Lean Integration is an excellent resource for anyone struggling with the challenges of performing integration for a complex enterprise. The authors have combined their experience to provide a practical roadmap for applying lean principles to the integration problem. If you are looking for an approach to tackle the integration chaos that exists in your environment, this book should be at the top of your reading list.
- Steve J. Dennis, Integration Competency Center Director, Nike
In today's world, enterprises struggle with increasing global competition, the need for speed to market and the ability for IT to enable the strategic intent of the business. One of the core tenets of lean that many integration professionals lose sight of is the need to put the customer first. This book serves as a reminder to our fiduciary responsibility to leverage IT as a competitive tool for planning and execution
- James McGovern, Enterprise Architect, The Hartford
As costs of raw technology decline, superior practice will dominate IT value. Increasingly, it's not enough to be clever: it's essential to be efficient, and that's what John Schmidt and David Lyle will help IT practitioners do with their new book, Lean Integration.
- Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research, Salesforce.com
John Schmidt and David Lyle have written an important book with a new perspective on lean thinking in the software development world. This is a must-read for leaders in all functional areas.
- Arthur V. Hill, Lindahl Professor and Professor of Operations and Management Science, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
In this highly communicative world, one filled with a high degree of turbulence and uncertainty, the one key that will separate successful businesses from the rest is their ability to be agile and wield just in time, focused, trustworthy information. I am extremely pleased to see that John and David have written on such an important topic.
- Mark Albala, President, InfoSight Partners, LLC
This work is fantastic, not just from a technical standpoint; it has a maturity that’s vacant from other works, an understanding of internal business politics and human resources concerns, all the while wrapped in solid management principles and practices.
- Kevin P. Davis, Senior Technical