Discover what is often unnecessary at work. Waste is everything you could remove from a system to get the same or better result. This document was developed in 2011 with companies in Sweden and shows a categorisation of wastes in software and hardware development. It should help you finding unproductive things, plus tips for removing them.
History: The categorisation of waste (Japanese "Muda") has its origin in Lean Manufacturing (Shingo & Ohno) and Lean Software (Poppendiek). The Agile Manifesto knows the principle of maximizing the amount of work not done.
Background: Productive systems create value and waste. Tip: Identify what creates value and what doesn't in the long run, then remove unnecessary or unproductive things from your daily work. Ask people what costs a lot of time.
Want to have support?
Looking for someone that helps your organisation? Do you want to discuss an article on this website? We'd love to hear from you. Perhaps we can meet for a coffee and discuss how we can work together. We'll make sure you have the support to improve the situation at work. Get support.
About the author
This article was written by Mark Seuffert. Read more about the author.