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.
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.