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The Process Palooza Podcast

Incremental exploration of continuous improvement one episode at a time!

Every year, the excruciating wait for that season’s high-energy Process Palooza event takes its toll on continuous improvement enthusiasts everywhere!

To meet the demand, we are bringing The Process Palooza Podcast straight to your ears!

Each podcast season will focus on that year’s event theme, with one episode released each month leading right up to the in-person spectacular in August!

The Process Palooza Podcast

Episode 1: The Evolution of Lean Thinking in the Age of AI

PP-Podcast_Ep1.pngHave you ever wondered what planet-shifting generative AI tools mean to the lean mindset? Episode 1 of The Process Palooza Podcast offers a special preview of the March 26 Process PaloozAI Webinar all about this very topic!

Special guests include UC San Diego CIO Vince Kellen, Business Improvement Consultant Stephen Yorkstone, and Neil Sahota, who is not only an IBM Master Inventor, but serves the United Nations as the official AI Advisor!

This is a not-to-be missed show, filling your brain with the best thinkers in process improvement!

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Episode 2: The Role of Leadership in Building a Continuous Improvement Culture

Building a culture of continuous improvement starts with a singular vision. But where does that vision come from? In this episode, we will explore the role of leadership in directing and modeling major large scale changes and helping employees and stakeholders succeed and grow!

Special guests include UC San Diego CIO Vince Kellen, Business Improvement Consultant Stephen Yorkstone, and Tracy O'Rourke, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Co-Founder of the Just-in-Time Cafe community and podcast.

This is a not-to-be missed show, filling your brain with the best thinkers in process improvement!

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Episode 3: Shifting Your Culture Toward Continuous Improvement

Are you thinking of adopting a continuous improvement strategy for your organization? Maybe your organization is implementing one that will affect you. Thus far on this podcast, we have looked at continuous improvement within the contexts of AI and leadership. In this episode, we are going to focus on some of the direct methodologies, in this case Lean Six Sigma, and discuss some of the ways UC San Diego - a massive institution of higher learning and world-class research - has imbued the work culture with a continuous improvement mindset.

Special guests include Senior Strategic Programs Manager and LSS Black Belt Tony Nava, and recent Green Belt recipients Emily Viney, Melanie Crane, Vanessa Yang and Sarah Vogel Harper.

This is a not-to-be missed show, filling your brain with the best thinkers in process improvement!

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Episode 4: And Now For Something a Little Different!

Join hosts Miguel Rodriguez and Paul Krueger as they deconstruct a major process improvement project currently in the works using the Lean Six Sigma methodology. Ideas and strategies shared in earlier episodes will be applied to an authentic and current implementation!

This is a not-to-be missed show, filling your brain with the best thinkers in process improvement!

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