Japanese managers call it "gemba," the practice of pushing decision-making power down a hierarchy. But when managers do it simply with the intent to avoid responsibility, trouble arises, Ron McFarland explains.
Open source software is becoming a dominant force in the software world and the world in general. Unfortunately, many universities still teach computer science without any mention of this recent advance. In the fall of 2007, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) set out to change this.