Inefficiency is a big problem in every organization. Inefficiency means illness of your organizations. One of the root causes of inefficiency is waste.In order realize the waste points in your organization, the first step is to visualize your tasks and processes. Shorty you have to feel the pain in order to get into action.
Shortly what is meant mean by saying visualisation ? Transferring ~200 pages of requirement document is wasteful because it is not easily understandable. By using hand drawings and colors to represent yourself to recipient is more efficient. The world is becoming more complex place than ever so we need to find new ways of communication. Visualisation is the first step to eliminating waste (or muda ). Also we started to use visualisation techniques in our Kanban training programs. We recommend this approach to you. Example :
( from ilean.be)
Example from our body : Cells
Inefficiency or waste can be the symptoms of big systematic problems
Defects are from the system, not the people
In our company there are 5 problematic person. If we fire them then we fix the problem and we are going to be very lean.
A bad system will beat a good person every time.
W. Edwards Deming
Can an Agile approach heal abnormal systems ?
Every organisation is unique and has unique problems. Applying the same agile principle to every organisation is a good way ? In my next blog I will share more info about this topic. See you