Training Category

Lean Training

Welcome to the journey!

Washington State has embraced a Lean strategy and is adapting Lean principles, methods and tools to every kind of government work from office to field work to the trades. Public servants throughout the state are creating a new way of working where it is everyone’s work to improve their work every day so that we deliver better value to more Washingtonians for generations to come and make public service a deeply gratifying experience. These learning opportunities teach the practical skills and thinking needed to contribute in this Lean culture.

DES offers instructor-led courses, coaching on the job Lean skills practice, and facilitated team Lean learning options. Learning can be customized to your group and brought to your location.
Customized Courses, Coaching, and Facilitated Learning Options:

  • Custom topics can include Value Stream Mapping, 5S, ERACS, Standardized Work, A3 Thinking, Lean Culture, Strategy Maps and Measures for Programs and Agencies, Daily Lean Practices, Personal Kanban, Problem Solving, Coaching, Leading a Lean Organization, Lean Mindset, Lean Management System, and more.
  • Contact DES Lean Transformation Services at lean@des.wa.govor (360) 407-7925.
  • More information about Lean training and development on theLean Services page.