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Lean IT and Effective Service Delivery

Posted by Stephen Parry on May 14, 2020 12:19:19 PM

Manufacturing, the birthplace of Lean, has contributed a great deal to the ideas of flow, just-in-time processes, respect for people and shaping a management system that now dominates much of the manufacturing world.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Business, Lean IT, Human Resources, Cloud Services, Service Delivery

"Post COVID-19 Crisis Supply Chain: A Time to Rise" White Paper Review by Stephen Parry

Posted by Stephen Parry on May 1, 2020 5:13:35 PM

Founder and CEO of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, Robert O. Martichenko’s Post COVID-19 Crisis Supply Chain: A Time To Rise is probably one of the most insightful and important white papers of our time. It is especially thought provoking for Lean practitioners, and supply chain/logistics specialists.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Business, Operations Strategy, Logistics Specialists, Supply Chain Management

Changing the Way you Change: A New Form of Business Adaptation

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 3, 2020 12:37:36 PM

Over the last 10 years for a multitude of social, economic and technological reasons, organisations are under pressure to change rapidly.  Executives are demanding the adoption of ever-increasing quick fixes and practices, resulting in more fragmentation and confusion amongst staff, managers and customers.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile, Management and Training, Operating Strategy, Digital Transformation

Human Resource Strategies to support an Adaptive, Lean Organisation

Posted by Stephen Parry on Feb 21, 2020 1:36:24 PM

Human Resources is invaluable when it comes to creating an adaptive, Lean workplace. By virtue of its connection to all levels of a business, Human Resources has the ability to shift the work culture zeitgeist in very specific ways.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Culture, Human Resources, Management and Training

Lean IT can be liberating for Managers and Staff in Services

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 23, 2020 4:51:39 PM

Manufacturing, the birthplace of Lean, has contributed a great deal to the ideas of flow, just-in-time processes, respect for people and shaping a management system that now dominates much of the manufacturing world.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Business, Lean IT, Human Resources, Cloud Services

Does Business Agility need Agile or Vice Versa?

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 16, 2020 3:22:19 PM

Does Business Agility need Agile or Vice Versa?

Getting the answer right is critical if you want to create an organisation that has sustainable business agility and adaptability or to take your organisation to even greater heights.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Culture, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile

Diagnosis + Prognosis: Unlocking your Organisation's Ability to Adapt

Posted by Stephen Parry on Nov 4, 2019 4:23:44 PM

Most traditional improvement tools and strategies are frequently ineffective and in many cases are applied for the wrong reasons.  This isn't to say, however, that you have to reinvent the wheel in order to be adaptive.  Many tools, when used in an adaptive business strategy - such as Business Agility, Lean, and Agile, can help you unlock entirely new capabilities and equip your workforce with the abilities it needs to face new demands, head-on. You must diagnose your business, make a prognosis, and create a work-climate that quickly adapts if your business is going to thrive.

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Topics: Change Leadership, Lean, Adaptive Culture, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile

Let the Customers' Need dictate the Product Design

Posted by Stephen Parry on Oct 21, 2019 4:16:38 PM

It is amusing that numerous Lean experts cite the McDonald's fast-food system as a Lean system when in fact it is an excellent mass-production system. It does not even qualify as fake Lean, because it is not trying to pass itself off as Lean. Rather, it is the confusion in the minds of the so-called Lean experts. So, what are they getting confused about? Most likely it is about the concept of on-demand, flow and standardisation.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Culture, Adaptive Business, Change Leaders, Change Architect, Change Maker

Getting Intimate with your Customers

Posted by Stephen Parry on Oct 18, 2019 1:45:45 PM

Traditionally, technologists sat behind an organisation’s IT department walls. When they delivered technology to the designated specification, they considered their job done. Lean, in its pure form, changed this entirely, and its legacy, can be felt in current change methods that recognise the importance of front-line staff and their engagement with customers.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Lean, Adaptive Culture, Adaptive Business, CX, Customer Engagement, Adaptive Management, Change Agent

Method Wars and the Key to avoiding them during a Business Transformation

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 26, 2019 4:33:41 PM

Choosing what  organisational change methodologies to use in a transformation program can be daunting, particularly as different tools often become a mishmash -- a confused mixture of Lean, Agile, Business Agility and many others.   If you are a change leader looking to develop yourself and your team and ultimately create a successful business, having purpose is crucial. 

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile, Kanban, Organizational Transformation, Scrum

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