Lean Manufacturing
 comes from a car
     factory
“valued work as defined by
    the customers demand ...
     anything else is waste”
- John Seddon (Rethinking Lean Service)
... plus a raft of techniques,
   processes, tools, etc to
support the elimination of
          that waste
Just In Time Production
Value Stream Mapping
Continuous Improvement
             ... and so on
685
“But I don’t make cars!”



But I don’t work with cars...
Lean Service
Lean Construction
Lean Accounting
Lean Government
My Business
is an _________
factory
Lean
Software
Development
Software Companies
 are code factories
WRONG
Software Companies
   are DECISION
      factories
The right number of
decisions,
made right,
at the right time
IMAGE (decision flow)
a thought experiment:

  EDUCATION
HYPOTHESIS

 The Education System is a
   “revelation” factory
Reveal more things, to
more students, in better
ways, with less resources
Image (education flow)
What do you do to
   make value?
What are you doing
  that doesn’t?
Learn to do less of
 the second thing
   http://whoisjohnbarton.com
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Lean Manufacturing and Thought Experiments

  1. Lean Manufacturing comes from a car factory
  2. “valued work as defined by the customers demand ... anything else is waste” - John Seddon (Rethinking Lean Service)
  3. ... plus a raft of techniques, processes, tools, etc to support the elimination of that waste
  4. Just In Time Production Value Stream Mapping Continuous Improvement ... and so on
  5. 685
  6. “But I don’t make cars!” But I don’t work with cars...
  7. Lean Service Lean Construction Lean Accounting Lean Government
  8. My Business is an _________ factory
  9. Lean Software Development
  10. Software Companies are code factories
  11. WRONG
  12. Software Companies are DECISION factories
  13. The right number of decisions, made right, at the right time
  14. IMAGE (decision flow)
  15. a thought experiment: EDUCATION
  16. HYPOTHESIS The Education System is a “revelation” factory
  17. Reveal more things, to more students, in better ways, with less resources
  18. Image (education flow)
  19. What do you do to make value? What are you doing that doesn’t?
  20. Learn to do less of the second thing http://whoisjohnbarton.com

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