Office of Lean Enterprise
The State of Iowa has been utilizing Lean methodology since 2003, resulting in increased efficiencies, improved communication and a culture change to one of continuous improvement. The Department of Management is responsible for leading the expansion of Lean efforts in Iowa state government. The Office of Lean Enterprise was created within the Department of Management to promote and facilitate continuous improvement through the use of a specific set of proven tools and methodologies collectively known as Lean. The most common methodologies include:
The Department of Management also operates the Lean Facilitator Training program to build capacity for Lean in Iowa State Government. Supervisors can nominate employees for the Lean Facilitator Training program by completing and submitting the nomination form.