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Practicing Lean is a collaborative eBook project initiated by and edited by Mark Graban.
If we keep practicing, we might get good at it eventually. We all have a starting point in our personal "Lean journeys." Looking back at our first year of work in Lean or continuous improvement methodologies, we probably weren't very good at it. What are our reflections and lessons learned? What can we share with those who are just starting today? This book will be a compilation of those stories.
Doctors don't "implement medicine," they practice medicine.
Lawyers don't "implement cases," they practice law.
Shouldn't Lean facilitators, consultants, managers, and the like, also "practice Lean?"
When most of us start with Lean, the practices and principles are new. We might struggle to make change happen. I know I did. Our initial clumsy efforts hopefully turn into proficiency and mastery over time. We shift from "doing Lean" to "being Lean" and teaching others how to be Lean.
This book will be a collection of honest and unvarnished first hand stories about learning, failing, and getting better at leading Lean transformation efforts. What mistakes have been made? What are the lessons learned? How do we "Plan, Do, Study, Adjust" our way to more effective Lean transformation models?
If you are interested in potentially being a contributor, adding a chapter or story to this book, please fill out this web form.
Proceeds from the book will be donated to the non-profit Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation. Disclosure: Mark Graban is on the board of the Batz Foundation.
Participants will come from various industries - manufacturing, healthcare, software, startups, etc.