Lean is absolutely no rocket science. Most of the time it is about applying common sense in a structured manner and empowering people to reach all their potential. The Lean Playbook is a book that wants to prove this and demystify Lean to make it accesible to everyone!
This book is aimed at everyone, but with a special focus on consultants, Lean practitioners, operational team leaders and strategic heads of departments. It goes from making the first steps introducing Lean in an organization to leveraging a change of culture, optimizing value streams and facilitating innovation.
The book will help you to optimize your organization from the smallest team to the most important core processes in your value chain. You’ll get results, even if they are not revolutionary most of the time, which will bring significant improvements in cycle time, cost or product quality.
Well, most of the usual books are read from the beginning to the end, and we see the story unfold through the pages. The Lean Playbook has no story. At least not in the conventional way. It has lots of stories, and you don’t need to read them in any particular order. Therefore here you can see the book at a glance, and which chapters are relevant to any particular topic you want to learn about…
This being a book about Lean, it would be preposterous to not be Lean itself. So, besides accessing the chapters you need at any particular moment, you can also follow certain “tracks” that will guide you through your present goal or towards your set task: