This discussion will consider how lean initiatives can greatly benefit an IT department, and why a lean IT department can bring tremendous value to the company that it supports, above and beyond the traditional support these crucial staff members normally provide.
Finally, a promising book about Lean IT transformation. Published October 2015.
Illuminating a clear path to lean IT, the authors integrate more than two decades of combined experience to provide you with a proven method for creating and sustaining a true lean IT workplace. This field guide not only highlights the organizational techniques of more agile and lean processes, but also the leadership work required to help management adopt these new approaches.
Michael is sharing his view on how the DevOps community is “destroying” DevOps. A quick summary:
- DevOps is trending big time but many get stuck in the learning curve
- Many new experts who are not really contributing to the community
- The community is struggling with welcoming the newcomers
- Many cliques around different tools and technologies, loosing the big picture and loosing an open and sharing attitude
- All this while DevOps is all about working with each other, and learning from each other…
- Tools and technologies are only means to reach the end goal of increasing the flow of work
Håkan Borglund, CIO of Toyota MHE described the Toyota Industries Business Practices (TIBP) applied to the IS function of Toyota Material Handling Europe. Showing how the Toyota values are applied in the IS operating model. Giving concrete example of how the Toyota I_Site software and blackbox solution were launched in the global market place using TIBP during the various phases of the development and deployment.
A presentation and discussion of leadership roles in software development — what works, what doesn’t and why.
Mary is the author of “Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit” and “Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash”