Lesson from Successful Brewery to Data Center Operations, Lean Principles

I was catching up with a data center operations executive drinking some good Black Raven Beer in a Deschutes Brewery Growler in Deschutes Imperial Pints.



My son and I visited the Deschutes brewery and on the wall is a plaque with the following Lean Principles.

Lean Principles

- Do our best and next time do it better

- Focus on processes and systems as well as results

- Problems are opportunities

- Standardization allows creativity

- All work leads to damn tasty beer

Lean Rules

- Don’t take yourself too seriously

I don't think I've seen a sign like this in a data center, but I have seen beer. :-)