Phase I - 9 - Development - Use Appropriate Methods - Use Lean Methods

This is a Request For Comments about how to structure doctrine in terms of microdoctrine (a pattern language for implementing and learning doctrine)

Phase: Stop Self Harm
Category: Development
Principle: Use Appropriate Methods
Practice: Use Lean Methods

In business, the industrialized domain encourages coherence, coordination, efficiency, and stability. Yet, the discovery of new capabilities in the uncharted domain requires experimentation. Any structure, a company, or a team, needs to manage both of these polar opposites. Components are also evolving between these extremes. These transitional components have a different set of characteristics. They need a third mechanism of management.

Consider these first:
Use Agile Methods and Use Six Sigma Methods

Illustrative description:
Use Lean and similar methods to reduce waste, improve measurement, and learn.

Detailed description:
As a component evolves and we understand it more, then the focus changes. Sometime during the stage of custom built we start to think about creating a product. The focus becomes reducing waste, improving measurements, learning, and creating the first product. We add artifacts to the method and the activity is more permanent. We are no longer exploring the uncharted space. We start concentrating on what we found. In this part of the map, consider lean approaches, using product, using rentals.

In the below example we would use off the shelf products or rentals for Print, Web Site, CRM, Platform, Compute, and Data Center. We would focus on lean methodologies.


Consider next:
Use Agile Methods or Use Six Sigma Methods or Use Appropriate Purchasing Methods

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