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Scott Sedam

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Scott Sedam is president of TrueNorth Development, a consulting and training firm that works with builders to improve products, process, and profits. A senior contributing editor to Pro Builder, Scott writes about all aspects of the home building business and won the 2015 Jesse H. Neal Award, business journalism's most prestigious prize, for his commentary in Pro Builder. Scott invites you to join TrueNorth's Lean Building Group on LinkedIn and welcomes your feedback at [email protected] or 248.446.1275.

Bust These Home Building Myths

From myths about mayonnaise to myths about the effects of the trade shortage, fallacies aren’t mere errors in fact, but rather errors in thinking and reason—and they could be holding back your business

Fallacies in Home Building

From myths about mayonnaise to myths about the effects of the trade shortage, fallacies aren’t mere errors in fact, but rather errors in thinking and reason—and they could be holding back your business

Business Management

Conquering Complexity: Confronting the Source of Profit Loss

Complexity kills good process. Good process drives profit. Your only choice is to conquer complexity

Business Management

On the Road to Simplicity

Simplification is never about merely stripping out features or dumbing down the product. In fact, simplification is a way of thinking, designing, and operating that can improve product along with profits

Consequences of Complexity in the Building Process

When complexity exceeds capacity, everyone loses. Here's the first step in fixing a broken process

What to Do When Everything is Job No. 1

Among the most frustrating work requirements, whether in business, education, volunteering, or any other endeavor, is how to prioritize the myriad…

Business Management

Improving Process With Clarity, Priority, and Focus

What to do when everything on the list is Job No. 1

Why do builders avoid facing the facts on process failure?

 

“Sometimes life – and work – would be easier if you could forget some things you’ve learned.”

So begins my August article in…

Business Management

Process Failure: Product Waste in Home Building

The desire to deny it is strong, but it's time to admit: Most product waste in home building has its roots in bad process. Let's look at what to do about it

Business Management

12 Processes for Sustainable Profit

How to establish sound business systems that ensure a healthy bottom line

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