Lean pilot group at Waterloo

To further support campus Lean initiatives, a pilot across eight staff groups was formed at Waterloo. The pilot will provide an opportunity for the core group to showcase continuous improvement projects happening within their departments and encourage a collaborative approach to problem solving and advancement.


The pilot’s purpose is to promote best practice sharing and work collectively to achieve a sustainable, continuous improvement culture that encourages simplicity. The pilot increases effectiveness and delivers exceptional value to the University community.


Meetings will take place multiple times per year. Staff groups will rotate hosting duties, provide Lean learning opportunities and explore continuous improvement methodologies and their application throughout the year.


The Steering Group, comprised of University leadership members, will define the pilot’s strategy and expected outcomes, which may include:

  • Achievement of measurable improvements
  • Enabling effective continuous improvement collaboration across departments
  • Raising awareness and interest in Lean efforts across the University
  • Developing a shared understanding of continuous improvement at Waterloo

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