Understanding these five steps is crucial for a more efficient and waste-free operation in your government agency.
Posts Tagged: Lean
Using Trello as a Kanban for teams is a great solution for team project management.
Every employee is a link in a chain of business activities which produce or provide a product or service. Employers who educate their workforce in process and systems find greater effectiveness and efficiency.
How would your agency benefit from having the reputation as a place where career growth is accelerated?
Back in July, my first post as a Featured Blogger talked to how you can get more money for your program and have more early success just by releasing sooner. And while that is certainly half of the equation, the reality is you need to be releasing content that folks care about. I think thisRead… Read more »
There’s plenty of buzz about government and its contractors being lean and agile. But how should agencies be thinking about these approaches, and how can they practically apply them to government? Greg Godbout, Chief Technology Officer at the Environmental Protection Agency offered this advice to agencies: “Agile is not what a software development team does.Read… Read more »
8 or 9 organizations out of 10 embarking on a major transformation efforts fail to get the results they should. Overcoming Barriers to Organizational Transformation Take away these key learnings about the Barriers to Organizational Transformation – ~ Top 10 Reasons for Failure in Continuous Improvement ~ The 4 Main Barriers to Organizational Improvement ~Read… Read more »
Hypocrisy — It’s a vice we all hate. The opposite virtue to hypocrisy is authenticity or integrity. All of us want to be authentic in every aspect of our life and to be known as people of integrity, which by definition means that there are no seams between our professional and personal lives. As aRead… Read more »
I just read this excellent article by Lean thinker Michael Balle called “Waste-Free Capitalism.” Most Americans accept that capitalism is the best economic model for allocating scarce resources and maximizing wealth. Most Americans also know that it isn’t perfect. Waste — until recently — has been seen as a “cost of doing business” or usingRead… Read more »
Last weekend, I was thinking about my undergraduate days when I took a lot of philosophy courses at a small Catholic liberal arts college. I remember the classical Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle approaching reality from two different yet complementary angles. At the risk of overgeneralizing, Plato believed that reality existed in ideas from whichRead… Read more »