GA 221 | How to Think Scientifically with Stephen Derksen

GA 221 | How to Think Scientifically with Stephen Derksen

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guest is Stephen Derksen. Ron and Stephen discussed Toyota Kata and learning how to think in a scientific manner. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Stephen’s background (2:44)
  • About Barkman Concrete (5:03)
  • Lean in Canada (5:39)
  • Barkman’s CI journey (7:41)
  • What CME is and how they’ve helped (11:16)
  • How they discovered Toyota Kata (12:35)
  • Their first experiment (16:49)
  • The progress they made (19:34)
  • The Dreyfus model (21:13)
  • Where they are today (23:18)
  • How their leadership style has changed (25:40)
  • The connection to the backwards bicycle (31:56)
  • Some of the lessons he’s learned (34:48)
  • Advice he would give his younger self (36:44)
  • Who Stephen would shadow (37:58)
  • What Stephen is most proud of (39:09)
  • Stephen’s final words of wisdom (40:07)

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By: Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
Posted: June 28, 2018, 10:00 am

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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.
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- 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.
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