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August 2018

August 14, 2018: Webinar: Lean Business Transformation – Delivering Results in 90 Days

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you interested in transforming the results from your processes in 90 days? Leveraging the MIPRO approach in combination with the best of continuous improvement methodologies; your company, division or function can achieve exceptional results. The approach is built from over 20 years of transforming all types of organizations into high performing ones. This webinar can help if you are looking for a proven performance improvement approach or to strengthen your existing capabilities. The webinar will walk you through the…

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September 2018

September 11, 2018: The Metric of Urgency: The Best Metric to Prioritize Your Work – Madison, WI

September 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$650

The Metric of Urgency Way or MoU (based on the principles of Lean Six Sigma) is a methodology designed to work within any process improvement framework and deliver Meaningful impact. MoU Way links business strategy to operational execution using a key metric called The Metric of Urgency. The MoU Way consists of 7 key components which can solve any strategic challenge. While the process remains the same, the level of rigor to execute each step may vary significantly with the…

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September 11, 2018: Lean Certification Workshop, Lean 101 – Bloomington, MN

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Normandale Community College
$460 – $635

Lean Certification Workshop - Lean 101: Lean Concepts - September 11, 2018 Participants: Anyone in the organization and any experience level. Delivery: Lecture, Work Sessions, Simulation The workshop demonstrates how building the culture of continuous improvement depends on the alignment between Purpose, Process, People, and the scientific method. You will learn about the process for formulating and deploying an organizational strategy aimed at delivering focused value to the customer, discuss the importance of making visible horizontal process flow to the…

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September 12, 2018: Lean Certification Workshop, A3 Problem Solving – Bloomington, MN

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Normandale Community College
$460 – $635

Lean Certification - A3 Problem Solving: Lean Concepts - September 12, 2018 Participants: Anyone in the organization and any experience level. Delivery: Lecture, Work Sessions, Active Problem Solving Sustaining a lean transformation requires continuous problem solving by everyone in the company. Success hinges on how well we teach and apply a robust, shared problem-solving method at all levels to incorporate "evolutionary learning" into the company culture. In order to build the culture of problem solving, an organization needs a "Community…

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September 13, 2018: Lean Certification Workshop, Value Stream Mapping – Bloomington, MN

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Normandale Community College
$460 – $635

Lean Certification Workshop - Value Stream Mapping: Lean Concepts - September 13, 2018 Participants: Anyone looking to improve! Delivery: Lecture, Work Sessions, Simulation This interactive workshop demonstrates how to apply lean principles and value-stream mapping, a fundamental and critical tool, to accomplish what many service organizations find difficult to do: make fundamental improvements in their administrative, office, regulatory, risk management, financial, customer service processes. By learning to identify key processes to tackle, draw an accurate current-state map of each process,…

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September 17-21, 2018: MoU Lean Six Sigma Green Belt+ Bootcamp – Bloomington, MN

September 17 @ 8:00 am - September 21 @ 5:00 pm
Normandale Community College

Join us at Normandale Community College for a 5-day immersive Green Belt boot camp. The format of the boot camp is focused on experiential learning - you will bring a real project to the classroom to work on as part of the training. Post boot camp you will be ready to launch your project and apply MoU methods to drive meaningful impact!   Who should attend? This course is recommended for those who are educated in Lean Six Sigma fundamentals,…

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October 2018

Webinar – October 3, 2018 11:00-12:00 CT: Lean IT 101: Lean Concepts for IT Professionals

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lean engineering has been applied to manufacturing organizations for decades with transformative results. But did you know that Lean can be applied in any organization, including technology organizations? Lean can be an overlay across a technology organization to support more effective Strategy, Software Development, IT Infrastructure and Operations, Information Security, and Project Delivery. For companies that are transitioning to more iterative ways of deploying their technology solutions such as Agile and DevOps, incorporating Lean practices can increase the organization’s ability…

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Webinar – October 24, 2018 11:00-12:00 CT: Lean IT Value Stream Mapping

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Process improvement is a phrase that is often encouraged by leadership but resisted by those involved in the process, especially in IT when the purpose of the process isn’t necessarily understood, and it often seems quicker to circumvent process in delivering technology solutions. Additionally, “process improvement” often is associated with the “do more with less” sentiment – to which many people equate to more stress, resulting in diminished employee engagement and even less process compliance. Incorporating Lean into your organization…

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November 2018

Webinar – November 7, 2018 11:00-12:00 CT: Lean IT Problem Solving

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In order to build the culture of problem solving, an organization needs to be a "Community of THINKERS", working together on continuous improvement and the A3 problem-solving process, which aligns with organization's business objectives. The root cause of many problems is often covered up by layers of short-term solutions that are full of non-value work (waste), allowing persistent problems to lurk underneath. Lean focuses on removing waste through a practical problem-solving approach known as A3. This approach puts the problem…

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Webinar – November 13, 2018: Communities of Excellence 2026: Advancing Community Transformation

November 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our communities, the businesses and organizations within them, and the leaders that guide them face an ever-changing, uncertain future. In this session, Stephanie Norling Managing Director of Communities of Excellence 2026, and Judy Crabtree Executive Director, Kanawha Coalition for Community Health Improvement in Charleston, West Virginia, will discuss how the Baldrige framework is transforming not just organizations, but the communities in which they operate. REGISTER

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