Most Read Posts During 2015

Traffic has doubled on the blog in each of the last two years, from a baseline of 2013.  Previously, you could read blog posts in full from the home page. As the number of posts increased, I decided to move to a different layout that made it easier to see previous topics, and which also…

‘Problems are treasure’

Mark Graban, a long-standing Lean advocate and author, has an excellent podcast, which has over 200 editions. In a recent podcast edition, he re-posted a recording of his interview with a health care technology programme. In the course of the interview, he commented that ‘problems are treasure’.  This chimed with me. I’ve heard this said as ‘problems are gold’…

What, exactly, is value?

I’m the Team Leader for an RPIW this week. I listened in on a discussion between some participants, that focused on value, and the meaning of the term in Lean. As Mark Graban puts it, they were finding it difficult to separate motion (the things we do), from value (the things we do that help…

Lean Insights from Sport

Mark Graban is a well known writer and blogger about Lean. His blog is well worth reading. He’s written several books, and I plan to devote a future post to his Lean Hospital book. This post is prompted by Lean Blog: Sports, a book that collects together some of his blog posts on Lean and sports.…