Summary of Lean Change Management

Innovative Practices for Managing Organizational Change

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Lean Change Management book summary
Consider “feedback-driven” change management, which offers agile tools, innovative practices and lean outcomes.


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Change agent Jason Little gets you thinking about the good, the bad and the ugly of the “lean change management cycle.” His philosophy is to get rid of static charts and dusty project plans and instead implement a “feedback-driven” change management process. Little’s instructive guide will fill your toolbox with techniques to encourage participation, instruments that visualize progress, and practices that help overcome obstacles. You don’t have to be a connoisseur of lean approaches and agile tools to appreciate this solid manual. getAbstract recommends Little’s practical approach to managers driving and living through change and to those contemplating a program of lean change management.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to structure your “lean change management cycle”;
  • How to employ various different lean practices, tools and frameworks; and
  • How experiments can introduce incremental organizational change.


The “Lean Change Management Cycle”
Whether you call it a model, a method or a process, the lean change management cycle directs organizational change through three recurring, nonlinear stages: “insights, options and experiments.” Being “feedback-driven” means gathering input from your...
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About the Author

Jason Little began his career as a web developer before moving into management, Agile Coaching and consulting. He helps companies discover more effective practices for managing organizational change.

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    jaime burton 2 months ago
    I like the pictorial way to present impacts in the blast and the sphere of influence.
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    Jude Simon Yahn Jr 2 years ago
    I like the Coffee meeting approach to getting the people involved in on the resolution.

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