Gartner Research

Use Lean IT to Drive I&O Efficiencies by Determining the Sources of Waste

Published: 08 November 2016

ID: G00310156

Analyst(s): Katherine Lord , George Spafford


Infrastructure and operations leaders are under tremendous pressure to make their organizations more efficient, effective and agile. To support these goals, lean IT provides proven methods, including a core principle of reducing waste in its many forms, to achieve meaningful improvements.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Apply the Eight Types of Waste to the I&O Environment
  • Lead Whiteboard/Brainstorming Exercises to Identify Possible Candidates of Waste
    • Before the Session
    • Participants
    • Logistics
    • Guiding Principles
    • Execution

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