Lean Portland is a volunteer group based in Portland, Oregon that offers Lean and Six Sigma consulting to nonprofit organizations. We also host learning events, free workshops, interviews, happy hours and volunteer opportunities and mentoring for other practitioners.
Is 'certification' right for me?
Whether you're talking about Lean, Six Sigma, Lean Sigma, PMI, APICS, Prosci or countless other certification programs, how do you decide which one is right for you or whether you need it at all?
Nicole Sisco from PSU Center for Executive and Professional Education will be on hand to talk about CEPE's certificate programs and answer questions. Team members from Lean Portland will facilitate a short brainstorming activity, followed by the usual networking and nerding out.
Watch the video of this podcast at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZsgtUGG0Ug
About the presentation
Left brain thinking. Right brain thinking. How do our brain functions impact our Lean practices? Continuous improvement implies continuous change. How do our ingrained habits influence our actions? There is an increasing awareness and incorporation of psychology and neuroscience in business and leadership reading; how and which of these concepts have you integrated into your Lean practice?
You can watch the video of the presentation at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EBEoiWaTtw
Brock Husby, PH.D., P.E.
Brock is a process improvement Leader with primary areas of focus on Lean applied to Finance, Agile/IT/Software Development, Product Development, Healthcare, and Manufacturing, as well other applications. Brock is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), Certified Scrum Master (CSM)/Lean coach/Lean Product Developer, consultant, author (Productivity Press, Inc. & IISE), instructor (IISE, ELSS, UTSA), speaker and researcher. He has co-authored two books on Lean through Productivity Press: “Lean Daily Management for Healthcare Field Book” and “Hoshin Kanri for Healthcare: Toyota-Style Long-Term Thinking and Strategy Deployment to Unlock Your Organization’s True Potential”.
He is currently a Senior Lean Coach with Standard Insurance, leading the Lean transformation in IT/Software Development. He was a Process Assurance Engineer/Corrective Actions Engineer for the Space Shuttle Program at the Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral, FL) and a Technical Assistant at Car and Driver Magazine. He was an Associate Vice President (AVP) at Baylor Scott & White Health, where he was an integral part of the deployment of a holistic Lean approach throughout the 13-hospital, 13,000 employee system.
A case study from my Ph.D. Dissertation (based on his consulting work) was recently featured in Prof. Jeff Liker’s new book “The Toyota Way to Service Excellence”. He was one of the 3 Industrial Engineers who built the program for Denver Health becoming the first healthcare delivery organization to win the coveted Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence (March 2011) and demonstrated operational expense savings of $124,000,000 (as of 2013).
The event was held in Portland, Oregon on Dec 4, 2018 at CENTRL Office, hosted by North Highland.
This is a presentation on Lean Culture given by Maria Grzanka and Ernest Mayer from our Lean Portland team.
We were asked to present at the State of Oregon Department of Human Services Annual Lean Academy Conference, held on August 14, 2018. It was setup by the Office of Continuous Improvement. The presentation is based on material from the Edgar Schein Onion Model and our personal experiences.
If you'd like to see the slides and the speakers, click the video link below, or go to LeanPortland.com
This is the presentation we gave at the Association of Oregon Recyclers (AOR) Spring Reuse Forum in March 2018, explaining how we helped apply lean concepts to the reuse nonprofit industry, with Free Geek and The Rebuilding Center.
You can watch the full video presentation at https://leanportland.com/stories/free-geek-rbc-at-association-of-oregon-recyclers/
* Matt Horvat, Founder of Lean Portland
* Brion Hurley, LSS consultant at Business Performance Improvement
* John Ashcraft, Recycling Manager at Free Geek
* Mike Alfoni, Project Manager at The Rebuilding Center
On December 6th 2017, Lean Portland interviewed Norman Bodek about his thoughts on Lean almost 40 years after he first founded Productivity Press in 1979. Hosted by Lean Portland and Portland Made at the Grovemade HQ. Introduced by Lean Portland founder Matt Horvat and moderated by Lean Consultant Kjell Van Zoen.
Keaton Averman & Sven Shoultz of Rose City Digital Marketing
IISE Portland Chapter
West Coast Event Productions
Business Performance Improvement
Thanks for checking out our very first episode of the Lean Portland podcast. We explain what our intent is for our podcast, and answer the question "do you use the original Japanese lean terms in your work?"