Lean Project Management: How to Apply Lean Thinking in Your Next Project

Lean Management of projects are concerned with channelizing them in the most profitable direction. Waste elimination by thinking Lean, is a concept that is used to maximize the ROI and add value to the processes. It also helps in on-time delivery by using nominal budget and resources. There are certain catchphrases that the practitioners of […]

Is Lean a Waste Elimination Program or Striving for Excellence?

  Thinking around lean is going through a metamorphous that builds on that fundamental insight. As we know Toyota is the original model for lean and there have been many interpretations (and misinterpretations) of what Toyota does to be excellent. In Toyota Kata author Mike Rother has a different interpretation than many lean programs that […]

Tools Used In Lean

Even though Lean and Six Sigma are more than a set of tools. Here are some commonly used tools / methodologies in Lean: Waste Identification Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Metrics (Cycle Time, TAKT Time, Process Cycle Efficiency) Planning (A3, Hoshin-Kanri) Mistake Proofing (Poka-Yoke) See full story on benchmarksixsigma.com

Lean Six Sigma: What Is It?

  Originally, Lean and Six Sigma were seen as competing methods.  The Lean approach focused on minimizing lead time for a given process, seeking speed and efficiency.  Six Sigma focused on minimizing variability in a given process, seeking to minimize minimizing defects in output.  Followers of each approach were quick to point out the shortcomings […]

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Mars One plans to colonize the place by 2023. The fifteen year-old dream project of CEO Bas Lansdorp is in the process of organizing a series of missions to the red planet. As more companies like SpaceX emerge from the private sector, it is quickly becoming a possibility that the first human on Mars could […]