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Building a Lean Business System
400-5003

DAILY MANAGEMENT BOOTCAMP (VIRTUAL)

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Course Description

Over these five days, you will learn how to use the structure and format of Daily Management to drive results. You will master proven Daily Management methodologies from senior-level Lean leaders who have applied the same techniques to startups and Fortune 200 organizations alike. And you’ll apply these skills directly to your organization’s functional areas to drive improvements to your most critical KPIs.

Attendee Type
  • Leaders, CI professionals, or individual contributors in any department who are seeking problem-solving strategies and skills that are proven to increase performance. No previous Lean experience required.
Daily Course Schedule
  • Start: 8:00am CT
  • End: 5:00pm CT days one-four | 12:00pm CT day five
  • Breaks: 10-10:15am | 12-1pm | 2:45-3:00pm CT
Pre-Work Requirement
  • Approx. 1-2 Days. Attendees must read the articles: “Unleash the Power of Daily Management” and “Problem-Solving Overview” prior to course start date. Additional pre-worksheets will be sent with your registration confirmation.
Course Deliverables
  • Completed case study applying proven Daily Management methodologies
  • Lean Focus Daily Management Training Manual
  • Lean Focus Daily Management Digital Templates
  • Certificate of Course Completion

Format: Live Virtual
Duration: 4.5 Days
Price: $4000

VAVE Bootcamp
400-5001

A3 PROBLEM-SOLVING & DAILY MANAGEMENT (VIRTUAL)

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Course Description

Over this virtual, three-day course, you will learn proven Problem Solving (PS2) and Daily Management (DM) methodologies from senior-level Lean leaders who have applied the same techniques to startups and Fortune 200 organizations alike. By day three, you’ll know how to implement two of the most critical PS2 and DM business improvement processes within your own organization. Most importantly, though, you will learn the key factors required to build a successful Leadership and Problem-Solving culture within your organization, enabling it to drive real results.

Attendee Type
  • Leaders, CI professionals, or individual contributors in any department who are seeking problem-solving strategies and skills that are proven to increase performance. No previous Lean experience required.
Daily Course Schedule
  • Start: 8:00am CT
  • End: 5:00pm CT
  • Breaks: 10-10:15am | 12-1pm | 2:45-3:00pm CT
Pre-Work Requirement
  • Approx. 1-2 Days. Attendees must purchase and read “Managing to Learn: Using the A3 Management Process to Solve Problems, Gain Agreement, Mentor and Lead” by John Shook prior to course start date. Additional pre-worksheets will be sent with your registration confirmation.
Course Deliverables
  • Completed case study applying A3 Problem-Solving form and Daily Management templates
  • Lean Focus Problem-Solving Training Manual
  • Lean Focus Problem-Solving Quick Guide
  • Lean Focus Daily Management Training Manual
  • Lean Focus Problem-Solving A3 form Digital Template
  • Lean Focus Action Plan Digital Template
  • Lean Focus Daily Management Digital Templates
  • Certificate of Course Completion

Format: Live Virtual
Duration: 3 Days
Price: $2400

Leadership Development Strategy Deployment - Lean Focus
300-1003

STRATEGY DEPLOYMENT (VIRTUAL)

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Course Description

Using the famous Hoshin Kanri X-matrix format, you will learn unique and proven strategy deployment methodologies from senior-level Lean leaders. By the second day you will know how to ensure that your strategic priorities are focused, aligned, actionable and equipped with clear measurements to track progress and impact.

Attendee Type
  • Executive Leadership, Senior Leadership, Site Leadership, and Continuous Improvement professionals who are instrumental in the design and/or deployment of Company Strategy.
Daily Course Schedule
  • Start: 8:00am CT
  • End: 5:00pm CT day one | 12:00pm CT day two
  • Breaks: 10-10:15am | 12-1pm | 2:45-3:00pm CT
Pre-Work Requirement
  • Approx. 1-2 hours. A Strategy Deployment pre-worksheet and self-assessment will be sent with your registration confirmation.
Course Deliverables
  • Completed case study applying Strategy Deployment templates
  • Lean Focus Strategy Deployment Training Manual
  • Lean Focus Strategy Deployment X-Matrix Digital Template
  • Lean Focus Action Plan Digital Template
  • Lean Focus Bowler Report Digital Template
  • Certificate of Course Completion

Format: Live Virtual
Duration: 1.5 Days
Price: $1200

Leading the Lean Transformation
300-2003

LEADING THE LEAN TRANSFORMATION (VIRTUAL)

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Course Description

As a leader in an organization, you are the most critical driver of your team’s direction, culture, and performance. Leading a full- or partial-scale Lean Transformation will take understanding, patience, and diligence. Through this course, you will be exposed to the most critical Leadership elements needed to adopt, implement, and sustain a thriving Lean culture.

Attendee Type
  • Executive/Senior Leaders and Continuous Improvement professionals who have strategic impact and influence across business units and/or organizations.
Course Schedule
  • Start: 8:00am CT
  • End: 5:00pm CT (both days)
  • Breaks: 10-10:15am | 12-1pm | 2:45-3:00pm CT
Pre-Work Requirement
  • Approx. 30 minutes. A pre-work reading assignment will be sent with your registration confirmation.
Course Deliverables
  • Hands-on application of Daily Management and Problem-Solving to a Case Study
  • Lean Focus Leading the Lean Transformation Training Manual
  • Lean Focus Bowler Report Worksheet
  • Lean Focus Action Plan Worksheet
  • Certificate of Course Completion

Format: Live Virtual
Duration: 1.5 Days
Price: $1200

Leadership Development Continuous Improvement - Lean Focus
300-2004

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT LEADER BOOTCAMP (VIRTUAL)

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Course Description

In this virtual course, you’ll learn the most critical tools and skills you will need to become the change agent within your organization, including the planning and preparation of strategic priorities, identifying the right tool applications to make improvements, driving action, practicing skills necessary to facilitate Kaizen events, and ensuring sustainment of actions and accountability across your organization.

Attendee Type
  • Leaders, Continuous Improvement professionals, or individual contributor change agents within a company seeking skills to facilitate culture change management, Kaizen event targeted activities, and teaching/coaching for sustainable performance.
Daily Course Schedule
  • Start: 8:00am CT
  • End: 5:00pm CT days one-four | 12:00pm CT day five
  • Breaks: 10-10:15am | 12-1pm | 2:45-3:00pm CT
Pre-Work Requirement
  • Approx. 1-2 hours. Pre-work reading assignments and pre-worksheets will be sent with your registration confirmation.
Course Deliverables
  • Completed case study using Value Stream Mapping
  • Lean Focus C.I. Leader Boot Camp Training Manual
  • Lean Focus Kaizen Event Basics Digital Presentation
  • Lean Focus Kaizen Event Charter Digital Template
  • Lean Focus Kaizen Event Report Out Digital Template
  • Lean Focus Kaizen Event Results Digital Template
  • Lean Focus Action Plan Digital Template
  • Lean Focus Bowler Report Digital Template
  • Generic Kaizen Event Certificate Digital Template
  • Certificate of Course Completion

Format: Live Virtual
Duration: 4.5 Days
Price: $4000

Lean Training - Lean Focus
400-3001

HOW TO LEAD A VSM/TPI KAIZEN (VIRTUAL)

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Course Description

During this three-day, virtual session, you will be learning about both the Transactional Process Improvement (TPI) Lean methodology as well as Value Stream Mapping (VSM) which will give you a more detailed view of your organizations processes. We will cover a macro view of the VSM inputs, key processes, and output of delivery, as well as a deep dive into the specific TPI elements that are necessary for process improvement.

Attendee Type
  • Change agents within organizations who would like to broaden their skillset across multiple functions and departments across the business, from continuous improvement professionals to individual contributors wanting to make cross-functional impact.
Daily Course Schedule
  • Start: 8:00am CT
  • End: 5:00pm CT
  • Breaks: 10-10:15am | 12-1pm | 2:45-3:00pm CT
Pre-Work Requirement
  • Approx. 1-2 hours. Pre-work reading assignments and a Kaizen event charter will be sent with your registration confirmation.
Course Deliverables
  • Lean Focus Transactional Process Improvement Training Manual
  • Lean Focus Time Observation Digital Worksheet
  • Lean Focus Waste Recording Digital Worksheet
  • Lean Focus Spaghetti Diagram Digital Worksheet
  • Lean Focus SIPOC & RACI Digital Worksheet
  • Lean Focus Cycle Time / Takt Time Bar Chart Digital Worksheet
  • Lean Focus Cross Training Matrix Digital Worksheet
  • Lean Focus Bowler Report Digital Worksheet
  • Lean Focus Kaizen Event Digital Template Package
  • Lean Focus Action Plan Digital Worksheet
  • Certificate of Course Completion

Format: Live Virtual
Duration: 3 Days
Price: $2400

Talent Acquisition - Lean Focus
100-2002

VAVE BOOTCAMP (VIRTUAL)

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Course Description

When designing a new product or planning to change an existing product, Value Analysis Value Engineering (VAVE) is an organized systematic methodology that allows you to make the functions of a product, system, building, or an organization crystal clear, forces you to assess cost-function relationships, and stimulates a desire to creatively achieve functions at the lowest possible cost without sacrificing performance or delivery. By the end of this course, you will be able to apply the VAVE methodology to your own organization, and sustain it as part of your product/service design culture.

Attendee Type
  • Professionals who are involved in the design, marketing, sales, and manufacturing of products and services. Cross-functional Teams are highly encouraged to register for this course together.
Daily Course Schedule
  • Start: 8:00am CT
  • End: 5:00pm CT days one-four | 12:00pm CT day five
  • Breaks: 10-10:15am | 12-1pm | 2:45-3:00pm CT
Pre-Work Requirement
  • Approx. 30 minutes. Pre-work reading assignments and/or pre-worksheets will be sent with your registration confirmation.
Course Deliverables
  • Hands-on application of the key VAVE methodologies to a Case Study
  • Lean Focus VAVE Participant Workbook
  • Lean Focus VAVE Form Digital Templates
  • Lean Focus VAVE Participant Digital Worksheet
  • Lean Focus VAVE Report Out Digital Template
  • Certificate of Course Completion

Format: Live Virtual
Duration: 4.5 Days
Price: $4000

Complete Guide to VSM
400-5002

PROBLEM-SOLVING WORKSHOP (VIRTUAL)

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Course Description

During this live, virtual workshop, you will learn proven A3 Problem Solving (PS2) methodologies from senior-level Lean leaders who have applied the same techniques to startups and Fortune 200 organizations alike. Over these two days, you will tackle real business problems and be armed with strategies that you can apply directly to your organization’s unique challenges. Most importantly, you’ll learn the key success factors required to build a successful Leadership and Problem-Solving culture within your organization, enabling it to drive real results.

Attendee Type
  • Leaders, CI professionals, or individual contributors in any department who are seeking problem-solving strategies and skills that are proven to increase performance. No previous Lean experience required.
Daily Course Schedule
  • Start: 8:00am CT
  • End: 5:00pm CT (each day)
  • Breaks: 10-10:15am | 12-1pm | 2:45-3:00pm CT
Pre-Work Requirement
  • Approx. 1-2 Days. Attendees must purchase and read “Managing to Learn: Using the A3 Management Process to Solve Problems, Gain Agreement, Mentor and Lead” by John Shook prior to course start date. Additional pre-worksheets will be sent with your registration confirmation.
Course Deliverables
  • Completed case study applying A3 Problem-Solving form
  • Lean Focus Problem-Solving Training Manual
  • Lean Focus Problem-Solving Quick Guide
  • Lean Focus Problem-Solving A3 form Digital Template
  • Lean Focus Action Plan Digital Template
  • Certificate of Course Completion

Format: Live Virtual
Duration: 2 Days
Price: $1600

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If the Lean training course you register for is on-site at Lean Focus’s state-of-the-art training facility, you’ll be able to enjoy Wisconsin’s bustling capital city, Madison. From the world-renowned cheese curds to the intimate music venues, Madison has something for everyone to love. If the course you’re taking is virtual, rest assured, you’ll receive the same, engaging curriculum—delivered live—from the same, senior-level Lean practitioners.

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Please read the course description and attendee recommendations carefully to ensure that the course content will be applicable to you and your function. If you have any questions, you can contact us at [email protected] and we can help you identify the right course for your needs.

Each course will have its own unique pre-work requirement. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with more details and attachments for your pre-work.

You should plan to bring any pre-work that’s included in your course confirmation e-mail. You should also bring any tools you use for note-taking, but in most courses, you will be given worksheets and hand-outs that will guide you through the course content. Lastly, you should bring any real examples from your current business or work that would relate to the topic and allow you to apply what you learned in class to work on a real life problem. The best learning is one that engages real work!

Yes, we do offer discounts for team registrations! Please reach out to us at [email protected] for more info on team discounts.

As a matter of fact, the idea for the academy was born at an on-site training exercise for a Fortune 200 company. Please reach out to us at [email protected] for more info on on-site training opportunities.

Yes, refunds are allowed up to 30 days before the class start date. If you’re afraid you’re going to miss a class, please reach out to us at [email protected] and we’ll help make things right.

The recommended dress code for all of our training events is business casual. You’ll feel right at home in a collared shirt or blouse and comfortable dress pants.

Currently, we accept all major credit cards for course registration fees. You can use American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa. If you want to provide a Purchase Order for payment you can email that to [email protected] You can also pay by check, as long as it is able to be processed before the scheduled class start date.

Yes! During our sessions, a continental breakfast, lunch, and an assortment of snacks and beverages will be provided for all participants. If you have any specific dietary restrictions, please email [email protected] before the class begins and we’ll do whatever we can to accommodate your needs.

You can sign up for our monthly newsletter, “Lean Focus Forward” here to receive the latest updates on class schedules and future offerings. Or, if your company has a specific training need in mind, you can email us at [email protected] to discuss the possibility of adding a course session or customizing one for your organization.

Absolutely. If you or your company has a specific training need in mind, you can email us at [email protected] to discuss how we can design a custom course to suit your needs.

Patrick Dew

“I have nothing but nice things to say about Lean Focus and their Lean Transformation Academy. The bootcamp is amazing. I have had the privilege to take it twice, and I am a better practitioner, facilitator and mentor as a result.”
Patrick Dew

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Andrew McLeland

“Excellent team with the skills and experience to effectively teach and coach organizations on their Lean journeys. They are true practitioners that understand how to mentor and inspire others to capitalize on the fundamentals of the Toyota way. We have and will continue to leverage them as we advance in our journey.”
Andrew McLeland

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Mike Abbruzzese

“Incredible team and training center.  Lean Focus has a top notch team and highly recommend their educational programming in Madison.  They work well with private business owners, public companies and we have used them in all of our private equity operating companies.  Cannot speak more highly of Damon Baker and his team at Lean Focus.”

Mike Abbruzzese

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Jason Kaspar

“Their training and teaching goes beyond just the tools of Lean but really delves into the overall philosophy of Lean. We have used them for kaizen, general training, and recruitment. The experience has been a superb in all areas.”
Jason Kaspar

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Andrea Huntebrinker

“Let’s face it, problem solving is not always easy!  It takes repetitive hands-on learning to grasp it effectively.  This is where Lean Focus has taken the lead above all other problem solving training I have experienced.  Lean Focus takes in-depth problem solving tools and techniques to a different level by providing training that is easy to comprehend.  The initial training is then followed by continued guidance so that the learning is effective.  More importantly they do this with patience, understanding and consistency.”

Andrea Huntebrinker

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Jerry Courtney

“When it comes to Lean Business Systems training, Damon and his team provided the highest level of quality content, and experience.  Going on two years after the initial training, I still find myself using Lean Focus models and content to train others, while throwing away the models and content I had from other lean consultants.  The Lean Focus content consistently delivers the most comprehension from employees of lean concepts, hands down.”

Jerry Courtney

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Edward Crawford

“Incredible team and training center.  Lean Focus has a top notch team and highly recommend their educational programming in Madison.  They work well with private business owners, public companies and we have used them in all of our private equity operating companies.  Cannot speak more highly of Damon Baker and his team at Lean Focus.”

Edward-J-Crawford

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Davide Pelagatti

“I attended the Problem Solving and A3 training held by Damon Baker and I can say that the classroom sessions and the follow on coaching were by far the best training I have received in the workplace.  The application of the notions learned has been immediately effective and able to bring concrete results in process improvement.”

Davide Pelagatti - Lean Transformation Academy Testimonial

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