Book Title : The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership Achieving and Sustaining Excellence through Leadership Development

the toyota way to lean leadership achieving and sustaining excellence through leadership development

Release Date : 2011-11-21
ISBN Code : 9780071780797
Book Author : Jeffrey K. Liker
Book Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages : 272

Book Summary :

The Missing Link to Toyota-Style Success—LEAN LEADERSHIP Winner of the 2012 Shingo Research and Professional Publications Award “This great book reveals the secret ingredient to lean success: lean leadership. Not only is it a pleasure to read, but it is also deep and enlightening. This book is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in lean: it’s both an eye opener and a game changer.” —Michael Ballé, Ph.D., coauthor of The Gold Mine and The Lean Manager “This will immediately be recognized as the most important book ever published to understand and guide ‘True North Lean’ and the goal of perpetual business excellence.” —Ross E. Robson, President and CEO, DnR Lean, LLC, and the original Director of The Shingo Prize “An excellent book that will shape leadership development for decades to come.” —Karen Martin, Principal, Karen Martin & Associates, and author of The Kaizen Event Planner About the Book: TOYOTA. The name signifies greatness— world-class cars and game-changing business thinking. One key to the Toyota Motor Company’s unprecedented success is its famous production system and its lesser-known product development program. These strategies consider the end user at every turn and have become the model for the global lean business movement. All too often, organizations adopting lean miss the most critical ingredient—lean leadership. Toyota makes enormous investments in carefully selecting and intensively developing leaders who fit its unique philosophy and culture. Thanks to the company’s lean leadership approach, explains Toyota Way author Jeffrey Liker and former Toyota executive Gary Convis, the celebrated carmaker has set into motion a drive for continuous improvement at all levels of its business. This has allowed for: Constant growth: Toyota increased profitability for 58 consecutive years—slowing down only in the face of 2008’s worldwide financial difficulties, the recall crisis, and the worst Japanese earthquake of the century. Unstoppable inventiveness: Toyota’s approach to innovative thinking and problem solving has resulted in top industry ratings and incredible customer satisfaction, while allowing the company to weather these three crises in rapid succession and to come out stronger. Strong branding and respect: Toyota’s reputation was instrumental in the company’s ability to withstand the recalls-driven media storm of 2010. But what looked to some to be a sinking ship is once again running under a full head of steam. Perhaps the Toyota culture had weakened, but lean leadership was the beacon that showed the way back. In fact, writes Liker, the company is “as good and perhaps a better model for lean leadership than it ever has been.” of innovation and growth. Yet, Industry Week reports that just 2 percent of companies using lean processes can likewise claim to have had long-term success. What the other 98 percent lack is unified leadership with a common method and philosophy. If you want to get lean, you have to take it to the leadership level. The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership shows you how.

Book Title : Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels

developing lean leaders at all levels

Release Date : 2016-03-17
ISBN Code : 0996771565
Book Author : Director of the Value Chain Analysis Program and the Japan Management Program Jeffrey K Liker
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

2016 winner of the SHINGO RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATION AWARD, Developing Lean Leaders at all Levels: A Practical Guide is a management Must Read. The Lean Leadership Development Model (LLDM) presented in this book is intuitive and aligns well with accepted principles of operational excellence. It expands significantly on the elements of Lean, structuring them in a more specific way that can be operationalized by lean practitioners. You can learn everything you want about the Toyota Way; you can implement the tools they have created, but if you do not have the behaviors established within your culture, it will not be successful for long-term sustainment of operational excellence. Leadership must walk the talk of true north in every aspect of the Lean Leadership Development Model (LLDM) as conveyed in detail by Dr. Liker in this recent Shingo Award Winning Book. In Developing Lean Leaders at all Levels, we build on the theory in the original book, The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership, and answer the questions: How can I apply this in my organization? What concrete actions can I take to begin the journey of becoming a lean leader? How can I spread this learning to all parts of the organization? What critical tools are needed to turn the theory to practice? This book adds examples from over twenty years of experience by Dr. Liker in working with companies outside of Toyota. The book treats you as a student who will be actively engaged in developing lean leader skills as you read. It acts as a tutorial for beginning the journey.

Book Title :

Release Date : 1927
ISBN Code : 9785458636674
Book Author : Г. Форд
Book Publisher : Рипол Классик
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Эта книга обошла почти все государства. Она напечатана на многих языках. Везде ее издания расходились нарасхват. Выдержавшая около ста изданий (в том числе семь изданий в СССР в 1924-1927 гг. ) автобиографическая книга одного из выдающихся менеджеров XX века, организатора поточно-конвейерного производства и отца автомобильной промышленности США написана ярко, образно, энергично и вдохновенно. Жгучий интерес к ней создан не искусственной рекламной шумихой, а самим ее содержанием: за этой книгой - жизнь и деятельность очень большого человека, за ней - практический опыт создателя производства, небывалого по масштабам и организации. Она содержит богатейший материал, во многом представляющий исторический интерес, но в целом ряде случаев сохраняющий актуальность для экономистов, бизнесменов, руководителей и организаторов производства, чья деятельность нацелена на творческое осмысление и успешное решение хозяйственных задач.

Book Title : Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma

achieving hr excellence through six sigma

Release Date : 2016-04-19
ISBN Code : 9781466586482
Book Author : Daniel Bloom
Book Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 215

Book Summary :

Although world-class firms like GE and Motorola have relied on Six Sigma to build their performance cultures, these processes are all too often left out of human resources (HR) functions. This lack of Six Sigma principles is even more surprising because preventing errors and improving productivity are so critical to the people management processes of hiring, retention, appraisal, and development. From the history and evolution of the Total Quality movement to initiatives for introducing a Six Sigma continuous process improvement strategy in your HR department, Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma introduces a new way to envision your role within the organization. It explains how this powerful methodology works and supplies a roadmap to help you find and eliminate waste in your HR processes. Describing exactly what HR excellence means, the book outlines dozens of proven approaches as well as a hierarchy of the exact steps required to achieve it. It illustrates the Six Sigma methodology from the creation of a project to its successful completion. At each stage, it describes the specific tools currently available and provides examples of organizations that have used Six Sigma within HR to improve their organizations. The text presents proven approaches that can help you solve and even eliminate people management problems altogether. Filled with real-world examples, it demonstrates how to implement six sigma into the transformational side of your organization. It also includes a listing of additional resources to help you along your Six Sigma journey. Explaining how to build a new business model for your HR organization, the book supplies the new perspective and broad view you will need to discover and recommend game-changing alternatives to traditional HR approaches in your organization.

Book Title : Lean Behavioral Health

lean behavioral health

Release Date : 2014-01-08
ISBN Code : 9780199989539
Book Author : Joseph P. Merlino
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

Lean Behavioral Health: The Kings County Hospital Story is the first lean book that focuses entirely on behavioral health. Using the principles of the Toyota Production System, or lean, the contributors in this groundbreaking volume share their experience in transforming a major safety net public hospital after a tragic and internationally publicized event. As the largest municipal hospital system in the United States, the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation adopted lean as the transformational approach for all of its hospitals and clinics. Kings County Hospital Center, one of the largest providers of behavioral health care in the country, continues on its transformational journey utilizing lean's techniques. While not every event was fully successful, most were and every event, including failures, increased the knowledge base about how to continually improve quality and safety. Having made major changes, Kings County Hospital Center is now recognized as a center for transformation and quality receiving high marks from oversight agencies. This volume begins by describing the basic principles of the lean approach-adding value, eliminating waste, and tapping the organization's line staff to create and sustain dramatic change. An overview of the use of lean from a quality improvement perspective follows. Lean tools are applied to many services that comprise the behavioral health value stream and these stories are highlighted. The experts in identifying waste and adding value are the line staff whose voices are captured in the clinical chapters. Insights learned by event participants are emphasized as teaching points to provide context for what has worked or has not worked at Kings County Hospital Center. While the burning platform at Kings County Hospital Center was white hot and while the Department of Justice scrutinized its quality of patient care, the application of lean methods and tools has transformed the hospital into a potential model for behavioral health programs facing the challenges of the present healthcare environment. It is a must-have story for clinicians, administrators and other leaders in the mental health field devoted to improving quality and safety at their hospitals and clinics.

Book Title : The Field Guide to Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma

the field guide to achieving hr excellence through six sigma

Release Date : 2016-03-30
ISBN Code : 9781498715683
Book Author : Daniel Bloom
Book Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 148

Book Summary :

In an environment where many organizations think of human capital assets as little more than expense items that impact the bottom line, this book will help human resource (HR) professionals initiate a shift toward a new culture in which management views employees as true partners in achieving organizational success. The Field Guide to Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma provides detailed guidance on how to utilize the Six Sigma methodology and the TLS Continuum to achieve the business model that is required to thrive in today’s business environment. The book demonstrates a clear path to continuous improvement that is based on the practice of spreading quality throughout the organization so that it becomes everyone’s responsibility. This book is the sequel to Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma. In this book, Daniel Bloom provides a road map on how to implement the concepts found in the first book. The book begins by explaining how to create an HR Center of Excellence and then provides an understanding of the define-measure-analyze-improve-control (DMAIC) process and its implementation for HR. This road map will help you determine where your organization is failing to meet the voice of the customer. The book presents proven Six Sigma solutions for initiating and sustaining organizational change as well as strategies that allow leadership to make adjustments to processes if your organization falls short of meeting the need of the customer. It includes case studies of organizations that have successfully utilized the Six Sigma methodology to improve workflow and correct HR issues including the actual project documents used to implement the methodology. A word of caution: If the reason you are looking to improve work flow is to find ways to reduce headcount, then this is not the book for you. Instead, if you are looking for a guide that can help you become a strategic partner, administrative expert, employee champion, and change agent, then fasten your seat belts and begin this worthwhile journey.

Book Title : Practical Lean Leadership for Health Care Managers

practical lean leadership for health care managers

Release Date : 2016-01-06
ISBN Code : 9781498748063
Book Author : Kjeld H. Aij, PhD
Book Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 113

Book Summary :

The application of Lean tools appears relatively simple, but the change in culture required to turn Lean into a lasting success requires strong leadership. Previously published books about Lean in health care illustrate success stories, lessons learned, and challenges for the future. This book continues where those books leave off by describing the essence of and success factors for Lean in relation to leadership. Practical Lean Leadership for Health Care Managers guides you on a journey to discover the secrets of successful Lean leaders. It is about Lean in healthcare and specifically examines the demands for making Lean successful and how the manager plays a key role in achieving this. Although the book is based on the authors’ experiences in health care, the principles presented are applicable in other sectors, both public and private. The book uses a case study to illustrate the results of the authors’ quest for the common factors and characteristics of successful Lean leaders. The case study follows the introduction and development of Lean in a large hospital. Demonstrating the familiar struggles involved in applying theory to daily practice, the case study is supported by theory presented in side boxes.

Book Title : Complexity in Entrepreneurship Innovation and Technology Research

complexity in entrepreneurship innovation and technology research

Release Date : 2016-02-25
ISBN Code : 9783319271088
Book Author : Elisabeth S.C. Berger
Book Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 489

Book Summary :

This volume discusses the challenge of dealing with complexity in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology research. Businesses as well as entire economies are increasingly being confronted by widespread complex systems. Fields such as entrepreneurship and innovation cannot ignore this reality, especially with their inherent links to diverse research fields and interdisciplinary methods. However, most methods that allow more detailed analyses of complex problems are either neglected in mainstream research or are, at best, still emerging. Against this backdrop, this book provides a forum for the discussion of emergent and neglected methods in the context of complexity in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology research, and also acts as an inspiration for academics across related disciplines to engage more in complexity research.

Book Title : The Routledge Companion to Lean Management

the routledge companion to lean management

Release Date : 2016-12-08
ISBN Code : 9781317416517
Book Author : Torbjorn H. Netland
Book Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Total Pages : 500

Book Summary :

Interest in the phenomenon known as "lean" has grown significantly in recent years. This is the first volume to provide an academically rigorous overview of the field of lean management, introducing the reader to the application of lean in diverse application areas, from the production floor to sales and marketing, from the automobile industry to academic institutions. The volume collects contributions from well-known lean experts and up-and-coming scholars from around the world. The chapters provide a detailed description of lean management across the manufacturing enterprise (supply chain, accounting, production, sales, IT etc.), and offer important perspectives for applying lean across different industries (construction, healthcare, logistics). The contributors address challenges and opportunities for future development in each of the lean application areas, concluding most chapters with a short case study to illustrate current best practice. The book is divided into three parts: The Lean Enterprise Lean across Industries A Lean World This handbook is an excellent resource for business and management students as well as any academics, scholars, practitioners, and consultants interested in the "lean world."

Book Title : Managing for Happiness

managing for happiness

Release Date : 2016-06-02
ISBN Code : 9781119269007
Book Author : Jurgen Appelo
Book Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

A practical handbook for making management great again Managing for Happiness offers a complete set of practices for more effective management that makes work fun. Work and fun are not polar opposites; they're two sides of the same coin, and making the workplace a pleasant place to be keeps employees motivated and keeps customers coming back for more. It's not about gimmicks or 'perks' that disrupt productivity; it's about finding the passion that drives your business, and making it contagious. This book provides tools, games, and practices that put joy into work, with practical, real-world guidance for empowering workers and delighting customers. These aren't break time exploits or downtime amusements—they're real solutions for common management problems. Define roles and responsibilities, create meaningful team metrics, and replace performance appraisals with something more useful. An organization's culture rests on the back of management, and this book shows you how to create change for the better. Somewhere along the line, people collectively started thinking that work is work and fun is something you do on the weekends. This book shows you how to transform your organization into a place with enthusiastic Monday mornings. Redefine job titles and career paths Motivate workers and measure team performance Change your organization's culture Make management—and work—fun again Modern organizations expect everyone to be servant leaders and systems thinkers, but nobody explains how. To survive in the 21st century, companies need to dig past the obvious and find what works. What keeps top talent? What inspires customer loyalty? The answer is great management, which inspires great employees, who then provide a great customer experience. Managing for Happiness is a practical handbook for achieving organizational greatness.

Book Title : Lean Transformations for Small and Medium Enterprises

lean transformations for small and medium enterprises

Release Date : 2017-01-06
ISBN Code : 9781315397801
Book Author : Arnaldo Camuffo
Book Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

Lean Transformations for Small and Medium Enterprises: Lessons Learned from Italian Businesses summarizes two decades of research, teaching, and practice on lean thinking. Based on quantitative analysis of 100 cases of Lean transformations and 20 in-depth case studies of successfully transformed SMEs, it explains how to undertake lean transformations that lead to operational and financial performance improvement, and uses the Lean Transformation Framework --conceptualized by John Shook at the Lean Enterprise Institute—as a practical approach to design and de-risk the transformation process. SMEs’ leaders wishing to undertake and sustain a lean transformation must: Make a serious and lasting commitment to transform, avoiding the temptation to change course of action; Choose accurately the value streams that require improvement as defined by strategy deployment; Build capabilities to sustain the transformation; Lead by example by going to gemba and creating a culture of respect for people that goes beyond the visible devices and artifacts of Lean tools.

Book Title : Beyond Lean

beyond lean

Release Date : 2016-01-27
ISBN Code : 9783319277455
Book Author : Peter Béndek
Book Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 126

Book Summary :

This book by Peter Béndek presents a strong case against the current practice of business operations improvement, based on numerous studies from the business world as well as insights from the most prestigious authors of the last fifty years. The author contests the applicability and indeed the relevance of the Toyota Production System and its spin-offs to the Western context, claiming that a revised approach is much better suited to taking our specific cultural conditions into account, while also combining increased transparency, speed, and sustainability of change with a robust value-creating capability. Dr. Béndek argues that this approach can have a far-reaching impact on corporate cultures by offering an all-encompassing learning system, one that provides a more coherent and actionable continuous improvement strategy than conventional approaches. The book offers an important guide to rethinking operations management, both in academia and business practice.

Book Title : Sustainable Operations Management

sustainable operations management

Release Date : 2015-01-06
ISBN Code : 9783319140025
Book Author : Andrea Chiarini
Book Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 222

Book Summary :

This book presents innovative research on various aspects of sustainability in the field of operations management and illustrates the potential of sustainability thinking and practice to improve operations performance and thereby meet customer needs. Particular attention is devoted to corporate social responsibility and marketing strategy, knowledge management for sustainability, the role of culture in a sustainable built environment, sustainable manufacturing through the application of lean and green concepts, advancing sustainability through ISO standards, and the sustainable supply chain. The present decade is proving to be a time of change in terms of business strategies and operations management. Many of the trends are still subject to uncertainty, but an understanding of the need for, and benefits of, sustainability can give a clear indication of their trajectory. Consumers and markets in general believe that while implementing their business strategies, companies should also try to improve society and the environment and to exercise social responsibility toward their employees. This book provides insights into how this may be achieved, and it is recommended for researchers as well as all practitioners and managers dedicated to enhancing sustainability in operations.

Book Title : The 7 Kata

the 7 kata

Release Date : 2012-08-28
ISBN Code : 9781466570542
Book Author : Conrad Soltero
Book Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 191

Book Summary :

The biggest competitive advantage an organization can achieve comes from the synergies created by employees skilled in enhancing organizational dynamics. The Seven Kata: Toyota Kata, TWI, and Lean Training supplies time-tested tools and advice to help readers adapt to changing conditions and outcompete their rivals. It explains why a mix of the skill sets that Training Within Industry (TWI) and the Toyota Kata (behavior patterns) teach is the ideal recipe to boost organizational synergies and enhance any Lean transformation. Winner of a 2013 Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence! Bridging the kata/TWI nexus, the book lays out a road map for Lean success. It devotes a chapter to each of the Seven Kata and suggests possible courses of action dependent on your organization’s strengths and constraints. Bringing together valuable information on many of the disjointed Lean practices, it explains key Lean concepts, including gemba walks, genchi gembutsu, and PDCA. After introducing kata, it reveals the different kata inherent in the three major TWI courses and the TWI Job Safety course. It illustrates the value stream analysis relationship to the kata and the kata relationship to TWI. It also demonstrates how to use kata to solve the problems identified in your value stream analysis while simultaneously conditioning your employees’ adaptive thinking patterns. Supplying a clear understanding of exactly where the seven kata apply in your Lean journey, the authors include helpful guidelines for coaching a kata. They also highlight mistakes they have experienced or witnessed so you can avoid the same pitfalls. As globalism continues to make management’s organizational skills a competitive differentiator, this book provides you with the tools to use the seven kata to place your organization on a discernible path towards operational excellence. Listen to what Pat Boutier has to say about The Seven Kata. Part One — Part Two

Book Title : The Excellent Education System

the excellent education system

Release Date : 2017-12-12
ISBN Code : 9781351356244
Book Author : Daniel Bloom
Book Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Total Pages : 183

Book Summary :

The Excellent Education System: Using Six Sigma to Transform Schools helps you discover and understand the technique of evidence-based learning and operations through which the modern school satisfies the need to increase the flow of successful students through the educational system from Kindergarten through Grade 12. This book explains, in clear terms, what educational excellence means and the principles of process improvement. In addition, it gives your an introduction to the Six Sigma methodology. Included in the discussion are case studies of educational professionals who have found a new world centered in the evidence-based educational processes. These processes lead to many examples of dramatic turnarounds in some failing schools. The author presents strategies and actions that you can use to improve schools such as those presented in the case studies. The Appendices provide a wide variety of tactical resources for implementation.

Book Title : Lessons in Library Leadership

lessons in library leadership

Release Date : 2016-03-11
ISBN Code : 9780081005699
Book Author : Corey Halaychik
Book Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Total Pages : 270

Book Summary :

Lessons in Library Leadership: A Primer for Library Managers and Unit Leaders takes on the topic of management positions within libraries and how many of them are filled by candidates with no formalized training. This lack of preparation often leads to added stress as they scramble to learn how to lead, to formulate departmental goals, to conduct effective assessment, to think and plan strategically, to counsel employees, and much more. This book will serve equally as a primer for librarians new to management and those needing a refresher in basic management concepts. Seasoned managers may also look to this guide as a quick reference resource covering multiple management subjects. The contents of the monograph include basic concepts, real word examples/case studies, and bibliographic information for further management skill development. Ideal for both new and currently practicing library managers and leaders Written from a librarian’s point of view Includes examples directly related to libraries Combines theory and real-world examples in new and innovative ways

Book Title : Applied Problem Solving

applied problem solving

Release Date : 2014-04-23
ISBN Code : 9781499122282
Book Author : Ivan Fantin
Book Publisher : Ivan Fantin
Total Pages : 212

Book Summary :

Have you ever solved problems which then recur again and again? Have you ever thought about the benefits you may have from learning a practical approach to clarify complex scenarios? Do you know the rule to build up effective countermeasures? APS is the Methodology of Problem Solving which combines an easy application to real problems and an outstanding effectiveness in finding reliable solutions to avoid the same problems from recurring in the future. The book takes the readers through the methodology by directly working on their own problems, with a lot of real examples and useful check points. Applied Problem Solving collects years of experience of those who have had to use and adapt methods of problem solving in order to achieve operational excellence and management successes. This whole experience has been transformed into a robust mental pathway full of insights, ideas and innovative models useful to apply the art of Problem Solving. The application of Problem Solving needs innovative approaches and methods that this volume aims to present in a clear, concise and effective way, also with the aid of several case studies borrowed from different real every-day life scenarios.

Book Title : The Lean Expert

the lean expert

Release Date : 2014-12-03
ISBN Code : 9781482253658
Book Author : Joseph Niederstadt
Book Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 172

Book Summary :

The Lean Expert: Educating and Elevating Lean Practitioners Throughout Your Organization outlines a method that can help organizations engage associates and empower them to achieve "expert status" in the nine core principles of Lean. By implementing the Lean Discipline Expert process detailed in the book, companies will demonstrate to their associates that they believe they are the organization’s greatest assets, while empowering them to make lasting improvements to the organization. The book provides a robust and proven process for creating a Lean culture. It outlines a method, with defined steps, for the development of Lean Discipline Resource People that will help associates achieve "expert status" in the core Lean principles of 5S–Visual Management, Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Total Productive Maintenance, Quick Changeover, Error Proofing, Process Problem Solving, Material Management, and Continuous Improvement. You will be able develop Lean strategies, create a Master Schedule, initiate activities for supporting goals and objectives, and complete a Train-the-Trainer class as well as achieve facilitation skills to teach, communicate, guide, and lead Lean overview training as well as comprehensive subject-matter training. In addition, you will understand how the Lean Discipline Expert process can help to support associate involvement at all levels and learn where and how the nine principles overlap and interact. By engaging and empowering various levels of associates throughout the organization, you will provide strength and ownership for your business and, most importantly, your associates. The book includes access to additional resources on the book’s page at www.crcpress.com. It includes a tracking mechanism for monitoring candidate progress, facilitation feedback forms, LDE checklists, and certificates of accomplishment you can use to acknowledge associates that achieve Lean Discipline Expert status.

Book Title : Agile Management

agile management

Release Date : 2012-10-09
ISBN Code : 9783642289088
Book Author : Ángel Medinilla
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 184

Book Summary :

If you have tried to implement Agile in your organization, you have probably learned a lot about development practices, teamwork, processes and tools, but too little about how to manage such an organization. Yet managerial support is often the biggest impediment to successfully adopting Agile, and limiting your Agile efforts to those of the development teams while doing the same old-style management will dramatically limit the ability of your organization to reach the next Agile level. Ángel Medinilla will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what Agile means to an organization and the manager’s role in such an environment, i.e., how to manage, lead and motivate self-organizing teams and how to create an Agile corporate culture. Based on his background as a “veteran” Agile consultant for companies of all sizes, he delivers insights and experiences, points out possible pitfalls, presents practical approaches and possible scenarios, also including detailed suggestions for further reading. If you are a manager, team leader, evangelist, change agent (or whatever nice title) and if you want to push Agile further in your organization, then this is your book. You will read how to change the paradigm of what management is about: it is not about arbitrary decisions, constant supervision and progress control, and the negotiation of changing requirements. It is about motivation, self-organization, responsibility, and the exploitation of all project stakeholders’ knowledge. We live in a different world than the one that most management experts of the 20th century describe, and companies that strive for success and excellence will need a new kind of manager – Agile managers.

Book Title : The Lean Certification Handbook

the lean certification handbook

Release Date : 2012-06-29
ISBN Code : 9780873898041
Book Author : Anthony Manos
Book Publisher : ASQ Quality Press
Total Pages : 464

Book Summary :

This handbook’s intention is to gather into a single reference the information related to the joint lean certification program of SME, AME, The Shingo Prize, and ASQ. This book will enhance your understanding of the certification’s Body of Knowledge (BOK) as a whole and give you a more holistic look at lean. This comprehensive handbook covers all the topics included in the BOK: cultural enablers, continuous process improvement, consistent lean enterprise culture, and business results. Written by a team of lean experts with years of experience in the field, it will be indispensible to anyone interested in implementing and sustaining a lean initiative. The book is written, by design, at the Bronze Level for certification knowledge. This means that the weightings used in the Lean BOK for the Bronze Certification were considered for the depth and breadth of material considered for each rubric. By addressing the Lean BOK at the Bronze Level, this book provides a basic understanding of the lean principles, systems, and tools at a tactical level to drive improvements with measureable results. Material from several lean practitioners with differing backgrounds and experience has been gathered to create this handbook, which serves as an ideal starting point for practitioners who want both a holistic view of lean in general and also specifically the BOK of this groundbreaking joint certification program.

Book Title : Run Grow Transform

run grow transform

Release Date : 2016-04-19
ISBN Code : 9781466504509
Book Author : Steven C Bell
Book Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 372

Book Summary :

Your customers want innovation and value, and they want it now. How can you apply Lean principles and practices throughout your enterprise to drive operational excellence, reduce costs while improving quality, enable efficient growth, and accelerate idea-to-value innovation? Shingo Prize-winning author Steve Bell and other thought leaders show you how—guiding you to more effectively align people and purpose, promote enterprise agility, and leverage transformative IT capabilities to create market-differentiating value for your customers. Combining research and insight with practical examples and in-depth case studies that can be put to immediate use, Run Grow Transform: Integrating Business and Lean IT is a must read for leaders and senior managers from all disciplines, showing you how to: Drive enterprise outcomes and strategy through adaptive Business/IT learning Maximize collaboration, leverage the knowledge and skills of your teams Overcome enterprise-wise obstacles commonly encountered by Agile development teams Improve infrastructure reliability and cost, learn how to get the best results from operations frameworks including ITIL, COBIT and ISO 20000 Apply Lean principles to Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management disciplines Make informed, value-based choices about outsourcing Tap into big data and social media to listen to and interact with the virtual voice of your customers Streamline management, collaboration, and communication systems Identify and measure the right things that lead to customer value What readers are saying: This book focuses on the most critical and challenging issue for any aspect of the development or use of IT: creating a collaborative learning culture. —Jeffrey K. Liker, Shingo Prize-winning Author of The Toyota Way Run Grow Transform takes the next logical step to driving enterprise value. This could be the game-changing playbook for IT 3.0. —Mark Katz, CIO & Senior Vice President, Esselte Corporation A powerful read detailing how companies can leverage their Lean IT transformation to supercharge the business. —Tom Paider, IT Build Capability Leader, Nationwide The consistent application of the practices described in this book has enabled Embraer to reap huge gains. I recommend this book as a desktop companion. —Alexandre Baulé, Vice President Information Systems, Embraer ... takes the reader a leap forward, ready for immediate application to bridge Lean and innovation. —Melissa Barrett, Enterprise Architecture & IT Strategy, Premera Blue Cross ... sets out the principles and practices necessary for success in the new economy. —Jez Humble, Author of Continuous Delivery Steve Bell has hit another home run with this book. Either your organization will adopt the wisdom contained in this book and thrive, or your competitors will do so and put you out of business. —Scott Ambler, Author of Disciplined Agile Delivery It’s rare to see truly new insight added to the Lean discussion. Steve Bell does just that by continuing to push the frontiers of Lean thinking. —Alexander Brown, COO, Scrum Inc. Steve Bell has mapped a new trajectory. I challenge any CIO to read Bell’s breakthrough work and not be compelled to start this journey to become a transformative leader in the creation of real and sustainable value. —Jeffrey Barnes, Society for Information Management (SIM), Regional Director, Advanced Practices Council All too often the IT organization is viewed as an impediment to lean transformation, when it truly can be a catalyst. Steve’s book sorts out all the noise, the jargon, and the "hero culture", guiding the reader to what is so obvious, yet so hard to see: build your culture around your customer! —Josh Rapoza, Director of Web Strategy and Operations, Lean Enterprise Institute Aligning Lean and IT is a great challenge with a big payoff. This book really shows how Lean and IT can create a strong enterprise; it’s a great inspiration. —Klaus Lyck Petersen, Solar A/S A must read for any organization that is pursuing continuous improvement. In today’s world, real business improvement cannot be achieved without the IT factor; this book will help any organization achieve the improvement that they are seeking. —Barry J. Brunetto, Vice President, Information Systems, Blount International Precise, concise, and entertaining, this book provides the reader with crucial tips on how IT can help enterprises survive and thrive in a fast-paced technological and economic environment. This is mandatory reading not only for businesses and IT organizations, but also for universities and policy makers. —Fuat Alican, PhD, Vice President, Central American Scientific Research and Education Center Not just for Lean Practitioners, Run Grow Transform is a must-have reference for any IT organization, regardless of size, age or industry, looking to move to the next level of performance. —Sarah Topham, Lean Deployment Leader, Information Technology & Product Management, Paychex, Inc. This is a long overdue book that addresses the key challenges for today's IT organization and puts Lean IT into a context that is too often lacking. —James Finister, Tata Consultancy Services The 'business as usual' scenario is not an option in today’s economy and global challenges. A transformation in methods, tools and frameworks is needed to guide our business decisions. This book is your first step! —Khuloud Odeh, IT Director, Grameen Foundation Delivering beyond the helpful folk wisdom and narrow techniques and technologies found elsewhere, Steve Bell and his contributors provide practical full value stream lifecycle methods for continuous improvement using Lean in an IT and customer (business) setting. —Martin Erb, Director of Professional Services, Pink Elephant Run Grow Transform clarifies the eternal quest of IT: to simply "running" of the business and to create innovative solutions to grow the business and create sustainable competitive advantage to transform the way customers interact with your business, in plain, actionable advice from one who has been on the front lines. —Tom Foco, Value Stream Solutions