Lean leverages 7 core concepts:

  1. Eliminate Waste
  2. Amplify learning
  3. Deliver as fast as possible
  4. Decide as late as possible
  5. Empower the team
  6. Build quality in
  7. See and optimize the whole


The most important one and key success driver, according to my experience, is the following one:

Eliminate waste

So, check what of the following things you can remove at work:

  • partially done work (at least consider this)
  • extra procedures
  • extra (not core) features
  • to much task switching
  • waiting times
  • defects and things littered with mistakes