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Lean IT
Summit Agenda

Follow a series of Lean IT articles from
Steve Bell and our friends from LEI...

    --  Who Wants to Talk to IT About This One?

    --  Obstacles to Value-Stream Transformation

    --  What is an integrated business-it value stream?

    --  The Lean Learning Leader

Lean IT Summit: Day 1

Monday, September 10th

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


  Mike Rother, Author Toyota Kata

Create the Future!

Mike Rother is one of the world's foremost lean thinkers as he investigates issues of management, leadership, improvement, adaptiveness and change. The findings explained in the book Toyota Kata will change how you think about management, innovation and lean. Toyota Kata is about what to practice in order to develop habits of continuous improvement and adaptiveness in any organization. The skill is teachable - Toyota Kata shows you how...

9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.


9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

  Charles Betz, EMA


Applying Lean Thinking to the
Enterprise IT Value Stream

Applying Lean to IT management requires some creativity and thought. IT provides services, not goods, and has  a well established set of practices deriving from decades of building and running large systems. Some attempts to bring an industrial perspective to IT management have not worked well, such as the concept of a software factory. In this session, Charles Betz will define IT value and develop a workable mapping of IT practices onto Lean, starting with the transactional and experiential “moment of truth” sought by the IT service customer...

10:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.


10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

  Troy DuMoulin, Pink Elephant


As a trusted service provider IT is expected to receive business demand and efficiently translate that demand into outcomes their customer's want. However, for most IT shops there is nothing remotely efficient about this critical task, in fact quite the contrary...

11:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  Jez Humble: Author Continuous Delivery

Continuous Delivery

Businesses rely on getting valuable new software into the hands of users as fast as possible, while making sure that they keep their production environments stable. Continuous Delivery is a revolutionary and scalable agile methodology that enables any team, including teams within enterprise IT organizations, to achieve rapid, reliable releases through better collaboration between developers, testers, DBAs and operations, and automation of the build, deploy, test and release process...

2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.


2:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

  Discussion Circles

Discussion Circles

Intense, interactive discussions
on topics YOU select.


3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.


3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.


  Mark Striebeck, Google

What Does Lean Mean at Google?

Mark Striebeck is an engineering director at Google where he is responsible for the frontend development of Gmail. Before that, he was in charge of Google's developer testing  infrastructure, tools and adoption...

4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.


  Networking Event - sponsored by eBECS

Chillin' at the Summit with eBECS

Join Summit sponsor eBECS, fellow participants, and the team of presenters for a tasty ice cream treat to finish off a sweet day of discussion.

And while you're there, check out Steve Bell's just-released book, "Run Grow Transform: Integrating Business and Lean IT."





Lean IT Summit: Day 2

 Tuesday, September 11th

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.


  Rich Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations

Richard Sheridan

Lean, Agile and
The Business Value of Joy!

Learn of a place where the culture was intentionally designed to focus on The Business Value of Joy...

9:10 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.


9:20 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

  Jean Cunningham, Author/Lean Pioneer

Information Integration for Lean Transformation

Most companies launch their lean transformation only in manufacturing or operations and wonder why they get resistance and their efforts fizzle out.  A silo-based lean functional approach will fail...

10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  Tom Paider, Nationwide Insurance

Lean Framework, Agile Principles – Using Lean Management and Problem Solving to Sustain and Scale Agile Teams

One of the largest insurance companies in the United States, Nationwide Insurance is the home of a next generation application development center fusing a lean software development framework with agile principles and techniques. In this interactive session Tom Paider explores with participants how Nationwide has taken a small grassroots agile movement and extended it to enterprise scale using lean principles and tools such as A3 thinking, standard work, kaizen, and a focus on lean management...

11:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

Networking Lunch

12:40 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

  Tom Perry, CyberSource / VISA

Lean, Agile, and the
Emerging Community

This is a story about two businesses that were very
alike that decided to merge. After the merger the two
groups tried to reconcile their release and development processes as part of becoming a single company. The reconciliation was a lot more difficult than we expected,
so we brought the two teams together for some facilitated problem solving sessions...

1:40 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.


1:50 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

  Intensive Panel Discussion

Interactive Panel Discussion

What questions do you still have that have gone unanswered? Anything you'd like clarified? Need ideas for next steps? What areas would you like to explore that haven't been explored?

This is YOUR chance to drive the discussion by asking an expert panel of proven Lean IT Advocates.

2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


  Steve Bell, Lean IT Strategies

Run, Grow, Transform: Lean IT as a Catalyst for Innovation
“Either lead, follow, or get out of the way.” This has never been more true or urgent than it is today; leaders who are not striving for consistent innovation risk being left behind...



  Wednesday, September 12th

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Full-day Post-Summit Workshop
Integrating Business and Lean IT
Facilitated by Steve Bell




Who should attend the Lean IT Summit?
CIOs, CEOs, Lean Leaders, Agile Champions, IT Managers, Project Managers, and any Senior Manager responsible for IT decisions. All industries welcome.