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A Recipe for Excellence: 50 Ingredients That Drive Organizational Performance (PDF) - Brian S. Lassiter, President, Performance Excellence Network (PEN)

Optimizing Student Learning: A Lean Systems Approach to Improving K-12 Education - Betty Ziskovsky and Joe Ziskovsky

Transforming the Culture and Machinery of Government Toward Sustained Improvment (pdf) - Jack Ditmore

Improving Service Delivery in Government with Lean Six Sigma (pdf) - John Maleyeff

Leading and Managing Change (pdf) - Norm Schultz

Change and Transition Toolkit, University of Victoria, web.uvic.ca/hr/managertoolkit

Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and Eliminate Muda - Mike Rother, John Shook, et al.

Leading Change - John P. Kotter

We Don't Make Widgets: Overcoming the Myths that Keep Government from Radically Improving - Ken Miller

Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions - David Mann

Enterprise Lean Business Case
The business case for Minnesota’s Enterprise Lean program calls for incorporating “Lean Thinking” principles into the culture of state government. Fundamental to this objective is the creation of an Enterprise Lean management function and process that applies Lean principles and practices via a methodical, planned approach into all areas of the Executive Branch of Minnesota state government.