Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Meeting

You cringe when you hear the word governance. Here it comes: rules, standards, regulations, delay, fights with colleagues and, worst of all, bureaucracy. Governance discussions are some of the most challenging that company managers will have.

In this session discover how governance does not have to be a four-letter word. Good governance is not bureaucratic or burdensome. Combine with typical lean techniques, and you can bring all of the benefits of governance with none of the pain by adopting lean governance!

Responsive, unobtrusive, business-enabling governance is not only possible, but is the outcome of properly applying respect for people, respect for systems, and good critical thinking –behaviors we all have if we expose them. You can make governance work in your organization.

We’ll learn how:

  • Governance can be ‘light touch’ and effective.
  • Culture is critical to governance.
  • Governance liberates all from the tedious and enables innovation in harmony.


Eric-Stephan Neill, Enterprise Architect

Eric-Stephan Neill joined the Lexmark International corporate enterprise architecture team in June 2013, with focus on governance, cloud, back office and related processes. Prior to his current role, Eric was the program manager for the worldwide manufacturing execution system (MES) implementation, tools and communications lead for the SAP implementation program and IT account manager for manufacturing and development. 

Prior to joining Lexmark in 2007, Eric was worldwide director for lean enterprise with Telex Corporation. Eric has also served a program manager for a worldwide ERP implementation, consulting practice operations manager, project manager on several IT and business process reengineering projects, factory plant manager, engineered products sales representative, and held several other roles in the engineered manufacturing, firearms and entertainment industries.

Eric received his B.A. from Nazareth College of Rochester, and his M.A. from SUNY at Albany. Eric holds the PMP (project management) certificate designation from PMI, CLTD and CSCP (supply chain) certification from APICS. Eric also holds an ITIL Foundation and Six Sigma Champion and Yellow Belt certifications. Eric is the Secretary of the Bluegrass PMI Chapter, President of the Bluegrass APICS Chapter, Chair of the KY ASUG Chapter, a member of the Board of Examiners for KyCPE, and a 2016-2019 Board of Directors member, as well as a founding member of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. Eric instructs numerous supply chain certification, project management, and business analysis courses annually.

Eric is married and has three daughters and three granddaughters. He has lived in Lexington KY with his wife and youngest daughter since 2007.


Wednesday, September 20th (6:30 – 8:00pm)


Bluegrass Community and Technical College (Newtown Branch), 500 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40508



About the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter

The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter is a non-profit professional association established in August 2013 to serve the business community of the Bluegrass region of central and eastern Kentucky. We welcome professionals of all disciplines who deliver organizational change including business analysis, business management, project management, product management, quality assurance and control, change management, consultants and recruiters. 

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