Video preview: the simplest way to get started with process improvement

The simplest way to get started with process improvement

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 06-16-17

I have had many conversations lately where people are asking about the simplest way to get started with process improvement.  The simplest way is to start with one simple question – why.

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Video preview: PDSA vs. PDCA

PDCA vs PDSA in Problem Solving

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 05-05-17

Plan Do Check Act (PDSA)  is a well known approach to continuous improvement and problem solving.  I propose you consider the PDSA approach that includes study and adjust to truly understand why you are getting the results you are.        

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Lean Strategy: Understanding Current Reality through Catch-Ball

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-26-11

[viddler id-f95ebbf6 h-370 w-437] On this Lean Strategy Video Series, we will look into another part of the Hoshin Kanri process called Catch-ball. We will look into the real valuable part of the process aside from letting your team be part of the strategic planning. Learn more by watching the

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Lean Strategy: Use the A3, or the X-Matrix?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-19-11

[viddler id-6f420fe0 h-370 w-437] In this installment of the Lean Strategy Video Series, we’ll talk about a template used in the concept of Hoshin Kanri called the “X Matrix“. While companies starts their effort to Hoshin Kanri, o lot is put in the emphasis of the X-matrix. While most people

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Lean Strategy: Structured like a Kaizen Event

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-12-11

[viddler id-371710cc h-370 w-437] This Friday on the Lean Strategy video series, we’ll talk a little more technical about the strategy development from a lean perspective. Basically, strategy development should be structured the same way a Kaizen event is. How? Watch the video and find out. Show Notes and Approximate

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Lean Strategy: Focus on Conversation, not Templates

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-05-11

[viddler id-b9969d45 h-370 w-437] In this edition of the Lean Strategy Video Series, we will look into the weight of the conversation against templates in creating any strategic development process. Show Notes and Approximate Time: 00:39 -  Templates are nothing more than just a guide and just an experienced way

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Lean Strategy: First, Understand the Current Condition

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 07-01-11

[viddler id-ee972578 h-370 w-437] In this next installment of the Lean Strategy video series, we will explore a bit about the early part of the strategy building process which is more about how do we gain the knowledge of the current reality, the situation, the market, the field, the technology,

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Lean Strategy: The Role of Reflection

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 06-03-11

[viddler id-98d12765 h-370 w-437] In our continuing Strategy Friday video series on Lean Strategy, I explore how reflection as part of  lean thinking can also be an integral part in building or planning your business strategy, as well as adjusting as you move along.. Show Notes and Approximate Time What

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First Steps – Improving Your Meetings

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-20-10

As we continued our First Steps video series, I remind you of our purpose. Many organizations apply lean to their collection processes. But many individuals don’t apply lean to their own work. Sometimes all we need is a small push, a first step. That’s what these videos are meant to

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First Steps: Build a Customer Map

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-13-10

Lean is both an organizational journey and a personal one. Can you take 15 minutes to begin your lean journey? Or continue it? In this installment of my First Steps video series, I talk about the idea of building a customer map. Besides our external customers, there are many internal

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