Lean Blog Interviews — 210: Lean in Washington State Government

My guests today are Darrell Damron and Hollie Jensen and we’re talking about Lean in Washington state government. Darrell and Hollie are both state employees, serving in the role of Enterprise Lean Consultant within a team called “Results Washington.” I’ve seen them both present at a Lean Enterprise Institute summit and I’m really happy to have them share their ongoing improvement story here in the podcast. In the episode, we talk about their backgrounds and how they got started with Lean – Darrell in the public sector and Hollie at Starbucks. How did the state of Washington get started with Lean? What are some of their goals and accomplishments? How is Lean a strategy under Governor Jay Inslee and why is Lean a non-partisan issue that was supported by both gubernatorial candidates in the last election? What are some of the challenges that lay ahead for Washington? For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/210. For earlier episodes of the Lean Blog Podcast, visit the main Podcast page at www.leanpodcast.org, which includes information on how to subscribe via RSS or via Apple iTunes. Podcasts are sponsored by KaiNexus and their continuous improvement software platform — www.KaiNexus.com