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5 Ways EA Leaders Can Help Their Organization Sustain Lean Adoption

Published: 10 June 2019

ID: G00381746

Analyst(s): James McGovern


Organizations invest substantial time and money in adopting lean; however, unintended consequences sabotage achieving improved business outcomes. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must help deliver continuous excellence by supporting the correct adoption of lean practices.

Table Of Contents


  • Lean Efforts Should Be Based on Respect for People
  • Consistent Approaches to Problem Solving Should Be Adopted
  • A Thorough Understanding of Business, Organization and People Challenges Is Needed
  • The True Purpose of Value Stream Maps Must Be Embraced
  • Leader-Standard Work Should Be Combined With Other Lean Tools

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