Judo full

The idea

In order to not waste customer's time and money, you must take processes that do not matter and get them out of your way. You have to Judo chop them until they are gone or they resemble just a sliver of their former selves.

There are so many of these processes in the wild. The key is to find these and try to reduce the complexity of them or just remove them completely. If this sounds impossible to you, try to remove these for a single week and see if you can live without them or work around them.

Through working with a lot of different customers in a lot of different fields, there are several processes that we have identified as being a waste of time.

Here is just a sampling of the waste we have seen.

  • Vacation request systems
  • People who are only there to take notes during meetings
  • Overly complicated time tracking systems
  • Functional documents
  • Technical documents
  • Unnecessary Meetings

Dog small
Don't be like Dog the Bounty Hunter
Judo small
Judo chop processes that suck
Meetings small
F*** meetings
Interruption small
Interruption is the enemy of productivity
Fairy small
Beware of Fairy Tale Product Managers
Hire small
Hire the right customer
Strangers small
Strangers at a cocktail party
Furniture small
Be more like a Swedish furniture company
Easy small
Make it easy to get out
Myths small
Mythical creatures are awesome; myths are not
By products small
Sell your by-products
Enemy small
Find your enemy
Hands small
You don't get gigs from shaking hands