Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Standard Pig

The Minnesota state government has a great page of Lean resources, including Standard Pig! This fun exercise is a great way to illustrate the value of Standard Work. Each participant is given a grid and written instructions, or the instructions can be read out to the group. The goal is for everyone to come up with the same drawing at the end based on the instructions. And it's a pig!!


The site is a little slim on the facilitator details for this game, and since I haven't participated in this exercise myself, I imagine that based on the instructions, not everyone will get it exactly right. I can only assume that discussion should follow about how to improve the standard work. Looks like the perfect addition to a small kaizen event.

The site is full of lean resources... check out the following resource page:
http://mn.gov/admin/lean/resources/ci-tools/index.jsp

Standard Pig can be found using these direct links:

Standard Pig Instructions and Standard Pig Solution


Here's a few more links:
www.stlukesonline.org/lean/ppt/Pig-St%20Lukes-10_0216.ppt
http://gru.edu/about/documents/pig-sop.pdf
http://www.shmula.com/standard-pig-game/12385/

This game has been added to the huge list of free Lean games in the sidebar.

18 comments:

  1. link broken :( http://www.lean.state.mn.us/resources.htm

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  2. found link - it had changed slightly - pig docs are found on this link
    http://www.lean.state.mn.us/LEAN_pages/tools_resources_kaizen_facilitator_tandm.html

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  3. Thanks for letting me know! I've updated the links.

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  4. Excellent resource! using it on my Procurement Section for contract initiation today!

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  5. The link is broken on this game as well as the others that use the Minnesota State website.

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  6. Looks like the links are broken again. This time they changed the whole website, so some of the resources are missing. I have updated the links to point to the new page, as well as added a few different links to the Standard Pig game..

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    1. Got an email with the updated links, so everything is up to date again!

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  7. Hi Martin,

    Do you have a link to the perfect transaction slide on their site? I have been searching for it but with no outcome.

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    1. Hey there, Anonymous. I can't find the perfect transaction slide on their site any more either. But I do have a copy saved. Shoot me an email at leansimulation at gmail.com and I'll send it to you.

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