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Introduction to Lean Thinking and Practice

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

Fixing Lean’s “Sales” Problem (Tips from a Recovering Salesperson)
When companies begin lean transformations, IT systems too often are viewed as obstacles. So, some lean thinkers may view Jacob Stoller, author of The Lean CEO, as having a checkered past. He used to sell IT systems. But the experience of selling to CEOs gave him a valuable skill that lean practitioners can borrow: how to sell to senior management. Here, perhaps as a way of making amends for his past life, he shares practical tips for selling lean.
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Want Better Employees? Be a Better Employer.

Every nation in the world is on a quest to create more jobs. As they should be.

But, we don’t want just “jobs.” We want good jobs. Our friend Zeynep Ton offers a prescription for good jobs. Ton, MIT professor and author of the Good Jobs Strategy, has seen jobs from many angles.

The Lean Bakery

The lean transformation of 365.cafés began in 2005. Nearly 12 years later, 365 is a bustling chain of 100 shops throughout Barcelona, Spain – all supplied by a small, 7000-square-foot lean factory.

You’ll learn how lean fundamentals like single-piece flow, PDCA, and 5S helped 365 expand with minimal investment – while never once losing focus on providing value to its customers.

Continuous Improvement Training for You and Your Team

Reserve space today at these in-depth workshops for sharpening critical skills in how to use A3s, tie together islands of improvement, manage kaizen events, apply the 5 dimensions of organizational change and more:

What would "process points" be in software development?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,Thank you for your previous column that has raised profound questions for me to work on with my software development teams. For example, what are our "process points"? How do we as lean managers enable thinking deeper together about them? What are the behaviors that encourage "better people to work better with each other to create better processes"?
Starter Kata for Coaching

The latest Kata SlideShare (and embedded 8-minute video) traces an arc of practice and learning of coaching skill. Establish a baseline of fundamental skills, and then build on them to advance your coaching skill development.

Official online publication of the Lean Global Network

Womacks's Latest Yokoten: Jim Womack on where lean has failed and why not to give up

Lean has changed the world in many ways, even though the original vision of its founding fathers has failed to materialize. Jim discusses why, as a movement, we shouldn’t give up and review our strategy instead.

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.

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Discover the Missing Piece to Lean Management Sustainability -- and Profitability

Jim Lancaster, Lantech CEO, candidly describes what the erstwhile “kings of kaizen” did to revive a wilting continuous improvement effort – that quadrupled profits – by introducing a daily management system rooted in maintaining basic process stability and engaging people at all levels. Includes a bonus follow-up Q&A with Jim.

In Partnership with the Isenberg School of Management
Cambridge, MA – January 25, 2018
Grapevine, TX – February 7-8, 2018
Cambridge, MA – February 21-22, 2018
Cambridge, MA – March 6-8, 2018
Cambridge, MA – March 13-16, 2018
Nashville, TN – March 28, 2018
Seattle, WA – April 10-13, 2018
Your Computer – April 17-25, 2018
Cambridge, MA – April 17-19, 2018
Cambridge, MA – April 24-27, 2018
Cambridge, MA – May 8-11, 2018
Cambridge, MA – May 15-17, 2018
Tamarac, FL – May 22-23, 2018
Cambridge, MA – June 6-7, 2018
Chicago, IL – June 12-13, 2018

Experienced faculty deliver proven methodologies that can be practiced in all areas of healthcare organizations. These sessions are highly interactive and actionable, and cover topics for leaders with all levels of experience. Whether the organization is beginning to explore the lean methodology or is at a more mature stage, these workshops deliver concepts that challenge and help leaders grow in their development.

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Cambridge, MA – July 17-19, 2018
Cambridge, MA – September 11-13, 2018
Cambridge, MA – October 16-18, 2018
Cambridge, MA – November 6-9, 2018
Cambridge, MA – December 4-6, 2018