Lean Information Management

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IT alone will not solve a company’s problems; in fact, if not judiciously applied, IT can introduce more problems than it solves. For an enterprise seeking to achieve sustainable competitive advantage, the foundation of all solutions may be found in the continuous improvement of people, processes, and technology – in that order.
IT itself is not the enemy of Lean, but the improper use of IT is.

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Lean Information Management

  1. 1. Lean Information Management “How the Principles of Lean Management Affect the Content of Information Management” Johann Koenigshofer Zeitling 109 A-4320 Perg Austria Mobile: +43-664-6182567 Email: hans_koenigshofer@hotmail.com 09.12.2011 Lean Information Management: „How the Principles of Lean Management Affect the Content of Information Management" - Johann Koenigshofer
  2. 2. Merging Information Management and Lean Management Building Elements of Information Management Lean Management Principles Practices and Applicability of Lean Principles to IM IS-Challenges Lean Information Management: „How the Principles of Lean Management Affect the Content of Information Management" - Johann Koenigshofer 09.12.2011
  3. 3. Clash between LEAN and current IM-State “ IM” – Past / Current State “ LEAN” - Want to be <ul><li>Culture of continuous improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Empowered people </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding of value contribution </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Common sense </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>“ More with Less but the Right” </li></ul><ul><li>Proven results </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Partial business improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Little impact on the organization’s future </li></ul><ul><li>Search for value contribution </li></ul><ul><li>“ Support Function” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cost center” </li></ul><ul><li>External determination </li></ul><ul><li>Failing projects </li></ul><ul><li>“ IT doesn’t matter” 1) </li></ul><ul><li>No management system </li></ul>Principles of Lean Management Determine a Lean IS-Strategy 1) Carr, Nicolas G.: IT Doesn’t Matter Lean Information Management: „How the Principles of Lean Management Affect the Content of Information Management&quot; - Johann Koenigshofer 09.12.2011
  4. 4. Building Elements of Information Management 1) 1) Heinrich, Lutz J., Lehner, Franz: Information Management, Planung, Steuerung und Überwachung der Informationsinfrastruktur Lean Information Management: „How the Principles of Lean Management Affect the Content of Information Management&quot; - Johann Koenigshofer 09.12.2011
  5. 5. IS-Challenges 1) 1) Kern, Matthias: Lean Information System – Problemorientierte Gestaltung von Informationssystemen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Lean Management Lean Information Management: „How the Principles of Lean Management Affect the Content of Information Management&quot; - Johann Koenigshofer 09.12.2011
  6. 6. Lean Management Principles 1) 1) Liker, Jeffrey K.: The Toyota Way – 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer Lean Information Management: „How the Principles of Lean Management Affect the Content of Information Management&quot; - Johann Koenigshofer 09.12.2011
  7. 7. Practices and Applicability of Lean Principles to IM 4.1. Long-Term Philosophy 4.2. Cont. Process Flow 4.3. Pull System 4.4. Leveling (Heijunka) 4.5. Quality right (Jidoka) 4.5. Standardization 4.7. Visual Control 4.8. Technology 4.9. Grow Leaders 4.10. People and Teams 4.11. Partners and Suppliers 4.12. Go Gemba 4.13. Decisions, Implementation 4.14. Learning Organization □ … .No relationship ○ … Weak relationship ● … . Important relationship ◙ … .. Strong relationship Legend: Lean Information Management: „How the Principles of Lean Management Affect the Content of Information Management&quot; - Johann Koenigshofer 09.12.2011
  8. 8. Practices and Applicability of Lean Principles to IM Lean Information Management: „How the Principles of Lean Management Affect the Content of Information Management&quot; - Johann Koenigshofer 09.12.2011
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>Not all IS-challenges can be solved with Lean principles. </li></ul><ul><li>Lean principles are a good enough basis for a “Lean” IM-strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of Lean practices need to be validated on a long-term view. </li></ul><ul><li>Success of people and leader principles depend on culture of enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>No fast implementation, but long-term change project. </li></ul>Lean Information Management: „How the Principles of Lean Management Affect the Content of Information Management&quot; - Johann Koenigshofer 09.12.2011

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