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Small Batch: Hand-Picked Articles from the Global Lean Community (Vol. 5)

by Lean Leaper
December 22, 2015

Small Batch: Hand-Picked Articles from the Global Lean Community (Vol. 5)

by Lean Leaper
December 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

Our picks for the best recent articles from our sister publication, Planet Lean.

1. Bringing Lean Startup Ideas to a Corporation

Realizing that the challenges their R&D teams were facing were similar to those commonly experienced by startups, telecom company Telefónica decided to combat those challenges with lean startup principles. Read more to find out how it went.

2. All by Yourself? Find Your Lean Trojan Horse

Anyone who has headed a lean transformation knows that it can be a very lonely experience, at least at first. That often-difficult period between kicking off the launch and finally getting people sold and engaged on the transformation can make any lean leader feel hopeless and dejected. In this fascinating feature article, Lean Management Instituut senior advisor and trainer Rob van Gorkum shares his favorite tips for starting off a lean transformation on the right foot for future success.

3. Why We Always Go Back to TPS, Circa 1987

Think that the original Toyota Production System house is out of date? Think again! Just because it's almost 30 years doesn't mean it holds no value for today's lean transformations. In fact, Michael Balle of Institut Lean France and Boris Evesque, director of a train maintenance center, recommend this tried-and-true model as your guiding light in any lean transformation. Find out why.

The views expressed in this post do not necessarily represent the views or policies of The Lean Enterprise Institute.
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