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Lean Light can certainly be started for an organization, but my concern is what will they do once their trained without direction of how to apply it? I would be cautious with implementing training too soon. If there is no support to implement the principles, the concepts will be quickly forgotten.

Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Managing Partner at, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor at UC San Diego and teaches in San Diego State University’s Lean Enterprise Program. For almost 20 years, she has helped leading organizations like Washington State, Charles Schwab and GE build problem-solving muscles.