Real Time People Development for Lean

Presented By:

Jim Luckman

Session Abstract:

Many organizations look for large training programs to develop their employees for lean transformation.  Training is not the solution needed.  What is needed is to create space for the workers to fix problems with their processes, real time. They need to run experiments, fix problems, and do the work at the same time. The leaders and managers need to learn new skills real time as well. The must learn how to interact with their employees with the mindset that both are learning new skills together. How to initiate this co-learning process is the challenge of development for Lean.

Learning Objectives: 

In this session you will learn …

  • How to deploy the right problem to the right person at the right time
  • How to create a safe space for learning to take place
  • How to understand the process of effective problem solving
  • How to learn the needed skills to create a culture of problem solvers

About the Facilitator:

Jim Luckman has had the unique experience of leading three separate lean transformations, as a Plant Manager, as a Director of a Research and Development Center, and as a CEO of a small start-up company. Jim is the Past President and CEO of iPower Technologies, a company serving the distributed generation market of electrical power. Luckman has worked in the auto industry for 34 years working at Delphi Automotive (formerly part of General Motors). Jim current efforts include leadership coaching, application of lean in R&D and application of lean to software development. He currently engages with companies interested in company-wide lean transformation. Jim is a partner in Lean Transformations Group, LLC.