How We Work
There are three basic tenets to everything we do at Lean Methods Group:
Collaborative: It isn’t just a buzz word and it doesn’t simply mean working together. At Lean Methods Group, we study the science of collaboration because our entire approach to improving your business is based on our ability to engage, instruct and motivate your team to drive results.
Methodical: We apply highly structured, methodical approaches to all aspects of your business, including strategy, strategic planning, innovation, process improvement and daily management. The application of structured, systematic approaches is the only way to ensure your people quickly learn to use the same tools and methods that we do; and that is the key to ensuring we truly work together.
Results Driven: At the end of the day, it’s all about results. Everything we do has a result in mind. That’s why we’re not big fans of training merely for the sake of training, or for that matter, any engagement that doesn’t have a clear objective in mind. Business should always have clearly measurable goals.
The methodical nature of everything we do is critical to achieving true collaboration. Without methodologies, your people cannot quickly learn to work side-by-side with ours, they cannot learn new skills along the way, and most importantly, improvements are much less likely to be sustained after we are gone. By participating in the development of improvements, new ideas and strategy, the acceptance of change becomes inherent in the process since the solution belongs to your people, not ours.
All methodologies employed by Lean Methods Group are selected and honed for speed. In many respects, they are all Lean methodologies, which is where we derive our name. Among these methodologies are:
- Lean Six Sigma
- Lean Startup
- Lean Agile
- Rapid Replication
- Design Thinking
- Strategy Creation
- Strategic Planning/ (Hoshin Planning)
- Rapid Innovation
- Data Analytics
- Design for Excellence
Lean Methods Group was formed in late 2016. However, our roots run long and deep with over 17 years of experience. Joined by dozens of his former colleagues from Breakthrough Management Group (BMGI), David Silverstein founded Lean Methods to be a leaner and more focused firm.
Today, through hands-on collaborations with our clients and based on years of research and experience, we apply the top Lean methods and problem solving tools to the creation and execution of business strategy across a wide range of industries, geographies and organizations.
We are 50 people with clients in more than a dozen countries. Our offices around the world deliver a comprehensive portfolio of Strategy, Innovation, Performance Excellence and Change Management services. With a deep commitment to working side-by-side with our clients to solve tough problems and achieve big outcomes, our experienced professionals thrive on teaching, coaching and succeeding together.
Underpinning everything we do are the skills we forged as a Lean and Six Sigma leader. We excel in the practical side of strategy — making sure you have clear direction and goals while ensuring those goals are truly achievable. We have found that this discipline is often the missing link between strategy success and failure.