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Lean Startup: The Most Revolutionary Idea Since SMED?
"From my view, Lean Startup is quite simply the most revolutionary idea to advance the way business is practiced since the birth of Lean," writes Sam McAfee. "It’s to product development what Shigeo Shingo’s Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) was for manufacturing." Read why.… More »
Lean is About Building Organizations that Learn to Learn
In April, LEI's John Shook spoke at the LeanUX NYC conference about how the lean movement has changed (and not changed) over time and what any community (user design or otherwise) needs to focus on in terms of leadership behaviors in order to build strong organizations that solve problems. Watch the video and read excerpts from his keynote.… More »
Just-in-Time Roundup: Great Lean Reads from Across the Web (Vol. 6)
Check out five recently published articles we think may help you improve your work or think about your work differently - this time from Forbes, The New York Times, Industry Week, Harvard Business Review, and Medium. What great lean reads would you add to the list?… More »
Public Service: Lean's Next Frontier?
John O'Donnell and Lex Schroeder share the thinking behind LEI's new Public Service Value Network and invite you to contribute to a new and fast-growing community of practice.… More »
PDCA, BML, TMC: Learning Lean From Lean
"Lean, Lean UX, and Lean Startup – there' a lot of 'lean' out there," writes Matthew Savas. "Is this good or bad?" What's most important, Savas says, is an allegiance to true PDCA. What do you think?… More »
Why One Startup Will Never "Change the World"
Nathan Rothstein, co-founder of Project Repat, calls for founders to stop pitching their companies as "world-changing" charitable organizations. Businesses should focus on solving customer problems, he says, not solving global poverty. Read why.… More »
Why Lean Startup Experiments are Hard to Design
Grace Ng, co-founder of Javelin (a software and services company dedicated to implementing Lean Startup), reflects on what she's learned helping entrepreneurs launch products and services that thrive on rapid cycles of experimentation.… More »
Starting Up, Growing Up, and Starting Over
In an essay first published in Gemba Walks (2nd Ed) and adapted for the Post, LEI founder and thought leader Jim Womack reflects on the lean movement, the lean startup movement, where the two communities meet, and where these two communities might be going, together.… More »
Customers Should Determine the Businesses of the Future, Not the 1%
"We set up entrepreneurs to fail when we put all the emphasis on pitch day and the amount of money raised, instead of rewarding companies for sales and customers acquired," writes entrepreneur Nathan Rothstein.… More »
Lean Startups Should Be Lean Cultures, From the Start
Mark Graban reflects on John Shook's talk, "Lean Startup--From Toyota City to Fremont to You," at this week's Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco. Read why Graban believes the broader Lean community and lean startup community have a lot to learn from each other.… More »
Bridging Two Lean Communities
Two very different lean communities came together when Eric Ries and LEI's John Shook participated in the Lean Startup pre-conference webcast, "Putting the Lean in Lean Startup" last month. In case you missed it, watch the full archived webcast and catch the highlights here.… More »
Throw Out Your Assumptions About Your Customer
LEI intern Francesco Possio reflects on his Lean Startup Machine workshop experience at the Cambridge Innovation Center.… More »
Where Lean Meets Innovation
"Many people see Lean purely as an improvement method, not a total enterprise solution or a new way of doing business," writes José Ferro. "In reality, it's a new method of production and a new way to organize the whole enterprise."… More »
What comes after Lean?
Lean practice is an ongoing process, it never ends. But what are we learning about the field? What comes after Lean in terms of emerging schools of thought? Michael Ballé shares his thoughts.… More »
The Virtue of Small Data
"Small Data can be found everywhere, with every customer transaction and interaction," writes LEI faculty member and Lean IT expert Steve Bell. "It is derived from a small population that resembles the larger population and is valid for use in small experiments (kaizen) to drive improvement and spark innovation."… More »
Upcycling Products Customers Actually Want
Nathan Rothstein, president of Project Repat, shares the story of how his startup evolved from an interesting idea to a successful business.… More »
startups on Lean.org
Lean IT Defined
Lean IT is defined by Mike Orzen, a Lean Enterprise Institute faculty member. Orzen teaches the Lean IT full-day workshop: http://www.lean.org/Workshops/WorkshopDescription.cfm?WorkshopId=52. The se… More »
Leader Standard Work
There is lots of information out there on how to improve processes in industrial, office, and healthcare settings, but very little practical information on how to manage new processes as they are put … More »
Lean Lexicon 5th Edition
The fifth edition of the Lexicon, first published in January 2003, is 140 pages, containing 60+ illustrations and 207 key terms from A3 Report to Yokoten. The Lexicon already covers such key lean ente… More »
Lean Lexicon 5th Edition - PDF
The fifth edition of the Lexicon, first published in January 2003, is 140 pages, containing 60+ illustrations and 207 key terms from A3 Report to Yokoten. The Lexicon already covers such key lean ente… More »
Lean Lexicon 5th Edition (eBook)
The fifth edition of the Lexicon, first published in January 2003, is 140 pages, containing 60+ illustrations and 207 key terms from A3 Report to Yokoten. The Lexicon already covers such key lean ente… More »
Throw Out Your Assumptions About Your Customer
LEI intern Francesco Possio reflects on his Lean Startup Machine workshop experience at the Cambridge Innovation Center.… More »
Where Lean Meets Innovation
"Many people see Lean purely as an improvement method, not a total enterprise solution or a new way of doing business," writes José Ferro. "In reality, it's a new method of production and a new way to organize the whole enterprise."… More »
What comes after Lean?
Lean practice is an ongoing process, it never ends. But what are we learning about the field? What comes after Lean in terms of emerging schools of thought? Michael Ballé shares his thoughts.… More »
The Virtue of Small Data
"Small Data can be found everywhere, with every customer transaction and interaction," writes LEI faculty member and Lean IT expert Steve Bell. "It is derived from a small population that resembles the larger population and is valid for use in small experiments (kaizen) to drive improvement and spark innovation."… More »
Upcycling Products Customers Actually Want
Nathan Rothstein, president of Project Repat, shares the story of how his startup evolved from an interesting idea to a successful business.… More »
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