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Operae Partners is a team of Lean and agile consultants, trainees and coaches. This blog is aimed at sharing our lean and agile coaching experiences and expertise.
Material concern is not only inherent to the manufacturing industry. Of course, it is much easier to understand it as it is tangible. This does not mean it is not complex. Take a bicycle, a computer or any manufactured good, you can easily visualise some of their components, but you most probably don’t have a … Continue reading The real importance of material and how it flows
Recently an IT manager asked me why some teams’ tasks should be considered as “valueless” even though team members worked hard to perform those tasks. This question is key for managers and teams to better succeed in their mission, as well as for their client and for themselves. Therefore, clarifying the notion of success is of … Continue reading What does“reducing waste” in IT mean?
What is Lean for you? Many answers pour in: cost reduction (wrong answer!), customer satisfaction (not false), operational efficiency (certainly) … What we believe at Operae Partners is that Lean aims to improve employee’s skills. As a result, deadlines and quality will be improved, customer satisfaction achieved, and costs reduced. In Lean, people come first.
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