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Lean IT Panel Discussion – Nov 17th @11am

Harmonizing Lean and Agile to drive value in IT

Do your IT-enabled processes work to create and flow customer value?

Is information and technology enabling your people’s success?

Are you grappling with scoping and delivering projects on time, testing new technology, and working more closely with business units to understand their needs?  

At their core, Lean and Agile are both about leveraging technology to deliver customer value with the least effort required. In order to achieve this, we remove all unnecessary effort – ambiguity of process, avoidable mistakes, self-in­flicted variation, corrections, rework, delays, and extra steps.

As the world evolves, success is becoming increasingly driven by technology and the speed at which we can deliver a product or service.  The formula for success includes focusing on process and working together while overcoming cultural and philosophical barriers.  

In the workplace, there is tension about how to accomplish this.  We must recognize these fundamental challenges as opportunities and accept that:

You may be wondering:

Join us for a panel discussion to hear how experts in the industry are dealing with an exciting new landscape, and what they are doing to deliver successful solutions and value to their internal/external customers.

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022

Time: 11-11:55am (Pacific)

Venue: Zoom (link provided upon registration)

Registration link

Meet our panelists:

Brock Husby, Ph.D., P.E. – A senior leader and state licensed professional engineer with diverse industry expertise spanning 20+ years, who provides a unique vision for real world system integration & optimization built on a foundation of Engineering and Toyota Production System (TPS) principles and values. His roles included Associate Vice President at Baylor Scott & White Health, Process Assurance/Corrective Actions Engineer for the U.S. Space Shuttle program, and his current role as a senior IT process improvement leader at The Standard. He is also an author of multiple publications, including the books “Lean Daily Management for Healthcare Field Book” and “Hoshin Kanri for Healthcare.”  Brock holds certifications in Agile, SAFe, Lean Product Development, Leadership, Six Sigma, Lean Healthcare, and Data Mining and Analysis, as well as currently serving as an Exam Development Committee member for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

April Sobetzki – Starting back in 2000 with initial Lean and Six Sigma training to enable her to lead the process changes at a large American life sciences company, April’s focus has remained within R&D and IT. She is currently at Portland General Electric leading process work within IT.

Mike Orzen – With over 30 years of experience in Lean and IT, Mike has a unique perspective of Lean, IT and operations.  He is co-author of the award-winning books, Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Enterprise and The Lean IT Field Guide. Often referred to as “the father of Lean IT,” he is recognized internationally as a thought leader in lean, lean IT, organizational transformation, and Leading with Respect. Mike is a recipient of the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute, and a fellow of the Shingo Institute. He is also a certified yoga instructor and dedicated meditation practitioner.