12
Jul

Pursuing Lean? You Better Know All Four Pillars!

Later today I have the pleasure of joining my good friend Tracy O’Rourke for the next episode of GoLeanSixSigma.com’s Just In Time Café podcast. Tracy and I will be discussing how to achieve Lean...

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10
Jul

How Getting a Nanny Saved My Family - Lean at Home

I am a longtime student and fan of process improvement principles and methods. That includes visual management. This Lean concept encourages us to make what’s happening in a process visible at a...

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26
Jun

Visual Management – Powerful and Not So New

One of the key tools of Lean is applying the power of Visual Management. Visual Management allows anyone to see what is happening in the process and to use how the process is organized visually to...

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08
Jun

Lean Journey: Leaders Changing Behaviors

King County FBOD's Lean Journey

King County FBOD Lead Cheryl Schmidt talks about how the changes in leadership have allowed greater improvements in the division's Lean Journey. Leadership and...

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01
Jun

The Leadership Challenge and Building the Problem-Solving Muscle

It starts with leadership

King County FBOD Supervisor Christy Trautman talks about The Leadership Challenge and building the problem solving muscle. She mentions that their lean journey started...

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04
May

Leader Standard Work and Process Roundings

 

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28
Apr

ARIZONA Government Uses Lean to Improve Outcomes

The State of Arizona is pursuing a Lean Transformation across state agencies to improve services and make them more efficient. Governor Doug Ducey recently had an interview with Forbes that will...

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10
Apr

Creating Better Flow at King County Wastewater

How a growing county attacked a growing problem

In 2015, King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division was celebrating its 50th year. While celebrating five decades of cleaning up Puget Sound and...

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30
Mar

One Division, One Culture: Creating Alignment Using The Leadership Challenge

creating alignment using the leadership challenge and the five practices of exemplary leadership

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21
Jul

Making It Not Risky: King County Employees Form Their Future

The small Office of Risk Management for King County, Washington, has a big job: resolving claims against King County resulting from bus accidents, items missing from the jail’s property room and...

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