Defining Lean IT with Steve Bell
The Business901 podcast guest this week is Steve Bell, the founder of Lean IT Strategies LLC. Steve is a Lean Enterprise Institute faculty member, Shingo Research Prize winning author, and Lean IT pioneer. A recent blog post, When Standard Work and Customer Focus come together contains an excerpt from the podcast.
In the podcast we started out focusing on Lean IT but it evolved into a much broader discussion. Steve has a knack of taking the complicated and making it simple. A rare quality that I typically find only in the most knowledgeable practitioners. This podcast is suited for anyone thinking about continuous improvement.
For more than twenty five years, Steve Bell has delivered a balance of Lean, business process improvement, and management consulting services. Steve published Lean Enterprise Systems: Using IT for Continuous Improvement helping to introduce the emerging discipline of Lean IT. Steve and his partner Mike Orzen later published Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation.
Steve is on of the keynotes at the upcoming, North American Lean IT Summit, bringing together a community of lean and agile practitioners and thought leaders from around the globe.