Lean IT Defined
Lean IT is defined by Mike Orzen, a Lean Enterprise Institute faculty member. Orzen will teach the Lean IT full-day workshop, May 17, in Chicago: https://www.lean.org/Workshops/WorkshopDescription.cfm?WorkshopId=52
This excerpt from the workshop slide deck also has questions for you to answer in order to have an information technology operation based on lean management principles.
Among other topics, the workshop will address how to apply lean startup thinking and behavior to every activity in every business function in any industry. The session also includes case studies and exercises.
Learn more about Mike, the workshop benefits, and what past attendees have said here:
Show Respect, Psychological Safety, and Social Neuroscience
Mike Orzen and David Verble examine the meaning and lean relevance of showing respect, creating psychological safety, and the links between these two.
4 Actions that Solved My Lean Management Identity Crisis
Mike Orzen had lean management down cold – or so he thought. After all, he makes a living teaching it to managers and executives. But when he personally used a lean tool such as an A3 report, he’d catch himself distractedly going through the steps then jumping ahead to a preconceived countermeasure. Watch his candid account of what he did to refocus his mind when applying lean principles.
Lean Transformation? Not Buying It
Companies often describe their transformation efforts in terms of an end-state: focusing on targeted results. They see transformation as a noun--a specific target or condition they wish to attain at a point in time. This paradigm prevents them from viewing transformation as a verb - a way of being they need to live every day.