In this chapter I aim to answer the following questions:
1 What are rapid improvement events (RIE)?
2 How should you structure an RIE?
3 What are the key tools of an RIE?
Sooner rather than later in your Lean programme you will reach the point at which it is time to physically implement changes. You may have reached this point via a number of routes. For example, you may have undertaken a value stream mapping (VSM) event and through it identified the need for a 2P event and are now thinking about implementing the changes, or you may simply have done a quick scoping session and be moving straight into implementation. Whatever the route you have taken to reach this point, any change that needs to be implemented ...