Last week I was fortunate enough to take the “Lean Experience” course from the Lean Learning Center. It was my second time taking the week long lean principle immersion. It was taught by Jamie Flinchbaugh, Andy Carlino, and Jim Sonderman.
I took the course for the first time 3 years ago. At the time, I had been implementing lean for 7+ years. The course helped organize the concepts and thinking I had been teaching and implementing. It made it easier for me to be see what behaviors that fostered lean thinking whether someone called it lean or not.
Last week, I still got as much out of it as I did the first time. It has been 3 years since the first time I took the course. This time the course helped:
- Reinforce the principles and get back to the basics
- I was able to get a better and deeper understanding of some of the principles and rules
- I learned things that I missed the first time
I plan to blog over the next few weeks with more that I learned last week.