L.I.V.E. (Lean Innovation, Validation & Execution): A new, more effective way to manage multiple innovation projects

Idea to Value

It is called Lean Innovation, Validation & Execution (L.I.V.E.) , and it is a completely new way to manage innovation projects & budgets which aim to provide a simple to understand and consistent way to assess progress for all projects in a company’s innovation portfolio.

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What is Lean Project Management? Principles & Benefits

Kainexus

Lean project management is the application of Lean manufacturing principles to the discipline of project management. Modern organizations have adapted Lean project management for today's business challenges and technology landscape.

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The Indispensable Role of Middle Management in Lean

Kainexus

Many organizations that seek to implement the Lean business methodology find that their structure is too rigid and bureaucratic to effectively support or sustain Lean principles. This management shift boosts Lean efforts and strengthens the organization's leadership pipeline.

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Raising Lean Thinkers in a Lean House

Kainexus

Karidja Sakanogo joined us on our Continuous Improvement webinar series to share the core values and dimensions of Lean management that can alleviate parenthood.

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Cultivating A DEI Garden Where Seeds of Innovation Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

To thrive from unprecedented challenges and sustain organic growth in a globally competitive environment, we must leverage innovation as a driving force, along with agility, adaptability and resilience. Many studies around innovation lean into the technical and process side of the equation but barely explore the cultural aspect — a sustainable foundation of innovation. Research proves time and again that there exists a powerful connection between innovation and diversity, equity, and inclusion; our challenge is to build a vital cornerstone for change by optimizing that connection. That is where nurturing a cultural foundation for innovation starts. This article aims to call out some critical aspects of achieving that goal by connecting the dots of evidence-based research, corporate practices, and personal reflection.

How is the Lean Methodology Practiced in Healthcare?

Kainexus

The Lean methodology is a set of practices and tools that business leaders initially developed to help manufacturing organizations improve quality and become more efficient. The benefits of Lean management are not confined to manufacturing.

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What is Lean? A Basic Definition of Lean Manufacturing

Kainexus

Lean manufacturing , also known as Lean management, or Lean Six Sigma, is a structured business improvement method that helps organizations achieve their short and long-term strategic goals and objectives. Lean Improvement Process Improvement Methodology

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lean and Lean Software

Kainexus

The Lean management methodology , also called Lean Production or Lean Manufacturing, was first developed based mainly on the management techniques of Toyota and other Japanese automakers; it was primarily used in manufacturing.

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Lean Transformation Steps for Operational Excellence

Kainexus

The Lean business methodology is based on the simple principle that organizations should strive to provide maximum value to the customer with as little waste as possible. Lean organizations enjoy greater profitability, happier customers, and engaged, productive employees.

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Proven Lean Strategies for Optimal Business Performance

Kainexus

Techniques included in what they called The Toyota Way have been borrowed, adapted, and rearranged into an approach known as Lean manufacturing. Because the framework works for many types of businesses, from healthcare to higher education, it is now often referred to as simply Lean.

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How Improvement Software Strengthens Lean Initiatives

Kainexus

The Lean approach to business management started when Toyota decided to retool its manufacturing practices to improve efficiency and quality simultaneously. However, not all Lean initiatives are successful. That's why software designed to enhance Lean efforts is so critical.

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

What is Lean Production? Frequently Asked Questions

Kainexus

Lean production , also referred to as Lean manufacturing or Lean business, is a methodology that helps businesses and non-profit organizations reach their short and long-term goals. Lean Improvement Process Improvement Methodology

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The Most Significant Benefits of Lean Manufacturing

Kainexus

The Lean manufacturing approach is proven to achieve operational excellence and beat the competition. Although it started in the manufacturing sector, today, Lean is a business improvement technique used in every industry by organizations of all sizes. Lean Improvement Methodology

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Continuous Improvement vs. Lean Six Sigma

Kainexus

This post looks into one question we get a lot, "Should we adopt the continuous improvement model or Lean Six Sigma?". Lean Leadership Six Sigma Improvement Process Improvement Methodology

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Lean Management: Definition, Principles, and Techniques

Kainexus

Lean management, also called Lean manufacturing, or just Lean, is a business methodology that helps organizations reach their most critical strategic objectives. Although it started in manufacturing, Lean management is now used by organizations of all types and sizes.

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Podcast S7E151: Jim Euchner – Lean Startup in Large Organisations

Idea to Value

We speak about his new book Lean Startup in Large Organizations: Overcoming Resistance to Innovation , and his experiences bringing new ideas to established companies. Topics covered in this episode: 00:02:00 – Lean Startup practices (as discussed with Steve Blank ).

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Lean Management System: Principles and Software Tools

Kainexus

Organizations have adopted the Lean methodology worldwide to improve work processes, reduce waste, and achieve overall performance optimization. Modern companies leverage Lean management software to ensure that continuous improvement is productive and efficient.

Lean for Knowledge Workers [Webinar Transcript]

Kainexus

In this webinar, he shared some insights into the application of Lean methodologies in a knowledge worker environment. Kim Moscarda, Director of Moscarda Solutions, recently joined us on the KaiNexus webinar with Mark Graban, Senior Advisor with KaiNexus.

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"Lean Thinking" and the 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Kainexus

James Womack and Dan Jones are the founders of the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Lean Enterprise Academy (UK), respectively. Their book, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation , is considered by some to be the bible of Lean manufacturing.

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Is Lean Management doomed in the age of Innovation?

Exago

It has been 30 years since the term Lean Management – a long-term approach that seeks to achieve incremental process changes to improve efficiency and quality – was first coined. Some say that Lean Management has now become obsolete; others talk about a ‘post-Lean’ world and say it is fated to die. Yet in other circles, Lean Management still seems to be alive and well, with its potential to be fully revealed. The post Is Lean Management doomed in the age of Innovation?

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The Principles and Implementation of Lean Improvement

Kainexus

One of the most widespread is an approach that grew out of the Japanese automotive industry, Lean manufacturing. Today, Lean thinking ideas are applied in almost every industry, including healthcare, education, construction, and software development.

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Podcast S3E67: Steve Blank – History and lessons of the Lean Startup method

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we talk with Steve Blank, senior innovation fellow at Columbia University, serial entrepreneur and the founder of the Lean Startup movement. Lean startup is just the scientific method, using minimum viable products.

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"Lean Thinking" and the 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Kainexus

James Womack and Dan Jones are the founders of the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Lean Enterprise Academy (UK), respectively. Their book, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation , is considered by some to be the bible of Lean manufacturing.

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The 7 Wastes of Lean in Healthcare

Kainexus

Although the Lean business improvement methodology was initially developed to improve the quality and productivity of automotive factories, it has been used with great success in industries and settings of all types, including software development, government, retail, and other service settings.

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Lean Enterprise & Innovation Ecosystems

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup + Enterprise = Lean Enterprise. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups innovation ecosystem lean ecosystem lean enterprise Comparing an enterprise to a startup is like comparing an ocean to a dolphin. They simply don’t equate.

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Evidence that Lean CLEAR-ly Works in Healthcare

Kainexus

John Toussaint has long been one of the world's leading practitioners and advocates in the world of Lean healthcare, so it's always great to see what he has to say and share. John recently shared an email newsletter that also included this video message: Lean Healthcare

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Examples of the 8 Wastes of Lean in Everyday Life

Kainexus

If you are striving to become a Lean organization, waste elimination is probably near the top of your list. In fact, Lean practitioners have identified very specific types of waste, known collectively as the 8 Wastes of Lean. Lean Daily Lean Management Lean Healthcare

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How to Implement a Successful Lean Training Program

Kainexus

More and more companies embrace the Lean methodology for continuous improvement and waste reduction. Whether your organization is new to Lean or you need to introduce the idea to new employees and provide ongoing skill development, a successful Lean training program is crucial.

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What Does the Concept of “Lean” Mean in Business?

Kainexus

However, it's a good idea to make an exception for Lean business management. The Lean approach is one of the most widely used structures for continuous improvement worldwide for good reasons. Lean Improvement Process Improvement Methodology

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6 Principles of Lean Construction

Kainexus

A growing number of construction firms are embracing the Lean methodology that emphasizes maximizing value for the customer while minimizing waste. Lean construction borrows from the manufacturing approach developed by Toyota after World War II.

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Engaging Physicians in Lean: A 2021 Virtual Indiana Lean Healthcare Summit Presentation

Kainexus

At the 2021 Virtual Indiana Lean Healthcare Summit , several incredible Lean leaders shared their experience fostering a state of healthcare excellence within their organizations. Lean Employee Engagement Lean Healthcare

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How Consultants Can Provide Effective Lean Measurement

Kainexus

When leading a Lean transformation , a consultant’s most important job is to help plant and grow a culture of continuous improvement in an organization. Lean Consulting

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Benefits, Tools, & Examples of the Lean Business Model

Kainexus

The Lean business model is about making continuous improvements to business operations and implementing processes that result in optimum business efficiency. The Lean approach is sometimes referred to as operational excellence or continuous improvement.

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What is Lean Product Management and How is It Applied?

Kainexus

Lean product management addresses these challenges by applying Lean thinking to product development and strategy. Innovation Software Lean Improvement Process Improvement Methodology

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How to Make Good Lean Startup Hypotheses

Tim Kastelle

Part Eight in the Lean Startup Series When teams start out with lean startup, they often build hypotheses that are too precise – we assume we know more than we do. This is what Eric Ries says about this in his upcoming book The Leader’s Guide : Don’t bog new teams down with too much information about falsifiable hypotheses, and try to resist the urge to critique teams’ hypotheses when they are early in their Lean Startup journey.

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What is Lean Process Management and How is it Applied?

Kainexus

Lean process management is a method for building a company culture that supports continuous improvement. The concept of Lean is rooted in manufacturing, but it has been adapted to fit almost every industry. Lean Improvement Process Improvement Methodology

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Running Lean - 10th Anniversary Edition

Leanstack

It’s been 10 years since the last edition of Running Lean. While the book answered some questions, I was faced with a barrage of challenging follow-on questions like: How can I get my investors (and stakeholders) to buy into my idea with just a Lean Canvas? Time flies.

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How Leaders Can Reap the Potential of Lean Innovation

Kainexus

When many people think about Lean processes and management , they assume that the goal is to optimize each process with a step-by-step approach to reduce waste and implement incremental improvements. Innovation Software Lean Improvement Process

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Straw Man Lean Enterprise

Grasshopper Herder

The enterprise adoption of lean startup principles is following much the same course as startup ecosystems adopting lean startup. It''s the Lean Hype Cycle. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups innovation ecosystem lean enterprise

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10+ Lean Blogs That You Should Be Reading

Kainexus

For a topic with so many authors, students, practitioners, and leaders, it’s probably no surprise that there are a ton of blogs about Lean - Lean manufacturing, Lean enterprise, Lean thinking, etc.

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The Fundamentals of the Lean Methodology

Kainexus

The Lean methodology is an evolution of the Toyota Production System that the Japanese automaker implemented following World War II to improve the efficiency and flexibility of its manufacturing. Jone and Lean Thinking (1996) by James P.

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Lean Startup in the Enterprise Anti-Pattern: The Lean Waterfall

Grasshopper Herder

More enterprise scale companies are drinking the lean Kool Aid and starting to implement Lean Startup. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Management Managing Entrepreneurship agile agile marketing lean enterprise lean startup in the enterprise leanux waterfall In doing so, they are failing at the most basic level.

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