What if we just break down the walls separating Lean and Agile?

What if we just break down the walls separating Lean and Agile?

This article is provided courtesy of theleanmag, a content partner of the Operational Excellence Society. What I like most about “Lean” or Kaizen is that when you apply it in the correct way and in the way it usually was designed to be implemented, you can make people’s work easier and less stressful. To me that…

Living Lean

Living Lean

Lean is probably one of the most misunderstood leadership concepts in business, and many people would even question why I would refer to it as a leadership concept. Surely it’s a manufacturing methodology, hence why it’s often referred to as Lean Manufacturing and is the descendent of the Toyota Production System (TPS)? Somehow, and despite…

The key to effective problem solving?  It’s in the study.

The key to effective problem solving? It’s in the study.

This article is provided courtesy of theleanmag, a content partner of the Operational Excellence Society. theleanmag’s strategic goal is to grow and nurture the lean community knowledge sharing. we’re stronger together and knowing more prepares us for the daily struggle “Reflection is the beginning, not the end, of learning.” Do you ever find yourself in the ongoing…

How Much Time Does It Take To Complete a Lean Transformation?

How Much Time Does It Take To Complete a Lean Transformation?

This article courtesy of theleanmag, a content partner of the Operational Excellence Society. Ah, so before you get started your first question is “when will we be done?” Seriously, that’s how you think? If it is then my advice is don’t even start. You obviously don’t understand what the term “lean” means so all you…

The 9 Questions To Ask About Operational Excellence

The 9 Questions To Ask About Operational Excellence

Summary; Most companies preparing to launch an Operational Excellence Program do not take a moment to contemplate what their program is hoping to achieve, or even if what they are hoping to achieve is what the company truly needs. These 9 Questions, asked of all the right people, help to get your program properly aligned…

State of Readiness | Tim Pettry; CI Program Director, Cleveland Clinic

State of Readiness | Tim Pettry; CI Program Director, Cleveland Clinic

Give a listen… My guest today is Tim Pettry, Program Director for Continuous Improvement at the Cleveland Clinic’s Akron General (CCAG) Hospital where he directs the implementation of a Culture of Improvement for over 5,500 caregivers, utilizing the Cleveland Clinic Improvement Model. One of the biggest “take-aways” of this conversation is the difference in syntax…