Dave Lane

Dave Lane
Posted by Dave Lane
April 19, 2016

Theory of Constraints: How to Change

How to ChangeOutline the tactics which will clarify what needs to happen...

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Dave Lane
Posted by Dave Lane
April 12, 2016

Theory of Constraints: What To Change To?

Metova uses the Theory of Constraints in daily decision making. As such, we want Metovians to have a working knowledge of tools that will help them find and alleviate the constraint. This series of blog posts follows along with a class our CTO, Dave Lane, is teaching at our Franklin, TN office. If you missed the other articles, it's not too late to catch up! They are listed below.

Introduction to the Theory of Constraints

What to Change?

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Dave Lane
Posted by Dave Lane
April 7, 2016

Theory of Constraints: 5 Focusing Steps

Five Focusing Steps

1. Identify the Constraint

In order to increase the throughput of the system, you must alleviate the current bottleneck — the thing currently limiting you from attaining your goal. A common failure in identifying the constraint is the discovery of future assumed constraints. Remember that alleviating a constraint will result in the emergence of a new constraint: this means any effort expended toward solving a future constraint is a waste until the current constraint is removed.

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Dave Lane
Posted by Dave Lane
April 5, 2016

Theory of Constraints: What to Change

Last week we introduced the Theory of Constraints. Every situation will always have a constraint that needs to be alleviated. There are three key questions that ToC can help you answer.

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Dave Lane
Posted by Dave Lane
March 29, 2016

Theory of Constraints: Introduction

Here at Metova, we aim to teach the people we hire to find autonomy, mastery, and purpose. We have found one of the most important abilities to obtain this is problem solving. Critically thinking and evaluating your situation is useful in all areas of your life. At work, it helps us stay highly aligned and loosely coupled, another factor in our culture. Finding the constraint and working out how to alleviate it using the the tools we will discuss aids in communication and gives context to purpose. Dave Lane, CTO has been teaching classes for Metovians using a manual he wrote. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing this so that you too can learn to use the Theory of Constraints and work on your autonomy, mastery, and purpose.

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Dave Lane
Posted by Dave Lane
September 3, 2015

Emerging Opportunities in Mobile Security

As our society increasingly uses mobile devices for financial transactions, information sharing, and social interactions, mobile devices will become an increasingly attractive target to cyber criminals. Metova's CTO, Dave Lane, has identified three opportunities to safeguard your users' information that should be taken into consideration when building a mobile application.

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Dave Lane
Posted by Dave Lane
August 27, 2015

Top Four Mobile Security Threats

As mobile devices increase in usage and popularity, hackers have been looking for more ways to exploit them. People are using their devices in all aspects of their daily lives and are willing to share and store sensitive personal information in order to do so. Because there there is more information available for exploitation, hackers have begun to avoid the quick attack, preferring to wait in the shadows and silently gather data. This week, we will go into detail on the top four security threats Metova foresees in mobile.

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Dave Lane
Posted by Dave Lane
August 20, 2015

Attack on Mobile Security

Security best practices are constantly evolving to tackle the latest threats. Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are becoming the most commonly used general computing devices across the world. This growth has resulted in previously unimaginable levels of access to information. As mobile devices become more prominent in our daily lives, the opportunity to collect, alter, and exploit information about our personal and professional lives becomes an increasingly desirable target for cyber criminals.

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Dave Lane
Posted by Dave Lane
May 14, 2015

How to Understand Your Users Through Effective Logging

It’s easy to understand why your mobile application users are frustrated with crashes and known bugs. However, it is less easy to understand why users are frustrated with the app when it doesn’t crash. Many things can go wrong in your application flow: business logic may be improperly implemented, and users may enter unexpected input or otherwise interact with the app in unexpected ways. Analytics can help uncover some basic issues, but nothing beats a descriptive log.

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Dave Lane
Posted by Dave Lane
January 22, 2015

Cross-Platform Apps are Valuable, Not Cheap

The Allure of Hybrid Mobile Apps

As cross-platform mobile app frameworks like Apache Cordova, Appcelerator, Sencha, and QT gain popularity, we’ve heard customers -- and even some developers -- praise cross-platform app development as the way to huge cost savings. This is a short-sighted view.

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Dave Lane
Posted by Dave Lane
December 12, 2014

How to Implement Geolocation Without Draining Your User’s Battery

Geolocation is a process that, if done incorrectly, can cause a major strain on a device’s battery. If your application is unnecessarily caustic to battery life your user will become dissatisfied, leading to uninstalls and bad reviews. Conversely, minimizing battery usage will give users more time on their device, which also increases the amount of time your app can be used.

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Dave Lane
Posted by Dave Lane
January 28, 2014

We Lost the CEA MoDev Hackathon 2014, and Here's Why

Metova developers are passionate about coding. In fact, we like to believe we are among the best in the world. When we heard about the annual MoDEV Hackathon at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), we decided to test our mettle.

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