Lean Enterprise

  • Filename: lean-enterprise.
  • ISBN: 9781491946558
  • Release Date: 2014-12-04
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Jez Humble
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

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

Lean Analytics

  • Filename: lean-analytics.
  • ISBN: 9781449335670
  • Release Date: 2013-04-15
  • Number of pages: 409
  • Author: Alistair Croll
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Offers six sample business models and thirty case studies to help build and monetize a business.

Lean Hospitals

  • Filename: lean-hospitals.
  • ISBN: 9781439870433
  • Release Date: 2011-11-07
  • Number of pages: 268
  • Author: Mark Graban
  • Publisher: CRC Press

Building on the success of the Shingo Prize-Winning first edition, Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement, Second Edition explains how to use the Lean management system to improve safety, quality, access, and morale while reducing costs. Lean healthcare expert Mark Graban examines the challenges facing today’s health systems, including rising costs, falling reimbursement rates, employee retention, and patient safety. The new edition of this international bestseller begins with an overview of Lean methods. It explains how Lean practices such as value stream mapping and process observation can help reduce wasted motion for caregivers, prevent delays for patients, and improve the long-term health of your organization. In addition to a new introduction from John Toussaint, this updated edition includes: New and updated material on identifying waste, A3 problem solving, employee suggestion management, and strategy deployment New case studies—including a new Kanban case study (Northampton General Hospital) and another that ties together the themes of standardized work, Kanban, 5S, visual management, and Lean leadership for the prevention of patient harm New examples and updated data throughout, including revised chapters on patient safety and preventing medical errors Detailing the steps needed for a successful transition to a Lean culture, the book provides the understanding of Lean practices—including standardized work, error proofing, root cause problem solving, and daily improvement processes—needed to reduce common hospital errors. The balanced approach outlined in this book will guide you through the process of improving quality of service while reducing costs in your hospital. *The Lean Certification and Oversight Appeals committee has approved Lean Hospitals as recommended reading for those in pursuit of Lean Bronze Certification from SME, AME, Shingo Prize, and ASQ. Check out a video of Mark Graban discussing the new edition of his Shingo Prize-Winning Book. http://youtu.be/0S6wVpkvjJk

Lean Architecture

  • Filename: lean-architecture.
  • ISBN: 9780470970133
  • Release Date: 2011-01-06
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: James O. Coplien
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

More and more Agile projects are seeking architectural roots as they struggle with complexity and scale - and they're seeking lightweight ways to do it Still seeking? In this book the authors help you to find your own path Taking cues from Lean development, they can help steer your project toward practices with longstanding track records Up-front architecture? Sure. You can deliver an architecture as code that compiles and that concretely guides development without bogging it down in a mass of documents and guesses about the implementation Documentation? Even a whiteboard diagram, or a CRC card, is documentation: the goal isn't to avoid documentation, but to document just the right things in just the right amount Process? This all works within the frameworks of Scrum, XP, and other Agile approaches

Lean from the Trenches

  • Filename: lean-from-the-trenches.
  • ISBN: 1934356859
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 157
  • Author: Henrik Kniberg
  • Publisher:

From start to finish, readers will see what it takes to develop a successful agile project. Find out how the Swedish police combined XP, Scrum, and Kanban to modernize their department--and learn how to apply those same principles to the workplace.

Directing The Agile Organisation

  • Filename: directing-the-agile-organisation.
  • ISBN: 9781849284929
  • Release Date: 2013-06-27
  • Number of pages: 275
  • Author: Evan Leybourn
  • Publisher: IT Governance Ltd

Chapter 1 looks at your role as a manager. How will your responsibilities change under Agile Business Management? What techniques can you use to manage your staff? Chapter 2 discusses your organisation’s relationship and interaction with its customers. What are their needs and goals, and how can you work together to achieve them? Chapter 3 provides the organisational context in which Agile Business Management operates. It discusses lean management structures and the techniques to manage different types of staff, teams and organisations. Chapter 4 looks at how you and your team work the “agile way” and describes tools and techniques to help optimise workflow, exploit change and manage customer requirements. The book closes with a look at associated financial models that support your Agile organisation, the processes you can use to run an Agile Business Management transformation, and the first steps to take towards that transformation.

The Profit Zone

  • Filename: the-profit-zone.
  • ISBN: 9780307422309
  • Release Date: 2007-12-18
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Adrian J. Slywotzky
  • Publisher: Crown Business

The book that answers the most fundamental question in business: Where Will I Make a Profit Tomorrow? Why do some companies create sustained, superior profits year after year? Why are they always far ahead of their competitors in discovering the ever-changing profit zones of their industry? Why do others languish as their traditional way of doing business turns into a no-profit zone? The Profit Zone provides the answers. It is a brilliant, original, and practical explanation of how and why high profit happens. From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Filename: traction.
  • ISBN: 9780976339601
  • Release Date: 2014-08-26
  • Number of pages: 258
  • Author: Justin Mares
  • Publisher: S Curve Publishing

Most startups end in failure. Almost every failed startup has a product. What failed startups don't have are enough customers. Traction Book changes that. We provide startup founders and employees with the framework successful companies use to get traction. It helps you determine which marketing channel will be your key to growth. "If you can get even a single distribution channel to work, you have a great business." -- Peter Thiel, billionare PayPal founder The number one traction mistake founders and employees make is not dedicating as much time to traction as they do to developing a product. This shortsighted approach has startups trying random tactics -- some ads, a blog post or two -- in an unstructured way that will likely fail. We developed our traction framework called Bullseye with the help of the founders behind several of the biggest companies and organizations in the world like Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Paul English (Kayak.com), Alex Pachikov (Evernote) and more. We interviewed over forty successful founders and researched countless more traction stories -- pulling out the repeatable tactics and strategies they used to get traction. "Many entrepreneurs who build great products simply don't have a good distribution strategy." -- Mark Andreessen, venture capitalist Traction will show you how some of the biggest internet companies have grown, and give you the same tools and framework to get traction.


  • Filename: hooked.
  • ISBN: 9780698190665
  • Release Date: 2014-11-04
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Nir Eyal
  • Publisher: Penguin

How do successful companies create products people can’t put down? Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the Hook Model—a four-step process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder—not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior. Eyal provides readers with: • Practical insights to create user habits that stick. • Actionable steps for building products people love. • Fascinating examples from the iPhone to Twitter, Pinterest to the Bible App, and many other habit-forming products.

Lean Six Sigma Approaches in Manufacturing Services and Production

  • Filename: lean-six-sigma-approaches-in-manufacturing-services-and-production.
  • ISBN: 9781466673212
  • Release Date: 2014-11-30
  • Number of pages: 343
  • Author: Erdem Gerard Tetteh
  • Publisher: IGI Global

"This book presents emerging research-based trends in the area of global quality lean six sigma networks and analysis through an interdisciplinary approach focusing on research, cases, and emerging technologies"--Provided by publisher.

Creating Insanely Great Customers

  • Filename: creating-insanely-great-customers.
  • ISBN: 9780996059817
  • Release Date: 2014-04-16
  • Number of pages: 95
  • Author: Michael Connor
  • Publisher: Spice Catalyst Media

Creating Insanely Great Customers is a step-by-step guide to transforming your company to “Always-On Innovation”. It uses Agile / Lean practices to focus, align and integrate strategies for innovation, customer engagement and process management on the areas that produce the greatest future value for you and your customers. We are in the midst of a Perfect Storm of continual and interconnecting innovation that is disrupting companies and industries. It is accelerating the dialogue and pace of innovation, and blurring the boundaries between how we innovate and how we engage customers. It's not surprising then that at the top of almost every CEO's priority list are three things: innovation, customer engagement and operational efficiency. Yet for most companies, progress isn’t coming fast enough. Why not? Because surviving a market driven by a disruptive storm of continual innovation requires one thing, accelerating the value you create for your most visionary customers, the Insanely Great ones. To do that effectively requires something most companies haven't done, align and integrate their strategies for innovation, customer engagement, and operational effectiveness. That is the work Creating Insanely Great Customers helps you do. Here’s to the crazy ones, . . . because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. — “Think Different” campaign, Apple Inc.

Lean for Sales

  • Filename: lean-for-sales.
  • ISBN: 1482253143
  • Release Date: 2015-12-15
  • Number of pages: 250
  • Author: Michael V. Testani, Sr.
  • Publisher: Productivity Press

This book provides readers with a structured and fact-based approach to improving sales close rates and delivering confirmed business value to customers. Using the principles of Lean, it outlines proven techniques to: qualify and document a client’s unique business problem and goal, develop sales proposals using storyboarding and continuous client validation, improve sales team collaboration, and manage sales process performance using a 3-dimensional measurement system that looks beyond revenue to include client value and process effectiveness.

Lean Customer Development

  • Filename: lean-customer-development.
  • ISBN: 9781449356613
  • Release Date: 2014-05-19
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Cindy Alvarez
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

How do you develop products that people will actually use and buy? This practical guide shows you how to validate product and company ideas through customer development research—before you waste months and millions on a product or service that no one needs or wants. With a combination of open-ended interviewing and fast and flexible research techniques, you’ll learn how your prospective customers behave, the problems they need to solve, and what frustrates and delights them. These insights may shake your assumptions, but they’ll help you reach the "ah-ha!" moments that inspire truly great products. Validate or invalidate your hypothesis by talking to the right people Learn how to conduct successful customer interviews play-by-play Detect a customer’s behaviors, pain points, and constraints Turn interview insights into Minimum Viable Products to validate what customers will use and buy Adapt customer development strategies for large companies, conservative industries, and existing products

FT Guide to Lean

  • Filename: ft-guide-to-lean.
  • ISBN: 9780273772316
  • Release Date: 2013-02-14
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Andy Brophy
  • Publisher: Pearson UK

Learn how to make your company more efficient, increase customer value with less work and make better use of your organisation’s resources by implementing a Lean management strategy. The Financial Times Guide to Lean is a guide to the tools that are used to implement Lean, showing you how to apply Lean practices fully into your organisation or company. This book offers a comprehensive and objective look at lean strategy and how it can be tailored for different companies.

Agile Innovation

  • Filename: agile-innovation.
  • ISBN: 9781118954225
  • Release Date: 2014-08-28
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Langdon Morris
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Find your company's unique innovation style, and nurture it into a powerful competitive advantage Praised by business leaders worldwide, Agile Innovation is the authoritative guide to survival and success in today's "innovate-or-die" business world. This revolutionary approach combines the best of Agile with the world's leading methods of Innovation to present a crisp, articulate, and proven system for developing the breakthrough capabilities every organization must master to thrive today and tomorrow. You already know that effective innovation doesn't happen by accident—it is achieved by careful design. Agile Innovation addresses the three critical drivers of innovation success: accelerating the innovation process; reducing the risks inherent in innovation; and engaging your entire organization and your broader ecosystem in the innovation effort. The key frameworks described here build on the proven success of Agile to provide a comprehensive and customizable Innovation Master Plan approach to sustained innovation improvement in the five critical performance areas: strategy, portfolio, process, culture and infrastructure. Major topics include: the power of Agile in the innovation process, how to overcome innovation risk, the best tools to evoke engagement and collaboration, branding as an integral element of innovation, and the best leadership skills and practices that create the special environment that enables transformative growth. Readers will learn specifically how to create better ideas, develop them more efficiently, and work together more profitably and effectively to achieve breakthroughs. The insights offered in this book are highlighted in 11 detailed case studies illustrating the world's best innovation practices at Wells Fargo, Nike, Volvo, Netflix, Southwest Airlines, NASA,The New York Times, and others, in dozens of specific business examples, in two dozen powerful and unique techniques and methods, and a full set of implementation guidelines to put these insights into practice. Key Insights: Understand how to implement the many ways that innovation efforts can be accelerated to achieve even greater competitive advantage Learn to create a culture of innovation, greater engagement, and rich collaboration throughout your organization Discover how to reduce risk and accelerate learning Implement your own unique plan to enhance collaborative innovation, from leadership through operations Integrate key agility principles into your strategic planning decisions for sustained improvement Explore dramatic new approaches to open innovation that optimize large scale innovation Apply the latest and best technology tools to enhance innovation, reduce risk, and promote broad participation. This is a must read book, a practical guide for fostering a culture of innovation, nurturing creativity, and efficiently developing the ideas that drive strategic growth. And since innovation is not imitation, you know that copying the ideas and strategies of other successful organizations will not produce the desired outcomes. Hence, all leaders must develop their own way of innovating and nurture the right style of collaborating for their own organization. This book will guide you to find your own unique pathways to success. Blaze your own trail to the high levels of innovativeness and organizational agility by learning from the expert guidance and practical, actionable advice offered throughout this important book.

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