CLN Commitment to Anti-Racism

The dangerous and painful reality of systemic racism and inequality has led to the horrific deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Tyler, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others. As a community organization, the Colorado Lean Network stands in support of all who are working and advocating to end this racial violence. Your struggle is our struggle. … Continue reading CLN Commitment to Anti-Racism

Beyond the 5 Whys: Values-Based Decision Making for Process Improvement (Thursday, February 27, 2020)

The Five Whys tool helps explore past decisions. What guides decisions now and in the future? For example, when you buy sticky notes, is it more important to choose the most inexpensive price, an environmentally-friendly option, or shop at a local business? Whether you are buying something, improving a vendor process, creating a strategic plan, … Continue reading Beyond the 5 Whys: Values-Based Decision Making for Process Improvement (Thursday, February 27, 2020)

Lean in the Community Event Recap: Metro Caring

How do you run an event with 2 participants and 10 observers? How do you facilitate a process map with limited knowledge of the processes? Can you add value to an organization by bringing in outside eyes who don’t understand the process, or does it only create confusion? Trying Out New AdventuresOn February 13 and … Continue reading Lean in the Community Event Recap: Metro Caring

Q2 2019 Kaizen Forum at DIA

Join us for the Colorado Lean Network Quarterly Kaizen Event hosted by the Denver International Airport Peak Performance Team. Post Event Write-up Making Progress with Value Streams - from individual innovations to entire team innovating to cross-organizational process ownership. Denver International Airport is hosting this event to share the journey we’ve undergone from individual innovations … Continue reading Q2 2019 Kaizen Forum at DIA

LEAN IN THE COMMUNITY: Dry Goods FUTURE STATE Analysis at Metro Caring (Wednesday, February 20, 2019)

Curious to see how to facilitate a current state analysis for goods sorted and stocked in the Metro Caring store? We have partnered with Metro Caring to offer Lean facilitation support while at the same time offering our members an opportunity to observe Lean facilitation and tools in practice. AT THIS LEAN IN THE COMMUNITY … Continue reading LEAN IN THE COMMUNITY: Dry Goods FUTURE STATE Analysis at Metro Caring (Wednesday, February 20, 2019)

LEAN IN THE COMMUNITY: Dry Goods CURRENT STATE Analysis at Metro Caring (Wednesday, February 13, 2019)

LEAN IN THE COMMUNITY: Dry Goods CURRENT STATE Analysis at Metro Caring Curious to see how to facilitate a current state analysis for goods sorted and stocked in the Metro Caring store? We have partnered with Metro Caring to offer Lean facilitation support while at the same time offering our members an opportunity to observe … Continue reading LEAN IN THE COMMUNITY: Dry Goods CURRENT STATE Analysis at Metro Caring (Wednesday, February 13, 2019)

2018 Colorado Lean Summit in Review

Thank you to everyone in attendance at this year's annual Colorado Lean Summit.  The 150-person event was graciously hosted by Denver Health Lean Academy at the Rita Bass Trauma & Education Center. This year's theme was "From Tools to Transformation: The Journey to Performance Excellence" and included speakers from a diverse variety of local and … Continue reading 2018 Colorado Lean Summit in Review

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Lean 101 (Friday, October 19th, 2019)

Are you a brand new or aspiring Lean Practitioner? Do you need to see and feel Lean in action? Or do you just need a little brush up on some of the fundamentals? At this interactive workshop, seasoned facilitator Kirsty Dykes will take you through the fundamentals of Lean in a practical simulation. This course … Continue reading HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Lean 101 (Friday, October 19th, 2019)

Introduction: CLN Director of Marketing & Communications

My name is Meg Chapple, and this week I became the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Colorado Lean Network. I work in the healthcare industry, primarily to improve access to care and reduce waste wherever possible. I first fell in love with Lean while working at Denver Health, where an innovative approach to … Continue reading Introduction: CLN Director of Marketing & Communications