Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Push vs. Pull Systems

Interesting post by Dan Creswell who links to John Hagel.

Update Also see this earlier post by Dan.

I liked this table in the paper.

Talks about Lean based pull systems in manufacturing applied to systems. H.o.t.

Push Programs Pull Platforms
Demand can be anticipated Demand is highly uncertain
Top down design Emergent design
Centralized control Decentralized initiative
Procedural Modular
Tightly coupled Loosely coupled
Resource centric People centric
Participation restricted Few participants Participation open Many diverse participants
Efficiency focus Innovation focus
Limited number of major re-engineering efforts Rapid incremental innovation
Zero sum rewards Extrinsic rewards dominate Positive sum rewards Intrinsic rewards dominate

1 comment:

PetrolHead said...

Hey Fuzzy,

Think you got the wrong link - should be: