What are those Lean books behind you?

I was Zoom’ing with a friend from the world of Lean recently and at one point in our conversation I could see he was looking behind me, peering at my bookshelf, the one full of Lean books. I should say here I usually have a very realistic fake brick wall backdrop...

Using BOSCARD to scope a Lean rapid improvement event

If you are going to run a Lean rapid improvement event (RIE) you probably need the answer to a few questions beforehand. Well-scoped RIEs have a much greater chance of delivering an excellent outcome than do those that were poorly scoped. Lean facilitators are in the...

Projects alone doth Lean make

Often when we talk to people implementing Lean in higher education we come across the opinion that running Lean on a project-based approach isn’t enough. This is a hard thing to hear for us, as we started our organisational Lean journey with a series of...

Northwood Technical College review

Hello Everyone, today we would like to share with you a client experience from when St Andrews Lean Consulting had the privilege of introducing process improvement to Northwood Technical College (NTC). We asked Becka Cusick, the quality improvement co-ordinator at NTC...