Lean Curriculum: What we do

Facilitation

We facilitate workshops where people who do the work identify problems, develop strategies for removing problems, and design experiments for acting on what they've discovered. We'll support you during the term of these experiments, work with leadership to develop people and teams, and leave you with everything you need to making continuous improvement an ongoing, everyday practice.

Backlog of identified problems: a great asset for any organization

Backlog of identified problems: a great asset for any organization

  • A3 8-step problem solving workshops
  • Kaizen (continuous improvement) events
  • Value stream improvement

Training

Brian Kerr  presents the a3 8-step problem solving method

Brian Kerr presents the a3 8-step problem solving method

Our training curriculum helps people at all levels of an organization learn how they can contribute to continuous improvement. We don't train in a vacuum, but integrate training into workshops and projects to give people the principles and tools they need to develop their thinking and skills.

  1. Introduction to Lean
  2. Lean for leadership
  3. Value stream thinking and improvement
  4. A3 8-step problem solving method
  5. Visualizing work, designing work
  6. Lean thinking: beyond introduction to Lean
  7. Lean coaching for problem solving and running experiments

Download our lean course catalog for more detail on training sequencing and materials.

Culture change

Plan-Do-Study-Act—the cycle of continuous improvement

Plan-Do-Study-Act—the cycle of continuous improvement

People ask us to give them tools or to facilitate events, which we're happy to do. But we want to help you improve the culture of your organization. Anything we can do for you, we want you to be comfortable doing for yourself. That's why our longer-term projects blend facilitated workshops, training, and individual and small-group coaching with a goal of helping your organization internalize Lean principles, practice the Lean way of thinking, and know how to use Lean tools.

Resources

We maintain some worksheets and templates used to practice Lean thinking or to support Lean activities—visit our Resources page to download and use these as you see fit.