Steve Jobs talks about managing people
You can’t be lean in your job, if you don’t have lean thinking in your life.
So next time when somebody says you that he is lean in his job take a look at his life!
Today on one of my conference calls I observed very known situation from my past, and I remembered one example of the lean principle “Eliminate Waste”.
Building the Wrong Thing
“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” –Peter Drucker
More than three years I was trying to transfer the jidoka approach from Toyota Production System into the software practices. Finally I find my translation, it’s very simple lean principle “Never Fix Later!”. Under the word “fix” I mean wide definition like fix the bug, make the code clean, refactor the code, redesign the code …