Part V: Additional Resources on the Net Objectives Portal
One of the main tenets of Lean-Thinking is to attend to the work not the people. There are several reasons for this. These are:
Another tenet of Lean is that we trust and respect our people. Therefore, micro-managing them shouldn’t be needed in the first place.
A depiction of the value stream of the effective enterprise is shown in figure 1.
Figure 1 depicts the steps work goes through from concept to realization. It does intend to suggest that the work done is linear. To simplify the main concepts, it has intentionally left out feedback loops and places where work is done in parallel and then re-converges. The replicated streams in the middle of the diagram illustrate how several value streams can exist in parallel.
Two new roles are also presented – the value stream network architect and the business architect. Both of these will be described in their context. First, I’ll go through each of the five major “steps” in the picture.
To learn more about value stream mapping, see Mapping Your Value Stream in Part III.