Lean Learning Tours
One of a kind learning experiences encompassing the core of personal and enterprise transformation.
Seats are limited.
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.

Process Excellence Means Developing New Processes Along with New Products
The traditional way of developing new products or services in isolation from the processes that must deliver them almost guarantees problem launches. In contrast, the lean product and process development methodology creates products customers love as well as profitable delivery processes in a far more integrated and simultaneous way. Eric Ethington, an experienced lean product and process coach, explains.
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Announcing the James P. Womack Scholarship & Philanthropy Fund

Problem: There aren’t enough lean practitioners nor successful lean transformations.

Our proposed countermeasure is to create a fund – named after our founding CEO – to develop the next generation of lean practitioners, scale up the number of transformations, and improve people’s lives. We’ll begin testing our hypothesis this summer.

Social and Technical Training

Upcoming lean training will address both the social and technical skills required for successful lean management efforts. Reserve space today for you and your team members:

Getting Home

Getting Home is the inspiring story of how a nonprofit used lean principles to help rebuild homes for desperate survivors faster and wound up reconstructing the entire disaster recovery process.

Learn how one question started SBP's journey of continuous improvement. 

Bring Lean Learning In-House

LEI will teach any of our workshops or develop a customized program to build capability in your team.

Let's work together to create a lean learning plan for you, your team, or your organization

Got Questions About Lean Management?

Are you new to lean management thinking and practice? Or maybe you’ve started a lean transformation but have questions about the next step? Then check out our helpful Lean 101 Learning Path page. It’s a flexible, concise guide to training resources – many of them free – on this site.

4 Types of Problems: The Keys to Better Organizational Problem Solving

In this free one-hour webinar and Q&A, veteran lean management practitioner Art Smalley explains how you can avoid the all-too-common trap of reaching for the same old problem-solving approach for every business problem.

Introduction to Problem Solving

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

How can I help middle managers handle contradictory instructions from top management?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,  As a lean coach, how can I help middle-managers who are faced with contradictory instructions from top management?
VSM and Toyota Kata
Give us 20 years and we'll learn a lot! This month's Kata SlideShare features perspectives from Mike Rother and Jeff Liker on the 20th Anniversary of the 'Learning to See' book. Useful input for anyone who utilizes VSM.
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
Boston, MA – April 23-24, 2019
Boston, MA – May 1-2, 2019
Boston, MA – May 7-9, 2019
Spokane, WA – May 14-16, 2019
Hamilton, ON – May 14-15, 2019
Boston, MA – May 15-16, 2019
Your Computer – May 24 - July 12, 2019
Boston, MA – June 5-6, 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 18, 2019
Boston, MA – June 19-20, 2019
Traverse City, MI – June 26, 2019
Boston, MA – July 16-19, 2019
Boston, MA – July 23-26, 2019
Boston, MA – August 6-7, 2019
Boston, MA – September 25-26, 2019
Grapevine, TX – October 9-10, 2019
Boston, MA – November 5-7, 2019