StrategicPlay® with Lego® SERIOUS PLAY® – Creative, Collaborative Solving of Wicked Problems

StrategicPlay® with Lego® SERIOUS PLAY® – Creative, Collaborative Solving of Wicked Problems

StrategicPlay® with Lego® SERIOUS PLAY® is a powerful experiential tool to enhance innovation and business results. This post provides a brief introduction to summarize what I learned when I attended the amazingly good facilitator training with Jacqueline Lloyd Smith last month. Understand Complex Problems For me, the heart of StrategicPlay® is that is brilliantly assists a group to [...] Continue reading »
What’s better than Kanban?

What’s better than Kanban?

I was reading Freddy Balle's book The Gold Mine: A Novel of Lean Turnaround and I read something that stopped me dead in my tracks. In the book, after months of transitioning a manufacturing plant to continuous flow using Kanban, the Lean sensei asks the innocent question: Question: What is better than Kanban? To answer this, [...] Continue reading »
Use Value Stream Mapping for Current State Assessment

Use Value Stream Mapping for Current State Assessment

This post is about how I run a value stream mapping workshop as part of an Agile/Lean readiness assessment or as part of ongoing process improvements. Value Stream Map's are very useful for understanding how your current process works. My initial understanding came via Mary Poppendieck (books and training). Later I learned the details from the [...] Continue reading »
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