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Intro to Lean Facilitation Part I

Course Objectives

To develop an understanding of:

1. The Lean fundamentals and how to begin teaching others these concepts.

2. Lean Facilitation, including: its’ key components, best practices, and benefits.

3. The roles, responsibilities, and behaviors required to successfully facilitate an effective rapid improvement event.

4. The required standard work processes for the three stages of RIE Facilitation, as well as the necessary roles & responsibilities for leaders and participants.

5. Best practices for Lean facilitators and potential pitfalls to avoid.

Course Outline

I. Course Introduction; Icebreaker

II. Lean Fundamentals Review 

III.   Lean Jeopardy Exercise 

IIII.    Overview and Benefits of Lean Facilitation

V.   Lean Facilitation: The Players (Roles and Responsibilities)

VI.   What is a RIE? (Overview, Project Selection, 3 Stages and RIE Standard Work) 

VII. Lean Facilitation Lessons Learned (How to Implement and Sustain improvements)

VIII. Homework Assignment

IX.     Course Summary; Plus/Delta


Earlier Event: April 10
Introduction to Lean Thinking
Later Event: April 16
Intro to Value Stream Mapping