August 8, 2015

Lean Team Setup : Structure, Meeting & Project

Resource: Structure of teams, meetings, customer contacts, right & wrong activities, Framework of a Lean Team Project, Reasons for Poor Team Performance & What to Avoid

Structure of teams, meetings, customer contacts, right & wrong activities
– Must have a team leader and co‐team leader
– All team contact information must be posted on your wiki
– Schedule of activities with responsible team member must be posted
– Meeting with a customer must provide and agenda ahead of the meeting
– All correspondence and meeting minutes must be posted
– Remember the customer’s time is important, don’t waste it

Framework of a Lean Team Project
• Develop team project charter
– Vibrant business case
– Problem statement
– Project scope
– Goals and objectives
– Realistic milestones
– Clearly defined roles and responsibilities

Reasons for Poor Team Performance & What to Avoid
• Poor communication between team members
• Not following through with assignments
• Missing meetings
• Waiting to last minute to do your tasks
• Everyone has a say; respect each others views
• Not participating in meetings
• Do meet on‐line when possible