Dec 22 – Some Lean and Agile formulas to hang in your Christmas tree

December22

I recently read Lead With Respect: A Novel of Lean Practice by Michael Ballé and Freddy Ballé. That book had a few formulas that I thought was good. I then, just for fun, started to look for other formulas in my other books. In this post you find a sample of what I found.

Lead With Respect: A Novel of Lean Practice by Michael Ballé and Freddy Ballé

JOB = WORK + KAIZEN

JOB = WORK (WITH STANDARDS) + KAIZEN

LEAN = RESPECT + KAIZEN

PERFORMANCE = BEST PEOPLE + BEST PROCESS.

JOB SATISFACTION = ENGAGEMENT + INVOVEMENT + RECOGNITION

LEARNING = PROGRAMMED KNOWLEDGE + INSIGHT QUESTIONING

Toyota Kata : Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results by Mike Rother

A “standard” = how a process should operate

“Standardized work” = the process is actually operating as the standard specifies

Target Condition = Challenge

“NO PROBLEM” = A PROBLEM

Short PDCA cycles = more learning

Normal daily management = process improvement

Taiichi Ohnos Workplace Management: Special 100th Birthday Edition by Taiichi Ohno

Taiichi Ohno on Price, Cost & Profit

  1. Price – Cost = Profit
  2. Profit = Price – Cost
  3. Price = Cost + Profit

Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production by Taiichi Ohno

Present capacity = work + waste

Implementing Beyond Budgeting: Unlocking the Performance Potential by Bjarte Bogsnes

Bjarte Bogsnes on myths of traditional management:

  • No centralized control = Chaos and anarchy
  • Good performance = Hitting the budget numbers
  • No budget = Cost explosion
  • No individual bonus = No performance
  • More details = More quality
  • Need to know = Enough to know
  • I can explain = I have control

Jeff Sutherland

Performance = Communication Saturation
Daily meeting with few roles = Performance

 Toyota’s definition of output

OutputFormula

Total number of employees n= Workers + Staff


This is my Lean/Agile Advent Calendar. I will publish a short post on a Lean/Agile topic every day up until Christmas. I will based each days topic on what is behind the door in the LEGO® City Advent Calendar.  So be sure to check back every day!

DISCLAIMER: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this post and blog in any way.

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