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As the number of data analysts grows, many industries are still only realizing a fraction off their data's potential value.
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Innovation is a top priority for many leaders - but how successful are they?
You don't need years of training. There are a few widely used methods that can be learned in just a few days.
The Job-To-Be-Done is a valuable framework for identifying new opportunities and creating viable growth strategies.
Explore this five-step process to developing deep customer insights and improving the customer experience.
Process maps use different symbols to note the function or action of the line and steps. Here are some of the most common.
Process maps are a commonly used tool that serves as the foundation for many analyses.
Building a team of data analysts is a top priority for many organizations. Find the right fit by developing from the inside.
There are many misunderstandings about innovation and not even the experts agree on which myths to debunk. But here are 7 common ones.
Separation principles help when some physical contradiction stands between you and an innovation.
How can any organization create solutions that are inspired by the true customer needs and win in the marketplace?
Keep key people informed and head off resistance on your project.
Simply put, a narrative is a story. And like any good story, it engages the reader in the why, the how and the what.
Taking the time to thoroughly analyze who your stakeholders are and what their issues may be is essential to project success.
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Performance excellence is designed to break down silo-ed thinking.
A business system is designed to connect all of an organization’s intricate parts and interrelated steps.
Yes! Give up control.
With a long history in performance excellence, we believe in a holistic approach. Learn about our framework and how it compares.
The cause-and-effect diagram, or fishbone diagram, helps teams brainstorm and capture possible causes to a problem.
Too many businesses have become technology-oriented rather than problem-and-solution oriented.
Affinity diagrams, sometimes called the KJ method, are one of the most useful tools for organizing and displaying brainstormed inputs.
Tools are important but effecting real change isn't about the tools or even the methods.
Read these books recommended by Lean Methods Group CEO David Silverstein to inspire great leadership in 2016.
A strategic thinker learns how to plan for what is possible and to be prepared to react to the improbable.
Lean Agile provides a solid framework for developing value-added solutions. Learn about the program and Scrum Master certification.
A simple decision tree and the consistent use of language can drive the required shared understanding of a strategic initiative.
The value stream map is a simple yet effective tool to identify issues preventing an efficient, value-added process.
Everyone needs a coach at some point to cheer them on and reach their full potential.
Lean Masters are expert leaders of Lean efforts, driving the organization toward the future state. Explore these FAQs to learn more.
Lean Leaders embrace and champion continuous improvement throughout their organization. Learn more about the role and program.
Black Belts are change agents and dedicated problem solvers. Learn about their role and what you can expect from our program.
Green Belts carry Lean Six Sigma deeper into the organization. Explore the Green Belt role and what you can expect from our program.
Interested in ASQ certification? Read this comparison of the Lean Methods Group and ASQ Green and Black Belt certification exams.
To create long-lasting competitive advantage, look across your business model for innovation opportunities.
Six Sigma is a data-driven problem solving methodology that becomes part of long-term cultural transformation.
A powerful problem solving methodology, Lean empowers employees to strive for a culture of continuous improvement.
Don't let these three misconceptions stand in your way of exploring an effective method for your strategic planning and execution.
To help demystify the decision-making process, our team pulled out a short list of things to consider when comparing eLearning courses.
If you're thinking of becoming a Master Black Belt or advancing the skills of your team, explore these resources and FAQs to lean more.
No matter your business, listening to the customer is essential for success. Find out how to listen better and grow your business.
All people can be creative—in their own way. See for yourself in these examples based on the Kirton Adaption-Innovation Theory.
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Explore the structured approach of Rapid Innovation Cycles to bring a repeatable process—and higher success rate—to innovation.
Business leaders at any level agree: Managing change is critical for success in any improvement or transformation effort.
Try these seven simple, effective innovation tools in your next improvement project.
Success is typically elusive when all elements of strategy are not considered in the mix.
To develop a sound business strategy, we must place equal emphasis on the creation and execution of strategy.
See how start-ups have applied process innovation to provide a better solution for both the passenger and the driver.
As you’ll see from this classroom, you can improve comprehension and retention by appealing to different types of intelligence.
Innovation is the key competency—the most important skill set—of strategically driven enterprises.
Discover a systematic method of strategic planning and managing progress toward achieving your strategic goals.
The value in a plan is not the plan itself—it’s the planning that went into it. Good planning means we are ready…for anything.
Companies often pick and choose only the parts they want to use, developing metrics with no plan to make them actionable.
Without all six system factors in place, successful transformational change is unlikely.
Operational Excellence plays a role in ensuring your strategic plan is being executed by the entire organization.
How many times have we heard it? “We had a good strategy, but we didn’t manage the change very well.”
The published evidence is overwhelming: Innovation is a key driver both for growth and for the continued adaptation of businesses.
Have you ever wondered why it is so easy for improved processes to go back to how they were performing before improvement?
Leading a Lean kaizen event using the SCORE methodology is a significant opportunity to make demonstrative organizational improvement.
While growth is the No. 1 priority for most CEOs, roughly 90 percent of companies fail in sustaining growth over the long-term.
We are convinced: Your company is missing an opportunity if ethnography is not among your methodologies to gather insight.
When we play, we create fresh and new meanings expressing our creativity and the diversity of our problem solving styles.
The key to tapping into this creativity is understanding that our approaches to creativity differ in terms of level and style.
While perfecting a current process is sometimes necessary, at other times it’s more important to explore innovative opportunities.
While customers have a key place in formulating our innovation strategy, many VOC gathering processes are flawed or misdirected.
Read this title and you’re sure to think, “No kidding," but it's about more than people respecting each other—it's about the process.
Change sees experts come and go, theories develop and evolve, yet few organizations are ever satisfied with their change efforts.
Every improvement or innovation is the result of solving some important problem.
Far too many cases, Black Belts, Champions and other Six Sigma professionals have arguably become the enemies of needed change.
Since the beginning of time, the ability to solve problems has been synonymous with competitive advantage.
As society, technology and organizations have evolved, so too have the methods, tools and techniques of problem solving.