Culture is a lot harder to codify and has generally been missed. Muda (waste) in Toyota was not about waste itself, but about empowering the workforce to improve the place of work and the products. Knowledge work on the production chain. Today, Tesla who tried to robotise most of the Model 3 production chain, discovered painfully that robots do not find continuous improvements. This, we believe, is at the core of Knowledge Work and ten times more relevant in IT than it is on a production chain. So I will look forward to hear more from Jon what "Respect for People" covers.
Jon Terry is co-CEO and co-founder of LeanKit. Before LeanKit, Jon held a number of senior IT positions with hospital-giant HCA and its logistics subsidiary, HealthTrust Purchasing Group. He was among those responsible for launching HCA’s adoption of Lean/Agile methods.
Transformation is anti-pattern to the evolutive nature of Lean or Agile. More to the point, it maintains the status-quo of top-down command and stops in its track any effort towards Respect for People. This issue is exacerbated in IT because it is full-on knowledge work by default and interweaves production work and innovation in every day, Complicated and Complex. It requires even more awareness from the leaders. The discussion will focus on exploring how the tools we talked about at previous meet-ups can support driving outcome focused Digital evolution. If transformation should be on the agenda, we'll also explore what should be the new ways of Leading and how to transition to those by developing leadership intelligence and competencies.
Philippe has been involved with Digital change from the early days of the Internet (nearly 25 years) and has led the initiation and delivery of significant change initiatives for clients such as Legal & General, Vodafone, O2, Ladbrokes, M&S, HSBC, Barclays, etc. Now working as an independent Coach/Consultant, Philippe is using innovative methods to help businesses shape, plan and deploy their digital strategy, organisation change, lean-agile operating model, and most importantly develop their people and leadership. Philippe is a trained systemic coach (ORSC), complexity & systems thinker (Cynefin™ / VSM), Digital delivery manager, and a seasoned Lean and Agile practitioner. Philippe is the founder and organiser of London’s Digital Leadership meet-up