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  • Affinity Diagram: Getting the Best Results

    Setting the Stage Getting the best results from a group can be tricky. Preconceived notions and beliefs coupled with departmental silos create a stalemate for creativity. The purpose of an affinity diagram is to organize a large number of ideas into their natural relationships. This method ...

    Tags: Business, Leadership, Lean Manager, Six Sigma Tools, The Lean Startup, brainstorming, ideas, lean six sigma, quality, six sigma, success

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  • Entrepreneurship: Balancing Bold vs. Strategic

      Highlighting the Struggle Finding the balance between the bold strokes of entrepreneurship and the structured constraints of strategy can create a whirlwind in a business. The vision of an entrepreneur brings to mind a bold, unbridled risk-taker willing to bet everything for success, no ...

    Tags: Corporate Turnaround, Leadership, Lean Manufacturing, The Lean Startup, entrepreneurship, innovative startup, lean, lean strategies, six sigma, start up

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  • Andon System: What Does It Tell You?

      What does your Andon System tell you? Typically, it is a manufacturing process that says there is something wrong and your attention is wrong. The word Andon simply means ‘lantern.’ Just like any other light, its presence tells us of a problem. But is it the act of the light o...

    Tags: Green Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, The Lean Startup, andon system, lean, lean six sigma, manufacturing

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  • Using Lean Startup for Greater Social Impact

    The following guest article was written by Jordan Rosenfeld, contributor for Lean Startup Co. The exponential speed of technological change has been a boon for nonprofits. Thanks to the digital tools at our fingertips, organizations in the social sector can immediately test the impact of their w...

    Tags: Innovation, Nonprofits, The Lean Startup, Lean Startup Week, Lean Startups for Social Change, Michel Gelobter

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  • Lean Leadership – Are You Winning the War on Culture?

    When there is a leadership change in an organization, there is always a broad idealistic plan on how things are going to change. Invariably, one of the first things a new leader will state as a goal to get things on track is to ‘change the culture’ of the organization. Culture change...

    Tags: Business, Innovation, Leadership, Lean Manager, Lean Manufacturing, Operations Management, Personal Improvement, The Lean Startup, applying lean methodologies, being a leader, good leadership, lean leadership, lean thinking, quality excellence, quality improvement, shmula

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  • What is a Kanban Retrospective

    What is a Kanban Retrospective Since the time the concept of Kanban started on Toyota’s factory floor, it has been evolving. Kanban has proven to be a set of ideas, if not a complete methodology that can be implemented successfully in a wide variety of industries and applications. One indus...

    Tags: Kanban, Lean Manufacturing, The Lean Startup, Agile, kanban, kanban boards, kanban implementation, kanban pull system, kanban retrospectives, management methodology, scheduled retrospectives

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  • Is Your Business Ready to Start Undertaking Large Process Improvement Projects

    Is Your Business Ready to Start Undertaking Large Process Improvement Projects There are a number of effective and successful process improvement methodologies, with the most popular being Lean and Six Sigma. They can be extremely beneficial to a business and can increase its competitiveness by ...

    Tags: Business, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, The Lean Startup, certification, competence, consultant, lean, lean six sigma, methodology, Organizational Stability, process improvement methodology, process mprovement projects, proficiency, project improvement

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  • Lean Management: An Interview on Implementation at CCBRT

    Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) was established in 1994 as a Community Based Rehabilitation program, working with people with searching cataracts in Dar Salaam. Since its inception, they have grown to become the largest indigenous provider of disability services i...

    Tags: Lean Healthcare, Lean Manager, The Lean Startup, Videos, healthcare, Lean Management, shmula blog

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  • Lean Healthcare: Making a Case for Change

    Lean management principles have been used effectively in manufacturing companies for decades, particularly in Japan. Lean thinking begins with driving out waste so that all work adds value and serves the customer’s needs. Identifying value added and non-value added steps in every process is...

    Tags: Lean Healthcare, Lean Manager, The Lean Startup, healthcare, Lean Management, lean theories, management, shmula blog

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  • The 12 Agile Software Development Principles

    What Is Agile Software Development? Developing software is a discipline that’s still at a relatively young age, and for the most part, we’re still learning how to tackle some of the more difficult issues that can arise in a typical large-scale software project. Different methodologi...

    Tags: Business, The Lean Startup, Agile, agile 12 processes, agile processes, customer satisfaction, development methods, methodologies, personal principle, principles, software development

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