new video
hot off the press!  
    more about rocket
mass heaters here.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Project Management applied to community kitchen  RSS feed

 
Brian Gallimore
Posts: 12
Location: Princeton, Texas (zone 8a)
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I read the recent Scott Adams post "Eating is Broken" where he suggests that an intentional community cooking, dining, cleaning, food buying would be real slick if we just applied the practice of project management and some computer automation to the problem.

When I read the post, I thought about Paul's 540 meals story

The author is known for writing about half-baked ideas, often just for the entertainment value. I'm wondering if this idea might be useful though.

Would the results of Paul's 540 meals experience been 'more fair' if it was managed ala Project Management style? Would anyone have participated? Would it introduce a whole new set of problems?
 
Fred Morgan
steward
Posts: 979
Location: Northern Zone, Costa Rica - 200 to 300 meters Tropical Humid Rainforest
15
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
As he is the creator of Dilbert, I think he is being tongue in cheek. I wouldn't think project management would apply to community kitchen. A project generally has a start and finish, whereas a kitchen is more like a production environment, where schedules, requisition of materials, quality control, etc are most important.

Very little variation in delivery (i.e. lunch is at 12), but incremental changes are necessary, but have to been implemented with caution, because a complete failure has serious ramifications (i.e. everyone goes hungry)

 
Try 100 things. 2 will work out, but you will never know in advance which 2. This tiny ad might be one:
Systems of Beekeeping Course - Winterization Now Available
https://permies.com/t/69572/Systems-Beekeeping-Winterization
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!