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Personal Kanban: You Can’t Manage What You Can’t See
By: David Drickhamer | November 19, 2015
Columns
Think personal kanban can't be applied to knowledge work? Think again. Drawing on examples from Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Berry's book "Personal Kanban: Mapping Work, Navigating Life," David Drickhamer explains how anyone can benefit from personal kanban, regardless of the nature of their work. More »
Six Personal Kanban Habits to Avoid
By: Jim Benson | January 12, 2017
Columns
Jim Benson, kanban specialist, shares the six most common mistakes found on kanban boards. More »
Continuous Improvement Using Personal Kanban
Workshops
A simple, effective management system for digging out of work -- and staying dug out -- to achieve higher quality, better productivity, greater job satisfaction, and peace of mind. More »
Mapping your Work, Navigating Life: Personal Kanban
Workshops
In this one-day immersive experience we will explore the impact of overload on both the individual and the team; politics and "work-arounds" that start quietly and quickly morph into unwritten rules; and smooth work-, information-, and communication-flows that can lead to happier, less stressed, and more effective teams. More »
WLEI: Becoming the Change with John Toussaint and Kim Barnas
By: Lean Enterprise Institute | September 28, 2020
Audio
Lean has always promised great improvements for health care providers, but has there been a personal element that has been lacking to date? In this episode of WLEI, two healthcare giants, Kim Barnas and John Toussaint, will share a key insight from their new book Becoming the Change: they argue that personal transformation on the part of healthcare leaders plays a vital role in broader organizational change. Listen in for insights and advice on how to help your lean effort.  You can download a complete transcript of the conversation here: https://www.  lean.  org/Search/Documents/596.  pdf  More »
Transcript of Podcast with Kim Barnas and John Toussaint about Becoming the Change
September 9, 2020
Articles
In this transcript of a recent WLEI podcast, Becoming the Change authors Kim Barnas and John Toussaint talk with LEI's Tom Ehrenfeld about the challenges of personal leadership regarding healthcare transformation. More »
Steady Work
By: Karen Gaudet | February 3, 2020
Books
Transforming frontline operations in a retail chain the size of Starbucks is a story in itself. This book goes further, investigating how lean thinking addressed huge demand fluctuation in a retail environment across thousands of stores, and then how baristas and managers in Newtown, Connecticut used that system to get them through the worst week imaginable. It is a deeply personal story with global relevance. More »
Steady Work (Audiobook)
By: Karen Gaudet | February 3, 2020
Audio; Books
Transforming frontline operations in a retail chain the size of Starbucks is a story in itself. This book goes further, investigating how lean thinking addressed huge demand fluctuation in a retail environment across thousands of stores, and then how baristas and managers in Newtown, Connecticut used that system to get them through the worst week imaginable. It is a deeply personal story with global relevance. More »
WLEI: 30. On the Job: My Personal Turning Point--Reflecting on a Decade as a Lean Coach
By: Lean Enterprise Institute | January 14, 2020
Audio
Josh Howell shares his decade-end reflections, focusing on why he left Starbucks in 2013. His reasons may surprise you. He also interrogates the question, “If a company discontinues a formal lean initiative, or lean program, or lean team, does that mean its lean implementation has failed?” Related Articles:Josh's Eletter: My Personal Turning Point: Reflecting on a Decade as a Lean Coach"What Did I Transform Today?"Lean Coaching SummitVideo: Inside the Tryer Center, the Starbucks Lab Where Anything is Possible  More »
My Personal Turning Point: Reflecting on a Decade as a Lean Coach
By: Josh Howell | January 14, 2020
Columns; eLetters
Last year I sat in the offices of several "lean champions" at their companies, agents of change who are trying to instill lean thinking throughout their organizations. Each had been in the role for years. A hallmark of their offices was a corner filled with rolled up flip chart papers - artifacts of past lean activities like value-stream maps. And a hallmark of our conversations were expressions of frustration with others who were not sustaining changes or choosing to make any in the first place. I could relate.    More »
How can kanban be useful in software since we never produce the same part twice?
By: Michael Ballé | January 13, 2020
Columns; eLetters
Dear Gemba Coach: How can kanban be useful in software since we never produce the same part twice? More »
Lean at Heart: Kanban
By: Masia Goodman | November 1, 2019
Columns
The underlying principles of lean can be found everywhere in daily life. In this article Masia Goodman identifies examples of "Better" practices that overlap with known lean principles. More »
Membership, Mission and Money 
By: Jean Cunningham | August 20, 2019
Columns; eLetters
I was recently inspired by Sylvia’s Freakonomics Radio podcast (No. 385, July 17), where she talks about today’s Girl Scouts. It continues to resonate with me, and in particular, the personal, role-focusing mnemonic she uses: Membership, Mission, and Money.    More »
The Power of Ma in Creating Cognitive Space
By: Jim Benson | August 14, 2019
Columns
When we lead with respect for people, we need to truly understand that people work in different ways, argues Jim Benson in this piece about the power of More »
I don’t get kanban -- I don’t work in production so how would it apply to one-off work?
By: Michael Ballé | July 29, 2019
Columns; eLetters
Dear Gemba Coach: I feel that I still don’t get kanban. I don’t work in production, and I fail to see how stock replenishment would apply to one-off work. More »
What personal qualities should I work on to improve my practice of lean?
By: Ballé, Michael | August 6, 2018
Columns; eLetters
Dear Gemba Coach: What personal qualities should I work on to improve how I practice lean? More »
Any thoughts about lean and Industry 4.0?
By: Michael Ballé | May 14, 2018
Columns; eLetters
Dear Gemba Coach: What about lean and digital? Any thoughts? And on Industry 4.  0? More »
Is kanban relevant to office work?
By: Michael Balle | March 19, 2018
Columns; eLetters
Dear Gemba Coach: I understand that kanban is an important part of lean, but I work in an office environment, and it’s hard to see how production orders on cardboard cards relate to improving project management – what am I missing? More »
I read everywhere that in lean we should focus on process over results – does that mean we ignore budgets?
By: Michael Balle | March 12, 2018
Columns; eLetters
Dear Gemba Coach: I read everywhere that in lean we should focus on process over results – does that mean that we need to ignore budgets altogether? More »
The 5 Diseases of Prioritization
By: Jim Benson | January 11, 2018
Columns
Prioritization is rarely a problem by itself. Instead, it’s a symptom of a set of illnesses: Swervy, Thickets, Costeoporosis, Planemia, Politicitis. Here’s the cure from “Doctor” Jim Benson. More »
If lean really is about innovation, why does so much of it seem to be about logistics?
By: Ballé, Michael | December 11, 2017
Columns; eLetters
Dear Gemba Coach: If lean really is about innovation, why does so much of it seem to be about logistics, with truck preparation areas, leveling boxes, small trains, kanbans and so on? More »
Work of Management, The (eBook)
By: Jim Lancaster | July 6, 2017
Books
Lancaster tells an inspiring and practical business story in his new book, The Work of Management (2017, Lean Enterprise Institute). It’s a close-up, candid look at Lancaster’s personal transformation as a leader. It’s also a practical, in-depth, business case study of Lantech’s lean transformation, relapse, and comeback that American manufacturing – and other industries -- can use to profitably transform themselves. More »
The Work of Management
By: Jim Lancaster | February 7, 2017
Books
Lancaster tells an inspiring and practical business story in his new book, The Work of Management (2017, Lean Enterprise Institute). It’s a close-up, candid look at Lancaster’s personal transformation as a leader. It’s also a practical, in-depth, business case study of Lantech’s lean transformation, relapse, and comeback that American manufacturing – and other industries -- can use to profitably transform themselves. More »
Our new boss doesn’t 'get' lean; what can I do to convince him?
By: Michael Ballè | October 6, 2016
Columns; eLetters
Dear Gemba Coach: We’ve had spectacular lean results with our old boss, but our new boss doesn’t get it. He’s already cut his gemba walks from weekly to monthly and doesn’t see the point of kanban. What can I do to convince him? More »
How can kanban or lean possibly apply in an office?
By: Michael Ballè | October 3, 2016
Columns; eLetters
Dear Gemba Coach: You often say that one can’t do lean without kanban, and that continuous improvement without kanban is fine, but not lean. My team works on projects in an office, I fail to see how kanban  applies. Are we barred from lean forever? More »
Your Favorite Lean Posts of 2015!
By: Lean Leaper | December 2, 2015
Columns
With 2016 fast approaching, we'd like to take a step back and reflect on the most popular Lean Post articles of 2015. Did your favorite(s) make the list? More »
KATA SUMMIT KEYNOTE: JEFF LIKER
By: By Jeffrey Liker | June 1, 2015
Presentations
In this 16-minute video from February's Kata Summit, Professor Jeff Liker gives a revealing personal discussion of Toyota Kata from the perspective of his long-term study of Toyota. It's an informative presentation for anyone in the Lean community. More »
KATA AT HOME
By: By Jeremiah Davis | February 1, 2015
Presentations
Start 'em Early! Create Scientific Thinkers. The Improvement Kata & Coaching Kata's practice routines for scientific thinking can be applied in business, education and -- as shown in this month's Kata video -- in our personal lives too. The Davis Family shows us how we can use the Improvement Kata pattern with our kids, nephews, nieces, grandkids - right now. Just think how well prepared they will be for life's challenges! More »
If I turn off MRP in favor of kanban, will the factory collapse around us?
By: Ballé, Michael | February 24, 2014
Columns; eLetters
Dear Gemba Coach: Our sensei wants us to turn off MRP and work with kanban cards. I’m really nervous about this. We’ve been doing a lot of problem solving, but I’m not sure we’re ready. Any insights? More »
Why haven't kanban and value-stream mapping improved delivery from a low-volume/ high-mix process?
By: Ballé, Michael | February 21, 2013
Columns; eLetters
Dear Gemba Coach,We work in a low-volume/ high-mix process with component machining and assembly. Our OTD is somewhere between 70% and 80%. We’ve invested heavily in value-stream mapping and kanban, but can’t seem to improve our delivery. Any advice? More »
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