Colorado Lean Network Practitioners Help Metro Caring with Anti-Hunger Program

Metro Caring is Denver’s front-line anti-hunger organization through poverty reduction. Those in need can choose from an array of nutritious foods based on their dietary needs and preferences, and leave with a week’s supply of groceries, including fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and lean protein. They agreed to collaborate with members from the […]

Nonprofit Organ Procurement Organization scores high ratings

Donor Alliance’s mission is to save lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Donor Alliance also inspires the public to register as organ and tissue donors through community partnerships, public outreach, and education campaigns throughout its donation service area. Donor Alliance has consistently been ranked as one of the top 10 organ procurement organizations […]

How to Apply Lean to Colorado Department of Transportation – Gemba Academy Interview with Gary Vansuch, Michelle Malloy, and Geneva Hooten

Staff at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)  share how their Process Improvement program came to be, how it has changed, and some of the challenges they’ve faced. This episode covers the following topics: Their backgrounds (1:29) Their journeys with CDOT (3:20) Their approach (7:43) Facing resistance (9:20) Change management (10:46) Making it happen (15:42) […]

Denver Public Library Rearranges their Archive Spaces using Lean Principles

Denver Public Library’s Western History Department has a world-class collection that has grown over the years. The archives staff who work on preserving, describing and making these historic materials accessible found themselves squeezed into a very uncomfortable and impractical workspace. Staff had to spend valuable work time walking to other areas to access their records […]

Hiring the Best Talent in Less Time in Denver

The Department of Human Resources’ Talent and Acquisition Team (OHR-TA) has taken creative and innovative actions to identify and execute against their Wildly Important Goal (WIG): decrease the number of days it takes to hire top talent for the City & County of Denver by 37% over the course of two years. Equipped to generate and execute innovations […]