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Accelerate and Scale Digitization with Lean Leadership Practices

Posted February 8, 2017 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence, Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies Cutter Business Technology Journal

We spoke with several technology leaders of large, established enterprises who are successfully tackling the myriad challenges of digitization: transforming their operating model and technical architectures, streamlining core processes, simplifying legacy systems, improving data quality, and unwinding excessive governance and control mechanisms. They are navigating the balance of technical and social considerations and creating a culture of continuous collaboration, problem solving, experimentation, and learning, which collectively creates enterprise-wide agility. These are very big enterprises that are learning to operate like small, agile startups. 

About The Author
Steve Bell
Steve Bell is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium’s Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies and Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practices. Mr. Bell serves on the faculty of the Lean Enterprise Institute, and the Lean Global Network. He has published three books: Run Grow Transform, Lean IT and Lean Enterprise Systems. He is a recipient of the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, and coined… Read More
Karen Whitley Bell
Karen Whitley Bell is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium’s Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies and Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practices. Ms. Bell, in collaboration with Cutter Senior Consultant Steve Bell, has championed the convergence and collaboration across technology communities (including DevOps, Agile, Scrum, ITIL, and others) through shared Lean principles and management… Read More
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