A driver is a person’s or a group’s motive for responding to a specific situation.
- can be used to derive goals, objectives, aims, mission, vision, purpose
- can change over time
Drivers, Value and Waste
Value is the importance, worth or usefulness of something in relation to a driver.
Waste is anything unnecessary for — or standing in the way of — a (more) effective response to a driver.
By adopting the concept of value and waste, many practices and ideas from lean production and lean software development can be utilized by organizations pulling in S3 patterns:
- value stream mapping
- various strategies for eliminating waste
- the Kanban Method