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Chief Evangelist, Lean-Agile Strategy

Jon Terry is Chief Evangelist, Lean-Agile Strategy for Planview, a market leading provider of portfolio management, agile management, collaboration, and ideation software. Before that Jon was co-CEO and co-founder of LeanKit, which pioneered the application of Kanban in knowledge work. Prior to that, Jon held a number of senior IT positions with hospital-giant HCA and its logistics subsidiary, HealthTrust Purchasing Group. He was among those responsible for launching HCA’s adoption of Lean-Agile methods.

An Open Letter to our Customers and Partners from Tim Mulron & Jon Terry

Today, we are excited to announce that LeanKit has been acquired by Planview, and we are joining the Planview portfolio of work and resource management (WRM) solutions. By combining our two like-minded cultures, and by building on both of our companies’ strong commitment to serving our customers, we see an incredible opportunity to enable organizations to...

Respect for People: Lean’s Neglected Pillar

Respect for People is one of the pillars of Lean and of our culture at LeanKit. We’re very proud of the respectful culture we’ve built together. It’s something that visitors and newcomers comment on when they talk about our company. But, as I had to confess at a recent company meeting, we haven’t worked as diligently on...

Customer-Centric to the Core

At LeanKit, Lean isn’t just the product we sell. It’s in our name because we passionately believed in it when we founded the company, and we still do today. By embracing Lean across our company, we’ve adopted a customer-centric approach — not only in our product development, but also in every other department, from finance...

Lean: It’s About Pulling Together

What Lean Teams Can Learn from Crew I was working on a conference presentation the other day and found a picture of a crew team. It reminded me of a similar picture our marketing team has used on the LeanKit website, and how well that metaphor fits both Lean and me personally. I was in crew...