An adaptable approach to Lean Enterprise

Stephen Parry is a World leading authority and strategist on the creation of Lean Service Enterprises. He has applied ‘Lean’ principles to the design and operation of corporations in Europe, Middle- East, Asia-Pacific, (including Japan, India, Australia, Philippines ) and the USA.

An inspirational leader with a documented professional history of achievement, a motivational key note speaker on large scale organisational change.

A Strategic consultant to global consultancies.

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Expert

Expert

Stephen Parry is a leading expert in the fields of Lean organisational design and transformation and Lean leadership.

Clients

Clients

Clients include many global and local clients: SAP, BT, Local Government, police authorities, financial services, IT Services, Shared Services, Outsourcing, Consultancies.

speaker

speaker

Stephen speaks regularly at international events and respected business schools such as Cranfield School of Management, the Fisher Business School at Ohio State University.  He is a Faculty Member of the USA Lean Enterprise Institute, visiting Fellow at the Professor Dan Jones Lean Enterprise Academy in the UK and a regular judge at the national business awards.

Published

Published

His work has been covered in the Harvard Business Review and cited in numerous books and research papers.

Guest

Guest

Stephen is often interviewed on BBC Radio 4 and his work has featured in documentaries on BBC1 and Channel 4.

Author

Author

Stephen is author of the book, “Sense and Respond: the journey to customer purpose”, which presents an approach to business based on Lean Service Principles.

Keynotes and Presentations

Please enjoy a selection of Stephen's keynotes and presentations from various conferences and events.

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Speaking Topics

Stephen is an internationally recognized expert on adaptability and lean thinking. Below are some of the topics he has recently presented. Every presentation is customized to his audience, so these are representative rather than a definitive list. If you have any questions, please contact him.

Frontier challenges for Lean and Agile to stay on purpose.

Frontier challenges for Lean and Agile to stay on purpose.

Purpose is your passion; vision is the world you wish to create; strategy is how you get there; tactics ensure you survive the journey.

The above statement is not a corporate mantra; it’s a serious structure to apply personally if you are involved in change.

Lean and Agile take a very different view of the world of work, its purpose, the work climate and engaging the willing contribution of others towards a common purpose for creating wealth together.

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Waste is Optional

Waste is Optional

Customer Value defines meaningful work; everything else is optional including the waste.

What do we need to do to make waste a thing of the past and prevent it creeping back into the organisation?

Of all the ideas associated with ‘Lean and Agile’, ‘cutting waste’ is perhaps the most widely known, but it is also the most misunderstood, primarily because most organisations don’t actually know what waste is. Waste disposal, waste recycling and waste paper – these terms ring familiar bells for almost everyone. However, as Lean shows us, waste is about far more.

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‘I am Spartacus’ – Would the real Lean thinker please stand up?

‘I am Spartacus’ – Would the real Lean thinker please stand up?

Tactics to survive and prosper while on your Agile/ Lean Journey.

‘I am Spartacus’ is a famous saying from the film of the same name when the ancient Romans were trying to capture the rebel leader and cried out who is Spartacus. Every man stood up and claimed to be him because he had become an idea worth standing up for.   

Creating change using Agile and Lean always means changing the way people think and behave. Many believe you are talking common-sense; others you’re crazy, others you are a manipulative tool of management, others that it’s hard and difficult work which needs sensitivity and patience to bring different people towards a deeper understanding of collaboration, willing contribution and purpose.

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New forms of adaptive organisational workforces: Faster adaptability is the new core competency in the new economy

New forms of adaptive organisational workforces: Faster adaptability is the new core competency in the new economy

Themes

The need for faster levels of organisational and structural responsiveness to changes in ICT and global business.

The need to change the way we design, build and operate organisations to become more adaptive.

How can we create managerial systems that can rapidly change organisations and increase the adaptability of the workforce?

  • Sense and Respond Organisations.
  • Lean Organisational Performance.
  • Lean Organisational Design Principles.

 

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Workshops and Tutorials

Adaptability isn't something that can be introduced to an organisation in a 6o minute keynote. That's why Stephen offers a range of internal workshop and tutorial programs in half, full and two-day sessions. Below you can sample some of the offerings he has delivered to various companies. If adaptability is your goal, then Stephen's workshops are a great learning opportunity to senior management.

Creating an Integrated ICT Value Stream using Lean and Agile Thinking

Creating an Integrated ICT Value Stream using Lean and Agile Thinking

In this unique one-day seminar, Lloyd Parry Senior Partner Stephen Parry takes an in-depth look at how software delivers value to stakeholders, and how to design a system of work aligned to optimize the value delivered.

The IT Function is well placed to help organisations benefit fully from applying Lean principles, but success depends on aligning all the steps in the value stream. If you integrate Lean service and Agile development to support each other, you’ll be able to deliver the radical improvements in service, quality, and development time that our current tough climate demands. This exclusive event shows you how using Agile and Lean thinking together can completely and permanently transform your IT function.

A3 Thinking Tutorial for Managers: Problem Solving and Critical thinking

A3 Thinking Tutorial for Managers: Problem Solving and Critical thinking

In this Workshop, we will teach you and your team how to use A3 thinking to make sure you get, interpret, and act on the right information so you can innovate and solve problems.

Overview

How can you be sure you’re making the best possible management decisions? Even when there is time, information is coming from so many sources it can be difficult to know what is “noise” and what requires your attention. In such data-rich circumstances, you need a better way of thinking — a structured problem solving mindset for you and your staff.

Adaptive-Lean Shared Services – Masterclass for Senior Leaders

Adaptive-Lean Shared Services – Masterclass for Senior Leaders

If you are embarking on a Shared Services programme, one thing is certain – you will face many challenges.  It will require excellent leadership and the ability to change many aspects of your organisational culture.  The risks and potential rewards of shared services are great.  Do it right and you could cut costs significantly and at the same time improve services.

This masterclass looks in detail at how you could use Sense and Respond – Lean and Adaptive thinking to underpin your shared services implementations. It will help you avoid the errors and assumptions that sometimes lead to shared services failing to deliver the anticipated value for money.

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Measuring and Managing for Value

Measuring and Managing for Value

From controlling costs to maximising business value and the value of your advice.

Two-Day Tutorial and Workshop
The world of IT is changing faster and faster with each passing day.  System complexity, global interconnectivity and costs are hard to control.

In the next three to five years, every job in IT will be redefined as service models change and our understanding of what success is changes along with them.

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