To reveal drivers and establish a metrics-based pull-system for organizational change.

  • introduce the principle of consent and Navigate Via Tension to evolve work process in one team
  • consider selecting a facilitator and agreeing on values
  • trigger continuous improvement (e.g through Kanban)
  • team members pull in S3 patterns as required
  • expand the scope of the experiment iteratively
  • intentionally look out for impediments

Waste And Continuous Improvement


Waste is anything not necessary for - or standing in the way of - effective response to a driver.

  • waste exists in various forms and on different levels of abstraction (tasks, processes, organizational structure, mental models…)
  • establishing a process for ongoing elimination of waste enables natural evolution of an organization towards greater effectiveness
  • adaptation to changing context is built into the process