In this post, I’m going to tell you about some upcoming Lean events I’m involved in – planning, producing, or participating.
- Eric Ries “Lean Startups” Webinar for LEI
- Shingo Prize Conference
- Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
I think these will all be high-quality public events, so please check them out.
Eric Ries “Lean Startups” Webinar for LEI
Eric Ries, of the Lean Startups methodology and the Startup Lessons Learned blog, will be doing a free webinar for the Lean Enterprise Institute on Wednesday April 28 at 2 PM eastern. Registration should open tomorrow – I will post a link when that’s available or check back at www.lean.org, as it should be featured on the front page.
While Eric’s entrepreneurial experience is in the web software space, he has some ideas that will be applicable for anyone working on innovation, even in traditional, larger company settings. The working title is “Lessons from Lean Startups” and we’re hoping it will be a unique perspective for the LEI crowd.
Here is my earlier blog post about seeing Eric speak at MIT late last year. Here is a recent video discussion where Eric is interviewed by Robert Scoble (part 1 and part 2). Eric is also running a “Startups Lessons Learned” conference on April 23, both live in California and via multiple remote broadcast locations.
Shingo Prize Conference
The annual Shingo Prize Conference and awards will be held in Salt Lake City from May 17 to 21. I attended last year when I was awarded the Prize for Lean Hospitals and it was a really engaging event with many outstanding speakers (at left is a picture of me with Ritsuo Shingo and Bob Miller).
Keynote speakers this year include:
Other friends of the Lean Blog will be there, including Norman Bodek, Bruce Hamilton, Helen Zak, Naida Grunden, Cindy Jimmerson, and Gwendolyn Galsworth will be speaking, as well. I am working on getting a podcast interview with a very special Shingo-related guest, so stay tuned for an announcement about that.
I will be participating in a Lean Healthcare panel discussion and I”ll be giving a talk about Lean Hospitals on Thursday afternoon. I hope I’ll see some of you there. Here is a brochure (PDF) of the event, which the Shingo people customized to make it look like I’m a main speaker (somewhat embarrassing): Shingo2010Graban
Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
The event will be held June 9 and 10 in Orlando, featuring talks, breakouts, and learning sessions featuring the best work from the members of the Healthcare Value Leaders Network. I will also be moderating a panel discussion of CEOs and senior leaders from Network member organizations. You can see the full agenda here.
I also hope you might consider attending this event, I think we’ll have some of the best and brightest in the Lean Healthcare world in attendance!
I’m off to VIBCO later this morning to participate in another healthcare “Learning to See” open house that’s being run by Karl Wadensten. You can see the first two Q&A videos that were recorded at the last one in December, more videos to come. Click here for my YouTube Channel and then select Playlists and look for VIBCO.
About LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Customer Success for the technology company KaiNexus. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.