How can I apply Kanban "optics" (seeing and understanding work differently) to make better decisions? The accessible keys to Kanban success: the Lens (seeing work, workflow, knowledge work and organisations differently) and the decision filters (emphasising value and flow over waste and scale; finishing over starting, trust over control, action over analysis). They’re succinct memoranda of Kanban power! A key to successfully applying the Kanban method is to see work in a different light - to see it through the Kanban lens, and to filter decision-making for Lean working (the Lean Decision Filter) and improved business agility (the Agile Decision Filter). The Kanban Lens, as well as the Lean and Agile Decision Filters, have been part of the Kanban body of knowledge for several years, but they are not well known, and recent developments, particularly the Kanban Maturity Model, shows the need for a good understanding of these fundamentals. The lens and decision filters provide a concise and memorable framework for examining the way we look at work, workflow, knowledge work and organisation, and how decision-making can be focused on value-creation and pro-active innovation.
This talk explains these key ideas, that bring to life the essence of the Kanban Method.