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Dan Prock


President of Sensei Way L.L.C. Dan Prock is a graduate engineer with a Masters and Ph.D. in psychology. He has been a lean enterprise facilitator, coach and “train the trainer” workshop leader for over 20 years. Over that time, Dan led hundreds of kaizen events in factories and knowledge work areas including product design, quality assurance, software development, marketing, law, restaurants, and small shop operations.

Dan Prock is author of the Sensei Way. Learn more about the Sensei Way book and upcoming seminars at senseiway.com. He can be contacted at dan@senseiway.com.

July 2017 Event

Will you be attending the Lean Coaching Summit on July 19-20 in Austin this year? Meet Dan and catch his keynote conversation with John Shook.
The “Sensei Way”: A coaching conversation with John Shook and Dan Prock


How to Run a Kaizen Event

Description of the Template and Guide A kaizen event, also known as a kaizen blitz or lean event, is a 4-hour to multiple-day working session aimed to remove process “wastes”. Wastes include over-production, over-processing, lost time, defective products, poor service, extra inventory, information gaps, poor ergonomics, and untapped employee abilities. All improvements are aimed to make the...

How to Run a Value Stream Mapping Workshop

Description of the Template and Guide A value stream map makes it easy to visualize the process used to get value to the customer. Functional teams visualize their group’s work and information flow so that everyone is able to see, understand and improve the making of the product or service. The aim is for the work to flow better for customers and get easier for employees to complete profitably...

Contributed Blog Posts

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Facilitating Value Stream Mapping for Knowledge Work and Service Organizations Lucid Meetings Blog


Run Kaizen Events to Improve Your Business Processes Lucid Meetings Blog