Inspect and Adapt

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Kaizen is about changing the way things are. If you assume that things are all right the way they are, you can’t do kaizen. So change something!

—Taiichi Ohno

Abstract

The philosophy of continuous improvement is integral to Agile (“… at regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective …” Agile Manifesto), Lean Thinking (kaizen), and SAFe. SAFe emphasizes the criticality of this philosophy by embodying relentless improvement as one of the four pillars of SAFe’s House of Lean. Opportunities for relentless improvement occur continuously throughout development. However, applying cadence and synchronization to ...

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