E23: Calculating Financial Benefits for Improvement Projects - Lean Portland Happy Hour - July 2022
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7M ago
After making improvements to your processes, a best practice is to calculate the benefits to the organization. Calculating financial benefits is an important part of building momentum for improvement with upper management. However, this can be confusing for those not familiar with financial data, and is not done very often in organizations.   Brion Hurley will discuss commonly used methods for capturing financial impacts of process improvement work.   The 5 categories are:  • Income Statement  • Cash Flow  • Growth  • Avoidance  • Soft Savings   We will ..read more
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E22: Lean Portland Community Consulting Process Improvements with Nonprofits - Nov Happy Hour
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by Lean Portland
1y ago
Join us for a share out from our volunteer consultants about what we've learned over the past 10 years.   * listening to voices of our nonprofit partners (customers)  * unexpected benefits of helping others  * building community through building relationships  * turning the continuous improvement lens on ourselves   AGENDA:   * Improvements within Lean Portland to increase the number and quality of nonprofit volunteering projects  * Reducing Administration Required to Onboard Harvest Leads with Portland Fruit Tree Project  * Improving Inventory Supply Ma ..read more
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E21: Applying Lean to Body Piercing with Stephanie Hill - May Happy Hour
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by Lean Portland
1y ago
Case Study with Stephanie Hill: Prysm Piercing Shop   As a member and volunteer for the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) and having a partner who owns a body piercing studio, Stephanie Hill had the rare opportunity to share a Lean case study with a room of 200 international body piercers at an annual APP conference. Modified for the Lean Portland Happy Hour, Stephanie will share this case study of how she worked with her partner, Rob Hill at Prysm Body Piercing in Des Moines, Iowa, to increase profit using Lean practices. While members of the Happy Hour may not own piercing shop ..read more
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E20: Facilitating Process Improvement Events with Paddy O'Brien - April Happy Hour
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by Lean Portland
1y ago
At our April 6th Happy Hour, we are delighted to feature long-time member of Lean Portland, Sheilah "Paddy" O'Brien, who recently finished writing her latest book, “Facilitating Rapid Process Improvement Workshops (RPI), a Self-Study Guide for Lean Leaders.” This is a follow-on to her first book, “Lean for the Nonprofit, What You Don’t Know Can Cost You."   With two books under her belt, we wanted to have a conversational Happy Hour with her and ask: “What was it about our Lean culture and practice that compelled you to write these books?” We think you will find the answers will piqu ..read more
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E19: Daily Management Systems (DMS) at Providence with Ernest Mayer - March Happy Hour
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by Lean Portland
1y ago
Ernest Mayer is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager at Providence Health & Services in Portland, Oregon. He explains the Daily Management System (DMS) he has helped developed with local nonprofits, and how that transitioned into a rollout across Providence. He explains that DMS is more than a set of tools and metrics, it requires a culture change that starts with managers transitioning to leaders, where they coach and mentor instead of dictate and give orders.   Connect with Ernest at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ernest-mayer-45368b15/ Learn more about Lean Portland at https ..read more
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Ep 18: Creating Your Personal Flow with Lori Jorgenson (Feb 2021 Happy Hour)
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by Lean Portland
1y ago
Creating flow is one of the principles of Lean Thinking. At first, we apply this principle to process work flows. What might we learn if we applied this to intrapersonal flow? How might we improve quality and reduce waste as we move throughout the day?   Lori Jorgenson is a vitality coach with the Taylor Group in Portland, OR. With her background as a personal trainer and world champion outrigger canoe paddler, Lori joined the Taylor Group in 2017 with extensive experience in the realm of physical well-being. Her role as a vitality coach goes much deeper than that however, recognizing the ..read more
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Ep 13: Creating Your Personal Flow with Lori Jorgenson (Feb 2021 Happy Hour)
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by Lean Portland
1y ago
Creating flow is one of the principles of Lean Thinking. At first, we apply this principle to process work flows. What might we learn if we applied this to intrapersonal flow? How might we improve quality and reduce waste as we move throughout the day?   Lori Jorgenson is a vitality coach with the Taylor Group in Portland, OR. With her background as a personal trainer and world champion outrigger canoe paddler, Lori joined the Taylor Group in 2017 with extensive experience in the realm of physical well-being. Her role as a vitality coach goes much deeper than that however, recognizing the ..read more
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Ep 17: Increasing Laptop Refurbishment by 300% at Free Geek with John Ashcraft - January Happy Hour
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by Lean Portland
2y ago
John Ashcraft joins our monthly Happy Hour to discuss the Lean journey he has helped lead at Free Geek (along with Amber Schmidt and the leadership team), with the help from Lean Portland. Their journey started in 2017, and at the end of 2020, they have almost tripled their output of refurbished laptops. You can watch a video of our talk at https://youtu.be/Jvb9--W_C7s Free Geek is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Portland, Oregon with a "mission to sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access, and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potent ..read more
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Ep 16: December Happy Hour about Clean Practice with Sam Pardue
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by Lean Portland
2y ago
At our December Happy Hour, Sam Pardue, founder of Indow in Portland, shares his work history and how he quickly transitioned his company during the pandemic using Lean methodology, called Clean Practice. Watch the full video at https://leanportland.com/local_events/clean-practice-uses-lean-to-protect-workers-during-pandemic/ Learn more about Lean Portland at https://leanportland.com ..read more
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Ep 15: Lean Portland History and Setting Up New Cities
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by Lean Portland
2y ago
Founders of the Lean Portland volunteer group talk with practitioners from Charlotte and Jacksonville to provide history of the group and recommendations for setting up their own volunteer group. Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpnbZ5BBZ3c Learn more about Lean Portland at https://leanportland.com ..read more
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