What is Lean?
Lean UNH is about addressing issues facing higher education; empowering employees to identify the need for change, making recommendations for improvements and implementing the improved upon solutions whilst remaining focused on the positive impact on the UNH community.
Lean methodology is broken down into Six phases and are listed below. Click on the orange links below to view the detail for each of these phases.
Phase 1: Project Selection / Brainstorm Session
Phase 2: Lean Project Charter Development
Phase 3: Develop Current State Process Map
Phase 4: Create Data Sheets / Evaluation
Phase 5: Design Future State Process
Create a map depicting ideal state of the shared vision of what your team is trying to achieve; focusing on:
- Improved process for the customer
- Elimination of waste
- Motivating employees
- Reducing work and cycle time
Phase 6: Implementation Plan & Sell to the Sponsor
The implementation plan details the milestones needed to implement the new process and the sell articulates in a story the Lean journey of the project to the Sponsor.
Implementation Plan focuses on:
- Listing of milestone tasks to transition
- Establishing delivery timeframes
- Assigning ownership to accomplish tasks
- Development of a Communication Plan