What do we learn by looking through the lenses of postmodernism and just-in-time manufacturing?
What is postmodern computer science? How is programming related to computer science? The authors have written, "Let us create a new guild of programmers without the class-distinctions that raise an arrogant barrier between programmers and computer scientists! Let us desire, conceive, and create the new program of the future together. It will combine design, user-interfaces, and programming in a single form, and will one day rise towards the heavens from the hands of a million workers as the crystalline symbol of a new and coming faith."
In the 1980's, a massive paradigm shift hit the factories throughout the US and Europe. Mass production and scientific management techniques from the early 1900's were questioned as Japanese manufacturing companies demonstrated that "Just-in-Time" was a better paradigm. The widely adopted manufacturing concepts came to be known as "Lean Production'. When appropriately applied, Lean Thinking is a well-understood and well-tested platform upon which to build agile software development practices.
Participants should be ready to think outside the box.