Join us at the 2019 Lean Summit
March 25-26 Optional Workshops, March 27-28, 2019 | Houston, TX
June 27-28, Traverse City, MI

Join some of the most successful LPPD practitioners, from a wide variety of industries, as they share real-world insights on – “Creating New Value Through Lean Development.

Rosie the Riveter vs. Rosie the Robot
In this pithy yet wide-ranging discussion, Bruce Hamilton, president of GBMP and star of the hugely popular training video Toast Kaizen, discusses the entertaining video's serious lessons on its 20th anniversary. He also comments on Industry 4.0 and what he learned from direct interaction with some of the early icons of lean management.
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Training in Social & Technical Capabilities

Upcoming workshops address both the social and technical skills needed for successful lean management efforts. Reserve space today for you and your team members at:

New Books!

Four Types of Problems

One size does not fit all situations and just training people in tools or techniques only scratches the surface of problem solving. Learn the strengths and limitation of each problem-solving type in this book, Four Types of Problems.

Designing the Future

The best way to predict the future is to create it. With Designing the Future, you have everything you need to create a flexible, iterative business-transformation process that takes you from strategic vision to value stream creation for maximum customer value delivery. 

Introduction to Problem Solving

Level set lean training for your team easily, quickly, and cost effectively.

LEI webinars are concise, convenient ways to bring you and your team members practical knowledge from leading lean experts.

If you've got about an hour, an LEI webinar will give you real-life insights into solving the technical and human challenges of sustaining a lean transformation.

Webinars include a presentation followed by audience questions.

I'm all in on our lean effort but how do I get my managers to be more supportive?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,As a business unit director, I am fully on board with lean, do gemba walks and support kaizen projects. But I find my managers are slow to take an interest and often defend the rules of the company against new ideas from their teams. I try hard to lead by example but it doesn’t seem to work so well – what am I missing?
Learning a New Skill II - The Learning Curve

This month's 10-minute TK video (by Mike Boyd and his wife) is a clever visual description of the typical learning curve we go through in acquiring any new skill – whether it's juggling, or practicing Starter Kata for scientific thinking. Skip the ad at the end.

Lean Product & Process Development

Learn how companies are using Lean Product & Process Development (LPPD) to create a sustainable system for consistently delivering great products and profitable value streams.

Want to learn more? Visit our LPPD community page.

Official online publication of the Lean Global Network

The official online magazine of Lean Global Network, Planet Lean brings you the best insights on lean management from around the world.

We share examples of successful applications of the lean methodology in all industries, hands-on advice on how to make lean principles and lean tools work in your organization, and thought-provoking articles that will help you to reflect further on the opportunity to achieve operational excellence.

In Partnership with the Isenberg School of Management
Your Computer – December 6, 2018 - January 31, 2019
Boston, MA – January 29-31, 2019
Boston, MA – February 12-13, 2019
Boston, MA – February 19-22, 2019
Tamarac, FL – February 27-28, 2019
Boston, MA – March 5-7, 2019
Boston, MA – March 13-14, 2019
Houston, TX – March 25-26, 2019
Boston, MA – April 16-19, 2019
Boston, MA – April 23-24, 2019
Boston, MA – April 25, 2019
Boston, MA – May 1-2, 2019
Boston, MA – May 7-9, 2019
Boston, MA – June 4-6, 2019
Washington, DC – June 11-12, 2019

Join with healthcare leaders from North America and around the globe to learn, share, and connect as we celebrate the 10th annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit. The premier event for healthcare leaders, the Summit offers the latest insights in how to create sustainable organizational change.

Boston, MA – June 19-20, 2019
Traverse City, MI – June 26, 2019
Boston, MA – July 16-19, 2019
Boston, MA – September 25-26, 2019
Grapevine, TX – October 9-10, 2019
Boston, MA – November 5-7, 2019