Tag: LEI

Registration Now Open for the #Lean Healthcare Transformation Summits in Belgium & California

Registration Now Open for the #Lean Healthcare Transformation Summits in Belgium & California

Since the first Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit was held in 2010, I’ve been fortunate to attend and participate each year. I think it’s the pre-eminent Lean healthcare event of the year...

By January 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #268 – @TomEhrenfeld, on #Lean Books & #LeanStartup

Podcast #268 – @TomEhrenfeld, on #Lean Books & #LeanStartup

My guest for Episode #268 is a long-time friend of mine in the Lean community and Lean Enterprise Institute circles, Tom Ehrenfeld (@tomehrenfeld).

Tom is a writer and editor living in Cambridge, MA. A former writer/editor with Inc. Magazine and Harvard Business Review, he is the author of The Startup Garden: How Growing A Business Grows You. He works as a consulting editor for LEI and with many other Lean authors. He’s a regular contributor to LEI’s “The Lean Post.” Eight of his edited books have won the Shingo Research Award.

By November 29, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Key Tweets from @MarkGraban – Week of June 13, 2016: Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit & More

Key Tweets from @MarkGraban – Week of June 13, 2016: Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit & More

Here’s the latest installment of “Key Tweets,” a weekly post that summarizes some of my tweets (or retweets) from the week, including pictures and other fun stuff. Follow me @MarkGraban and join the fun and the conversation. See the previous installments of Key Tweets here.

Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit Starts Today; Past Videos of Dr. John Toussaint

Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit Starts Today; Past Videos of Dr. John Toussaint

Today’s the first day of the two-day Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, an annual event that’s being held this year near Miami. If you’re at the Summit, please find me to say hello.

Reader Question from an MD: One Shot to Talk to the Hospital CEO About #Lean

Reader Question from an MD: One Shot to Talk to the Hospital CEO About #Lean

Before I head out on vacation, here is a reader question that I am sharing for your input.I’m sharing this with permission and I’m obscuring a few details at their request.

Please read and leave a comment below the post. My approval of comments might be a bit slow after Tuesday evening as I start to travel.

Totally Looks Like: LEI’s Jim Womack & Skinny Santa

Totally Looks Like: LEI’s Jim Womack & Skinny Santa

Friday, I shared my song “Gemba Claus is Comin’ to Town” and I thought I was done posting for the year.

But, my wife and I were watching a recording of the old “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Raindeer” special. We couldn’t help noticing that the show has a lot of awful themes — for example, there’s a lot of bullying that occurs when a raindeer or a boy is different than the rest. I’m not sure how that’s an uplifting Christmas tale.

By December 22, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Kaizen Coaching: Don’t Give People Answers, Let Them Learn

Kaizen Coaching: Don’t Give People Answers, Let Them Learn

Last week, I taught a pilot session of a new class on Kaizen and continuous improvement that I taught for visitors to the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value. Unlike other workshops that have assumed people are starting from scratch, this was designed around exercises, simulations, discussions, and two “gemba visits” to see daily team huddles (one at ThedaCare and one within the Center).

By October 21, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
Lean Post: Standardization is a Countermeasure, Not a Goal

Lean Post: Standardization is a Countermeasure, Not a Goal

Today’s post is being hosted by the Lean Enterprise Institute and their “Lean Post” blog… click on the headline below or the image to read:

Standardization is a Countermeasure, Never the Goal

It’s a post that encourages people to “ask why” when thinking about standardized work, 5S, and other Lean practices.

Day 2 Notes: Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit 2014

Day 2 Notes: Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit 2014

Today is the second and final day of the 5th annualLean Healthcare Transformation Summit. Follow along on Twitter with hashtag#HCSummit14 to see my tweets and thoughts from others. I will be adding updates to this post during the day, as well. These are not meant to be complete notes or a transcript… but quotable and interesting thoughts or comments from each talk.

Live Blogging Day 1: Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit 2014

Live Blogging Day 1: Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit 2014

Today is the first day of the 5th annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit. Follow along on Twitter with hashtag #HCSummit14 to see my tweets and thoughts from others. I will be adding updates to this post during the day, as well. These are not meant to be complete notes or a transcript… but quotable and interesting thoughts or comments from each talk.

Misplaced Milkshake Blenders & Unclear Water Dispensers

Misplaced Milkshake Blenders & Unclear Water Dispensers

Blender!

Last week was the annual LEI Lean Transformation Summit (see my notes here).

There were many inspiring stories, but are always reminders that it’s not always a Lean world around us.

Tom Ehrenfeld (who blogged about the two days of the Summit here and here) shared a crazy story from his trip to the airport on his way home (shared below with his permission):

Notes & My Short Talk from the #Lean Transformation Summit, #Lean14

Notes & My Short Talk from the #Lean Transformation Summit, #Lean14

lean geekIt’s been fun attending the annual Lean Transformation Summit (produced by LEI). Today is Day 2. I took some notes from Day 1 and Tom Ehrenfeld has been “live blogging” it a bit on the LEI site. Tom also took and posted a picture of me in my spiffy “Lean Geek” t-shirt.

LEI had a few experiments with this year’s Summit. One was the use of “open space technology” for a session yesterday afternoon where attendees self organized into discussion groups on these questions that were generated by the attendees.

The second experiment was a learning session that had four short ten-minute talks from different attendees who had submitted a proposal… including me.

Video on this June’s Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit

Video on this June’s Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit

I hope you’ll consider coming to the 5th annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, being held in Los Angeles, June 4th and 5th, 2014. The Summit is sponsored by the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the Lean Enterprise Institute. It’s always a great event – for the speakers and the networking.

Here is a short video that was produced about this year’s event:

I’ll be attending and will be once again moderating the CEO p

By February 27, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Reducing Wasted Motion at a Conference: Collaborative Note Taking

Reducing Wasted Motion at a Conference: Collaborative Note Taking

I hope many of you will be attending either (or both) of the upcoming LEI summits with me, either the Lean Transformation Summit in early March or the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in June. See you there?

By February 12, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Video: John Shook and the LEI #Lean Transformation Model

Video: John Shook and the LEI #Lean Transformation Model

Screen Shot 2014-01-25 at 3.53.50 PMIn a new video released by the Lean Enterprise Institute, CEO John Shook talks about a “Lean transformation” model. He starts by explaining how “prescriptive implementation models” have been attractive to many organizations and “that can be effective in making a certain amount of improvement and learning” but there’s a better approach than “copying” Toyota’s tools and techniques.

Here is the video:

By January 28, 2014 10 Comments Read More →
Upcoming Conferences – SHS & LEI

Upcoming Conferences – SHS & LEI

LEII’m happy to be attending two really outstanding events in the next two months and I hope to see you there! The picture at left shows rows of people sitting, listening, and taking notes. I think the best parts of a conference often include the networking and the people that you meet.

Here’s what I’m attending in late February and early March – the Society for Health Systems and the Lean Transformation Summit:

By January 25, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Healthcare Leaders Need to Actively Manage the System

Healthcare Leaders Need to Actively Manage the System

Thanks to my friends at the Lean Enterprise Institute for hosting a new article of mine on their Lean Post blog.

The Question All Healthcare Leaders Should be Asking Themselves

What is that question? Click to find out.

By January 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #188 – Daniel T. Jones on 25 Years of Lean & the Future of Lean

Podcast #188 – Daniel T. Jones on 25 Years of Lean & the Future of Lean

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jonesMy guest for Episode 188 has been a leading voice in the Lean community for 25 years, Daniel T. Jones, founder and chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy, based in the UK. Dan collaborated with Jim Womack on the books The Machine That Changed the World, Lean Thinking, and Lean Solutions and published other books through the LEA

Currently, Dan is helping promote Lean in healthcare and government and is learning about the Lean Startup community by becoming an advisor to the company Elastera. He has also recently joined Twitter as @DanielJonesLean. You can also watch recently-released free videos (via Gemba Academy) of Dan, Jim, and John Shook reflecting on 25 years of Lean and other topics. In this episode, we touch on all of these questions and also take a question via Twitter.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/188.

For earlier episodes, visit the  main Podcast page, w

By December 18, 2013 1 Comments Read More →