Lean Waste Retrospective
This retrospective template introduces Lean manufacturing's eight forms of waste and helps teams visually express how each type affects their work. Running this retrospective is a great way to start discussing waste and to highlight what's getting in the way of your team's goals.
It's recommended that this retrospective activity is facilitated by someone experienced with Lean manufacturing concepts, including: Waste, necessary waste, pure waste, unevenness, and overburdening.
What are the goals of the retrospective?
Introduce the eight forms of Lean waste
Reveal how much waste exists in a team's process
Identify possible actions to eliminate waste
Who's it for?
Teams working in software development, project management or marketing
Teams wanting to go faster and be more effective
Teams wanting to improve their quality and productivity
Teams looking for something different for their next retrospective