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Steve 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
- Lean Enterprise Systems: Using IT for Continuous Improvement
- Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation
- Run Grow Transform: Integrating Business and Lean IT
For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/161.
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About LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as the new Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the Chief Improvement Officer for the technology company KaiNexus.