Process Improvement in Education, Nonprofit and Government Sectors with Tracy O’Rourke

In the Lean Six Sigma for Good podcast, Tracy O’Rourke shares her background with over 20 years of process improvement experience, working with nonprofits, government, education, military and the for-profit sector. She teaches Lean and Six Sigma at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), is the co-host of the podcast and video series, Just-in-Time Cafe, and is […]

Comparing Lean Application in Aerospace and NGOs with Andrew Parris – The Lean Effect Podcast

In this podcast interview with Mark Dejong, Andrew Parris, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Andrew Parris with over 25 years of experience in NGO/humanitarian and Aerospace Development, recounts his lean journey from the beginning. He talked about the differences between aerospace and other sectors, as well as how the aerospace industry approaches process […]

Interviews at the 2021 State of Nebraska Operational Excellence Summit with Patrick Adams – Lean Solutions Podcast

The state of Nebraska launched the Center of Operational Excellence in 2016 to change the culture in state government and train state teammates in Process Improvement. Since May 2016, the COE has facilitated 575 process improvement projects, saving over 630,000 of work that has led to being able to put more of a focus on […]

How Toyota Kata Helped a Food Bank Double Food Processing with Half the Staff and Space

Hugh Alley is an experienced lean practitioner and industrial engineer, who has experience with the Toyota Kata method of improvement. He has recently applied this approach to a nonprofit food bank in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, based on the KataLab approach developed in Montreal by Jean-Marc Legentil, Marc-Olivier Legentil and Sylvain Landry. He explains […]

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 […]

Kata for Good and #RootCauseRacism with Deondra Wardelle

Deondra is a strategic thinker and consultant based in Indianapolis (Indiana) who focuses on coaching, empowering and developing individuals towards achieving their personal and professional goals. She shares her experiences working for and volunteering within nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations. In addition to her nonprofit work, she is also the creator of the #RootCauseRacism, which was […]

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 […]

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