The Habits of Lean

Mark Graban has edited a new book, ‘Practicing Lean‘.  Mark’s description says – ‘If we keep practicing, we might get good at it eventually. We all have a starting point in our personal “Lean journeys.” Looking back at our first year of work in Lean or continuous improvement methodologies, we probably weren’t very good at…

Book Review: A Leadership Journey in Health Care: Virginia Mason’s Story

Applying Lean techniques to improvement work is not rocket science. I’ve seen teams who produce significant change after reading a book and applying what they learn. Most improvement events using Lean result in measureable improvement, and teams usually apply the techniques they have learnt to make further improvements. Despite this, the use of Lean in…