Links to Lean initiatives in Government:  Government organizations sharing information, tools, success stories and case studies.



Export Development Canada – IPAC Case Study Program (pdf)

Transport Canada – Transportation of Dangerous Goods Newsletter (2014)


British-Columbia  Lean BC

New Brunswick  Performance Excellence Process

Saskatchewan  ThinkLean, Province of Saskatchewan


City of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Improvement and Innovation (I&I)

City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Initiatives Management


Lean City Lab – Start up Cities Institute, Guatemala City,


Managing business operations – what government needs to get right (2015) (pdf)

Department of Transport Continuous Improvement Strategy (2013)

Transforming government services to make them more efficient and effective for users, Cabinet Office (2013)

Cabinet Office continuous improvement strategy (2012)

Civil Service Reform (2012)

Department of Community and Local Government continuous improvement strategy (2012)

National Audit Office: Maturity of process management in Central Government (2010) (pdf)



United States Environmental Protection Agency – Lean Government

Continuous Process Improvement & Lean Six Sigma Guidebook, Department of Defense (pdf)

Lean Six Sigma in DOD, Department of Defense (pdf)


Colorado Department of Transportation Process Improvement

Colorado State Lean Program

Connecticut Lean CT, Office of Policy and Management

Iowa Department of Management – Office of Lean Enterprise

New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services – Lean Continuous Improvement

Maryland World Class Consortia and Lean Government

Michigan Lean Consortium

Minnesota State Enterprise Lean

Ohio Department of Administrative Services – LeanOhio

Oregon Department of Administrative Services – Transformation Going Lean

Rhode Island Office of Management and Budget

Washington: Results Washington

Wisconsin Lean Government Initiative

County and Municipal

Baltimore, MD – Lean, Innovation and Forward Thinking (L.I.F.T.)

Brown County, WI – Lean management

County of Ventura, CA – Service Excellence

Cowlitz County, WA

Denver, CO – Peak Performance

Dallas, TX – Center for Performance Excellence

Grand Rapids, MI – Lean Thinking

Irving, TX – Performance Office

Jacksonville, FL – LeanJax

King County, WA – Lean

Kitsap, WA – Performance Excellence Across Kitsap (PEAK)

Louiseville, KY – Office of Performance Improvement (OPI)

Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) – Insight Blog has several posts on Lean

Roanoke, VA – LEAN Roanoke

Spokane County, WA – O’Quinn touts lean management savings at State of Spokane County address (2016)

Spokane County, WA – County hires expert in organizational efficiency as manager (2013)

Spokane County, WA – Spokane County COO Dickson makes gains in government efficiencies (2015)

Tulsa, OK – Maximizing and Advancing Performance (MAAP)

Tyler, TX – Performance Excellence Program