IT Management Slideshow: Leading a Lean Revolution

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-02-2011

Take the holistic view of lean transformation.

Assess the current state of your IT department. Envision the desired future state. Map the processes of transformation.

Take the holistic view of lean transformation.

Efficiency isn’t everything.

Effectiveness - doing the right job - comes before the efficiency of doing the job right.

Efficiency isn’t everything.

Value creation is key.

This means value created for entire organization, not simply for your IT silo.

Value creation is key.

Identify key stakeholders.

They can be other department leaders, vendors, partners, or customers, any of whom could have their own business value propositions potentially impacted by your lean transformation.

Identify key stakeholders.

Understand the five critical components of metrics.

Metrics to quantify successful lean transformation must be:StrategicMeasurableActionableRelevant Timely.

Understand the five critical components of metrics.

Resource analysis detects waste and bottlenecks.

In terms of people, materials, processes and other impact areas, evaluate the cost or burden to your enterprise so you can pinpoint opportunities for improved alignment.

Resource analysis detects waste and bottlenecks.

Assign team members as change agents.

These are not necessarily your senior department members. They may command a required expertise, or serve as committed influencers.

Assign team members as change agents.

Capture lessons learned.

Know that Setbacks will occur, as will successes. Document and disseminate these across your teams to share lessons learned. This will ensure future success.

Capture lessons learned.