Lean Transformation Group

Lean Transformation Group offers educational programs and consultations to empower businesses and people in quality improvement.

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udemy.com 12/05/2017

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training and Certification

If you were unable to make the last Green Belt live training, it is now available online. To celebrate, use this link for a HUGE discount on the course. https://www.udemy.com/lean-six-sigma-green-belt-training-and-certification-g/?couponCode=NEW4YOU

udemy.com Lean Six Sigma Green Belt professionals are valuable assets to any team (according to a Glass Door salary survey, the national average salary in the United States for Green Belts is $100k annually). Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training provides participants with a deeper understanding of the Lean Six?...

[11/16/17]   Coming soon: Green Belt Training online!

[10/22/17]   So proud of the fall 2017 Cohort for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Everyone who took the final passed with flying colors !


Speaking Engagements – Lean Transformation Group

Pleased to announce that we are now open for speaking engagements in 2018. http://leantransformationgroup.com/speaking-engagements-and-corporate-training/

leantransformationgroup.com Speaking Engagements Hire Ashley Kaufman, LSS MBB, SSBP, for your next conference, training or retreat. Quality improvement is something to which all industries and services can commit. It is not an existential goal, but something that is very practical. Reinforcing that commitment can significantly...

[10/08/17]   Another great day with the Green Belt cohort. Can't wait for the 21st to see how their projects turn out.

[10/04/17]   Value stream mapping tomorrow at Square One Clubs. 630PM...join us!


Learning about hypothesis testing and problem solving with paper airplanes


Lean six sigma Green belt cohort for Fall ! Currently training at Square One Clubs

lean.org 09/21/2017

Ask Art: “Do lean conversions actually go smoothly, like in the books?”

This is a great article. In my experience, it never goes smoothly because change is hard. https://www.lean.org/LeanPost/Posting.cfm?LeanPostId=783#.WcFWnqBYS7U.twitter

lean.org Art Byrne receives many inquiries from people wondering whether lean transformations really are as smooth as they seem in books, or if the way is pockmarked with problems. He sets the record straight in this latest installment of "Ask Art."

blogs.perficient.com 09/16/2017

Business Process Management (BPM) Impact on Financial Services Trends of 2017

BPM for those in the financial sector http://blogs.perficient.com/integrate/2017/02/27/business-process-management-bpm-impact-on-financial-services-trends-of-2017/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=27760.001_2017-external-twitter&utm_term=&utm_content=&mac=ssiq_twitter_generic&disc=ssiq_twitter_generic

blogs.perficient.com I recently read through a guide on the Top 15 Financial Services Trends for 2017 by my friend and colleague Eugene Sefanov. Business Process Management (BPM) platforms continue to add more capabili…

squareoneclubs.com 09/16/2017

Lean Six Sigma Training and Certification - Day 1

There is still time to sign up for Lean Six Sigma live training next Saturday. Snag your spot http://www.squareoneclubs.com/en/events/view/430420993/lean-six-sigma-training-and-certification--day-1

squareoneclubs.com Lean Six Sigma certified professionals are valuable assets within an organization. This training covers an introduction to the terminology, tools, and methods of the Lean Six Sigma methodology for frontline staff/supervisors that will support improvement projects in your organization.

[09/13/17]   What sort of things do you do after a long week of hustling to get your business off the ground? Here at LTG, we catch up on reading and time with the family.


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[09/09/17]   Join us at #VGE17 at Square One Clubs today. Flash workshop on Quality Tools this afternoon only at this event.


Back To The Grind

Innovators! Entrepreneurs! Got ideas? Hear and learn from tech and start-up pioneers. Best part of Riverside Startup Week? The seminars are free! But make sure to register for the ones you're interested attending because some of the talks have limited seating. ENJOY!



Had a great time discussing video games and entrepreneurship at #sacanime. Thanks to all who attended the panel.

[08/30/17]   Interested in learning about Value Streams? Join me tomorrow night at Square One Clubs for a free class on Value Stream Mapping.



This is how we create the economy of the future 💯 #ESHIPsummit

[08/26/17]   Just sent over exclusive coupons for online courses to Square One Clubs. If you're at Sac Anime next weekend, check out their booth!

lean.org 08/25/2017

Why You Should Think of Lean Tools as Frames

Interesting article about how to see Lean as a Framework. https://www.lean.org/LeanPost/Posting.cfm?LeanPostId=778

lean.org Michael Ballé, co-author of the recent book "The Lean Strategy" with Dan Jones, Orry Fiume, and Jacques Chaize; discusses why it's time to think of lean tools as frames for learning.

[08/24/17]   Our motto is "Rise and Grind" (in reference to the startup grind). What motto keeps you going?

startupgrind.com 08/23/2017

The Duties Every New CEO Needs to Learn to Delegate

Delegation is hard for many new CEOs, yet it is a critical skill. What do you think? https://www.startupgrind.com/blog/the-duties-every-new-ceo-needs-to-learn-to-delegate/?utm_content=buffer0f771&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

startupgrind.com Being the leader of a company means that you have a lot of responsibilities. But eventually, you have to shift some of those to other people: “As head of the company, you’re likely to be in charge of everything from hiring to bookkeeping. And that’s as it should be in those early days, when there’s…

doc-related.com 08/23/2017

Staff Optimization | Doc-Related | Comic Strip | Medicine

A lot of people, managers and employees alike think optimization means more. Really, it means doing the best with what you currently have. https://www.doc-related.com/#!Staff-Optimization/c1sp5/5999d7eb1435a4299f950288

doc-related.com Dr. Stevens voices concerns about the staff optimization initiative.

entrepreneur.com 08/23/2017

How to Make Sure Your Business Keeps Running When You're Ready to Walk Away

Succession planning is important for established businesses. How many of your have thought about that in your own business? https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/292836

entrepreneur.com Realize you can't hold the reins forever.




"Sometimes even aiming for the skies is intimidating."

- Idris Elba

inc.com 08/22/2017

7 Self-Discipline Traits of the Super Successful

Definitely useful for productivity. https://www.inc.com/rhett-power/7-self-discipline-traits-of-the-super-successful.html?cid=sf01001&sr_share=twitter

inc.com Lack of self-discipline is one of the things that holds us back from accomplishing what we want in life

udemy.com 08/22/2017

Creating a Lean Startup - Udemy

Udemy is having a sale until 9/1. Creating a Lean Startup is included. If you are looking for a deal on this course, now's the time! https://www.udemy.com/creating-a-lean-startup/

udemy.com Lean for Entrepenuers - Free Course

[08/22/17]   How many of you have done a process map for your work? If you've never done one, are you interested in learning how?

[08/21/17]   Busy day! Enjoyed the solar eclipse and currently working on a new course. Did anyone else watch the eclipse?

ted.com 08/21/2017

How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas


ted.com Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems. Learn to love being bored as Manoush Zomorodi...

leantransformationgroup.com 08/19/2017

The Power of Failure – Lean Transformation Group

The Power of Failure

leantransformationgroup.com The Power of Failure August 19, 2017August 19, 2017 leantr6_wpUncategorized Failure (noun): 1. an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success 2. nonperformance of something due, required, or expected Too often in our society failure is seen as a dirty word....


This is a false dichotomy. Lean also helps reduce waste through problem-solving. Six Sigma uses statistical evidence to problem solve. They are stronger together because they complement each other.

udemy.com 08/19/2017

Creating a Lean Startup - Udemy

700 people and 4 stars! Super excited that people are finding value in the Creating a Lean Startup course on Udemy. https://www.udemy.com/creating-a-lean-startup/learn/v4/overview

udemy.com Lean for Entrepenuers - Free Course

lean.org 08/17/2017

It's All About the Mindset on Gemba Walks

Gemba walks are a great management tool. Gemba walks are all about going to where the work is done to develop an understanding of how it is actually performed and impacting the workforce. This article is good food for thought for managers. https://www.lean.org/LeanPost/Posting.cfm?LeanPostId=773

lean.org Darren Walsh believes that there are few things more critical to a successful gemba walk than the right mindset. Do you have the right one when you Go and See? Read more and find out.

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