Originally posted by Frank Carver:
One of the pillars of a lean approach seems to be to communicate goals rather than instructions and push responsibility down to the people doing the work.
Originally posted by Peer Reynders:
Which raises an important issue: Is the availability of "highly-motivated, highly-trained and highly-skilled team members" to most constraining factor for lean and agile methods, possibly even their Achilles heel? In commercial life "highly-motivated, highly-trained and highly-skilled" people are always in demand and therefore come at a premium.
Do agile and lean methods actually improve or elevate everybody to the level that is necessary for lean or agile to work? Or do agile and lean methods simply create an enabling environment by removing the obstacles for the teams that would already be relatively productive and efficient if they were left to their own devices?