Beyond the Lean Revolution: Achieving Successful and Sustainable Enterprise Transformation

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American Management Association, 2011 - Business & Economics - 270 pages
Most organizations' change efforts focus solely on eliminating waste in specific departments. While this "lean paradigm" is a good place to start, true enterprise transformation goes much further. Based on years of research and implementation, Beyond the Lean Revolution provides a road map for achieving the kind of future-oriented results that enhance value to stakeholders. Authors Deborah Nightingale and Jayakanth help readers achieve this by asking them to address the big-picture questions like, What are the strategic objectives? How is the enterprise performing against those objectives? How should it be? Who are the stakeholders and what do they value? You'll then learn to strategically position your responses to move toward an audacious vision for the future--one where every cog in the complex enterprise system of people, processes, and is successful. Illuminating examples will teach you how to ensure senior leadership remains committed, how to assess your enterprise's current state, and how to analyze stakeholder values so you can plan for future growth. From inception to implementation and beyond, this book provides a holistic framework for bridging the gap from mere change--to genuine transformation.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 WHY ENTERPRISE TRANSFORMATION?
1
CHAPTER 2 THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF ENTERPRISE TRANSFORMATION
12
CHAPTER 3 A ROADMAP TO SUCCESSFUL ENTERPRISE TRANSFORMATION
29
CHAPTER 4 TRANSFORMATION LEADERSHIP
47
CHAPTER 5 THE STAKEHOLDER LENS
60
CHAPTER 6 THE PROCESS ARCHITECTURE LENS
79
CHAPTER 7 THE PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT LENS
97
CHAPTER 8 THE INTEGRATIVE LENSES
113
CHAPTER 10 TRANSFORMATION PLANNING
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CHAPTER 11 EXECUTING THE TRANSFORMATION PLAN
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CHAPTER 12 ENTERPRISE TRANSFORMATION FROM INCEPTION TO IMPLEMENTATION
183
CASE STUDIES
221
APPENDIX B A BRIEF COMPARISON OF OTHER APPROACHES TO PROCESS ANALYSIS
243
ENDNOTES
249
KEY TERMS
259
INDEX
261

CHAPTER 9 PREPARING TO TRANSFORM
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DEBORAH J. NIGHTINGALE is Professor of the Practice of Engineering Systems and Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and director of MIT's Center for Technology Policy and Industrial Development.

JAYAKANTH SRINIVASAN is a Research Scientist at MIT's Lean Advancement Initiative.

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