Both lean and agile provides team patterns, modes of operating, and tools that can be used in whichever way an organization sees fit. The elements of the two systems are extremely complementary because they are based on the same underlying concepts. Optimal efficiency is frequently realized not solely via lean or agile but through a fusion of the two approaches.
The 7 principles of Lean are:
- Waste Elimination
- Amplification of Learning
- Just-in-time decisions
- Deliver as quickly as possible
- Team Empowerment
- Build with Integrity
- See the Whole
The 4 core values of Agile are as follows:
- Individuals and Interactions Over Processes and Tools
- Working Software Over Comprehensive Documentation
- Customer Collaboration Over Contract Negotiation
- Responding to Change Over Following a Plan
Sort (Seiri), Set in Order (Seiton), Shine (Seiso), Standardize (Seiketsu), and Sustain (Shitsuke) are the 5S pillars that provide a technique for organizing, tidying, developing, and maintaining a productive workplace.