Agile + DevOps West 2020 Concurrent Session : Leading Lean: The Modern Approach to Enterprise Transformation

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Leading Lean: The Modern Approach to Enterprise Transformation

Are you struggling to understand why your transformation efforts just don't seem to be producing the expected results, despite all of your planning and effort? Enterprise transformation is much more than the mechanics of teaching your Scrum teams to sprint and building a magnificent DevOps pipeline. Somehow, on our journey to agility, lean leadership aspects were left behind, to the point that lean and agile have become disconnected schools of thought. Agile was born out of lean, so how did this happen? Let's have a lively discussion about how to reconnect the dots so that today's transformational leaders truly understand what is required to achieve enterprise-wide success. Together, we will explore why this connection was broken, what changes are needed to fuse it back together again, and how both agile and lean can be incorporated into your transformation efforts to ensure you are on a journey of continuous improvement and long-term success. If you really want to lead transformational change, come get a complete perspective on the mindset and tools required to succeed!

Jean Dahl

Jean Dahl is a collaborative, outcomes-driven senior executive, author, recognized thought leader, speaker, and serial entrepreneur who is passionate about building adaptive and responsive Modern Lean leaders and enterprises that harness change to achieve greater and greater levels of agility. She regularly consults and advises with her clients, ranging from Lean Startups to corporate giants, to first and foremost, focus on stakeholder value to identify and respond to disruption in innovative new ways through continuous improvement, learning, and evolution to thrive in our 21st century global economy. Ms. Dahl is also the author of two books on leadership: Leading Lean: Ensuring Success and Developing a Framework for Leadership (O’Reilly Media, 2019) and The Making of an Agile Leader (O’Reilly Media, 2018), as well as the founder and executive director of the Modern Lean Institute (, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping the world develop and support Modern Lean leaders. She can be reached directly at [email protected]" or through Linkedin.