What Is Lean Manufacturing?

ProjectManager.com

Lean manufacturing addresses one of the worst things that can happen to any enterprise: waste. This insistence on eliminating waste is where the idea of lean as a management system developed. An Overview of Lean Manufacturing. History of Lean Manufacturing.

Agile Practices: How to Run a Lean Coffee

Project Bliss

The term Lean Coffee doesn’t sound like a productive meeting session. How is a Lean Coffee better than that? Read on and find out how a lean coffee is a different kind of meeting than anything you may have experienced. WHAT is a Lean Coffee? Why Hold a Lean Coffee?

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Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding

Planview

This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading part one first, “ What is Lean Portfolio Management ,” which you can find here . In this post, we’ll discuss a fundamental component of Lean portfolio management: funding.

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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

Arras People

In a recent blog The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019 , we explored the results from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset to identify the take-up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK.

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Design Hacks for Non-Designers: Ask Expert Laura Klein

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Would you like to make 2019 a successful year for your projects? I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever? What will you be doing in 2019 to have your most successful year ever?

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Should Lean and Agile Organizations Limit Projects to Maximize Success?

Brad Egeland

Organizations are constantly thinking of more efficient ways to operate in order to remain profitable, effective and even relevant in their industry.

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Process Optimization in Project Management (3): Lean Project Management

Inloox

In the last blog post on process optimization in project management we introduced you to the 5-S framework, which is also very popular in Lean Management. Therefore, we will now deepen the topic Lean Project Management. Working Efficiently with Lean Project Management Getting project costs under control and optimizing communication with the customer: this is where Lean Project Management comes in. The basic principle of Lean Project Management is the following: ".

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Process Optimization in Project Management (3): Lean Project Management

Inloox

In the last blog post on process optimization in project management we introduced you to the 5-S framework, which is also very popular in Lean Management. Therefore, we will now deepen the topic Lean Project Management. Working Efficiently with Lean Project Management Getting project costs under control and optimizing communication with the customer: this is where Lean Project Management comes in. The basic principle of Lean Project Management is the following: ".

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Lean Essentials at the University of Maryland, Project Management Symposium

Project Management Essentials

I had the honor of presenting, “Lean Essentials: Improving How We Work” at the University of Maryland Project Management Symposium. The post Lean Essentials at the University of Maryland, Project Management Symposium appeared first on Project Management Essentials.

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Value stream mapping -- new or old?

Musings on Project Management

Value stream mapping derives from the Lean community, where of course the focus is on leaning out non-value add. Value stream mapping seems to be a new label on old wine. But nevertheless, the wine ages well. In the "old days", we simply called it process mapping.

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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

Kaizen, a lean project management technique, has shown immense growth in employee social satisfaction and well-being. Source: PMI, 2019 ) Tweet this. The post 100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019 appeared first on ProProfs Learning.

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What Can 2018 Tell Us About the Services Industry in 2019?

MavenLink

The ability to predict what 2019 will bring for services organizations can help prepare for the year ahead, but looking back on 2018 is equally important. What Will 2019 Bring to the Services Industry?

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5 Best Project Management Certifications and Courses of 2019

nTask

Also Read: Top 30 Most Inspiring Project Management Quotes of 2019. The 5 Best Project Management Certifications of 2019. According to some experts, the only reason they took up ScrumMaster, Agile or Lean Business certifications was due to the sheer excitement factor.

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The 10 Best Productivity Blogs to Read in 2019

nTask

The Best Productivity Blogs of 2019. Besides being the user’s favorite project management tool, nTask strongly leans on increasing productivity through various insightful blog posts. Key Blog Posts: 10 Best Productivity Hacks to Crush It in 2019.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

The 2019 incarnation of the summit will be in Orlando, Florida from October 20-22. Related: Top Project Management Conferences of 2019. He writes consistently on his blog about software development and lean, Kanban and agile development principles.

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Kanban Inventory Management: How to Run a Kanban System

ProjectManager.com

This all dovetails nicely into lean manufacturing , which is a philosophy of continuous flow of product through the manufacturing process. Kanban is a visual tool that is ideal for managing inventory flow.

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Content Planning Tips: Five Steps for More Traffic

ProjectManager.com

It’s an easy way to get more life out of a piece of written content that’s received good traffic, and allows you to find a new audience that leans toward checking out videos instead of articles.

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Business requirements: Tracing project deliverables to business goals

Moira Alexander

The process of gathering business requirements leans on the knowledge, expertise and experience of business analysts who help ensure that a project’s overall mission and components align with business goals. What are business requirements?

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Project narrative

Musings on Project Management

Agile leans heavily on the idea of "the narrative" or "epoch"; other. methodologies speak of strategic outcomes and value statements. In any form there is the. inference of "the" narrative, as though there is only one arching aiming point for the project. Not so fast! Not all might agree; alas, there might be (are you ready for this?) disagreements regarding the value statement, narrative, or Project Management

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Product-Market Fit: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

ProjectManager.com

Dan Olsen, an expert in product management and author of The Lean Product Playbook , has emphasized product-market fit as critical to the success of a start-up.

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Develop Better High Performing Teams

ProjectManager.com

It’s not solely about the decisions of executives though, it’s also about great project leaders learning to run fast and lean while developing high performing teams that can deliver value to their organization. Behaviors and competencies for lean and fast teams can differ in many ways.

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7 Employee Engagement Ideas to Improve Office Culture

ProjectManager.com

Logan Stewart Kureczka, director of public relations & marketing for orthopedic specialists OrthoCarolina, leans on the importance of daily meetings to set the tone.

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A Quick Guide to User Story Mapping

ProjectManager.com

He achieves this with a mixture of agile, lean and lead, UX design and design thinking startup frameworks. The idea of user story mapping can be traced back to Jeff Patton. He literally wrote the book about it, It’s All in How You Slice It , which came out in 2005.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

The ideas of agile, lean and organizational learning have moved outside the small circle of software development, with businesses of all sorts using stand-up meetings prioritization and visual management. These days, it seems like everybody is all about doing things agile.

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How to Design a Clear Product Roadmap

ProjectManager.com

Kanban is a scheduling system for lean manufacturing where columns are created and under which tasks that are related are collected, which are called Kanban cards.

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Business Agility: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

ProjectManager.com

This is founded on a lean execution that responds immediately to feedback without sacrificing quality. Businesses love nothing more than stability.

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Value stream mapping

Musings on Project Management

Value stream mapping derives from the Lean community, where of course the focus is on leaning out non-value add. Value stream mapping seems to be a new label on old wine. But nevertheless, the wine ages well. In the old days, we simply called it process mapping. So, in value stream mapping, each activity, to include the workflow of authorization and other governance, and ancillary activities, process

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A Complete Guide to RACI/RASCI Charts

Girl's Guide to PM

amazon text=Agile Readiness: Four Spheres of Lean and Agile Transformation&asin= 1472417437] by Thomas P. Working out who does what on your project can be a challenge. A RACI chart is a project management tool that helps you do exactly that.

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What can we do when a team member isn’t pulling their weight?

Kiron Bondale

Deferring decision making to the Last Responsible Moment is a lean principle. One of the learners in a class I taught asked me how self-organizing teams would handle the situation where a single team member is not performing a fair share of the work.

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Review of Product Development Books

Leading Answers

The framework employs a lean inspired set of metrics that include flow velocity, flow efficiency, flow time, and flow load. It is in the rebranding of tradition lean metrics that I struggle to recommend the book wholeheartedly.

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How Tough Conversations Can Create Better Client Relationships

ProjectManager.com

This means upright, symmetric, and leaning neither too far forward nor too far back. When you work with clients, sometimes you find yourself facing a tough conversation you’d really rather not have. You can feel your muscles tensing and sweat beads rising on your forehead and palms.

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The Importance of Customer Development for Startups

ProjectManager.com

It’s one of the three foundations of a lean startup: business model design, agile engineering and customer development. Is customer development important? The short answer is yes, of course! No business can survive without a loyal customer base that uses its product or service.

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Let’s Rewrite the PMBOK

Leading Answers

Meanwhile, we would like people with knowledge of the full value delivery spectrum (waterfall, hybrid, agile, lean, etc.) Agile Project Management Books Certification Events Leadership Lean NoProjects Personal Agility Planning PMI-ACP Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams Weblogs

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7 Common Project Management Methodologies

Virtual Project Consulting

Project Management "project management methodology" Agile Kansan lean Prince2 scrum six sigma WaterfallFind a break down of project management methodologies with a helpful animation from Fundera.

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Asking for help demonstrates psychological safety

Kiron Bondale

Lean on me, when you’re not strong. Somebody to lean on ” – Bill Withers. Social psychologist Heidi Grant’s interesting TED Talk video providing advice on how to increase the odds of a positive outcome when we ask someone for help was published this week.

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A Quick Guide to Business Process Mapping

ProjectManager.com

A value stream map is often used in lean six sigma applications. Work in the dark and eventually you’re going to hit a wall. While the myth of the entrepreneur who comes up with a million-dollar idea and then just sits back and watches the money roll in might be persuasive, it’s a fiction.

Four Challenges for Virtual Teams in Startups

ProjectManager.com

One approach I particularly like leans heavily on Honda’s Waigaya process. One of the biggest changes in project management in the last few years has been the rise of virtual teams.

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Authentic agility avoids burnout

Kiron Bondale

As I wrote in my last article , members of teams which are at a high-level of psychological safety draw comfort from knowing they have someone to lean on when they need a hand. Harvard Business Review published an article this week covering six causes of burnout and how we can reduce these.

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Project Management Basics That Marketers Need to Know

ProjectManager.com

It’s a scheduling system that comes from lean manufacturing and was developed by an industrial engineer at Toyota. What is project management, and how can it help marketers? While project management is an industry unto itself, it’s also a way of life.

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