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Podcast #161 – Steve Bell, Lean in IT, “Run Grow Transform”

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bellSteve Bell, author (most recently) of the book Run Grow Transform: Integrating Business and Lean IT  is my guest for episode #161 of my Podcast series. Steve is a fellow faculty member for the Lean Enterprise Institute and he is also a founder of Lean4NGO.org,  working with non-profits in the developing world. He is also  founder of Lean IT Strategies, LLC, coaching IT professionals as they partner with their business colleagues to meet the challenges and exploit the opportunities in the rapidly changing, technology-enabled business landscape.

In this episode, Steve talks about:

  • Why “Lean Thinking” is important in IT
  • What is “Lean IT,” including some success stories
  • How do agile, scrum, Lean IT, and Lean Startups fit together?
  • His upcoming LEI workshop in San Francisco this February
  • Lean4NGO initiative

Steve’s Books:

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/161.

For earlier episodes, visit the main Podcast page, which includes information on how to subscribe via RSS or via Apple iTunes.

You can use the player (use the VCR-type controls) at the top of the post to listen to a streaming version of the podcast (or click here for the streaming audio and RSS subscription). The streaming link is faster for one-time listening (hardly any delay to start listening). Or you can use the download link to put it on your iPod or other MP3 player.

A new way to listen to free streaming episodes of the podcast: Download the free Stitcher app and use promo code LEANBLOG for a chance to win $100.

If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at [email protected] or you can call and leave a voicemail by calling the “Lean Line” at (817) 776-LEAN (817-776-5326) or contact me via Skype id “mgraban”. Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.


About LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban’s passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all.
Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “Lean healthcare” methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the
VP of Customer Success for the technology company KaiNexus.

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  1. Doug Hackett says:

    Mark – thank you for pointing out this particular podcast. The commentary from Steve has helped me begin to sort out how Lean’s relevance fits in with several other IT management ideologies. I really do appreciate Steve articulating the difference in IT Ops vs. IT Development, thus a need to apply different approaches to each. Cheers!

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