Innovation Lab Advisor
Steve teaches Lean perspectives on strategic capital improvement programs, simple risk management skills and financing transportation projects. Steve studied Lean mainly under former Toyota trainers and applied process improvement principles in his former role as Executive Director of the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board. He developed The Performance Plane curriculum to help translate Lean ideas to government. He believes Lean provides a context and methodology for perceiving and enhancing value, government’s best analogy for the profit motive driving private business.