GA 181 | How to Start Your Lean Journey with Steve Kane

GA 181 | How to Start Your Lean Journey with Steve Kane

By Steven Bonacorsi

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GA 181 | How to Start Your Lean Journey with Steve Kane

This week’s guest is our Director of Customer Success, Steve Kane. Steve and Ron discussed the best mindsets and approaches for beginning a lean journey. They also covered some of the problems that may arise. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Issues at the start of a lean journey (6:26)
  • The importance of the basics (11:25)
  • What to focus on after establishing your “Why?” (12:10)
  • The dangers of “boiling the ocean” (16:12)
  • Being prepared for the effort involved in a transformation (19:19)
  • The most common problems (23:14)
  • Steve’s final thoughts (27:57)

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Steven Bonacorsi

Steven Bonacorsi is the Founder of the Lean Six Sigma Group, President of ISLSS, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Steven Bonacorsi, President at the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS)
- Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology.
- Expert in Kaizen event for rapid project execution.
- Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- Masters in Computer Information Systems (MS-CIS)
- Numerous IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of Professional Business Consulting experience at the C-Level.
Executive Master Black Belt leading $ billion business transformation projects globally in multiple Industries. I am a leader who delivers results.