EC 041: Lean Six Sigma Success in Government

In this podcast, I read an article I wrote for the Northwest Environmental Training Center (NWETC). The article describes past efforts and successes of Lean and Six Sigma applied to government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), municipalities, and state departments.

I also talk about four common principles that Lean and Six Sigma use to ensure improvements in an organization are successful, that are often left out of typical improvement efforts.

  1. Disciplined problem solving approach
  2. Understand the process
  3. Focused events
  4. Respect the worker