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Lean Thinking: A Roundup
What are the elements of knowledge-based product development?
Dear Gemba Coach, What would be a knowledge-based approach to product development? More »
Innovation in the Work
Innovation in the Work
"Innovation is a popular – and important – concept," writes LEI Chairman and CEO John Shook. "So, here are three questions. What is it? What does lean thinking have to say about it? So what?" Check out John's responses, and don't forget to follow his link to a new animation on innovation and lean. More »
"As leaders, sometimes the things that we feel like we can more easily change are not the things that we need to change," writes Katie Anderson. A quote she heard at the recent Lean Coaching Summit in Minneapolis reminded her of this, and she now reflects on that quote and the value it holds for any lean leader. More »
"Have you noticed a tendency at your company to automatically take Engineering's advice?" writes Gary Stewart of Fiat-Chrysler. "If you have, it’s time to do something about it." Read about how one of Gary's former teams challenged an opinion of the Engineering department...and found the better solution. More »
Ask Art: Is Lean Inward-Focused?
Art Byrne has been asked over and over if lean is inward-focused or customer-focused. There are aspects of lean that may suggest otherwise at a glance, but Art is firm in his… More »
Just as different types of tires are needed for different road conditions, different types of problem-solving are needed to tackle different problems. Watch this video to… More »
Problem solving is at the core of any lean transformation. But both beginners and experts will tell you that it isn't easy to do it efficiently and effectively. In fact you… More »
Anyone who's had to implement a suggestions system in their organization knows it's not an easy task, especially from a cultural aspect. Marius Gil may have just the tool to help - a fun illustration featuring eight common, suggestion-suppressing behaviors to watch out for. More »
Baby Steps for Behavior Change
Don't start with a 20-mile run! Effective change often begins with small tweaks to behavior, which build on one another and grow self-efficacy in the Learner. You can explain a… More »
I’m always surprised at how little the public sector uses A3 thinking to tackle their toughest challenges. It’s the same thing every time – the government often tries to solve symptoms, rather than analyzing root causes and establishing fixes for them. More »
Why Yoda Was Wrong
Why Yoda Was Wrong
Aspects of lean can be found almost anywhere - even in a galaxy far, far away. Inspired by a new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars film "Rogue One," Aaron Hunt uses a lean mindset to debunk a very famous quote from the original trilogy. More »
Does respect for humanity mean the same as…
Dear Gemba coach,Does respect for humanity mean the same as respect for people? I hear that the literal translation of the Japanese phrase “respect for people” is… More »
Guest Post: Insights on Daily Problem Solving
Guest Post: Insights on Daily Problem Solving More »
Orchestrating Your Product Development…
"Effective milestones are an important part of a company’s development process, especially in today’s era of team-based sprints and stand-ups," writes Jim Morgan. "Yet many… More »
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