Lean Strategy Video Series

Finding Improvement in the Margins [Lessons from the Road]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-17-17

There are connections in every organization.  Some are easily seen while others are not. But, look closely and you will find them.  In the recent column I wrote for IndustryWeek I examined the waste that often occurs in these connections.  It is in these connections, in the margins, that there

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The Lean Strategy Video Series Summary

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-14-15

A few years ago I develop a short video series on Lean Strategy. Given my last post challenged you not to start the year without a clear strategy and purpose, I thought it was worthwhile to dust off this video series and re-release it. I had a lot of offline

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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: Focus on the How

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 06-24-11

[viddler id-5df79ab0 h-370 w-437] In our continuing video series on Lean Strategy, I want to talk about the “how” of the strategy. Not the “how of strategy building” but the “how of strategy execution.” Show Notes and Approximate Time 00:27 : So often we talk about the “what we’re going

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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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Lean Strategy: The Role of Ideal State Thinking

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 05-27-11

[viddler id-b6d6c583 h-370 w-437] In the second Friday Strategy session on Lean Strategy, I explore how we can incorporate and apply lean thinking, specifically the use of the ideal state, in building or developing your business strategy. Building the aspirational models of the ideal state for the business helps provide

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