2020 PM Half Day Workshop Joe Murli ~ Developing & Managing People Systems for Lean Thinking Organizations - Lean Frontiers - Be Bold. Be Better.

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 
Location: Orlando, Florida
Fee: $475*

Developing and Managing People Systems for Lean Thinking Organizations


Presented By:

Joe Murli


At this point in the development of Lean in the US many companies have adopted lean practices in at least part of their operations. Standard work, Visual Management, Kanbans, 5S, and Andons are commonplace in many organizations. Equally many of these same companies have experienced the stalling and backsliding we often see in companies that have been at this for a while.  In fact, we run into an alarming number of companies that have devolved to seeing Lean as a negative thing the company once tried but has now abandoned. There are several reasons why progress can stop and even be undone, and that is why we developed the Lean Management System to address the most likely reasons for this all too common experience.

One of the elements of LMS is People Systems. The backbone of People Systems is the People Value Stream which consists of all the systems, policies, and practices that people experience from the time they enter the organization to the time they separate. Second to Lean Leadership Behaviors, no other factor has more impact on the culture of an organization.

This workshop is a Lean treatment of all the elements of the People Value Stream that go into making sure that everyone in the organization is constantly reinforcing their commitment to Lean as a team based collaborative problem-solving system for everyone in the organization to participate in.

Learning Objectives:

In this session you will learn…

  • What is the target condition in terms of competencies and culture for the population working in a Lean organization?
  • What is the process for mapping the People Value Stream and then use if for managing improvement?
  • What are the tools used to apply kaizen methods to people processes?
  • How do you measure and manage progress to the target condition?

About the Facilitator:

Joe Murli is author of “The Lean Management System”, Lean Enterprise Institute faculty member, and founder of The Murli Group-People Centered Lean.
Joe’s started his Lean journey 1989 in what Jim Womack called “the acid case” of the Lean transformations he described in his
book “Lean Thinking”. Initially, in the onslaught of rapid fire improvement events there was excitement over how much could be improved in five day increments. Then as time went on and the lack of sustainability was obvious he searched for deeper understanding of how to capture the hearts and minds of people in pursuing the three simple questions of Lean.

Everybody, every day, everywhere asking:
How did we do yesterday?
Where was the waste?
How can we do it better today?
Ever since that time he has been dedicated to understanding the human factors of Lean and how they can lead to continuous improvement if properly managed and lead. He studied organizations that had highly engaged teams doing exactly this and distilled the basic elements that separated truly Lean thinking organizations from the rest. He was able to put these systems into play in the businesses he led at Pratt & Whitney, Kaman Aerospace, and Sterling Autobody.
As founder of The Murli Group he is dedicated in helping organizations of all kinds through every phase of the Lean transformation process especially as it deals with integrating technical and people systems into sustainable learning organizations.

“People Centered Lean is at the heart of everything we do”



*NOTE: This workshop is run in affiliation with the Lean Leadership Week, which includes the Lean People Development Summit and Lean Accounting/Management Summit. You are not required to attend the Summit to participate in this workshop. Simply select only the workshop, and not the Summit, when registering.