Lean Principles

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“Lean” is the set of management practices based on the Toyota Production System (TPS). The Toyota Production System, a.k.a. Lean is defined as having two primary pillars:
1. Just-in-Time (improving flow)
2. Quality at the source. Lean comes from Lean Manufacturing and is a set of principles for achieving quality, speed & customer alignment .Lean is a customer-centric methodology used to continuously improve any process through the elimination of waste in everything you do; it is based on the ideas of “Continuous Incremental Improvement” and “Respect for People.”
Lean is a set of operating philosophies and methods that emphasizes the consideration of the customer’s needs, employee involvement and continuous improvement.
Lean is respectful
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Focus on effectively delivering value to your Customer
2. Respect and engage the people
3. Maintain Flow
4. Strive for Perfection
5. Improve the Value Stream by eliminating all types of waste

“Respect for people” is much more complex to define than it might seem. Lean isn’t about “being nice” and smiling all of the time. Respect means you challenge people to do their best because you believe in them and it also means that you collaborate and work together with them in improvement (the practice of “kaizen“)
The Kaizen Project PDCA, or PDSA, Cycle of Lean
The term Kaizen is derived from two Japanese characters; kai, meaning “change” and zen meaning “continuous improvement.” Eliminating waste in the value stream is the goal of Kaizen. The PDCA (or PDSA) Cycle is the Lean working structure –the system for executing Kaizen

Waste comes in three main forms:
1. Mura or waste due to variation
2. Muri or waste due to overburdening or stressing the people, equipment or system
3. Muda also known as the “seven forms of waste”

Lean leaders know how the business serves the customer by Understanding what customers want, need, and value, or what will thrill them.Knowing how the business satisfies the
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If you don't have a team of individuals with good skills which complement each other, then you have an immediate problem.
The project sponsors and clients need to know what they want and make decisions they will stick to But the problem is that project sponsors tend to be paralysed by fear when it comes to making the tough decisions Advantage : there are many benefits that are associated with lean manufacturing
The elimination of waste leads to the overall efficiency of the development process. This is turn speeds up the process of software development which reduces project time and cost.
Delivering the product early is a definite advantage. It means your development team can deliver more functionality in a shorter period of time, hence enabling more projects to be delivered. This will only please both your finance department, but also the end customers.
Improved Customer Service; delivering exactly what the customer wants when they want it.

Quality; Reductions in defects and

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