Operational excellence

Sample of operational excellence in government. Connects to Lean work nicely.



Great article about mentoring and it’s value!

Harvard Business Review

Webinars available from LEI

The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) has a variety of webinars available for viewing or downloading. Webinars vary from basic coaching strategies, healthcare and use of Lean, and much more. A perfect way to continue your education with Lean information.


Additionally, LEI has a blog discussing Lean practices within the emergency preparedness venue.



Lean Webinar Archives

The Lean Enterprise Institute offers a varied selection of archived webinars that are an hour or less.  Topics covered include Lean Leaders, Visual Management Tools, Improvement and Coaching Kata and more!

Find the archives here:


Even Federal Agencies Want More Lean

The EPA needs to do more Lean.

So says July 31, 2017 EPA’s Office of Inspector General report on a recent audit they conducted on EPA.  They are not doing enough Lean, even with their “Lean Into Change” initiative, starting at the end of 2014.

The results of this study surprise many as EPA has a strong Lean Program, which involves training and projects or Kaizen events.

This report recognizes that Lean is powerful method that can be used to avoid costs and save time, among many other positive benefits.

Read More at Report: EPA Needs to Institutionalize Its “Lean” Program to Reap Cost and Time Benefits

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