Thoughts on technology and innovation
Ted Husted, Release Engineer
The Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX) is a truly useful framework for getting things done at the enterprise level.
In brief, the four disciplines are
The term "Lead Measure" is used in contrast to the term "Lag Measure". Common lag measures are
Lead measures track lead actions. Common lead actions are
When we look at lead measures like
Lag metrics are key performance indicators. Lead metrics are key improvement indicators.
When you determine what lead measures will improve the lag measures, don't fall into the trap of thinking in terms of metrics -- Think it terms of actions.
For example, if you want to reduce the number of software defects, you need to do more than get a bigger bug swatter. You need to take steps like
For more about 4DX, you can review this book summary or checkout the full book or audio version.
Does your organization have a wildly important goal? What lead measures can you take to battle the whirlwind and conquer the WIG?
Ted Husted is a Kaizen Squad developer on the Nimble AMS product crew. "We make the good changes that create a great product."