This book focuses on workplace training. We start from an engineering perspective, where the parameters of problem solving mostly came down to physical phenomena over opinion. A certain type of steel, for example, fails at a certain point in destructive testing. This is a data-driven conclusion rather than strong opinion. This informs our approach to this book. We have been involved in the occupational side of the training industry for many years now and have listened to and read many arguments between occupational training and education proponents. We focus on the more narrow workplace training over general education requirements because that is where we apply it.
Whether or not Lean-Agile may be able to help education is outside of the scope for this book. So, we will skip any arguments about what works in education. We are only currently addressing practitioners in workplace training for this book.
In companies with profit motive, the search is always on for more efficient or effective means to the end. The end in this case is an employee performing a skill that is typically obtained by the means of a training product that is deliverable to the customer and used for training employees on specific job performance.
Educators are welcome to use these ideas, but we did not make any attempt to optimize the ideas for their domain.