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From October 2011 through June 2013, the Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) directly supported 81 projects in 16 executive branch departments to improve government processes, with another 60 to 70 projects completed by departments. OSPB also has provided training for more than 2,400 state employees in Lean tools and practices with the goal of transforming the mindset from one of “this is how we’ve always done it” to “how can we do it better?” This report summarizes the design, activities and outcomes of the program.


The report is available for the first time as an interactive book from the Apple iBooks Store as well as in PDF format, both available for download below. It includes an overview of the State’s application of the Lean principals to design and implement significant improvements in processes that serve customers. The report also includes:


- examples of the customer experience visions

- examples of the training materials created by the project team

- examples of success stories

- listing of each project and the targeted improvements

- overview of next steps

- summary of a national survey on process improvement conducted by OSPB


State of Colorado Lean Report:





Apple iBook 





Henry Sobanet, Director
Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting
200 East Colfax, Room 111, Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: 303.866.3317 Fax: 303.866.3044
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