Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Lean Roundup #102 - November, 2017


A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of November, 2017.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.

Slowing Down to Speed Up – Gregg Stocker says slow thinking is what leads to the big gains that Lean thinking drives. 

Sphere of Influence – Tom Stoffel explains some keys to unlocking a strategic plan to drive significant improvement.

15 Lean Failure Lessons from Software Development, 1/3 2/3 3/3 – Jon Miller shares thoughts from an article about how software is written to shed light on the question of why Lean transformations often fail.

Frontiers - Lean & IT – Pascal Dennis encourages IT shops around the world to learn & adapt the powerful thinking methodologies of Lean.

Ask Art: Can Lean and “Make-the-Month” Co-exist? – Art Byrne explains why the make the month is so bad for so many things.

Oppsss the wheels fell off your lean initiative?  - Norm Bain says one of the biggest obstacles to long term success with lean is that many of the lean concepts are so simple to understand that you may fall into the trap of believing that they will be simple to implement.

Are You Overproducing Improvements? – Mark Rosenthal talks about the danger of batching improvements and why it is better to flow improvements.

Using a Checklist is Better Than Reprimanding Someone and Saying “Don’t Forget” – Mark Graban explains from a personal example how a checklist can be used to improve process adherence.

Standardization With a Systems View Allows Creativity to Flourish – John Hunter says standardization allows us to creatively improve within the context of the system and with an understanding that certain key factors will conform to those standards.


Wishing Everyone a Granular Thanksgiving – Jon Miller advocates instead of batching our gratitude once pear year, we can reflect on what we are thankful for each day.

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