Developing a Culture of Leadership through Lean for Organizations

The goal of this topic is to look at Lean from an Indian Context and what aspects are critical for  Leadership especially while implementing Lean in their Organizations. Few concepts of how Organizations wade through their challenges to implement a Pyramid of Agile Practices both in Software and Non Software will be discussed here. This will also focus heavily on how to develop a culture of Leaders within the organization using relationship techniques of Senpai(mentor) and Kohai(protege) and also of a Sensei(teacher) .

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Outline/structure of the Session

Introduction to Lean Leadership

5 Values essential for Leadership using Lean

Focus on culture of leadership

Practical Scenarios


Learning Outcome

The Outcome of this session would help give Senior Management Leader and Thought Leaders a perspective of how to build a successful lean organizations and how to apply theory with practical steps.

Target Audience

Senior Management Leaders, Thought Leaders, Organizations using Lean

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  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  5 years ago
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    Hi Mohan - It will help us get more details on your proposal, specificlly around some of the following aspects:

    - what is special/specific about 'Indian context' that you are addressing - is it more services-oriented, or more-'jugaad', or anything else?

    - do we have real-life examples that have implemented some of these ideas, irrespective of the results? of course, we will want to learn of the efficacy of those efforts as well so that the practitioners have more clear picture of what it brings to the table

    - you have not provided any reference to your past talks. Can you share the same so that reviewers are more familiar with your work.



  • Jerry Rajamoney
    By Jerry Rajamoney  ~  5 years ago
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    Hi Mohan,

    Very interesting topic. what struck me in your proposal is "The goal of this topic is to look at Lean from an Indian Context". I still remember the talk in Agile 2012 where the presenter said (sorry, I don't remember who is the presenter) "It is not the country culture but the Company culture that matters" in Agile transformation / adaptation. :-)

    You are talking about Indian organization with Lean (which comes from TPS, Japan) and also Senpai and kōhai which also comes from Japan). So could you able to provide more details that helps to understand how you have mapped them? Now your proposal is too abstract.

    Thanks for your time.



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