Material concern is not only inherent to the manufacturing industry. Of course, it is much easier to understand it as it is tangible. This does not mean it is not complex. Take a bicycle, a computer or any manufactured good, you can easily visualise some of their components, but you most probably don’t have a … Continue reading The real importance of material and how it flows →
Recently an IT manager asked me why some teams’ tasks should be considered as “valueless” even though team members worked hard to perform those tasks. This question is key for managers and teams to better succeed in their mission, as well as for their client and for themselves. Therefore, clarifying the notion of success is of … Continue reading What does“reducing waste” in IT mean? →
What is Lean for you? Many answers pour in: cost reduction (wrong answer!), customer satisfaction (not false), operational efficiency (certainly) … What we believe at Operae Partners is that Lean aims to improve employee’s skills. As a result, deadlines and quality will be improved, customer satisfaction achieved, and costs reduced. In Lean, people come first.
Translation of a post published on our French-speaking blog in September 2018. More transparency on IT incidents Since August 15, 2018, British banks have been required to indicate on their websites the number of IT incidents that have caused interruptions to payment services. According to Les Echos article of August 17, 2018, the five largest … Continue reading Reducing IT incidents, a priority for major European banks →
In this article published on InfoQ.com, Marc Legru and Kevin Raynel share the example of a mobile applications startup.
In this Lean Digital Summit presentation, Marie-Pia Ignace explains the 3 aspects of Lean management: a vision the managers must support and hand on to their teams ; operational efficiency ; kaizen: the opportunity for each and every person to innovate and therefore contribute to the improvement of the whole organization.
In this article by Pierre Jannez, published on InfoQ you’ll get a good understanding of why Scrum and the TPS are a great combo for IT teams: Scrum, the Toyota Way and Toyota Production System (TPS) have common foundations regarding values and intents Agile and TPS can be used together to deliver better results Visualization … Continue reading Scrum and The Toyota Production System, Build Ultra-Powerful Teams →
Should you need to improve the results of one of your IT activities by 25% in a few months, you should consider the Lean IT approach. Whether it is, for example, to reduce the cost of user support/run, accelerate the time-to-market of your products or improve the satisfaction of your users, Lean IT provides a … Continue reading Lean management in the Tech industry: what to expect? →
In a network of 1,000 bank branches, about a hundred are considered as “reference branches”: they have more than 9 employees and the branch manager is responsible for several satellite branches composed of 3 to 5 people. The director of this network wishes to deploy Lean in the reference branches in order to improve their … Continue reading Lean banking: real life success stories →
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