Lean Mobility project layout
The Lean Mobility methodology is based on the Deming wheel, a method for continuous improvement of processes and products. It includes 4 steps to make sure that the business mobile solution stay as close to the business needs while taking account of operational constraints.
- PLAN phase
establish the objectives necessary to deliver results in accordance with the expected goals,
- DO phase
implement the product feature,
- CHECK phase
compare the actual results against the expected goals, look for deviation from the PLAN, the appropriateness and completeness of the PLAN to enable the execution,
- ACT phase
validate the new standard for the organization to go forward (if the CHECK shows that the implemented PLAN is an improvement to the prior standard) or keep the existing standard (if the CHECK shows that the implemented PLAN is not an improvement). If the CHECK showed something different than expected, then there are potential future PDCA cycles.
The Lean Mobility methodology
The first project task is its breakdown into features.
- Feature goals
- Identification of targeted user groups per feature
- Prioritization of features
- Install of integration & production environments
Features are subjected to an implementation in the form of consecutive or parallel cycles.
- Business requirements: feature goal, targeted user groups & description
- Database table mapping & requests
- Implementation (Motilia configuration)
- Tests in the integration environment
- Deployment in production environment
- User training
- User feedback
- Feature validation or invalidation
- Change management: record of unexpected results
With Motilia, as the «Do» phase duration is minimal thanks to the lack of programming, it is appropriate to restrict each cycle global duration to one or two weeks - thus making the project highly reactive.