The growing interest about Kanban in the Agile Community seems to reduce learning about Lean Thinking to one principle only: PULL. This talk was prepared for the Agile PT 2011 conference and provides an overview of the 14 Management Principles for developing a Lean Culture and how IT frameworks such as SCRUM or KANBAN for Software Development apply them.
It introduces Lean Leardership and People Development principles as well as fundamental Lean Practices beyond kanban such as Value Stream Mapping, Continuous Flow, Leveling (Heijunka), Stop and Fix (Jidoka), Visual Standards, Visual Controls and A3 Problem Solving.
Knowledge about these often overlooked principles and practices will help agile teams to see the whole and better understand the lean concepts behind agile frameworks such as SCRUM and KANBAN. They will be better equipped to create learning and adaptive organizations by solving problems in the implementation of agile
frameworks instead of spending time discussing which framework is better. After all, the goal is to "be lean and agile" and not to "do Lean" or "do Agile"