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• Define Value
• What are the deeper values hidden behind your more obvious goals?
• Which values are really your own? Whi...
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Person
1
Person
2
Is that you?
Strangers Interesting Boring Value Trap
Waiting
Inventory
Motion
Rework
Over-
production
Over-
processing
Trans-
portation
Waste of
Intellect
?!?
7+1 Types
of Was...
You can, you should,
and if you’re brave
enough to start,
you will.
Stephen King, On Writing
Waiting (later) To-Do (soon) In Progress Impediments Done
Limit your WIP
(Work in
Progress)
Pull from left to
right, start...
• Measure success
• Did you achieve
the desired
effect?
• Change your plan
if results are
lacking
• Goal: Continuity
• Act...
Mantra: How to eat an elephant? Bite by bite!
Value: Gain more self-respect by tackling all my to-dos in time
Waste: Waiti...
Problem
Statement
Why? Answer #1 Why? Answer #2 Why? Answer #5Why?...
Problem
Statement
Tools PeopleProcesses
Resources
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40%
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100%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Effect
Effort
80/20 rule
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Value
Idealism
• Devoted to a cause
• Highly motivated
• Keeping up the truth
• Deep knowledge
• Result oriented
Opposite ...
A handy overview that shows you how to use
principles and methods of Lean Management for
self-improvement. This pocket edi...
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  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

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