolization of Lean and Toyota among certain
> DevOps people.

Sorry to follow up again, but at least this message is shorter! Previously, 
I've noted the cult of "innovation" in academia, but I haven't provided bite-
sized pieces of evidence, so here we go:

"How do you build Life Science startups that are viable and scalable? This 
Lean Innovation Course will bring you up to speed thinking more 
entrepreneurial, how to steer and grow your start up, and how life science-
based ideas can become commercialized."

Being "entrepreneurial" and commercialising ideas is basically background 
music in academia these days. When they say commercialising ideas, they mean 
patenting, of course, although you're not supposed to be able to patent mere 
ideas, but anyway.


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