Looking forward to presenting at AME Annual Conference in Jacksonville on November 14, 2014. Here is the writeup and a video showing what people could expect to learn.
PIZZA GAME VIDEO from Robert Petruska on Vimeo.
The Pizza Game Value Stream
Experience Step Change (Kaikaku) First Hand, and Learn Practical Lean Implementation Skills
Workshop : FW-32
Date : November 14, 2014 – 8:00 AM
Duration : 4 hours
Participate and witness in whole scale change adoption in real time. Have fun running a hands-on Pizza Game factory model. Learn the basics of value stream mapping (VSM) and create your own maps with metrics showing potential benefits. Gain practical lean implementation skills. Get a list of the tools needed to run the Pizza Game so that you can bring this technique back to your own company.
Learn the difference between Kaizen and Kaikaku using principles of Trystorming and incorporate methods from “the Hackers Way” (Mark Zuckerberg). Learn to spot the biggest opportunities and system constraints in organizations with Gemba Walks. Identify the eight wastes, and learn alternative strength based approaches that energize. Feel the heartbeat of a lean system while running a future state factory model. Develop an understanding of the basic tools for time study analysis, theory of constraints, work balance charts and the importance of cadence.
Value stream mapping; Kaikaku and trystorming; theory of constraints; time study analysis; work balance charts and cadence.
Thank you all.
This comprehensive handbook covers all the topics included in the BOK: cultural enablers, continuous process improvement, consistent lean enterprise culture, and business results. Written by a team of lean experts with years of experience in the field, it will be indispensible to anyone interested in implementing and sustaining a lean initiative. The book is written, by design, at the Bronze Level for certification knowledge. This means that the weightings used in the Lean BOK for the Bronze Certification were considered for the depth and breadth of material considered for each rubric. By addressing the Lean BOK at the Bronze Level, this book provides a basic understanding of the lean principles, systems, and tools at a tactical level to drive improvements with measureable results.
Material from several lean practitioners with differing backgrounds and experience has been gathered to create this handbook, which serves as an ideal starting point for practitioners who want both a holistic view of lean in general and also specifically the BOK of this groundbreaking joint certification program.
Purchase your own copy here…
Honored to present at ASQ Spring Conference with Mick Wilz, Kevin Divine, , Michael Lail, John Chandler, and Bryan Daniel
HUGE honor! AME Jacksonville 2014 just accepted my workshop!!! Thank you all for helping me find my groove
How can we reduce risk in organizations today? Here is one tool that I think holds a great deal of promise, and I would like to invite you to explore this topic and share your thoughts and ideas from this three minute video.
May is the happiest month of the year for me. It starts with life everywhere and the weather blossoms. The cold dark days of winter are replaced with brighter days. My inspirational quote comes from a Brazilian fighter, Anderson Silva who happens to have won multiple world titles in the UFC.
“No one will hit you harder than life itself. It doesn’t matter how hard you hit back, it’s about how much you can take and keep on fighting, and how much you can suffer and keep moving forward. That’s how you win!”
This weekend my faithful companion took ill and for a time we thought we might lose her. We’ve made it through countless hikes and runs in the woods, and it was her inner strength deep within the dog herself — she fought the illness and now seems to be fine.
Now it’s time for me to come out swinging, and to do my best every day. I hope to have as many friends as will have me, to share what I’ve learned with others, and to learn what I can along the way.
Recently, Joe Dager has been a great source of inspiration and friendship, and I want to take a moment to say thanks! Here we are co-facilitating “Strengths Based Organizational Change” in Charlotte, NC.
More to come! Wishing you well.
Here is a four minute video I made on how you can learn a technique to improve your service and team.
“OD is about holistically improving organization effectiveness.” “Diagnose before Prescribing”, and “Perform Due Diligence by doing the work yourself”. (Renee Hansen).
“Executive Sponsorship is an absolute!” “Work on getting metrics defined up front” (Dr. Rita Smith).
“Systems thinking, Systems thinking, Systems thinking”. Leading by asking Powerful Questions, and creating the ability to lead people in meaningful conversations (Dr. Charlotte Roberts).
“Ability to Simplify the Complex, and do not underestimate the importance of Role Clarity” (Josh Greenwald).
More details can be found by downloading this document.