Lean IT Workshop to Focus on How the IT Team Can be a Valuable Partner in Lean Transformations

The workshop, set for Feb. 6, 2013, in San Francisco by the Lean Enterprise Institute, is aimed at IT managers and lean transformation leaders.

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The workshop is based on the Lean IT book

Lean IT instructor Steve Bell is co-author of the Lean IT book.

The Lean IT journey depends on continuously improving people, processes, and technology.

Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) December 05, 2012

The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) will present the workshop Lean IT to help companies align information technology practices with lean management efforts February 6, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA.

Key topics covered by the workshop include:

  • What lean IT is and how it sustains enterprise-wide lean transformations
  • How to identify and address information waste
  • How IT operational excellence, lean software development, and lean project management contribute to a rapid learning organization
  • How IT can leverage strategy deployment and lean management systems to lock in improvements

The full-day Lean IT workshop is designed to show professionals in both the IT and continuous improvement organizations how the IT team can be a valuable partner in a lean transformation and in creating more value for customers.

Sustainable information systems improvement and innovation cannot be achieved by technology alone, according to Steve Bell, workshop facilitator and co-author of Lean IT (Productivity Press, Sept. 2010). He said the lean IT journey depends on continuously improving people, processes, and technology, in that order.

Pricing and Discounts
The $800 workshop fee includes tuition, training materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Complete details about content, instructors, discounts, special room rates, and registration are available at the Education page of LEI’s web site at lean.org, by calling 617- 871-2900, or emailing the workshop registrar at registrar@lean.org .

What is Lean?
The terms lean manufacturing, lean production, or lean management refer to a complete business system for organizing and managing product development, operations, suppliers, customer relations, and the overall enterprise. It requires less capital, material, space, time, or human effort to produce products and services with fewer defects to precise customer desires, compared with traditional modern management.

Toyota pioneered lean management as a complete business system after World War II. During the late 1980s, a research team headed by Womack at MIT’s International Motor Vehicle Program coined the term “lean” to describe Toyota’s system.

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