Month: July 2011

Leadership & Responsibility?

It goes without saying that value stream managers are still a rare breed and often misunderstood by peers and often unsure of their own sense of responsibility. All leaders, especially an effective value stream manager, can only lead successfully via credibility and no longer through fear and a job title. Check… Read More

Children’s Hospital Takes a Walk

The Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan is “Getting Lean”…by taking a Gemba walk.  In designing a new facility the hospital decided to “cut the fat” by looking at current processes (from admission to discharge) and challenging the way things are done.  As with every Gemba walk the goal is to add… Read More