It is important that all the processes be coordinated in order to achieve a perfect flow. The need for Lean tools grew out of the problem of inefficiency and standardizing the process. The Lean tools allow a perfect flow for the organization. Lean begins with the identification of waste, and then uses tools like value-added analysis and value stream mapping. There are (7) seven quality tools that can be used for improvements and the process are known as ‘kaizen’. You can see how Agile fits into Lean, streamlining the processes, small teams, fast turnaround times (pull) and streamlining documentation. I will detail the seven (7) tools in the next posts.