Most established businesses do not invest in creating a mindset that encourages openness to change, generating usable knowledge to reduce waste so that value can be delivered.
A mindset is a belief that employees develop over many years of working experience or through schools and universities. For example, many IT leaders and Project managers still have full confidence in traditional waterfall delivery methods based on years of work experience and on-the-job training that they may have received. We need to find ways to evolve such mindsets in order to reduce waste and focus on delivering values.
Embracing a Lean & Agile mindset can help adopt new ways of delivering large scale digital deliveries that focus on reducing waste and adding value.
Lean - Lean is a set of principles and practices for efficient manufacturing and operations that grew out of the Toyota Production System developed in post-WWII Japan. It focuses on problem-solving and continuous improvement to increase quality and eliminate waste.
Agile - Agile is known for delivering iterative and incremental value in the form of working software by promoting face-to-face interaction frequently between developers, customers, and cross-functional, self-organizing teams. Agile has since been adapted and embraced in many non-software development contexts.
SAFe House of Lean is a great starting point and underpins lean and agile mindsets.
By going on the Leading SAFe 5.0 course you can gain the insight you need to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise using SAFe and its underlying principles and help your organization master business agility to thrive in competitive markets.
Next course run by Mani Maun (Scaled Agile Partner and SAFe Programme Consultant) is on the 24th June, register now for £599.99.