Planet Lean is the official online magazine of the Lean Global Network and is an important source of knowledge for lean practitioners across all sectors. The magazine publishes stories of lean transformation and videos from practitioners to better share knowledge on lean thinking and practice. The resources are created by renowned lean gurus and are supported by all institutes in the Lean Global network. Find a sample of the resources from Planet Lean below. Access more content at planet-lean.com.
- Case Studies
Scrum: evolution and new frontiers
By: Jeff Sutherland
Jeff Sutherland, one of the inventors of scrum software development, on the evolution of this agile framework and its relationship with lean.
Kanban gets personal
By: Jim Benson
Overburdened? Visualizing tasks using a system called Personal Kanban can help better manage work and reduce stress, says Jim Benson.
Q&A: John Shook
By: John Shook
John Shook at the 2014 Lean Summit in Brazil and discusses innovation and the Lean Transformation Model.
Interview with Lean Founders
By: D. Jones & J. Womack
Dan Jones and Jim Womack, founding fathers of lean, discuss the history, evolution and future of Lean
Lean to rebuild New Orleans
By: Zack Rosenburg
Following one of the deadliest hurricanes in US history, an NGO started to use lean management principles to speed up the reconstruction of homes in the Louisiana city.
A better Emergency Department
By: Dr. Paul Jarvis
Introducing initial assessments by senior doctors and bedside diagnostics to improve the efficiency of the Emergency Department.
Making a city great
By: Denise Bennett
How does lean contribute to making Melbourne one of the world’s most liveable cities year after year? Denise Bennett has the story.
Joyful people, better software
By: Richard Sheridan
At the 2015 Lean Transformation Summit, Richard Sheridan of Menlo Innovations discusses the ground breaking concept of bringing joy to the workplace.
Organize for learning, make kaizen stick
By: Michael Balle
Organizing for learning is critical to improve your company performance.
Playing a different tune
By: Kristian Lindwal
Agile coach Kristian Lindwall talks about how Spotify developed a management system based on servant leadership, interaction-based learning and adaptability.
Saskatchewan: a lean government lab
By: Dan Florizone
Learn how the Canadian province of Saskatchewan is applying lean management across all government departments.
Fuelling a lean journey
By: Fabiano Clerico
The Italian branch of Tokheim services about 3,000 gas stations in Italy. General manager Fabiano Clerico shares the story of how lean improved everything.
No loafing around
By: Roberto Priolo
A efficient lean system with constant attention to customer service enables Barcelona-based 365.cafÃ© to supply 55 bakeries out of a 650-sqm factory.
- John Shook
- Jim Womack
- Daniel Jones
John Y. Shook, Senior Advisor
In pioneering books such as Learning to See, Managing to Learn, and Kaizen Express John Shook has taken Lean Thinkers from the fundamentals of implementing lean business systems to new territory. Stay on top of this thought leader's latest ideas, insights, and tips by reading.Click to read his monthly e-letter
James P. Womack, Founder and Senior Advisor
Jim Womack's efforts to spread Lean Thinking throughout the world led him to found the Lean Enterprise Institute. While he was the CEO and Chairman of LEI (Jim is currently the Senior Advisor of LEI), he wrote a very popular series of eletters about lean. These are those letters, please feel free to share them with your colleagues.Click to read to his monthly e-letter
Daniel Jones, Chairman
Daniel Jones' mission is to inspire, encourage and mentor executives to use lean thinking to solve their business problems. He co-authored the core books on lean and writes extensively to distil and share his research on the practice of lean. He acts as an advisor to senior management on leading lean transformations, building lean management systems and designing lean value streams.Click to read to his monthly e-letter