I use this exercise to engage organizations and their customers to co-create the initial transformation approach and the motivation for change. We don’t use Kanban for the sake of Kanban. It is used to understand our customers’ pain points so we can maximize the value of our services to them.
Hence this STATIK exercise helps organizations orient quickly to address the most important pain point or to address the greatest possible opportunity for creating better outcomes. Pick the most valuable opportunity you can solve for now. If the top one is not possible to solve right now, pick the next most valuable one you can tackle and look to create conditions to solve for the bigger one later.
Lastly, please consider making all the voices in your system heard. When you conduct STATIK, have people participate from across the whole value stream. There is something almost magical in every system and Kanban helps make the magic visible, tangible, and actionable:
- Visualize the process and its constraints
- Listen to all voices in your value stream and your systems
- Prioritize and understand where you are going to start changing based on value to your customers.
And before you realize it, your organization might deliver 5 times more value and 5 times faster.
- “The Official Kanban Guide” can be downloaded from the Kanban University webpage. Look for more details at: https://kanban.university/