Lean Thinking and the Parable of the Underbrush

Leading Agile

Lean Thinking starts with identifying customer-defined value, and proceeds from there by focusing on ways to maximize the delivery of that value. Take a fresh look at your process from a Lean point of view. Years ago we lived in Ohio.

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Lean Methodology: Find Out How to Eliminate Waste in Your Management Processes

Runrun.it

The post Lean Methodology: Find Out How to Eliminate Waste in Your Management Processes appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. In this blog, we frequently touch on methodologies that are employed to make management practices more versatile and dynamic. And it’s no wonder: the issues that we cover here tend to focus on trends in technology, and we all know how fast that market is capable of changing. Therefore, these methods gain even more importance […].

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What is Lean Project Management? | Video

Online PM Courses

These days, every organization seems to be going Lean. So, what is Lean Project Management, and how does it relate to Agile Project Management? So, what is Lean Project Management? What is Lean Project Management? The post What is Lean Project Management?

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Would you like to make 2018 a successful year for your projects? What will you be doing in 2018 to have your most successful year ever?

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Lean/ Agile Adoption in IT Services

Digite

In my position within Digité, I have often interacted with senior leadership in these organizations about Lean/Agile adoption. Several quarters ago, I started a Lean/Agile transformation journey for an IT service provider with their Leadership team.

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Agile 2018 wrap up

Zen Project Management

He turned the cycle in Lean Startup around and said we should start with Learn. I'm on my way home after spending the week at Agile2018. It's been a great conference. I reconnected with old friends, met some new ones, and attended some great presentations. Monday's keynote was Dom Price (@domprice) from Atlassian. He shared how Atlassian tracked team health via their playbook. One interesting statistic he shared was that 78% of people don't trust their team mates.

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Four Top Project Management Tools and Services to Check out in May 2018

Brad Egeland

Their offering includes a range project management courses for all skill levels, with specialized courses for beginners, team members, engineers, PMP Certification prep, and methodologies like Agile Scrum and Lean Six Sigma. Are you happy with your current project management software?

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How to Score Big Team Wins by Leading Lean | TeamGantt

TeamGantt

See how using a lean approach to leadership can help your team reach their full potential so you can all enjoy bigger success

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Agile 2018 Interviews: Day Two

Leading Agile

This year, at Agile 2018, we had a ton of thought leaders from the Agile community stop by the set of SoundNotes to talk about the state of the industry, give us sneak previews of their speaker sessions, and to promote their latest projects/endeavors.

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How Retrospectives Led to Acceptance for Our Lean PPM Process

Meisterplan

At Meisterplan, when we introduced Lean PPM , we simply integrated this element into the process. Want to find out how the Lean PPM approach can be integrated into your business? The post How Retrospectives Led to Acceptance for Our Lean PPM Process appeared first on Meisterplan.

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2018 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 2018 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. January to March 2018. Open PM² Conference 2018: Brussels, Belgium, 1-2 February 2018. SPMI Symposium: Singapore, 22-23 March, 2018.

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Agile 2018 Interviews: Day One

Leading Agile

This year, at Agile 2018, we had a ton of thought leaders from the Agile community stop by the set of SoundNotes to talk about the state of the industry, give us sneak previews of their speaker sessions, and to promote their latest projects/endeavors. Linda’s Agile 2018 Sessions.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

Lean focuses on moving the main goal towards valuable product delivery with fewer resources. The post Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018 appeared first on Paymo. Are you preparing to become a project manager but you don’t know where to start?

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

Digite

This book comprehensively describes the underlying principles that create Flow and facilitate Lean Product Development processes, principles that have produced 5x to 10x improvements, even in mature processes. 31 pages, ET to read: 50 min, Published July 19th, 2012 by Lean-Kanban University).

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Agile 2018 Conference – Unraveling Team Dependencies

Leading Answers

I am excited to be presenting on the Enterprise Agile track at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego, August 7. Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams Theory of Constraints Travel Warning SignsI have worked with several organizations this year that had issues with work dependencies between teams.

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Meisterplan at 2018 PMI Global Conference – Do Your Plans Work?

Meisterplan

The Meisterplan team including Brian , Karoline , Stephan and Christoph were excited to participate at the 2018 PMI Global Conference in Los Angeles earlier this month. We have used those conversations to develop our Lean PPM process. Early in 2018, we created our online community ( The Quest ) in large part to continue those discussions with a wider audience. Try Lean PPM with Meisterplan. The post Meisterplan at 2018 PMI Global Conference – Do Your Plans Work?

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The Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

Agile Specifications Agile Training Agile Transformation Coaching Daily Stand Up Lean Lean Thinking Scaling Agile Scrum Team Transformation User StoriesFor starters, let me just say there’s no problem with story points.

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Agile 2018 Conference – Unraveling Team Dependencies

Leading Answers

I am excited to be presenting on the Enterprise Agile track at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego, August 7. Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams Theory of Constraints Travel Warning SignsI have worked with several organizations this year that had issues with work dependencies between teams.

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PMP Success Stories 2018 – Meet Simone

ExamsPM

PMP Success Stories 2018 – Meet Simone Perch. It took me nine (9) months–I started on January 1, 2018 and earned my certification on September 5, 2018. I took periodic breaks during the intervening period to regroup after each failed attempt, and to earn my Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (from May to June). The post PMP Success Stories 2018 – Meet Simone appeared first on ExamsPM.com.

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How to Get Started with Lean Project Management

Teamweek

Lean project management sounds like a brand-new concept when in actuality it’s been around for over 40 years. Now, fortunately for project managers across all sectors, the lean philosophy is more widespread and making a difference in all sectors that value customer service.

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Pulse of the Profession 2018: The Project Manager of the Future

Inloox

Versatile Manager: has experience with various approaches—waterfall, Scrum, agile, lean, design thinking etc. New technologies bring rapid and continuous change to our workplace. In order to not only react to those but use them to make projects more effective and profitable, project managers need to adapt and keep on learning.

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Dreamforce 2018: New at Salesforce + Coming Soon on Leankor

Leankor

Methodologies such as lean project management and task management solutions are already in use at many organizations. Molecular Devices followed lean principles and used Kanban boards to keep on top of their projects. They have been able to bring their lean project management principles onto a robust platform which allows them to update project statuses in real-time. At Leankor, we recognize the benefits of lean project management.

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Theory of Constraints: A Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

How the Theory of Constraints Works with Lean Manufacturing. Both the theory of constraints and lean manufacturing are methods to improve the effectiveness of your project. Lean tools can also help exploit, subordinate and evaluate the constraint with a variety of different techniques.

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

Lean Six Sigma. Six Sigma has proven itself adept at working with collaborative teams since the year 2000 when it developed into Lean Six Sigma. Since then, Lean Six Sigma has been used in a variety of economic sectors, such as healthcare, finance and supply chain.

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22 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Appfluence

Looking to add manufacturing conferences to attend in 2018 to next year’s schedule? One way to expand your knowledge is to attend manufacturing conferences in 2018. Using this list, you will be able to find a manufacturing conference in 2018 that satisfies your interests, will help you grow at your job, and improve your business. Manufacturing Conferences in 2018. Date: February 6 – February 8, 2018. The ManuChem Strategies 2018. FabTECH 2018.

Everything You Need to Know About Six Sigma Certification

ProjectManager.com

This means you have worked with Six Sigma, Lean project management, or any other quality-related projects. Pro-Tip: Take a moment to learn more about the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) roadmap and Lean Six Sigma by reading this guide for project managers.

What is Scrumban? | Video

Online PM Courses

What is Lean Project Management? Agile Project Management PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management Project Management in Under 5 Agile Kanban lean Scrum scrumbanYou’ve heard of Scrum… You’ve heard of Kanban… So, what is Scrumban?

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Project Management Intuition: Why Some Have It and How You Can Get It

ProjectManager.com

It seems to me that Gladwell’s book leans heavily on the work of research psychologist, Gary Klein. Intuition is an important part of decision making. There’s a reason why we use phrases like “listen to your gut” or “let your heart speak.”

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What Is SIPOC? How to Use a SIPOC Diagram

ProjectManager.com

Today you’ll find SIPOC as a part of the Six Sigma , Lean manufacturing and business process management disciplines. And today, it’s in use as part of Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, or even BPM which is Business Process Management.

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The Best Project Management Conferences to Attend in 2018

Wrike

Lucky for you, we’ve collected a list of the best project management conferences for 2018. April 16-18, 2018, Minneapolis, MN. While the conference committee is still accepting proposals for this year’s speakers, past keynote talks have featured Dr. Jeffrey Liker, an expert in Lean Leadership; James Grenning, co-creator of the Agile Software Development Manifesto; and Dr. Alistair Cockburn, co-founder of the International Consortium for Agile.

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Get Motivated: 10 Motivational Speeches That Will Change Your Life

ProjectManager.com

In this famous speech that launched the Lean In movement, Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg deconstructs the idea of the career ladder.

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Getting Rusty

Zen Project Management

I ran a Lean Coffee last week and before it I read a couple articles because I hadn't done a Lean Coffee in a while and wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything. I was in the Moab, Utah area last weekend and got some mountain biking in.

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The Hawthorne Effect:Can You Hawthorne Yourself?

Leading Agile

I’m sure they are obvious to you, as well: Lean 5S. The Lean 5S thing comes from five Japanese words that have to do with setting things in order and keeping them that way. The idea comes from Lean Manufacturing, but it applies very well to software work , too.

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Best Agile Books for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

It does lean towards the theoretical, academic guidance, so while you’ll be able to take away some suggestions for how to get your organisation ready for a transition to agile, you might find this one heavier going for reading than the other two suggestions.

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GOAT18

Leading Answers

Agile Project Management Events Leadership Lean Teams TravelI am excited to be a keynote speaker at the Gatineau-Ottawa Agile Tour (GOAT) conference on November 30 th. Along with Mary Poppendieck, we will be leading a day dedicated to learning about agile culture and collaboration.

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10 New Books to Add to Your 2018 Fall Reading List

LiquidPlanner

We will just have to see in October which tone this book leans toward. The post 10 New Books to Add to Your 2018 Fall Reading List appeared first on LiquidPlanner. I’m not sure when summer got the reputation for being the least stressful time of the year.

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How to Ask for a Raise (and Get One)

ProjectManager.com

While it’s true that business casual tends to lean more toward casual nowadays, dressing appropriately shows respect and professionalism.

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8 Project Management Methodologies Made Simple

Proofhub

Increasing visibility of work in progress to improve speed and quality of work Lean ?—?Streamlining Lean The lean project management methodology is all about delivering more with less. This is an exciting time in the project management world.

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Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

ProjectManager.com

Know when to “lean in” or “lean back.” Sometimes you have to lean in and lean back at the same time, depending on the situation. Number two, some wanna know when do I know when to lean in or lean back?

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How are your Team Dynamics? (AI-driven Enterprise Agility in action!)

Digite

As a provider of software tools for Lean/ Agile project management, especially with large customers who run large and complex projects for their enterprise customers and have 10s of thousands of users working on our products, we generate a large amount of project performance and delivery data.

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Improving your Project Documentation

Project Health Check

Often a dirty word in the modern Project delivery environment, which loves to extol the virtues of approaches such as Lean and Agile. Documentation will always be part of life for Project Managers, sometimes more than you’d like.

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5 Ways to Instantly Build Rapport for Increased Trust and Improved Relationships

Project Bliss

If they lean forward on the conference table, lean forward. If they leaned back in their chairs, I did the same. The ability to build rapport with others is often seen as a mysterious skill to those who don’t have it.

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Mining Bitcoins with Your InstantPot: Has Agile Popularity Gone Too Far?

Leading Answers

Agile Project Management Events Lean Tailoring Approaches Warning SignsI am excited to be presenting at next week’s PMI-SAC Professional Development Conference on May 2 in Calgary. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new people at this new format conference.

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