The principle we're discussing
The Lean Startup is based on lean manufacturing, pioneered at Toyota. The concept of Lean Thinking is about making systems more effective. At Toyota, this looked like:
Lean Thinking principles can be applied in the workplace to reduce waste by intentionally planning, acting, and measuring the work we believe provides value to the market or customers.
Why this principle is important and matters to you
Historically, companies would build something, then market it, then determine if people wanted it, and then iterate their offerings.
The result? Wasted effort and inventory.
Instead, we must understand what people want, and then only produce enough to validate our thinking.
The result? Moving faster and preserving resources. This increases confidence in how well we understand our ability to fulfill market & customer needs.
This provides practical ways to apply learnings from this Spark
Remember waste isn't personal. Think of how your team currently operates.
Identify places where people aren’t being fully utilized, where information is inefficiently shared, or where the team has produced more than was necessary to learn something new.
An opportunity to reflect on yourself and/or your team and how you can apply these insights