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 …

Is a Collaboration between Marketing and Human Resources needed?

Is your growth being limited by people development? The past 6 months I have been involved in the domain of Human Resources working with companies in both the SaaS environment and Event Management fields. Before this most of my area in people development had centered on the onboarding aspect. These areas show strikingly a bit Read More …

Engage, Retain & Develop Talent

“Organizations and managers should be intentional and aggressive about creating a culture in which people feel valued, significant, and fulfilled, a culture in which people truly look forward to going to work,” says Larry Sternberg. Managing to Make a Difference distills the authors’ fifty years of combined leadership and consulting experience focused on best practices in Read More …

Can Lean help Engineering be Sexy Again?

In this day of innovation, design, etc. it seems to me that the role of engineering has taken on practically a trade type nomenclature. What attracted many of us to this discipline is the desire to create things. Are engineers still considered at the cutting edge, innovative and entrepreneurial? I have used Lean Product Development as Read More …

What Should The Missing TWI Block Be Named?

In Lean we use TWI as a platform for developing people. However, we may not do so good of a job developing the Explore aspect (EDCA) of Lean through the process.  Any Thoughts? In Eric Ries’s new book, The Startup Way, he quoted Shigeki Tomoyama (who at the time was the chief officer of the IT Read More …

3Cs of the Lean Cycles (Expanded): SDCA, PDCA, EDCA

I think about Lean in three distinctively different ways: Tools: Documentation, problem-solving, development, design Structure: Creating a workflow to traverse between one to the other in a natural progression. Behavior: The way we practice to achieve specific outcomes in an efficient manner. By doing this, it allows me to move from micro to macro thinking Read More …