Miami-Dade County Uses Six Sigma to Reduce Time to Assist Domestic Violence Victims from 16 to 2 days

As part of the county’s strategic plan, Miami-Dade County in Southeast Florida launched a Six Sigma Green Belt DMAIC project to reduce the # of days to provide direct relief assistance payments to domestic violence victims. This project supports the County’s 2020 strategic plan under the following objectives: HS1: Basic needs of vulnerable Miami Dade […]

Facilitating Rapid Improvement Events with Paddy O’Brien – Lean Portland Happy Hour

Sheilah “Paddy” O’Brien recently finished writing her latest book, “Facilitating Rapid Process Improvement Workshops (RPI), a Self-Study Guide for Lean Leaders.” This is a follow-on to her first book, “Lean for the Nonprofit, What You Don’t Know Can Cost You.” She briefly outlines the content of her book(s), and, through a casual interview format, share her […]

Improving Government, Healthcare and NGOs with Clare DiFrisco

Clare DiFrisco is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and owner/co-founder of Cannsult, a consulting firm based in the US and Australia. She discusses her experience in the emerging cannabis industry, her work with many different government agencies and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), her work with public and private healthcare organizations and even some work with […]

Using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to Transform Government and Nonprofits with Michael Areola

An interview with Michael Areola, who is a Product Development consultant and Agile Coach at Cenmic Management in Katy, Texas (near Houston). He uses Agile processes and frameworks to streamline development processes, increase team efficiency, drive collaboration and reduce wasted time. He worked in large organizations like SAP and Bank of America, as well as government agencies […]