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See One, Do One, Teach One With a Beginner's Mind

See One, Do One, Teach One With a Beginner's Mind

August 22, 2017

A common question is "How do I get started? How do I become a continuous improvement coach?" A typical response to this is the phrase "See One, Do One and Teach One (SODOTO)." But do we understand the greater purpose of SODOTO and the impact it can have on a person and community? Let's take a closer look at the history and use of SODOTO to develop competency and build relationships.

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Student Profile - Matthew Nelson

Student Profile - Matthew Nelson

August 15, 2017

Matthew Nelson is a U-M alumnus twice over, and a newly admitted candidate to the ISD Design Science PhD program. In April 2017, he completed his M.S. in Design Science, and will begin doctoral work this fall. Despite his many successes, Matthew's path has not always been easy - but with hard work and perseverance Matthew has established himself as a leader in the academic community.

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Lean Leadership Course |  October 2-5 in Ann Arbor

Lean Leadership Course | October 2-5 in Ann Arbor

August 8, 2017

Participants will acquire the tools and skills necessary for facilitative leadership, including elements of Lean management, Leader Standard Work (LSW), Visual Management Systems, and A3 coaching.

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When is 'Done' Done?

When is 'Done' Done?

August 3, 2017

We must always remember that there is a 'bigger game' to be played when practicing continuous improvement. Yes, we want to make changes and achieve results. But we also want to develop the problem solving and process improvement capabilities of members of the organization.

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Lean Product Development Course  |  September 18-22 in Ann Arbor

Lean Product Development Course | September 18-22 in Ann Arbor

July 31, 2017

Participants will learn to adapt Lean ideas to their specific product development challenges, focus innovation on problems that maximize customer and business value, and deliver on their best ideas.

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Lean Change Management Short Course | September 7-8 in Ann Arbor

Lean Change Management Short Course | September 7-8 in Ann Arbor

July 20, 2017

By introducing a structured model designed to create sustainable change, this two-day course provides the tools necessary to transform any organizational culture into one that embraces lean thinking.

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ALUMNI PROFILE - ELIO MORILLO

ALUMNI PROFILE - ELIO MORILLO

July 14, 2017

In his journal, Elio opens up about his time as an ISD student, his aspirations and path to becoming an engineer, and offers advice to incoming students.

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Michigan's New Motor City: Ann Arbor as a Driverless-Car Hub

Michigan's New Motor City: Ann Arbor as a Driverless-Car Hub

July 11, 2017

As the world looks ahead to a future of interconnected, self-driving cars, this college town 40 miles west of Detroit has emerged as a one-of-a-kind, living laboratory for the technologies that will pave the way.

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On U-M Bicentennial, ISD's Human Factors Engineering Short Course Stands Out

On U-M Bicentennial, ISD's Human Factors Engineering Short Course Stands Out

June 20, 2017

As the University of Michigan celebrates its 200th anniversary, Human Factors Engineering stands out among professional development programs both for its longevity and its scope.

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Student Profile - Lukas Mueller

Student Profile - Lukas Mueller

June 19, 2017

What made Lukas Mueller go into engineering? Initially, his love for cars! More importantly, Lukas was inspired to help people and build things that matter. "I am driven to understand and solve problems, and to create products that enrich, excite, and help people," says Lukas. "I am learning to make vehicles environmentally friendly, safer, more efficient, more comfortable, and more appealing."

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