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LPPD Lean Product
& Process Development
Stories from the Field

The world is far more competitive than ever before, and strong product and process development capability is essential. Learn more about how lean is helping companies develop great products.

Visit leanpd.org for more info and read how LEI is working with companies on their product development systems in Jim Morgan's e-letter here.

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Born Lean Thinkers
Kids are born asking the right questions. Now if only it were so easy as adults.
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Lean Education

Online Workshop on Culture Change

Simultaneously develop your product and people value streams for a lean transformation that is both sustainable and profitable. Attend "Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture," featuring a live instructor for all modules.

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Lean Bookstore
book coverSummer Reading That Is Provocative and Practical

Gemba Walks by management expert Jim Womack is the perfect summer companion for lean practitioners. Read it right through or skip casually from essay to essay.


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Knowledge Center
Culture Clash: Continuous Improvement vs. Excellence

Our latest case study explains how the Cleveland Clinic reinvented its continuous improvement program. Learn what happened »


And in the latest Q&A from our executive series on lean leadership, Dr. Lisa Yerian, medical director of continuous improvement at the Clinic, explains why she took on responsibility for continuous improvement. Read her answers »

Improvement/Coaching Kata Improvement Kata
& Coaching Kata

Kata Summit Keynote: Jeff Liker

In this month's Kata video Professor Jeff Liker gives a revealing personal discussion of 'Toyota Kata' from the perspective of his long-term study of Toyota. It's a presentation filled with background stories that anyone in the Lean community will find highly informative.

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John Shook
John Shook We need to think about redefining work. Until we – anyone who wishes to bring about organizational change – redefine the actual value-creating work of the business, we haven’t made any changes that are meaningful. You may be able to create wealth through a variety of business models or ways of thinking. But if you want to create real value, and jobs that value people, you must think hard about how your people are working every day.
Gemba Coach
How can I tell if people “get” lean thinking; what signs should I look for?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,  I’ve been training teams to do lean, intensively at first, and with paced-out coaching later. How do I know if they “get it”? What should I be looking for in behavior change? At what point should they be autonomous?
A3 Dojo
Don't Present Your A3: Share Your A3
A3 Coach Eric Ethington explains why he encourages people to share rather than present their A3s--and explains the reasons why this distinction helps foster productive teamwork and learning.
Learn from the Lean Community
Looking for some inspiration or guidance on your lean journey? Not sure how to figure out takt time or want to learn how lean is being applied in government? Check out LEI's forums.
On-Site Training
Bring Lean Learning In-House

Most of our 30+ workshops can be taught at your facility by our faculty of lean management professionals, who have years of experience implementing what they teach. Call 617-871-2900 for more information about tailoring on-site workshops to your specific needs.

Webinar Archives
How Do I Get to Everyday Improvement?

By connecting the science and culture of problem solving. Get how-to tips in this archived webinar plus a Q&A with Lean Enterprise Institute faculty members Judy Worth and Beau Keyte.