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Applying Lean Practice to Promote Continuous Improvement

Posted March 2, 2017 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence
Steve Bell
Karen Whitley Bell

With the rush to new digital platforms, technology leaders often underestimate the value of continuous improvement. Many see it as a waste to invest in “fixing the old,” as it would leave fewer resources to develop “the new.” DevOps practices and cloud platforms can catapult enterprise technology forward, improving consumer responsiveness, time to market, throughput, and resilience, but they depend on continuous improvement to become internalized and self-sustaining.

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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