About Us

Our purpose: A better public sector. Every day.

Established in Ottawa Canada in 2009, Alpen Path Solutions Inc. helps you achieve your goals! Our Lean and Organizational and Social Network Analysis services are flexible to recognize your changing needs. Download our 2-page Flyer (in PDF format). Tous nos services sont également offerts en français.

Lean for government – to continuously improve, we have adapted Lean specifically for government and developed a Lean as science curriculum. We co-authored the condensed book Lean: Manage work as a flow system. We co-authored the paper “Lean: it’s not rocket science, it’s work science” that illustrates how Lean is collaborative science, based on flow, which integrates flow at the process/organizational level, at the team level and at the individual level. We also published the Lean for Government Champion’s Handbook: Launching and ensuring success for your Lean for government project (ISBN 978-0-9947810-0-0, Alpen Path Solutions Inc., 2015). Attendees in the Project Champion training receive a complementary copy. The handbook is filled with tips and tools on launching and ensuring success in Lean for government including the PAPWiC © (instead of the SIPOC).

Download a PDF poster overview of how all levels of public sector organizations engage in Lean for government – a systemic approach to delivering value to citizens! Lean is science (poster in English / poster en français).


Social Responsibility

We are socially responsible and practice it every day:

  • we maintain low prices that ensure value for clients (and for taxpayers), download our 2-page Flyer (in PDF format)
  • we develop Lean capacity in organizations and instill a scientific culture of self-improvement
  • we help build a Lean Community of Practice by coordinating regular free meetings
  • we foster continuous improvement and Lean networking by organizing the free Lean for Government Professional Development Day

Our Team

France Bergeron, Lean ConsultantFrance Bergeron – Lean Coach, Author and Consultant

France has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian federal public service. She has worked in line departments, central agencies and served as an officer in the Canadian Forces. She also has experience working with municipal and provincial governments. With a Master of Science degree in management and organizational development, she started implementing Lean in the Canadian federal government in 2012. She facilitated numerous Lean for government events and trained over 2,000 public sector employees in the Nation’s Capital and in regions across Canada. France co-authored the Lean: Manage work as a flow system condensed book and the Lean for Government Champion’s Handbook: Launching and ensuring success for your Lean for government project. France also co-authored “Lean: it’s not rocket science, it’s work science“. She participated in the development of a Lean curriculum at a post-secondary institution in Ottawa. She has been an engaging Lean speaker at numerous government gatherings across Canada, in French and in English. France launched the Lean for Government website in 2013. Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ, Lean Enterprise Division, Ottawa Valley Section) and the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX).  View France Bergeron's LinkedIn profile View France Bergeron’s profile


Our NEW condensed Lean book
Lean: Manage work as a flow system.


“A great introduction to lean.”

according to Daniel T. Jones, internationally-renowned Lean thinker and co-author of the world’s first books on Lean


sm.photo.gaudet.joanneJoanne Gaudet – Lean as Science and Social and Organizational Network Analysis Consultant

Fluently bilingual, Joanne has over ten years of experience in change management. She combines work experience in post-secondary institutions, in consulting and as a business owner with graduate research in science studies. She has co-facilitated Lean for government events and helped train hundreds of public servants in the Nation’s Capital and in regional offices. She co-authored the Lean: Manage work as a flow system condensed book, the Lean for Government Champion’s Handbook: Launching and ensuring success for your Lean for government project and the paper “Lean: it’s not rocket science, it’s work science“. She developed the social network analysis Mobilization-Network approach to capture deep knowledge mobilization and ignorance mobilization for individual research laboratories and academic organizations and networks. She has delivered social network analysis workshops to graduate students and university professors. She has also developed and published on the ignorance mobilization concept that acknowledges the dynamic relationship between knowledge and ignorance in science. This is especially pertinent for Lean that is based on a scientific approach to problem solving.  Joanne maintains ties with academia through research projects, through the management of http://sociologyofignorance.com as well as being a member of the European Flow Researchers Network and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.


Press Releases

New Advanced Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector

New Paper Outlines Core of Lean as Work Science – “Lean: it’s not rocket science, it’s work science”

Official launch of the “Lean for Government Champion’s Handbook”

Invitation to attend a Lean for government session at APEX 2015

Enhanced Problem Solving Skills Key to Public Sector Continuous Improvement

Full capacity registration at Lean for government event reflects rising interest for Lean in the public service

Lean for government training integrates Millennials’ desire to be engaged and challenged

New Lean for government training focuses on the science of problem solving in the public sector


Strategic Alliances

We partner with like-minded consulting firms to focus on delivering maximum value to you, our clients.

TouchStone Solutions Limited: Custom Management Solutions for all Levels of Government

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