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LeanCoach. Measure – Analysis selection

posted by Peter Matthijssen & Jan-Jaap Elskamp on Apr 8, 2014

Welcome to our blog. This is an archived post, most of our knowledge and advice remain valid but some material or links may be outdated. Click here to see our most recent posts.

This Blog focusses on the Analysis selection, the last step of the Measure phase (M in DMAIC). This step creates a bridge between the Measure and the Analysis Phase. 




Lean & Enterprise Architecture: Enterprise Architecture for Lean Business Processes

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Peter Matthijssen on Feb 27, 2014

In previous blogs in this series, we discussed the ‘wastes’ of enterprise architects and enterprise architectures. That may have sounded rather negative, but the main message of course is: EA is no goal in itself, it should support the organization. Regarding Lean we have the same message.



Lean & Enterprise Architecture: Seven Deadly Wastes of Enterprise Architects

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Peter Matthijssen on Dec 3, 2013

In our previous two blogs in this series, we outlined the connections between Lean Management and Enterprise Architecture. The focus of Lean is on taking day-to-day small steps for improvement. The elimination of waste and focus on customer value are central elements in Lean. Enterprise Architecture focuses on longer term results, but as we have seen in the previous blog in this series a Lean perspective is also powerful for Enterprise Architects.




Lean & Enterprise Architecture: Seven Deadly Wastes in Enterprise Architectures

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Peter Matthijssen on Nov 23, 2013

In Lean Management, a lot of time is spent finding and eliminating waste. Our processes and organizations are full of waste. In the Lean philosophy these wastes should not be dealt with as ‘problems’, but as opportunities for improvement.




Lean & Enterprise Architecture: Opposites Attract

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Peter Matthijssen on Nov 13, 2013

Over the last two decades, Lean management has proved to be very powerful in improving an organization’s business process performance. During the same time frame, Enterprise Architecture came up as a discipline for controlling the complexity of organizations, their processes, information and IT. At first glance, both approaches appear very different in nature.




LeanCoach. Introduction and DMAIC

posted by Peter Matthijssen & Jan-Jaap Elskamp on Oct 10, 2013

Welcome to our blog. This is an archived post, most of our knowledge and advice remain valid but some material or links may be outdated. Click here to see our most recent posts.

BiZZdesign LeanCoach is a tool for running successful Lean improvement projects. An important feature of LeanCoach is the virtual Lean coach that is embedded in the tool. For every Lean-technique this coach is available for help, tips and best practices. In this blog series the virtual Lean Coach will present himself by introducing numerous Lean techniques:




Large organizations don’t need customers, they can be busy with themselves

posted by Peter Matthijssen on Sep 1, 2013

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I borrowed this quote from Bert Kersten (Professor at Nyenrode Business School). And it is so true! I see it every day, people being busy with internal projects, organizational structures, performance indicators, IT issues. But where is the customer?




Lean or Six Sigma?

posted by Peter Matthijssen on Jan 9, 2013

Welcome to our blog. This is an archived post, most of our knowledge and advice remain valid but some material or links may be outdated. Click here to see our most recent posts.

Lean Management (Lean) and Six Sigma are getting more and more popular. These methods were developed in the industry, but have proven to be very powerful for service organizations as well. They use the approaches and instruments to systematically work on process and quality improvement.




LeanCoach. Measure – Brainstorm

posted by Peter Matthijssen & Jan-Jaap Elskamp on Nov 14, 2012

Welcome to our blog. This is an archived post, most of our knowledge and advice remain valid but some material or links may be outdated. Click here to see our most recent posts.

In the previous post we discussed how to Define stakeholders analysis. In this post we discuss the brainstorm technique.




LeanCoach. Define – Projectteam

posted by Peter Matthijssen & Jan-Jaap Elskamp on Oct 31, 2012

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This is the follow-up blog post of : LeanCoach Define - Problems definition