June 21, 2012, 10:00 PDT / 13:00 EDT / 19:00 CEST
Duration: One hour


In this webinar we will discuss some of the common challenges with improving organizational performance and how to overcome them using the Lean Systems Framework (LSF). Traditional Lean Management models organizations as portfolios of value streams. This approach can yield very significant operational performance improvements. It does, however, fail to address several factors that significantly affect organizational performance. Such factors include knowledge management, organization architecture, product architecture, and cultural challenges.

In practice, of course, organizations do employ a variety of models to describe themselves. However, these models are often not well integrated. This invariably leads to misalignment and use of conflicting methods. An organization may use just-in-time scheduling in one area and expect up-front resource allocation in another. Or it may embark on an effort to teach sophisticated innovation practices while failing to address toxic leadership behaviors that stifle creativity.

The LSF is an extensible and integrated framework of models and methods based on Systems Thinking and Toyota’s Lean methodology. It provides a richer way to describe organizations and embodies techniques for ensuring that organizational learning yields quantifiable business value. The LSF is the result of eight years of field experience, primarily in the technology sector, with organizations from 20 to 100,000+ employees.


Frode L. Ødegård, Founder & CEO, Lean Systems Institute

Frode has more than twenty years of experience as an entrepreneur and trusted advisor to high-tech executives. Organizations he has helped include Sony Electronics Inc., NASA, Lockheed Martin, Candle, Conexant Systems, Mindspeed, and Plantronics. Before founding LSI in 2004, Frode was the CEO and founder of Ødegård Labs, Inc., a software engineering research and consulting firm. Prior to founding Ødegard Labs in 1991, Frode was the CEO and founder of Modula-2 CASE Systems A/S, a Norwegian company building next-generation tools for embedded software developers. His interests include history, philosophy, psychology, linguistics, and strength training.

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