Since the benefits of artificial intelligence are heavily dependent on the quality and, very often, the quantity of data, a service provider should consider developing its data strategies if it intends to benefit from AI.
The Model of Artificial Intelligence in a Service System is exemplified by the case of classifying service requests
An artificial intelligence is a component in a service system. It follows the general model of the phases of development and use for any service system. However, there are certain activities in these phases specific to AI. They are described in this model.
Kanban is very frequently described as “a visual management method for projects”. But is this really true? I believe it misses the core of understanding kanban and creates many misconceptions.
There is a tendency in discussions of staffing and organizational structure to speak of people, especially software engineers, as being fungible—or not. What an exceedingly unpleasant choice of words! People are not fungible. People fungibility is an inappropriate concept. Let’s see how the underpinning issues can be discussed more fruitfully. What is Fungibility? Fungibility is […]
It has become a commonplace that the throughput of a team’s or individual’s work is significantly slowed by context switching. If, instead of trying to multi-task and performing many different tasks within a given lapse of time, we finish a task before we start another, there will be much less context switching. Consequently, we would […]
Being a coach is like someone helping you learn to ride a bicycle. She can teach you, encourage you and praise you, but she cannot ride the bicycle in your place. Being a coach is like being an acrobat’s safety net. Without taking risks, the acrobat would never learn and without a safety net, the […]
Field service work has a variety of constraints and special characteristics that may influence how the flow of field service work is managed using kanban. What is different about field service and what should we take into account when using kanban to manage field service work? Many of the issues that I will describe may […]