Lean is Simple Card Deck

A month ago I wrote an article and posted a few cards that received a favorable response. I considered creating an App but instead decided just to post it on Slideshare so everyone could use an existing app that will be updated. I will also update these cards occasionally. Download a mobile 15 piece Lean Read More …

How do you put Lean Thinking into use?

When I am working, I naturally migrate from different stages of thinking through the Lean Cycles of CAP-Do, SDCA, PDCA, EDCA. I use all of them at a micro and macro level but often in very different ways. Reading the book Making Thinking Visible (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wXnL0Q) helped me collect my thoughts on this subject. Read More …

Positioning Lean for Success

Previously when I was discussing, Let’s make Lean Simple Again, I had introduced the SALES Acronym for providing an overall scope to the effort and provide direction for the participating team. However, there is another challenge and that is ensuring we understand better the level of perspective we are facing. We want to understand the highest leverage Read More …

The 5 Big Questions for Lean Marketing

In the book, The Lean Strategy, the authors compare the 5 Key Questions of Michael Porters’ seminal work on strategy to Toyota’s strategy. Michael Porter’s Strategy Model Shaped by 5 Key Questions How do you respond to the bargaining power of customers? How do you increase our bargaining power over suppliers? How do you counter the Read More …