Startups Should Lean on Lean Project Management

Wrike

Enter Lean project management. As a more recent PM methodology, the term “lean startup” is credited as first appearing on Eric Ries’ blog in 2008. The #1 priority of running Lean PM is to eliminate wasted resources , known as mura. Lean PM is not temporary!

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Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!

Digite

Several good books have been written on Kanban and its application to various business processes, especially to Scrum, since David Anderson published his original Kanban “blue book”. hours, Published 2014 by Blue Hole Press). 290 pages, Published 8 May 2014 by Celeritas Publishing).

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Lean Change Management – 4 Years Later

Agile Coach

A friend of mine asked me on twitter what my 3 main things I’ve learned teaching my Lean Change Agent workshops and what the main takeaways from attendees were. First, How Lean Change Agent Came to Be. That’s the reader’s digest of my life from 2008 to 2014.

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Applicability of Agile/Lean/Kanban Methods for fixed scope/budget projects (with short duration)

Sudipta Lahiri

The Pune Chapter Meet of the Limited WIP Society was held on Mar 8, 2014. This session objective was to address challenges faced by Lean-Kanban practitioners in their projects. Resolution Approach: Lean Methods exist for Portfolio Level Planning, like Portfolio Boards.

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Agile as an Excuse for Diminishing Commitment

quantmleap

A Manifesto that stipulates a set of values, a collection of principles that underpins these values and teams of people of different skills working together in collaboration and harmony to deliver value in the most efficient and lean way. T he Agile story, at some levels is a rosy one.

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10 (understated) Lessons from TPS!

Sudipta Lahiri

There is a lot of of literature on application of Lean and TPS to software industry. However, there are some key takeaways from Lean thinking that need to be understood/appreciate but haven’t got adequate focus in the software community. 5S Agile Kanban Lean Production Pyramid

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Capacity Planning for Dynamic Teams following Kanban Method

Sudipta Lahiri

Yet, a significant portion of the software development community does want to adopt some of the Agile/Lean principles that they believe they will benefit from. So, an example of an output from such a planning process would look like this. 1. Abstract.

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Pareto Analysis of Blocked Cards

Sudipta Lahiri

The VP of this manufacturing unit explains how “this metric provided great insight into the actual day-to-day problems faced in the production process”. Kanban Lean Agile Agile ALM Agile Project Management ALM Kaizen Retrospectives

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5 Lessons in Software Project Management from HBO’s Silicon Valley

Wrike

But instead of collapsing in defeat and raising the white flag, the Pied Piper team rises to the occasion and uses the ambitious deadline to buckle down, make their process as lean as possible, and collaborate efficiently. Are you a fan of Silicon Valley ?

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Agile Certification Options for Software Developers

Wrike

Take an exam to prove your Agile expertise and earn one of ACI’s 6 professional certifications, including Accredited Agile Practitioner, Accredited Kanban Practitioner, and Accredited Lean Software Development Practitioner. Why pursue Agile certification?

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Project Management Methodologies: A Quickstart Guide (Part 2)

Wrike

Lean PM. ” Lean is all about finding the path of least resistance to get the results you want. You identify and cut out waste (or mura), starting by examining your full work-process breakdown to find and eliminate bottlenecks and delays. Process-Based Project Management.

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20 #ProjectManagement Gurus to Follow on Twitter

Wrike

Craig’s blog, “Better Projects,” collects his musings on Agile, Lean, and general collaboration. She tweets useful articles about planning and launching projects, handling any bumps in the process, and tips on developing essential skills.

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Fundamentals of the Scrum Methodology

Wrike

Kanban, Lean, Six Sigma, Scrum… there are a mountain of Agile methodologies to choose from. The Process. Traditionally this has been a software need, but the process also works for any project that is comprised of multiple stages and pieces, such as a marketing launch.)

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Scrum and Kanban Revisited

Digite

Scrum.org describes it as “a management and control process that cuts through complexity to focus on building products that meet business needs”. In other words, can service teams benefit from Kanban’s visual management, controls on work in progress, collaborative, feedback-driven process improvement, etc, etc? This isn’t just better task management, this is integrating a process that starts well before development and finishes long after delivery into production.

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Get Motivated: 10 Motivational Speeches That Will Change Your Life

ProjectManager.com

Jim Carrey, Commencement Address, Maharishi University, 2014. That change was first on display at this speech for the graduates of Maharishi University in 2014. Brené Brown, the Power of Vulnerability, 2014.

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Catsuits and Parachutes

The Lazy Project Manager

Your portfolio reporting process and solution needs to be a good ‘fit’ for the purpose you wish to put it to, practical, usable, understandable, with the right data in it. Tailwind Project Solutions was formed in 2014 to provide a bespoke approach to project leadership development. 2014) – author Peter Taylor. [2] 2014) – author Peter Taylor.

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Professionalise Project Management

The Lazy Project Manager

It is not just about the provision of a ‘lean’ framework for these sponsors and project managers to work to – and by ‘lean’ I mean that every part should add value and not create unnecessary waste.

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Industry 4.0 Series: Preparing for the Rise of Collaborative Robots

LiquidPlanner

The cost of purchasing and operating a robotic spot welder, for example, went from $182,000 in 2005 to $133,000 in 2014, and will drop to $103,000 by 2025, according to a report by the Boston Consulting Group. Document what you do and how you do it, as well as any process variations.

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

Benchmarking Effort Estimation Models Using Archetypal Analysis,” Nikolaos Mittas, Vagia Karpenisi, and Lefteris Angelis, ACM PROMIS ’14, September 17, 2014. Alexander, “Estimation of the New Agile XP Process Model for Medium-Scale Projects Using Industrial Case Studies,” M. 400, 2014.

Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

When we read through this list anyone familiar with the agile mindset will likely see connections to agile and lean values. The recognition that people bring value and the need to respect, attract and engage people is central to the process.

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Practical Simplification in Agile

Leading Agile

Ultimately, that can lead to poor results for the “external” customer, as the underlying systems and processes we use to provide value become ineffective. In a 2014 blog post, I wrote: –start– …anything we do has an outcome.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

This quote demonstrates a lack of understanding of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty and the processes and events that create uncertainty. There is naturally occurring variability from uncontrolled processes. Aleatory uncertainty is expressed as a process variability.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

A Taxonomy of Threats for Complex Risk Management,” Centre for Risk Studies, Research Programme of the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, June 2014. “A Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

A Taxonomy of Threats for Complex Risk Management,” Centre for Risk Studies, Research Programme of the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, June 2014. “A Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

Having a knowledge transfer process in place boosts the chance of project success by over 20%. [6]. Most Popular Agile Tools and Processes: Scrum – 43%. Lean & Test Driven Development (TDD) – 11%. Poor purchasing processes: 23%. 18% use word processing documents.

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Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

When we read through this list anyone familiar with the agile mindset will likely see connections to agile and lean values. The recognition that people bring value and the need to respect, attract and engage people is central to the process. So, after recognizing why the process is a good one, even though it is often implemented less well (much like agile) let’s see how talent management operates for agile teams.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

The same process for estimating is applied to multi-billion dollar projects we work. And the same process is applied to the Scrum development processes on those projects. . Here's some materials that provide the tools and processes needed to learn how to estimate. Group Processes in Software Effort Estimation,” Kjetil Moløkken-østvold and Magne Jørgensen, Empirical Software Engineering, 9, 315–334, 2004. Armour, Communications of the ACM , January 2014, Vol.

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

The result was a safety stand down for everyone on the site (5,000 Steel Works), including all us office workers, to get the message about health, safety, and safeguards of the materials and processes on site. . Analytical Hierarchical Process . 6, No 5, October 2014. [3]

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