GA 223 | How to Apply Lean to the Government with Justin Kenney

GA 223 | How to Apply Lean to the Government with Justin Kenney

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guest is Justin Kenney. Justin, who works for the state of Vermont, explained how he and his team leverage continuous improvement at the government level. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Justin’s background (2:15)
  • The quote that inspires Justin (4:28)
  • The first six months of their journey (8:12)
  • What happened to the original facilitators (15:12)
  • What the improvements look like now (15:49)
  • How many have been trained (16:55)
  • What’s unique about their approach (17:23)
  • State involvement (20:30)
  • An example of an improvement Justin is proud of (25:02)
  • Their work with the DMV (34:15)
  • The other challenges they’re facing (38:02)
  • Justin’s advice (40:59)
  • What Justin would do differently (43:45)
  • What Justin is most proud of (45:31)

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What Do You Think?

How else can Lean and/or Six Sigma be used to improve the government?

By: Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
Posted: July 12, 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.
- 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.