Lean Self Pocket Edition (Preview)


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DEEP+ Quick Check
Lean Self Personal Dashboard How-To
Introduction to Value Driven Thinking
Tipps for Waste Elimination
How to Pull Value
Introduction to Continuous Improvement
Root Cause Analysis Guidelines
How to Achieve More with Less Effort
How to Square Value

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Lean Self Pocket Edition (Preview)

  1. 1. efine Value liminate Waste mpower Yourself ull Value Improve Continuously D E E P +
  2. 2. • Define Value • What are the deeper values hidden behind your more obvious goals? • Which values are really your own? Which are driven by others? • Eliminate Waste • What are you doing or possessing that does not add value for you? • What can you do to get rid of that waste? How do you measure it? • Empower Yourself • When do you feel empowered? How can you boost empowerment? • How can you avoid situations of (self-)humiliation? • Pull Value • How can you reach a steady flow of value? • Where do you see a impediments to the value flow? • Improve Continuously • What have you done lately to improve yourself or your environment? • Which area of your life has not seen any improvement for too long?
  3. 3. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California,94105, USA c s a r bCreated 2013 by Jens R. Woinowski, leanself.org Based on the Lean Canvas by www.businessmodelgeneration.com From & for: Created Day Month Year Status Day Month Year
  4. 4. Person 1 Person 2 Is that you? Strangers Interesting Boring Value Trap
  5. 5. Waiting Inventory Motion Rework Over- production Over- processing Trans- portation Waste of Intellect ?!? 7+1 Types of Waste
  6. 6. You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. Stephen King, On Writing
  7. 7. Waiting (later) To-Do (soon) In Progress Impediments Done Limit your WIP (Work in Progress) Pull from left to right, starting on the right side Take care of impediments (blockers) quickly
  8. 8. • Measure success • Did you achieve the desired effect? • Change your plan if results are lacking • Goal: Continuity • Act out on your plan • Use the A6 and your Kanban board • Create an improvement plan • Use an A6 for planning Plan Do CheckAct
  9. 9. Mantra: How to eat an elephant? Bite by bite! Value: Gain more self-respect by tackling all my to-dos in time Waste: Waiting Obstacles/root causes: Fear of a long to-do list prevents me from starting any task on the list Actions: I use a Kanban Board and apply the 5Ds (Do, Delay, Delegate, Delete, Divide) of waiting waste reduction. Next step: Immediately after creating the Kanban board, I work on the very first entry of the WIP column, but only for five minutes. Measurement: Number of items on Kanban board, checked weekly. WIP<=3, To-Do <= 10within two weeks from now Update: I will review my to-do behaviour in four weeks from now. Don’t use A3 if A6 is enough, don’t use A6 if you can put it on a tiny sticky note
  10. 10. Problem Statement Why? Answer #1 Why? Answer #2 Why? Answer #5Why?... Problem Statement Tools PeopleProcesses Resources Organi- zation Environ- ment
  11. 11. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Effect Effort 80/20 rule 60/3 90/48 96/80
  12. 12. Value Idealism • Devoted to a cause • Highly motivated • Keeping up the truth • Deep knowledge • Result oriented Opposite Value Diplomacy • Respecting people • Political animal • Patient • Overview knowledge • Process oriented Exaggerated Value Fundamentalism • Narrow-minded • Over-motivated • Self-righteous • Tunnel view • Impatient Exaggerated Opposite Opportunism • Selfish, using people • Sycophantic • Underhanded • Bluffing • Unreliable
  13. 13. A handy overview that shows you how to use principles and methods of Lean Management for self-improvement. This pocket edition is a collection of the most important and powerful tools from the Lean Self Blog. Visit http://leanself.org to learn more. Subscribe to the monthly newsletter for regular updates. efine Value liminate Waste mpower Yourself ull Value Improve Continuously D E E P + About the Author Jens R. Woinowski is working as a quality and risk manager at a major IT company. In his job, he learned about the power of Lean. At home , he discovered that you can use it beyond business . He blogs regularly about the application of Lean to personal matters. © 2014 Jens R. Woinowski