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Monday, February 29, 2016

Lean Roundup #81 – February, 2016

A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of February, 2016.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.

How Failed Lean Implementations Are Like a Bad Home Theater System – Mark Graban discussed the failure of Lean implementation when you just look at a few tools with a systematic approach.

How to Observe – Matt Wrye provides a few pointers from experience on how to observe.

Lead With Respect For Better Results – Pete Abilla says leading with respect is a radically different approach that engages staff and shows them the way forward.

Bump and Grind – Bruce Hamilton says no amount of tactics can overcome a bad strategy.

The thinking behind an effective Gemba Walk – Tracey Richardson shares some of the key points to an effective Gemba walk.

Lean Thinking in Software Design – Pascal Dennis describes Lean thinking in software design.

It might be too late to get “Buy In” by the time you bemoan the lack of it – Mark Graban talks about why there’s a lack of buy in and how to get it.

Weighing the Waste of Waiting – Jon Miller discusses the waste of waiting when is comes to the most common example of meetings.

Why Your Factory is Failing in Its Green Initiative - Brooke Chaplan shares 3 reasons why your green initiative might be under-performing your goals, and how to resolve this.

Notes and Thoughts from KataCon 2 – Mark Rosenthal share some notes about leadership development from KataCon 2 conference.

What Direction Are You Heading? – Matt Wrye describes what “true north” means to organization’s vision and strategy.

How Do I Sell Lean to My Boss? – Pete Abilla shares several points that manager’s will find value in when trying to implement Lean.

Say No – Steve Kane says that saying no to unnecessary commitments (overburden) can liberating.

Make the invisible visible – Visual management in agile product development – Hakan Forss says too create a common and shared understanding in knowledge work we often need to make the invisible visible.

What is Lean Management? Bob Emiliani describes what Lean management means and how it differs from other approaches.

Accountability: Not What You Think it is... – Mike Orzen says accountability is not about blame it is about creating a learning environment.

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1 comment:

  1. 80% of a Lean implementation failure is the lack of a true cultural transformation from Leadership to the associates of a company. If you slap in Lean tools and do not change the culture of the company, Lean will fail. Lean tools without a genuine culture change is a Lean façade.