Category: Productivity

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GA 423 | Lean and Human-Centered Design with Michael Parent

This week’s guest is Michael Parent. Ron and Michael discussed human-centered design and how it intersects with lean. Michael also talked about his book, The Lean Innovation Cycle.  An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Michael

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GA 422 | Getting Lean Buy-In with Adam Marsland

This week’s guest is Adam Marsland. Adam, who works in the legal industry, explained how his firm uses continuous improvement and what problems they’re solving. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Adam (2:57) Adam’s background

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GA 421 | What Employees Want with Dan Johnston

This week’s guest is Dan Johnston.  Dan explained how his company WorkStep approaches hiring and retaining employees and what employees truly want, with clear parallels to lean, PDCA, and Respect for People. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The

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Engaging Partners and Suppliers on Your CI Journey

In my first blog on the subject of Continuous Improvement, I highlighted the proverb, “many hands, make light work.”  The concept of a culture of continuous improvement is to orient everyone in the organization toward one common goal — Operational Excellence. You may have also heard of the psychology term,

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GA 419 | Lean in Venture Capital with Bryan Bauw

This week’s guest is Bryan Bauw. Bryan explained how he uses lean and continuous improvement in his role at a startup venture capital firm. Ron and Bryan also explored what we could learn from the world of venture capital. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download

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GA 418 | Value Stream Management in Software Delivery with Lance Knight

This week’s guest is Lance Knight. Lance explained how lean and value stream management work in the software delivery field. He also shed some light on what they’re doing that traditional manufacturers could benefit from. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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GA 417 | Steel Toes and Stilettos with Kathy Miller and Shannon Karels

This week’s guests are Kathy Miller and Shannon Karels. They shared what it’s like being women in manufacturing, their experiences leading lean transformations, and the inspiration behind their book Steel Toes and Stilettos. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: 

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GA 416 | JELD-WEN’s Lean Journey with Gregg Miner

This week’s guest is Gregg Miner. Ron asked Gregg about his personal lean journey and JELD-WEN’s lean journey. Gregg also shared some great advice on goal setting. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote Gregg likes (3:10) Gregg’s

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GA 415 | Reacting vs. Responding with Sumit Gupta

This week’s guest is Sumit Gupta. Ron and Sumit discussed various aspects of leadership, including what it means to be a leader, dealing with different personality types, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote Sumit likes

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GA 413 | Understanding the Constraint with Hezi Korn

This week’s guest is Hezi Korn. Ron and Hezi discussed TOC and how to identify and evaluate your constraints before automating anything. They also touched on some other important lean tools. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote

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