Lean Coffee ™ is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically generated.
Lean Coffee™ started in Seattle in 2009. Jim Benson and Jeremy Lightsmith wanted to start a group that would discuss Lean techniques in knowledge work – but didn’t want to start a whole new cumbersome organization with steering committees, speakers, and such. They wanted a group that did not rely on anything other than people showing up and wanting to learn or create.
You can learn more about Lean Coffee™ via this video from Jim Benson.
You can find ILC Lean Coffees™ HERE. ILC Lean Coffees are free for members and non-members.
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