Batches and Takt and Flow…Oh My!

In recent weeks, I’ve had several conversations with clients about using smaller batches and takt planning as part of their pull planning sessions on projects. I’m convinced that this thinking should be part of every project running on Last Planner System. Here’s why. First, we know that smaller batches move faster. This is a direct […]

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LeanProject at the Lean Enterprise Institute Lean Summit

I’ll be co-presenting a workshop at the annual Lean Summit in Houston this March. The Summit dates are March 27 – 28. There are two days of workshops that precede the Summit. On March 26 Joanna McGuffey and I will be presenting a workshop focused on cultivating and sustaining enthusiasm for lean practices, Transforming Your […]

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What Kind of Lean Transformation Do You Want?

There’s more than one? A 2014 paper published in the Journal of Transpersonal Research authored by Steve Taylor introduces the idea of a ‘primary shift’ and a ‘secondary shift’ in a person’s personal growth. A secondary shift results in a transformation of a person’s values and perspective. A primary shift results in the transformation of […]

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Lean Gratitude

For people unfamiliar or vaguely family with the term “lean,” the word is used to express a dynamic approach to work that seeks to continuously create more value with less effort. If you have not explored how this approach can radically improve your work you owe it to yourself and your organization to start that […]

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