Entrepreneurs, at the beginning of a new venture, have limited means and therefore should be waste-aware in order not to spoil their so limited resources. >Have you read part one? Waste is a central Lean concept widely known and documented. Here is the minimum to know about waste: Waste is consuming resources without value creation. … Continue reading How Lean can help startups – Do not repeat mistakes of established companies 2/2
If there is one way Lean can help startups, it is to provide guidance or “Lean inspiration” from the very beginning and prevent them reproducing the same mistakes of long-established companies. >Lisez cet article en français Most established businesses are built on an outdated model in most cases: the mass production of low variety products, … Continue reading How Lean can help startups – Do not repeat mistakes of established companies 1/2
This post is an introduction to a series of articles dedicated to Lean and start-ups, more specifically: how Lean can help start-ups. Lean was revealed as “Lean Manufacturing” before spreading to virtually all business sectors and evolve to Lean Management. Lean has long been seen as an approach (approach or philosophy) specific to existing businesses … Continue reading How Lean can help startups – Introduction
Is Lean dead? is the provocative title of a podcast hosted by Mark Graban with guest Karen Martin. The question, the podcast description says, is “easy to discuss, but hard to answer”. The reason Karen proposed to discuss this question is because of hearing and reading about “what’s next”, “is it time for something new?” … Continue reading Is Lean dead?
Startups are hype. I started asking myself how long known methodologies or management philosophies like Lean or Theory of Constraints can possibly help starting companies? When Eli Schragenheim visited our offices in Paris, France, in October 2015, I fetched the opportunity to ask him this question: How can Theory of Constraints help Startups? In this … Continue reading Eli Schragenheim on How can Theory of Constraints help Startups?
Startups are hype. I started asking myself how long known methodologies or management philosophies like Lean or Theory of Constraints can possibly help starting companies? In this series, I’ll try to answer this question. Eli Schragenheim on How can Theory of Constraints help Startups? When the renown expert Eli Schragenheim visited our offices in Paris, France, … Continue reading How can Theory of Constraints help Startups? Introduction
In previous post I described the lean awareness assessment, a relatively simple but not very effective way for assessing leanness. Its weak point is the assumption lean awareness and operational performance are correlated and this causation is taken for granted. While this assumption makes sense and may be true, experience shows that this cause-effect relationship … Continue reading How lean are you? Part 2
Lean Principles Respect for people: it starts with saying hello Lean transformation Lean Transformation Model by John Shook Why I don’t like Lean houses, except one Lean transformation model as TP trees Lean Thinking Value, value-added, value stream Why this lean obsession about waste? If tool age didn’t pave the way of management age Lean … Continue reading Lean Management
My Lean resources are organized in five sections: Lean Basics Lean means many things, difficult to pack into a concise yet faithful definition Dan Jones and Jim Womack give their definition of Lean Mike Rother’s definition of Lean The difficult definition of Lean Definition of Lean in 15 words Value, value-added, value stream Is Lean … Continue reading Lean
In a recent conversation with a friend of mine, CEO of a small Consulting firm, he explained me how he energized his small company using Lean Startup principles and tools. Especially when it comes to answer calls for tender or a request for a proposal, Frederic (his name) has gotten pickier. “My test, he said, … Continue reading The benefits of failing fast