It has been a few weeks since I last wrote on this blog. At work , we were busy with an implementation of mobile technology in our maintenance department. That brought me back to the various stages of Lean and the actual improve stage. Whether you are using Six Sigma Lean and the DMAIC or… Read More Lean in Public Housing: Improvement Phase
I recently attended the Lean Government Conference in Tacoma, Washington. Robert Wood from the state of Arizona came and gave a motivating and I believe instructive presentation about how the entire State of Washington is going lean and working on process improvement. I thought that his message translates well to any organization and especially us… Read More What Your Affordable Housing Organization Can Learn from Arizona about Going Lean
We are hard wired as humans to solve problems. Sometimes we are methodical and devise strategies and other times we just do it because it is simple and needs to be done. As I have worked in government for several years sometimes I find the need for a more methodical way of attacking an issue… Read More Lean in Public Housing: How Do You Solve a Problem?
I am back in the USA and working in the public housing industry. With that comes my return to using six sigma lean methodology to help me with my projects and work. I loved six sigma lean from my first introduction to it because it gave me a way to work through issues/projects. Everything I… Read More How to Start a Process Improvement Initiative at a Public Housing Authority