Pre-Summit Masterclasses

Wednesday 23rd October 09.00 - 17.00

Designing & Developing a Lean Transformation

John Shook, Chairman, Lean Global Network

John Shook first shared the Lean Transformation Framework (the questions we use to guide and evaluate Lean Thinking and Practice in organisations) in 2014. Since that time, we’ve conducted multiple experiments and conducted lots of continuous improvement to the process.

The purpose of the workshop is to explore each of the five areas of the framework - facilitating discussion around the obstacles required to close gaps between each organisation’s current state and the proposed target condition and updating participants on the latest thinking and research in this area.

Explore the components of the Lean Transformation Framework, see examples of what others are doing and reflect on some potential gaps to close within your organization.

Objectives

The purpose of this workshop is:

Topics that will be examined include:

Workshop Benefits

Through instruction, small group discussions, exercises and video workshop participants will:

Who Should Attend?

Leaders, management teams, lean practitioners and lean teams wanting to accelerate and improve the quality of their lean implementations.

Feeling Lost on Your Improvement Journey: Relearn the Work of Management

Darren Walsh, Lean Coach, Lean Enterprise Academy

The idea of improving the work, is fundamental to the success of every organisation and something that nearly every leader and senior manager advocates.

How this often materializes is with a focus on finding waste, certifying subject matter experts and deploying improvement techniques. The mistake runs so deep that even some of our smartest managers get in on the act, taking a similar approach of cherry-picking improvement activities.

But instead of selecting tools their focus is on selecting initiatives as solutions to larger business problems, then whilst joining others who are also lost on their improvement journey, they scratch around for ideas of what to do next by attending: assessment sessions, best practice visits, following improvement roadmaps and seeking to gain organization certification.

At first, this approach may seem rewarding, but apart from a short term high the improvement actions fail to have the desired impact, as changes are not sustained and the same type of problems recur again and again.

The problem is that too many leaders and managers spend time on the wrong things and are not learning about fractures in the business system that allow problems to breed without addressing them.

In many instances our greatest problem lies hidden in plain sight, we just need to learn to see it.

‘The worker is not the problem. The system is the problem. If you want to improve performance, you must work on the system’ and ‘94% of the problems in business are system-driven and only 6% are people driven’.
Edward Deming

Deming, Shingo and many others have warned us numerous times that our focus should be to improve the system, but too often our default decision seems to be delegating action to the workers and deploying improvement initiatives, tools & assessments instead of firstly understanding and correcting fractures in the business system.

Objectives

Through lecture, discussion and a mixture of classroom exercises this 1-day workshop will help leaders develop a greater understanding of the work of management and leadership to improve the effectiveness of their organisation’s improvement approach.

Attendees will learn:

Topics that will be examined include:

Workshop Benefits

Who Should Attend?

Leaders and senior management seeking to improve the effectiveness of their improvement journey and the role that management plays in helping to improve performance, capacity and capability.

Using no-code and low-code applications to support Lean Thinking & Practice

Mike Moore, Managing Partner, Mike Moore & Associates
David Male, Lean Process Improvement Manager - Robins & Day

Experimentation has always been an important feature of continuous improvement. Running experiments helps the lean practitioner to understand the challenges a business faces, and to explore viable solutions, uncovering risk and complexity along the way.

Lean Thinking is most easily applied to the work we can see - but frequently there are much bigger opportunities in a value stream’s information flows. Historically information flows have been difficult to improve - often hampered by big IT systems that are difficult or take a long time to change.

Fortunately, the landscape is changing and the opportunity for organisations to develop experiments that contain digital countermeasures is becoming a reality. This masterclass offers a deep dive into the products and the process that allows managers and lean practitioners to build industrial-strength Low-Code/No-Code applications, rapidly and at low cost. These solutions can dramatically reduce quality errors whilst collapsing the time-line of a value stream and making it easier for the people who do the work. With the advantage of being browser-based and secure, users do not need to install new software on their devices and can access the resulting applications from their PCs, laptops or mobile devices.

Objectives

The purpose of this workshop is to provide delegates with:

Topics that will be examined include:

Workshop Benefits

Through instruction, small group discussions, exercises on a computer and case studies participants will:

Who Should Attend?

Leaders, management teams, lean practitioners and lean teams wanting to accelerate and improve the quality of their lean implementations.

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