CSU, UC and CCC Lean Process Improvement Workshop

Resources and Tools compiled and prepared by: 

Alexis Naiknimbalkar  CSU Office of the Chancellor, Project Lead

2012 Developed Lean Process Improvement Workshop for WACUBO

– Nine workshops completed for WACUBO

2013-2016 Lean Process Improvement Workshops for CSU, UC, CCC

– A total of 609 participates from All CSU, All UC and 5 CCC campuses.


(to download documents below, right click on the document links and select “Save Target as”):

1. Lean Process Improvement Workshop Presentation

2. Lean Principles Supergraphic

3. 5S, Waste Walk and Standardization– Handout, Numbers Game PPT, and Pig Standardization exercise

4. Berkeley Supergraphic with BPAWG video link:

5. A3 – Problem-solving templates with link to Montana website:

6. Travel – Current State

7. Travel – Future State

8. Project Charter template:

9. Test for Value-Added:

10. Link to batch and value-stream YouTube videos:

11. Link to Toast Resources:

12. Links to resources for preparing for and running process improvement events:

Recommended books:
Value-stream mapping/lean principles:

Running process improvement events (item 12 links above are great resources):

A3 Thinking:

  • Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of Toyota’s PDCA Management System by Durward K. Sobek II. and Art Smalley