Rupesh Lochan

Rupesh Lochan, a Lean Six Sigma deployment leader, certified Master Black Belt and Project Management Professional, is leading the Lean Six Sigma Centre of Excellence in the Business Process Services unit of a leading multinational information technology firm. He has the experience of working in different industries including manufacturing, BPS and IT and providing consulting support to organizations for process improvement. He is the author of the book “Lean – Principles and Application in BPO”, focused on highlighting the importance of Lean for Business process services organizations and suggesting a roadmap for deployment.

Product life cycles are getting shorter. Consumers are well informed and restless. And the relentless march of information technology have all forced organizations to be more agile, flexible and innovative in order to remain sustainably competitive. But establishing a culture of innovation is easier said than done, especially for larger...Full Article »
I have been part of Lean Six Sigma based process improvement deployment since almost last ten years. Based on my experience with the organizations I have worked with, wanted to share my thoughts on ten critical pitfalls that may hinder effective deployment of process improvement culture within an organization. Mistake #1: Lack of...Full Article »
Using Agile for software development? Do you feel it's quite different from Lean ? For practitioners, it is important to understand the differences and similarities between Lean and Agile in order to ensure the correct application and achieve an effective and efficient organization, says contributor Rupesh Lochan. In this article, Lochan...Full Article »
Industries involved in new product development often find it difficult to create Value Stream Maps (VSM), says guest contributor Rupesh Lochan. In this article, Lochan offers advice on how practitioners can better use VSM in software development....Full Article »