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'Lean Integration' Excerpt

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This excerpt is from the first chapter ("What is Lean and Why Is It Important?") of "Lean Integration: An Integration Factory Approach to Business Agility" authored by John G. Schmidt and David Lyle.

By some estimates, 40 percent of IT budgets are devoted to integration. However, most organizations still attack integration on a project-by-project basis, causing unnecessary expense, waste, risk, and delay. They struggle with integration "hairballs": complex point-to-point information exchanges that are expensive to maintain, difficult to change, and unpredictable in operation.

The solution is lean integration. This book demonstrates how to use proven "lean" techniques to take control over the entire integration process. John Schmidt and David Lyle show how to establish "integration factories" that leverage the powerful benefits of repeatability and continuous improvement across every integration project you undertake.

Drawing on their immense experience, Schmidt and Lyle bring together best practices; solid management principles; and specific, measurable actions for streamlining integration development and maintenance.

Whether you're an IT manager, project leader, architect, analyst, or developer, this book will help you systematically improve the way you integrate–adding value that is both substantial and sustainable.

This excerpt is from the first chapter ("What is Lean and Why Is It Important?") of "Lean Integration: An Integration Factory Approach to Business Agility" authored by John G. Schmidt and David Lyle.

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