Monday, September 23, 2013

Process Re-design - the lean way!

"A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation"
Andrew Grove

In the next few weekly entries I will be focusing on a process re-design approach that doesn't go well with the current thinking around Business Process Reengineering - the approach will be centered around Lean Start-up notions (minimum viable product, build-measure-learn cycle etc) instead.

I do admit that the two approaches do not fully reconcile, so I will be careful to point out the differences. The Lean Start-up is a very seductive concept and once you fall in love with it (as I did), you tend to apply it to everything!

I will be challenging classic approaches like AS-IS / TO-BE analysis, never cutting corners, focusing on organizational aspects etc.

The main scope of the following entries will be to understand how we can eliminate waste from the Business Process Reengineering process itself :-)

More to come :-)