What is Lean3?
Part 5 of 5 : Using Good Practice by design
Good Practice by Design
Building Good Practice into every project
An automobile factory has production lines, workstations and routings. A Lean Factory can deliver range of products while respecting Good Practice and standards.
- A production line comprises a group of workstations. It is a production facility for one type of product.
- Each workstation uses Good Practice.
- A production routing is a specific path though various workstations . This allows a production line to produce a range of products, where each car is similar but different
The Project Factory These allow each project to use Good Practice, while delivering custom products
- a procedure is a reusable Good Practice for a process step
- project design produces a flow diagram, showing the project-specific path through this project (each project is different)
- design patterns and templates allows for high level reuse and standardisation, and help to perform a range of projects where is project is similar but different
Project Design is a starting point
An early activity for a new project is Project Design. Each project is different, so each project needs to be designed.
Project Design customises the Project Scenario, using an understanding of the specific nature of the project, such as:
- the flow of work
- necessary control points
- the testing of assumptions
Project Design also produces a Macro-plan, which lays the foundation for planning.