Winning Teams™

Winning Teams™ was developed over 10 years of delivering Lean Continuous Improvement training to hundreds of companies.  It combines teaching Lean tools and skills development with leadership, coaching, and organizational learning. Our experts are available to partner with you to customize and adapt this program to meet your specific organizational needs. This offering is delivered at the convenience of your site.

Using the DVIRC “train and do” approach, participants focus on 3-5 projects that support the organization’s strategic goals.  This greatly enhances the quality of the learning while providing a healthy Return on Investment. Each organization gains tremendous productivity value and the ability to sustain improvements through team-based problem solving, and utilizing the tools and methods of Continuous Improvement.

The program consists of 11 – 18 days that include Tactical Tool Sessions, Teaming and Management Development Sessions, Project Review days, and Coaching Days to ensure project performance.  The minimum number of sessions we recommend is 11, which should include at least 3 project coaching days and 1 day for Team Presentations and Graduation. However we deliver at a pace and schedule that fit a company’s needs and capacity.  Typical delivery is one session per week over a 3-6 month period.


“…we have always believed our people make the difference. But, our old management structure didn’t allow our workers to be fully engaged. It was when we turned our focus to the human element that we made real progress. DVIRC was very attentive to our strategic interests, and what we wanted to accomplish.” – John Cox, President, Turkey Hill


Core Curriculum Sessions

Program Planning 1-2 days
A3 Thinking & Value Stream Mapping 1 day
Effective Communication & Principles of Kata 1 day
Root Cause Analysis & Standard Work 1 day
Principles of Lean 1 day
Change Management & Visual Workplace 1 day
High Performance Teams & SMED 1 day
Project Coaching Day 3 days
Project Reports & Graduation 1 day

For more detail regarding each session visit our Core Curriculum Detail page.


Optional Sessions

Lean Daily Management & Total Productive Maintenance 1 day
Facilitation 1 day
Conflict Resolution 1 day

“CRC has collaborated with DVIRC for many years and have been impressed with the level of knowledge, expertise, professionalism, and quality of work they have provided our company. We would recommend DVIRC to any company that is in need of guidance and training.”  Mary Graf, HR Manager, Container Research Corporation


Benefits of a Winning Teams™ Approach include:

  • Participants focus on 3-5 real projects aligned with the organization’s strategic goals for a guaranteed ROI
  • Quantifiable results
  • Sustainable productivity improvements, cost savings
  • Everyone is involved / builds alignment
  • Improved communications
  • Helps to build a more capable, collaborative and engaged and cross-functional teams
  • Builds towards a world-class standard
  • Helps shift cultural change aligning with the company’s strategy
  • Helps to develop effective problem solvers
  • Improved company profitability through improved efficiency, customer service and quality
  • Builds the a creation of a “learning organization”

For more information or to speak to someone about how Winning Teams™ can help your company, call 215-552-3800.