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Improving writing processes using lean and Kanban

Bass, JM 2016, 'Improving writing processes using lean and Kanban' , Learned Publishing .

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Abstract

Key points •Concepts from lean manufacturing and Kanban production can usefully be applied to writing for academic publication. •Value and pull focus the author's attention on the needs of reviewers, editors, and readers. •Value stream and flow emphasize an end-to-end process of prioritization, writing, editing, revision, resubmission, and publication •Perfection places emphasis on publication quality. •A Kanban board is advocated to plan and monitor the writing and publication lifecycle. •The author's experience shows a steady improvement in output rankings and researcher reputation metrics over a four-year period.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Learned Publishing
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0953-1513
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Julian M. Bass
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 08:04
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2016 07:47
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40199

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