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:

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to 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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