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What is #Lean and what does it mean to be #Lean

By on June 14, 2014

Definition by Merriam-Webster (selected part):

  • lean: adjective, not having much fat on the body : physically thin, strong, and healthy

In a technology context, lean means reducing waste to enable, maximize the utilization of resources and capabilities to create maximum value in a given context.

In manufacturing – non wasteful of resources (1st generation)

In product development – non wasteful of potential (2nd generation)

Lean is a state of mind for a person. An aspiration for an organization. Becoming lean is a never ending journey

Lean is about not wasting opportunity – aka being fit to get the most out of your opportunity