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  • Hardcover: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Productivity Press (28 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439817561
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439817568
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 251,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book will have a permanent place in my bookshelf. In my ten-year study of high performing IT organizations, I’ve found that businesses rely on IT far more than they think. The impacts of poor flow from application development into IT operations can be devastating: ever increasing cycle times and amounts of rework, and an ever increasing amount of heroics required in IT operations to preserve the illusion of stability and reliability.
―Gene Kim, Chief Technology Officer, Tripwire, Inc.

There has never been a more critical time to improve how IT integrates with the global business enterprise. This book provides an unprecedented look at the role that Lean will play in making this revolutionary shift and the critical steps for sustained success.
―Steve Castellanos, Lean Enterprise Director; Nike, Inc.

Twenty years from now the firms which dominate their industries will have fully embraced lean strategies throughout their IT organizations. Ten years from now those organizations will have started pulling ahead of their competitors as the result of lean IT. Today this book will show those organizations the path they need to start out on. Will your organization be one of them?
―Scott W. Ambler, Chief Methodologist for Agile and Lean, IBM Rational

... goes both wide and deep in its exploration of Lean … a great survival manual for those needing nimble and adaptive systems.
―Dr. David Labby, MD, PhD, Medical Director and Director of Clinical Support and Innovation, CareOregon

This book makes a major contribution in an often-ignored but much-needed area. It ranges over a huge area – including excellent cases – that will bring IT professionals into the Lean fold but will also enable Lean managers to reach out to IT.
―John Bicheno, Program Director MS in Lean Operations, Cardiff University

… a comprehensive view into the world of Lean IT, a must read!
―Dave Wilson, Quality Management, Oregon Health & Science University

About the Author

Steve Bell, CFPIM brings over twenty years' experience in finance, operations management and information systems. He is the author of Lean Enterprise Systems, Using IT for Continuous Improvement. (2006)

Mike Orzen, CMA, CFPIM, PMP delivers a unique blend of IT, operations management, Lean, Six Sigma, and project management. With a BA from Stanford University in economics and an MBA from the University of Oregon, Mike has been consulting, coaching, and teaching for over 20 years.

Steve and Mike are faculty members of the Lean Enterprise Institute. Together, the authors combine their experience in information systems and process improvement to share their lessons learned.


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Brilliant! Anyone with an IT and/or Lean background should read this book. Those in IT is a definite read. Some parts are a little hard going and I wish there were a few more stories in there, however, overall a tremendous book that sits in my top three Lean books of all time.
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IT people live in a changing world: new technologies appear all the time, new software versions and short lived hardware means that they must spend a lot of effort on just following all changes - and even more on staying on top of them and be able to advise their customers and users.

During recent years there has additionally been a lot of almost revolutionary activities in the process domain: method based project management, agile thinking, CMMI, IT Service Management/ITIL, and more has been on the daily agenda. And what to do with all the process improvement activities and changes in management philosophies in the business? How to adapt to all that?

The solution is not simple. IT is a big and complex area which touches bases with just about everything happening in an organization. Efficiency and effectivenes has become buzzwords and cutbacks on staffing, outsourcing and all sorts of automation are eternal threats to job security. Only the best and most needed, who can keep up with the need for speed, can remain in the game.

Steve Bell and Mike Orzen do not offer a solution on this complex of problems, but they do offer an insight into a new and important way of getting IT activities - in the IT department and around in the business - at level with the business activities by using Lean principles for achieving improvements.

Lean IT is, as it might be guessed, the application of Lean principles to IT. Throughout the book more and more areas are uncovered that will benefit from Lean Thinking, and this should be an inspiration for everybody working with IT. Especially managers at all levels could benefit from this by integrating some of the ideas in their own work.
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After 20+ years in ICT management I have seen many "Good Practice" disciplines come and go. What surprised me was that Lean, as a concept, I had been doing for years. What "Lean IT" provided was an excellent reference guide into how to really use the concepts of Lean in an ICT environment with ICT examples. To often, Lean books only have factory examples, but this book is easy to read, easy to use and has the ability to drive others to use lean daily.

There are other Lean ICT books, but none as simple and thorough as this one.
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This is my bible to LeanIT - well done its a great read and very inspiring.
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