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    Lean Integration Excerpt

    ‘Lean Integration’ Excerpt

    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.

    The attached Zip file includes:

    • Intro Page.doc
    • Cover Sheet and Terms.pdf
    • Lean Integration Excerpt.pdf

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