What Is Lean Manufacturing?


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


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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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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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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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach


This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management for the enterprise. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading: Part 1: What is Lean Portfolio Management? Part 2: Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding. Lean More.

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What Is Lean Project Management? It’s Origin, Principles & Benefits

ProProfs Project Management

With that in mind – lean project methodology is a great example! . Taking a few pages out of the book of lean manufacturing, we’ll have a look at what lean project management is in the first place. About Lean Project Management. Origins of Lean Management.

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


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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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 is Lean Portfolio Management? - Blog | Planview

Brook Appelbaum

Learn why traditional portfolio management practices no longer works while also examining the advantages of Lean portfolio management practices

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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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The Best of This Year: Presenting Your 10 Favorite InLoox Blog Posts from 2019!


6: Process Optimization in Project Management (3): Lean Project Management Lean Project Management relies on efficient processes: With the customer benefit always in mind, unnecessary efforts are eliminated.

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How to Write a Business Case


In fact, in some lean or agile organizations, over-reliance on documentation is seen as a clear impediment to innovation and collaboration. This post updated December 2019).

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5 Best Project Management Certifications and Courses of 2019


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 18 Most Influential People in Project Management


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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The 10 Best Productivity Blogs to Read in 2019


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


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 Project Management Techniques Every PM Should Know


It is often used in lean manufacturing just-in-time manufacturing (JIT). The world of project management is vast. It covers many industries and requires a range of skills.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?


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


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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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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Develop Better High Performing Teams


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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5 Kaizen Principles That Underpin the Methodology


The idea of always making small improvements is not dissimilar to lean manufacturing, especially with the emphasis of eliminating waste. Kaizen, like a lean or agile approach, works with iterations. We all want to improve, or we should.

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7 Employee Engagement Ideas to Improve Office Culture


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 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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A Quick Guide to User Story Mapping


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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Kanban Inventory Management: How to Run a Kanban System


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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A Quick Guide to Program Management


But to execute program management strategies successfully, many program managers have to lean heavily on tools to get the job done. Managing a project requires juggling many different tasks at once—it’s no easy feat. But what if you had to manage multiple projects at once?

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What Is a Kanban Board? Definition & Examples


In lean manufacturing, kanban helps save inventory space and overcapacity. Kanban software has been adopted by software tools and, as noted, used by teams who implement lean and agile principles in their projects.

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


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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The Importance of Customer Development for Startups


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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6 Steps Every Team Should Follow?—?A Project Management Guide for 2019


A Project Management Guide for 2019 Project Management Defined Wikipedia defines project management as “ the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time. ”

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Cultural transformations of high-performing teams

Kiron Bondale

This may be impacted less by the stage in a team’s development but more by the shift in collective mindset from traditional delivery emphasis on big, heavy [planning, requirements, design] upfront to the lean principle of deferring decisions till the last responsible moment.

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How to Design a Clear Product Roadmap


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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How to Eliminate Red Tape in an Organization


This can be by first looking over the process you’re using and deciding on which side of the scale you’re more heavily leaning. Too much red tape can hold back a team member, a project, even a whole organization.

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Continuous Planning Equals Business Agility


Lean and Agile PMOYour organization’s ability to react quickly and pivot to changes and disruptions is crucial to remaining relevant to your customers.

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Project Management Basics That Marketers Need to Know


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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Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach


Product and program approaches, lean-agile delivery models, and lean portfolio management require a change to the way initiatives are funded, evolving from the upfront funding of an entire project. Lean and Agile PMO

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