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Podcast Interview on “Lean Healthcare” for the ScrumCast Show

by Mark Graban on March 23, 2012 · 0 comments

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Today, I’d like to share a podcast where the ScrumCast hosts,  Derek Neighbors and Clayton Lengel-Zigich, interviewed me about Lean in healthcare. Their audience is primarily IT and software people working with Lean-related methodologies called agile, scrum, “Lean Startups,” etc.

They asked great questions and this discussion, about 16 minutes, might serve as a good introduction to those who are curious about Lean in healthcare. Listen to  ScrumCast #52 – Lean Principles in Healthcare.  Or download it via iTunes.

In the podcast, we discussed:

  • Agile outside of software
  • Lean in healthcare
  • Lean as management principles
  • Lean is not cost cutting
  • Risk and quality in Lean
  • Bad processes and lean improvements
  • Improving flow

Thanks to Derek and Clayton for having me on the show! It’s great to collaborate and cross-pollinate ideas across industries.


Mark Graban 2011 Smaller Podcast Interview on Lean Healthcare for the ScrumCast Show leanAbout 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 new Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Innovation and Improvement Services for KaiNexus.


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