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 Continue reading How do you put Lean Thinking into use?

Positioning Lean for Success

Lean is Simple

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 Continue reading Positioning Lean for Success

The 5 Big Questions for Lean Marketing

5 Questions for 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? Continue reading The 5 Big Questions for Lean Marketing

Kata-tize Your Next Conference Attendance

Lean

I have put together a first draft PDF developed for the upcoming Lean People Development Summit. It is in its earliest stages and my hope is for people to share and discuss it on LinkedIn with any suggestions for improvement. I take no ownership of the material, just please properly attribute Continue reading Kata-tize Your Next Conference Attendance

Lean Affects People’s Lives by Jean Cunningham

Jean Cunningham

A morning Breakout Session of the Lean People Development Summit, held September 11-12, will be facilitated by Jean Cunningham. The Summit draws professionals from HR, continuous improvement, and leadership to explore how best to design job roles aimed at improvement, build problem-solving skills, define process improvement competencies, and develop leaders Continue reading Lean Affects People’s Lives by Jean Cunningham