Siraj Sirajuddin

The Lean Change Agent’s Mantra

Abstract
Mantra (n): A word or group of words, an act or a series of acts – all considered capable of creating “transformation”. (“man” – mind + “tra” – liberation).

Adopting Lean and Kanban in large organizations presents a unique challenge to The Change Agent. This presentation is about the unique challenge and provides a “Mantra” for The Change Agent to influence the adoption process.

The Lean Change Agent’s Mantra looks at the philosophy of Lean process improvement and then deep dives into the Forces around Lean and Kanban adoption. We also discuss the team Dynamics that enable adoption of Lean and Kanban.

Finally, we summarize The “Mantra” that would help Change Agent’s to influence the adoption process for Lean and Kanban.
Bio

Siraj Sirajuddin Siraj has provided excellent change management coaching and leadership to large and medium sized organizations like ShoreTel, Winn Dixie Stores, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and Compaq Computers.

He has 18 years of experience with people and process improvement consulting and coaching.

He has deep and varied domain and functional knowledge and process improvement experience using Lean, Kanban, Agile, CMMI, Six Sigma, PMBOK, SOX, BASEL and HIPAA.

He is also an expert / student of Systems Thinking / Learning Organizations, People Dynamics, Transactional Analysis, MBTI, FIRO(B), Element B, Leadership & Motivation and Team Building.

He brings tremendous energy and passion to every engagement.

He invented several unique techniques (The Interview, Clean Slate, Cereal Box, Intensive Collaboration & Discovery) that are now used for managing strategic projects at various client locations.

He loves poetry, travel, music, books and being with people.

Specialties:
Influencing Leaders, Followers & Teams Systems Thinking / Learning Organizations Building Hyperperforming Teams Lean, Kanban and Agile Coach