Lean Coffee Knoxville

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 Date: Monday, December 10, 2018             Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM EST          

Location: DeRoyal Continuum Experience Center, 2341 West Beaver Creek Drive, Powell, TN 37849, Door 1

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What is Lean Coffee?

Lean Coffee is an opportunity for lean professionals to discuss ideas, experiences, issues and/or improvements in lean. These informal networking events are structured but agenda-less meetings focused on topics that are important to the group. It is also an opportunity to share and learn from your peers and experts from around the region.  


Who should join?

  • Lean professionals
  • Quality and safety professionals
  • Leadership in companies and health systems utilizing lean
  • Employees involved with lean in their company or health system
  • Anyone interested in Lean


What to bring?

  • Business cards
  • A willingness to share your experiences so we can learn from each other and improve.
  • Please brainstorm ahead of time and bring at least two topics to discuss during the meeting.

Running a Lean Coffee

  1. Set up a personal kanban: Create three categories: items to discuss, currently discussing, and discussed
  2. Determine what to discuss: Each person writes down ideas on Post-it Notes. 
  3. Vote and talk: Priority vote on selected topics. Begin group discussion on the topic with the most votes. Talk for 10 minutes. Vote thumbs up or thumbs down to continue the discussion. If thumbs up, talk for 5 minutes. If thumbs down, move the next most popular topic.
  4. Discuss takeaways 
  5. Share with your work tea


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