I received a few more books in the mail that look like they will be very helpful to someone like myself trying to introduce/increase Agility in a large corporation that has already committed to the likes of SEI CMMI, ISO-9000 (TL9000 for Telecoms), and Six Sigma.
- Process Improvement Essentials: CMMI, Six Sigma, and ISO 9001; by James R. Persse, PhD. O'Reilly, September 2006 (Theory in Practice Series)
- Lean Sigma: A Practitioner's Guide; by Ian D. Wedgewood, Prentice-Hall PTR, October 2006
- CMMI Survival Guide: Just Enough Process Improvement; by Suzanne Garcia & Richard Turner. Addison-Wesley, October 2006.
These books will help someone like me to "speak the lingo" when presenting Lean/Agile principles and practices to those well versed in the above. The Lean Sigma book will (I hope) especially show me how to use the methods and tools of Six Sigma itself to support Lean concepts and techniques.