Episode 39 – Lean and Process Mining: Sebastian Kotulla
A lot of people think that the work is done when they have a process be visualized in their process mining tool and a nice dashboard is built. Nothing could be further from the truth and our guest today, Sebastian Kotulla, talks with us about why that is. To bridge the gap between visualizing data/information to knowledge as the result of the analysis Lean techniques can be applied.
Sebastian has a strong focus on and passion for digital solutions to support business transformation such as virtual factories, computer vision, AI, process mining and engines. As Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Prosci Certified Change Practitioner he’s used to run and consult in transformational initiatives from concept to successful implementation.
In this episode of the podcast we are talking about:
- Sebastian’s background
- Define – (DMAIC and how to apply this to process mining, CRISP framework, leading and lagging indicators)
- Analysis (flow is key in Lean, different types of waste (TIMWOODS), Process Mining gives the reference points for the Control phase, Theory of constraints / bottlenecks, most of the problems are outside of the discovered process model!)
- How to prioritize which process to choose
- How to do the analysis – first look to define the problem (time analysis, Gemba)
- Fishbone to structure hypotheses (manual cluster analysis) – Find the story in your analysis, five Whys to find the systematic problems
- FMEA analysis risk analysis > risk simulation
- Design of experiments – statical method on how to design an experiment and then make predictions from the result; understand input variables better
- Advanced analysis
- A practical project example
Sebastian can be found on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian-kotulla-1645ab88/ and also be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ep. 39 – Lean and Process Mining: Sebastian Kotulla – What's Your Baseline? Enterprise Architecture & Business Process Management Demystified
- Listen to Episode 36 – Lean and Six Sigma: Ron Baker
- A bunch of abbreviations 🙂
- DMAIC (stands for: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control)
- CRoss Industry Standard Process for Data Mining CRISP-DM
- TIMWOODS stands for Transportation, Inventory, Motion, Waiting, Overproduction, Overprocessing, Defects, and Skills
- Theory of constraints
- Fishbone diagram
- Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
Music by Jeremy Voltz, www.jeremyvoltzmusic.com
- CP1 (Welcome)
- Wurly (Interlude 1)
- Loft Lobby Loop (Interlude 2)
- South Wing (Outro)
Roland Woldt is a well-rounded executive with 25+ years of Business Transformation consulting and software development/system implementation experience, in addition to leadership positions within the German Armed Forces (11 years).
He has worked as Team Lead, Engagement/Program Manager, and Enterprise/Solution Architect for many projects. Within these projects, he was responsible for the full project life cycle, from shaping a solution and selling it, to setting up a methodological approach through design, implementation, and testing, up to the rollout of solutions.
In addition to this, Roland has managed consulting offerings during their lifecycle from the definition, delivery to update, and had revenue responsibility for them.
Roland is the VP of Global Consulting at iGrafx, and has worked as the Head of Software AG’s Global Process Mining CoE, as Director in KPMG’s Advisory, and had other leadership positions at Software AG/IDS Scheer and Accenture. Before that, he served as an active-duty and reserve officer in the German Armed Forces.