No More “Belts” for Process Improvement Skill Development in the State of Vermont – JIT Cafe

Does your Lean Six Sigma training structure help the organization sustain improvement gains? Do you struggle with the “one-and-done” trend where Green Belts complete a project, get a certificate, and then fade from the problem-solving culture? The State of Vermont has experimented with a different path for their Lean and Six Sigma training program. They […]

Vermont Tactical Basin Planning Process Conducts Lean Event

To promote greater predictability of project effectiveness the process of identifying, developing and prioritizing projects for Tactical Basin Planning (TBP) funding needed to be improved. In addition, they wanted to provide better information-sharing with the public and stakeholders. ​   The team uses integrated watershed assessment information to understand water quality conditions and identify appropriate […]

Groundwater Reclassification Improves Timeliness After Lean Event

Current issues with the reclassification process for contaminated groundwater includes: lacks clarity takes too long improper submittal of information and materials re-do loops are common process lacks definition and transparency inconsistent portrayal, distribution and use of the mapped data after reclassification  The goal of the lean event was to improve timeliness of reclassifications, increase transparency, […]