Lean Kanban NA - Beyond Budgeting
Becoming a lean enterprise requires the entire management system to be aligned with lean principles. Lean requires alignment with customers and takes direction from the customer pull concept. Yet many organizations continue old practices such as financial budgeting which are based on financial “push” concepts. Simply stated, these old management practices defeat the ability to become truly lean.
Beyond Cost Transparency: Developing and Applying IT Cost Knowledge - Steve Adams
The effort to deliver the business change and supporting technology capabilities required by the Affordable Care Act provided significant challenges for Kaiser Permanente to prioritize and apportion limited investment funds and drive efficiency into IT operations. Two of Kaiser Permanente?s IT finance leaders will discuss the progress made and barriers encountered on their journey from providing cost transparency to cost knowledge, and how cost knowledge will enable Kaiser Permanente to make informed decisions about the use of technology to drive innovation and improved financial results in the changing health care market place.