Projects Alone Doth Lean not Make

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Often when we talk to people implementing Lean in higher education we come across the opinion that running Lean on a project-based approach isn’t enough. This is a hard thing to hear for us, as we started our organisational Lean journey with a series of specific-process projects. Hard as it may seem, though, there is …

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Top 5 Facilitation Questions

What are the top 5 Questions to ask when Facilitating an Improvement Project?

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Every project and Rapid Improvement Event (RIE) is different, and they’re all challenging in their own ways. A few years ago, the University of St Andrews Lean Team were sitting down over lunch, thinking about how to make scoping sessions, in particular, easier. Or, at least, more focused. Cue an ideas crowdsourcing session. The team …

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University of St Andrews Timeline

Using Lean to Deliver Successful Change

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You might be wondering what the cover image, of the University of St Andrews’ timeline, has to do with change, but it’s quite simple really: We use it as a way to say “we haven’t always done it that way”. During training or an RIE when someone says, usually frustratedly or offhandedly, “oh, but we’ve always done …

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Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education 2017

Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education 2017

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I spent last week in sunny and majestic San Francisco, attending the fourth annual Summit on Improvement in Education, hosted by the Carnegie Foundation at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. This was my first time both attending this conference and being part of a program that was primarily focused on the US education system. As a …

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ISO 18404

ISO 18404: Should you adopt standardised Lean (and Six Sigma) certification?

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ISO 18404, or to give it its full title “Quantitative methods in process improvement – Six Sigma – Competencies for key personnel and their organizations in relation to Six Sigma and Lean implementation”, is the new (12/2015) ISO standard for Lean and Six Sigma. Its stated purpose is to ‘clarify the required competencies for personnel and organizations …

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