GA 228 | How to Apply Lean to Architecture and Engineering with Kurt Neubek

This week’s guest is Kurt Neubek, an architect who is also one of our Six Sigma Black Belt recipients. Kurt explained how he uses continuous improvement in his line of work. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Kurt’s background (2:21)
  • The quotes that inspire Kurt (5:57)
  • What problem seeking is (7:10)
  • The third and fourth steps (15:10)
  • An example of an apparent contradiction (20:29)
  • Where Kurt sees lean thinking being used in construction (22:21)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Kurt (28:14)
  • Where the lean movement is going (31:37)
  • Final words of wisdom (34:35)

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