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The Going Lean Fieldbook by Stephen A. RUFFA

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PART 2

Structuring for Lean Dynamics

THE FUNDAMENTAL ASSUMPTIONS a company or an institution makes at the outset of a major project can have far greater impact than any of the work it subsequently performs. Why is this? Because the way in which its leaders see the challenge ultimately guides how they structure everything—from the scope of the project, to evaluating existing constraints, to determining what path they choose to achieve these objectives. Breaking through traditional presumptions and seeking real transformation are therefore critical to making a lean project succeed.

Chapter 4 describes how gaining a deep understanding of the challenge can fundamentally alter the way companies and institutions implement lean. By reaching beyond visible ...

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