Track: Lean with Horizontal Flow

The lean management system

Secret sauce for your IT transformation


Practitioner Presentation
Tuesday, Oct. 18 Location Code
11:00am-12:00pm Sheraton Dallas Hotel TS/07



This presentation will include:

  • A case study of a global technology company using the lean management system effectively within software delivery.
  • Practical ways to implement lean practices in software development, including standard work, visual management, gemba visits, and daily huddles.
  • Helping teams see the end-to-end value stream and develop stronger decision-making skills to create a product that aligns with customer expectations.
  • Determining the proper cadence for each of the activities designed into the management system and how leadership can demonstrate its commitment.


In 1990, Womack, Jones, and Roos published the transformational book, "The Machine that Changed the World," introducing the world to the revolutionary Toyota Production System. Lean was a concept utilized on the front lines of automotive production.  Fast forward to 2022, automotive companies are now hiring software engineers at a rate that outpaces all other engineering positions, and a new “shop floor” is born. The work that was once very visible has now transitioned into invisible and intangible processes.

In this practitioner presentation, you'll hear how a global technology company uses a lean management system in software development, an “invisible process," which allows for alignment on company strategy, problems getting solved close to where the work is done, and robust end-to-end value stream creation.

Key factors in this approach include: Understanding flow—the flow of software delivery across the platform breaks down into feature development, defects, security, and tech debt—and a focus on the end-to-end value stream. How do we make the invisible visible? Leadership often views the software delivery pipeline as a black box and developers as a project. Creating a value stream mindset takes many small steps.


MoreStream is a leading global provider of online training, certifications and technology for Lean Six Sigma. It works with individuals, universities and businesses large and small to provide proven solutions that are right for them. From interactive training to process improvement software, it helps organizations work as efficiently and effectively as possible.



Peg Pennington is the president of MoreSteam. She champions critical thinking and problem-solving as core competencies for all organizations. She's a team builder and has shared her passion for problem-solving over two decades of her career. Working as an educator and process improvement thought leader with MoreSteam's global clients, she loves to share her enthusiasm to build a culture of innovation. Prior to joining MoreSteam's executive team, she was the executive director of the Center for Operational Excellence and an instructor in the Master of Business Operational Excellence ("MBOE") and MBA programs at Ohio State's Fisher College of Business. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Dayton.