Value, Waste and Flow – The Foundations of Lean


Lean projects and organizations focus on value, as the customer defines it. Value is most efficiently created when waste is identified and removed, allowing work to flow. Work flows when it is “pulled” not pushed. This foundational course helps one understand why flow efficiency trumps resource efficiency.

Value, Waste and Flow – The Foundations of Lean

What you'll learn

What you'll learn

Who all your customers actually are, and when you are the customer.


How “Value” is defined.


How to spot the Waste all around you.


Why everything you do all day long is either Value or it is Waste.


How to achieve Flow in your own work and on your projects.


What blocks Flow and how to remove those “rocks in the stream”.


Why Flow efficiency trumps resource efficiency.


Who all your customers actually are, and when you are the customer.

How “Value” is defined.

How to spot the Waste all around you.

Why everything you do all day long is either Value or it is Waste.

How to achieve Flow in your own work and on your projects.

What blocks Flow and how to remove those “rocks in the stream”.

Why Flow efficiency trumps resource efficiency.

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This course includes

0.4 hours on-demand video
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile
Certificate of Completion

Description

Description

This course will help you establish the foundations for a mindset that will change how you view and perform your work and enable you to more richly understand and take advantage of all of our other courses. We will clarify the roles of external and internal customers and how Value gets defined, understood and delivered.

This course also digs into the other side of the coin: what is Waste, how to spot it and what to do to reduce or eliminate it. Overall up to 12% of a project’s cost is Waste. One study found that 40-60% of that is caused by design. Another study found that 57% of construction labor is Waste.

From builder to designer, office support staff to owner, everybody has their share of waste to concentrate on. The question is, what are you going to do about it?

This course will help you establish the foundations for a mindset that will change how you view and perform your work and enable you to more richly understand and take advantage of all of our other courses. We will clarify the roles of external and internal customers and how Value gets defined, understood and delivered.
This course also digs into the other side of the coin: what is Waste, how to spot it and what to do to reduce or eliminate it. Overall up to 12% of a project’s cost is Waste. One study found that 40-60% of that is caused by design. Another study found that 57% of construction labor is Waste.
From builder to designer, office support staff to owner, everybody has their share of waste to concentrate on. The question is, what are you going to do about it?
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Contents and Overview

Contents and Overview

In four fast-paced 4-5 minute videos, your instructors explain the foundational concepts of Value, Waste and Flow and how they are interrelated. How removing Waste increases Flow and achieves more Value. There is also an engaging “Story from the Field” on “Flow to go Fast”.


This course includes a downloadable explanation of why “The Construction Industry Must Change” and Action Plans to help you identify those things within your control (and outside) step-by-step and where in those things you can spot the Waste, as well as where your work flows and where it doesn’t.


If you wish, you can take the Basic or Advanced quizzes to deepen your learning. Complete the course and receive your frameable Certificate.


In four fast-paced 4-5 minute videos, your instructors explain the foundational concepts of Value, Waste and Flow and how they are interrelated. How removing Waste increases Flow and achieves more Value. There is also an engaging “Story from the Field” on “Flow to go Fast”.

This course includes a downloadable explanation of why “The Construction Industry Must Change” and Action Plans to help you identify those things within your control (and outside) step-by-step and where in those things you can spot the Waste, as well as where your work flows and where it doesn’t.

If you wish, you can take the Basic or Advanced quizzes to deepen your learning. Complete the course and receive your frameable Certificate.

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Course content

Course content

We distill one hour of training into every nine minutes of video. Don’t waste your precious time in dry boring lectures. (If you want repetition, you can play the video as many times as you like.)

6 videos

00:24:44

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This course includes

0.4 hours on-demand video
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile
Certificate of Completion