The Essence of Lean

The core idea of lean manufacturing is actually quite simple…relentlessly work on eliminating waste from the manufacturing process.

So, what is waste? It can take many forms, but the basic idea is to eliminate anything and everything that does not add value from the perspective of your customer.

Another way to look at lean manufacturing is as a collection of tips, tools, and techniques (i.e. best practices) that have been proven effective for driving waste out of the manufacturing process.

Seven Deadly Wastes

  • Overproduction
  • Waiting
  • Transport
  • Motion
  • Overprocessing
  • Inventory
  • Defects
  • Unused human potential*

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3 Veelgehoorde Misvattingen over Lean en Scrum

Krijg jij met regelmaat aantal vragen over de relatie tussen Lean en Scrum?, Hier wordt in dit blog aandacht aan besteed door de Agile Scrum Group. Deze vragen zijn bestempeld als in de volgende misvattingen:

  • Lean is voor processen en Scrum is voor projecten
  • Lean is voor bestaande zaken en Scrum is voor innovatie
  • We hadden eerst Lean, nu gaan we scrummen
  • Lean en Scrum moeten bottom-up ontstaan
  • Na een theorie training bén je Scrum Master of Yellow/ Green/ Orange Belt
  • Je moet kiezen als organisatie tussen de Lean en agile filosofie

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My Reading Backlog

I saw some people sharing their reading backlog and thought it was a fun idea to write mine down as well. Looking back at 2018 I was quite surprised how much books I managed to read.

If you know some books I should add to my backlog, please let me know!

A small note: I have not prioritized my todo-list, whenever I finish a book I pick something from it I feel like reading at that moment and start.

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How to Implement Hypothesis-Driven Development

Practicing Hypothesis-Driven Development is thinking about the development of new ideas, products and services – even organizational change – as a series of experiments to determine whether an expected outcome will be achieved. The process is iterated upon until a desirable outcome is obtained or the idea is determined to be not viable.

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