One cannot make totally accurate predictions of what result an action will have. However, attending to Lean-thinking and culture can usually provide solid guidance. When unexpected results do occur it can provide a deeper understanding of how things are related to each other.
The metaphor that I like to use is that although there is no certainty that driving on the left side of the road in New Zealand will avoid accidents, it’s more likely than driving on the right side of the road.
This part includes chapters on each of the main actions that can be used to improve. Each chapter presents a pattern group covering a different part of the value stream. These are:
Value stream wide
Having an Effective Development Intake Process
Program Level Planning
Organizing The Talent
Coordination and Integration
Release and Realization