Understanding the differences between Principles, Systems and Tools is critical to successful Lean and Agile transformations. Without the proper understanding practitioners are likely to use a hammer on a screw.

Principle - a statement of value or fact that can be applied to virtually every situation and is usually generic in nature Tool - a specific application of one or more principles in a way that produces a desired outcome. System - a complex application of multiple tools that all work together to provide a desired outcome. Changing or removing one of the tools may not cause the system to fail, but it may cause the system to not be as productive or effective.

Participants will gain a greater respect for the underlying principles behind Lean and Agile along with appropriate ways to use Systems and Tools to their best advantage.