About Us

Our purpose: A better public sector. Every day.

We have adapted Lean for office, service and government. We participated in a Japan Lean Study Tour, including a visit at Toyota Lexus, to deepen our understanding of Lean based on the Toyota Production System (TPS). We developed a Lean as science curriculum. We co-authored Lean: Manage work as a flow system, 3rd edition. We co-authored the paper “Lean: it’s not rocket science, it’s work science“. Nos services sont également offerts en français.


Social Responsibility

We are socially responsible and practice it every day:

  • we maintain low prices that ensure value for clients (and for the ultimate clients of government, taxpayers)
  • we develop Lean capacity in organizations and instill a scientific culture of self-improvement
  • we help build a Lean Community of Practice
  • we foster continuous improvement and Lean networking and sponsor Lean Professional Development Days

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 has extensive Lean experience, having started implementing Lean in the Canadian federal government in 2012. She facilitated numerous Lean for government events and trained over 3,000 public sector employees in the Nation’s Capital and in regions across Canada. France co-authored the Lean: Manage work as a flow system 3rd edition 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. Participated in a Japan Lean Study Tour and published her experience on social media to foster broader learning. 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. Join France on LinkedIn.


“A wonderful gem.”

according to Karen Martin. 3rd edition is now available with JFD Edition. Read the printed book or ebook. More info.


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

Fluently bilingual, Joanne has over twelve 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. Her Lean experience includes co-facilitating Lean for government events and helping 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 3rd edition 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.  See her book chapter on ignorance in science policymaking and science evaluation. Participated in a Japan Lean Study Tour to deepen her understanding of Lean as the science of flow in the workplace. Joanne maintains ties with academia through research projects and as well as a member of the European Flow Researchers Network and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.


Innovate with Lean! Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector

As seen in ‘The Hill Times’ newspaper that covers Parliament, the federal government and federal politics

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.

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