Lean Management – Operational Excellence as a Business Strategy

December 6, 2018

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Most of us think of strategy as reaching a new market, developing new products or acquiring companies. Whilst that is true, the first and most important strategy any organization should be focusing on is operational excellence.

If your processes are full of drama, if you are slow, with quality problems and low productivity, it doesn’t really matter your breakthrough strategy; you won’t be able to compete.

Agile was born to solve these execution problems in software development. However, after 15 years of the famous Agile Manifesto, very few companies have been able to really benefit from Agile.

Many managers and executives do not even want to hear about Agile anymore.

We have been reinventing the wheel and creating models and frameworks which don’t work. Or which are poorly implemented due to lack of understanding of the underlying principles of LEAN THINKING.

There are a few basic things you need to do in order to achieve a strategic breakthrough, everything else is just patches or pretending to be.

Today, Gerard Chiva, Founder of Aktia Solutions, will explain to us what the traps of Agile are and how we can succeed by applying fundamental principles of Lean Thinking.

About the author

Business Agility Coach | Abundance Thinker | Helping Mid-Market Companies Evolve by Using the Kanban Methodology - As trained Industrial Engineer with close on 25 years' experience as IT Professional and Business Executive in the mid-market IT industry, Mathias Tölken loves to share his experiences and expertise with others.


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