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Unit, Flow - That Is Lean Thinking

This workshop gives an opportunity to apply Lean thinking and experience it's benefits in safe, dry environment with use of simple paper-folding game. Learn what flow efficiency is, verify importance of focus on a unit, understand where secondary needs come from and observe boost in quality and profit without even thinking about them.

"Experiential Learning Model" by David Kolb is used: workshop starts with an exercise of paper-boat folding in teams, participants are free to choose and use any of their usual approach to production and product delivery. Summary of results is made and discussed, then an explanation of flow efficiency and Lean is given. A second sessions of paper-boat folding follows, for participants to test Lean: to focus on a unit flow, observe results, reflect, discuss - and improve in third exercise after that. Examples of possible Lean applications in participants environments conclude the workshop.

Prerequisite Knowledge:
• none

Learning Outcomes:
• A quick, practical introduction to Lean.
• Experience how a change in thinking improves production revenue and product delivery times along with product quality, waste reduction and customer satisfaction.

Workshop History:
given to 20+ teams (120+ people) as a quick, introductory training to Lean
Agile By Example 2015
Agile Kaunas 2015

Length: 1.5h or 3h

Workshop clip:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/skchgshfzbprht6/ThisIsLean_PA2.mp4?dl=0

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