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.

Pi-Day, Robots, and the Joy of Making Things
To mark Engineers Week, Feb. 18-23, we’re reprising a story about celebrating Pi Day by Jim and Mary Morgan, a self-described “geek couple.” And we’re offering 25% off on Jim’s new book, Designing the Future. Read the story to get the discount code.
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Training in Fundamental & Advanced Lean Concepts

Make plans today to build capability in your processes and people by attending these practical in-depth sessions.

  • Lean Management System: Learn the elements of a lean system and how they work together.
    Feb. 19. Enroll »
  • Leader Standard Work: Learn the 5 major tools and how to implement them back at work. 
    Feb. 20. Enroll »
  • Managing Kaizen Events: Don’t let improvement events backslide into “drive-by-kaizens.”
    Feb. 21-22. Enroll »
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.

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.

Why should I manage as if I had no power when power is the most effective way of getting things done?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,  I’m tired of hearing I should manage as if I had no power. Surely power is the most effective way of getting things done, isn’t it?
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
Boston, MA – February 19-22, 2019
Tamarac, FL – February 27-28, 2019
Boston, MA – March 5-7, 2019
Your Computer – March 5 - April 23, 2019
Boston, MA – March 13-14, 2019
Boston, MA – March 15, 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
Hamilton, ON – May 14-15, 2019
Boston, MA – May 15-16, 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 – August 6-7, 2019
Boston, MA – September 25-26, 2019
Grapevine, TX – October 9-10, 2019
Boston, MA – November 5-7, 2019