ISBN 9789351109129,Lean Enterprise : How High Performance Organizations Innovate At Scale

Lean Enterprise : How High Performance Organizations Innovate At Scale


Shroff Publishers



Shroff Publishers

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789351109129

ISBN-10 9351109127


Number of Pages 360 Pages
Language (English)

Engineering & Technology

How well does your organization respond to changing market conditions, customer needs, and emerging technologies when building software-based products? This practical guide presents Lean and Agile principles and patterns to help you move fast at scale and demonstrates why and how to apply these methodologies throughout your organization, rather than with just one department or team. Through case studies, you?ll learn how successful enterprises have rethought everything from governance and financial management to systems architecture and organizational culture in the pursuit of radically improved performance. Adopting Lean will take time and commitment, but it?s vital for harnessing the cultural and technical forces that are accelerating the rate of innovation. Discover how Lean focuses on people and teamwork at every level, in contrast to traditional management practices Approach problem-solving experimentally, by exploring solutions, testing assumptions, and getting feedback from real users Lead and manage large-scale programs in a way that empowers employees, increases the speed and quality of delivery, and lowers costs Learn how to implement ideas from the DevOps and Lean Startup movements even in complex, regulated environments About the Author Jez Humble is co-author of Continuous Delivery, the Jolt-Award winning book in Martin Fowler?s signature series. He has been talking about how to do Lean Startup in enterprises since the Agile 2011 conference (you can see his talk here: works for ThoughtWorks, which has been consulting around Continuous Delivery and Lean and Agile software development in enterprises for many years. View Jez Humble's full profile page. Joanne is a Principal Associate/Consultant with ThoughtWorks, where she works on internal IT Risk and Compliance, and provides consulting services to clients in the area of continuous delivery and process improvement. She made a career shift from Health Care to IT about 20 years ago, and found transferable skills such as effective communication, collaboration and focusing on the root cause of problems to be very useful. Although she finds herself talking mostly about IT Risk these days, Joanne considers herself to be an IT generalist, which allows her to take the bigger picture view of processes and how they relate to Governance, Risk and Compliance within organizations. View Joanne Molesky's full profile page. Barry O'Reilly works with ThoughtWorks, consulting with leading organizations on continuous improvement using lean and agile practices and principles. He has been (often simultaneously) an entrepreneur, employee, and consultant. After getting his feet wet as a developer at several startups, including one of Europe?s first mobile gaming development companies, his focus shifted towards the enterprise where he has explored the intersection of business model innovation, product development and organisation culture.Adapting lessons learnt from his experiences, Barry began working with organisations to accelerate innovation and product delivery. He has helped deliver products within many different industries and technical environments, for companies based in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. A frequent speaker and blogger on industry topics related to innovation, organizational design and strategy, he admits to being a serial Post-It user.