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    LEAN Fun: Take Kanban Home!! (NOT)


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    LEAN Fun: Take Kanban Home!! (NOT)
    July 6, 2016 - Everybody knows Lean Rule #1. It is the first rule we learn as young kids working on our white belts in kindergarten. If we ever waiver and break Rule #1, we lean zealots fully understand the consequences. The friends will go. The marriage will...

    Your Favorite Lean Posts So Far in 2016!


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    Your Favorite Lean Posts So Far in 2016!
    July 6, 2016 - At this halfway point of 2016, the Lean Leaper takes us back for a look at the most popular pieces of the past six months. Take a look and see if you missed out on anything.

    Process Change – Freeze Dried or Crock Pot?


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    Process Change – Freeze Dried or Crock Pot?
    July 5, 2016 - Did you ever notice that there are many attributes to this thing called “change”.   The size of the change, the amounts of different change coming our way, how clearly we can see it coming, whether it is positive or negative,...

    Don’t Change Your Career– Enhance It!


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    Don’t Change Your Career– Enhance It!
    July 5, 2016 - If you’re feeling stuck in your career, exploring coaching as an alternate path might be the key to the independence and flexibility you’ve been seeking. However, while coaching as a solo entrepreneur is certainly appealing to some...

    Strategic Planning Pitfalls


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    Strategic Planning Pitfalls
    July 5, 2016 - If you want your strategic plan to succeed, avoid these pitfalls at all costs.You’ve determined the need for a strategic plan for your business, and you’re ready to begin the process. While strategic planning isn’t rocket...

    An Interview with Samantha Parrett: NC State Vet Hospital's Dive Into Lean


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    An Interview with Samantha Parrett: NC State Vet Hospital's Dive Into Lean
    July 5, 2016 - I am especially pleased to present this edition of leanvets.com for a couple of reasons. 1)  It is the first podcast for me. Hopefully, others will follow in the future as subject material arises. I debated whether to present this blog as a...

    Why Lean Thinking and Shop Problem-Solving are Critical for Truck Equipment Distributors


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    Why Lean Thinking and Shop Problem-Solving are Critical for Truck Equipment Distributors
    July 5, 2016 - Let the lean process expose the issues, then use them as a chance to find out what is truly going on and improve your businessread more

    Reflecting on a Work Anniversary


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    July 5, 2016 - I’ve been the technical editor for agileconnection.com for the past five years. It popped up to my LinkedIn network. Several people congratulated me on my work anniversary. I have learned many things in the past five years: Sometimes, people...

    Constraints and Creativity (the mother of innovation)


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    Constraints and Creativity (the mother of innovation)
    July 5, 2016 - Musings on the theory of constraints and its relevance for creativity - and innovation - in business. Continue reading →

    Scaling Lean Product Management for Better Innovation


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    Scaling Lean Product Management for Better Innovation
    July 5, 2016 - Can you truly predict a customers’ reaction to a new innovative product and then scale the success of the product? Lean practitioners say you can, if you measure the right metrics, interpret them correctly, and focus on the problem and the...

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