At least five of these forthcoming titles major on a healthcare or safety aspect, illustrating just how far this particular management approach has come from its original niche

(20) The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence through Leadership Development by Jeffrey Liker and Gary L. Convis . Published in Hardcover – 14 Nov 2011.

(19) Driving Strategy to Execution Using Lean Six Sigma: A Framework for Creating High Performance Organizations (Resource Management) by Gerhard Plenert and Tom Cluley . Published in Hardcover – 13 Mar 2012.

(18) Lean For Dummies by Natalie J. Sayer and Bruce Williams . Published in Paperback – 24 Apr 2012

(17) Lean Six Sigma For Dummies by John Morgan . Published in Paperback – 30 Mar 2012

(16) A Factory of One: Applying Lean Principles to Banish Waste and Improve Your Personal Performance by Daniel Markovitz . Published in Dec 13, 2011.

(15) Strategic Lean Mapping by Steve Borris . Published in Feb 22, 2012

(14) Lean Done Right: Achieve and Maintain Reform in Your Healthcare Organization by Thomas G. Zidel . Published in Nov 1, 2011.

(13) Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management by Paul Myerson . Published in Mar 1, 2012.

(12) Taking Improvement From the Assembly Line to Healthcare: The Application of Lean Within the Healthcare Industry by Ronald Bercaw . Published in Paperback – 1 Nov 2011.

(11) Lean Management by Eugene B. Fliedner . Published in Paperback – 28 Dec 2011

(10) The Lean Sustainable Supply Chain: How to Create a Green Infrastructure with Lean Technologies (FT Press Operations Management) by Robert Palevich . Published in Hardcover – 16 Jan 2012.

(9) Lean from the Trenches by Henrik Kniberg . Published in Paperback – 22 Jan 2012

(8) Lean But Agile: Rethink Workforce Planning and Gain a True Competitive Edge by William J Rothwell, James Graber and Neil Mccormick . Published in Hardcover – 1 Feb 2012.

(7) Lean Biomanufacturing (Pharma, Biotechnology and Bioscience: Science, Technology and Business) by Nigel John Smart . Published in Hardcover – 1 Aug 2012.

(6) Building Lean Supply Chains with the Theory of Constraints by Srinivasan . Published in Hardcover – 20 Dec 2011.

(5) Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement by Mark Graban . Published in Paperback- 10 Nov 2011.

(4) Safety Performance in a Lean Environment: A Guide to Building Safety into a Process (Occupational Safety & Health Guide Series) by Paul F. English . Published in Hardcover – 17 Nov 2011.

(3) Lean for the Healthcare Professional by Daniel Markovitz . Published in Paperback – 13 Dec 2011.

(2) Agile Experience: A Digital Designer’s Guide to Agile, Lean, and Continuous (Develop and Design) by Lindsay Ratcliffe and Marc McNeill . Published in Paperback – 18 Nov 2011.

(1) A Tale of Two Transformations: Bringing Lean and Agile Software Development to Life by Michael K. Levine . Published in Hardcover – 12 Dec 2011.

Here’s an introduction to A Tale of Two Transformations:

Highlighting a critical and often overlooked aspect of Lean implementation, this book discusses how to transform an organization from its current state to the desired state.

Following the popular organizational approach of the prequel,A Tale of Two Systems, it presents two contrasting transformations based on polar opposites on the development spectrum: process-driven, compliance focused groups and chaotic groups.

Synthesizing Lean manufacturing and Lean product development, it places agile software development in the context of Lean and examines the relative benefits of the Drive People versus the People Driven approach