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The Power Of Lean IT: Leveraging Technology For Better Business Benefits And Preparing For Cloud Computing by Mind Map: The Power Of Lean IT: Leveraging
Technology For Better Business
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The Power Of Lean IT: Leveraging Technology For Better Business Benefits And Preparing For Cloud Computing

John Parkinson,

Group VP and CTO, TransUnion

Lean Approach at TU

Simplify, standardize, consolidate, virtualize, measure, manage

every piece of waste taken out is new capacity for profit and revenue growth!!!!

grass roots initiative not corporate mandate

people want to do because it makes their day-to-day work easier

Needed consistent and universal set of tools and measures

lean at TU

jorney not desitnation

set of tools and practices not religion

self help not corp mandate

modest investments in edu, support and data yield big improvements

"Brilliant and the Basics"

consisten monitoring, measurement and mgmt arch

continuous improv objectives

pref and comp tied to improvements

John Swainson, CEO - CA

Seize current opportunity

winners execute distinctively (eg Lance Armstrong)

Winners pull away after recession

great slide - Linder and McCarthy - Accenture

Lean IT Sense and Respond

Business Transaction volume varies, >> Reallocated resouces, >> Prevent problems

New Biz Svs, Prioritze based on business objectives

Ensuring ongoing service quality, deliver defined svs in accordance with SLAs

perfect time for lean

how do I improve profit and revenue growth

lean in, mgf, healthcare, retail, it

lean - not just removing waste

understanding priorities of business and align

must understand value of the production model

96% of IT exec agree their orgs suffer from waste

Analyze (ineff processes 48%)

Automate (duplication of effort 45%)

industrialization of IT, Process discipline and automation help overcome IT complexity, Deliver greater value at lower cost

Integrate (redundant apps 43%)

Optimize (underutilized assets 40%)


why hasn't it been applied to IT in the past, too much time trying to "keep up", throw more people and hardware at problems, not understanding the full process

must understand IT production model

Just-in-Time, not Just-in-case, perform briskly and perfectly at moment of truth, example, install hw to handle peaks, JIT: provision when needed then redeploy after

Cloud Computing & Lean (Swainson)

advantage of cloud is "changing the economic model of computing"

much harder than it looks


trust, what and where do I trust to put sensitive data, how to ensure encrypted at every step, federated trust - internal and external

Just-in-time resourcing, can't do w/o clear insight into capacity needs, service levels, need more policy based infrastructure

CA Labs on Demand

Internal Cloud Enabled by Spectrum Automation Manager

Dozens to four on-demand labs

virtual pool of resources (6-7000 servers)

fast payback - 20 yrs dev time and $4mill in one year

Lean / Six Sigma / ITTL



helps on measures and priority

aligned with lean

variability analysis very important to lean


framework only

what process should have but not how to do it