New Year, New You.

The New Year is just around the corner, which means most are taking a little time to reflect. It's a time filled with renewed energy and drive for change, with many making resolutions and planning strategies for an even more successful 2018. While creating mission statements are traditionally a Lean/Hoshin tool, it also fits well for those who perpetually set New Years Resolutions that don't result in change. 

ADKAR: Cultivating a PI Culture with Change Management

Changing the way people think about innovation is tough, and figuring out where change fails is even harder. ADKAR just might have some of the answers. Before reading this book, one must understand that process improvement works best from the bottom-up. This entails empowering your front-line employees to make necessary changes in order to enhance their work … Continue reading ADKAR: Cultivating a PI Culture with Change Management

2017 Annual Lean Summit Review

Thank you to all who attended our 2017 Annual Lean Summit. Walking into the morning session it was obvious to all the house was packed and ready to talk Lean.  Over 120 CLN members from all industries attended the event. Michael Shull, Lean Strategy Manager for the Colorado Lean Network stated “From Wyoming to Colorado … Continue reading 2017 Annual Lean Summit Review

Study Action Team (SAT): How to effectively help others understand Lean Construction correlates to better project outcomes

In this three hour interactive Study Action Team, Charles Roundtree and Katie Barnes will  facilitate discussions around key and seminal books on the topic of helping people within the context of Continuous Improvement. Attendees will learn the answers to the following seminal questions and their supporting constructs, with most of the ideas and concepts being applicable the very next day.

In Case You Missed It: August 2017 Quarterly Kaizen at Denver Health

On Friday, August 4, 2017, nearly sixty members from the Colorado Lean Network joined together at Denver Health for our final 2017 Quarterly Kaizen. The event was a hit! Balanced Event Denver Health staff surprised us with a good mixture of presentations, exercises and a panel discussion. Post-event survey results are in and sixteen survey … Continue reading In Case You Missed It: August 2017 Quarterly Kaizen at Denver Health

2017 Colorado Lean Summit Sponsors: Thank You

A big thank you is in order to our 2017 Colorado Lean Summit Sponsors. Without your support, this event would not be possible. Thank you. Gold-Level Sponsor Thank you, Scotty Martin and REVISION, for sponsoring lunch this year! REVISION is Colorado based, Management and IT Consulting firm, focused on helping local government, non-profit, and commercial clients … Continue reading 2017 Colorado Lean Summit Sponsors: Thank You

Tired of meetings? Try Lean Coffee Hour

This was a screenshot of my calendar last week. Fairly typical of most professionals I'd say; meetings peppered throughout my day, some a simple 30 minutes where various inputs were needed, others half day problem solving sessions I was either hosting or involved with. It also seems fairly common that this doesn't describe the whole … Continue reading Tired of meetings? Try Lean Coffee Hour