Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Latest Article Online Now!

YES!

I love it when the new issue of Defense AT&L is posted online, 'cause that means I've got a new article available to plug... and this one's a doozie! Wake the kids! Call the neighbors! Send this link to everyone in your email address book! (Ok, don't actually do that last one).

Anyway, after my foray into postmodernism and my experiment with oddball Socratic fiction, this one is a return to form. It's titled "The Truth About Process Loss Costs," and I suspect it's going to toast some knickers.

See, the whole concept of becoming a "process enterprise" is popular in the DoD these days ('cause industry largely walked away from the practice in the late 90's, so it's about time we pick it up). In this article, I have a few uncomfortable questions to ask of the Hammerheads and other Process Advocates... answers they studiously refuse to answer.

I can't wait to see what sort of "fan mail" this one generates. I hope it will get people to really evaluate this whole "process enterprise" thing.

And as a Special Bonus, check out the latest 13 Theta cartoon. Guaranteed to make you laugh, or your money back!

2 comments:

Dick Field said...

After your recent round of fan mail (readers: see http://www.dau.mil/pubs/dam/2008_09_10/read_so08.pdf), I think you have license to take on just about any sacred cow in the system. Not to get too political, but you guys appear to be the enfranchised "mavericks". Rock on.

The Dan Ward said...

Thanks, Dick! Maverick is a title we would happily accept (though Rogue works too, of course).

And in the original post, I meant "questions they studiously refuse to answer," of course...