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? You can scroll down and get the highlights, and then read all the advice in the How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects ebook. Now 2019 is here, I think that’s’s a cop-out.

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The Agile Manifesto from a Lean Perspective

Scrum.org

To what extent, for example, is the Manifesto a reflex of “lean thinking”? There’s a clear synergy between lean and agile practice, and attempts to tease them apart can often seem contrived and artificial. Interestingly, in the published history of the Agile Manifesto, the word “lean” does not appear even once. Could it be that the authors were influenced by a “lean” gestalt which they saw no reason to explicitly acknowledge?

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5 Kaizen Principles That Underpin the Methodology

ProjectManager.com

But is there a unifying theory of improvement, and if so, can it be sustained? 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. Complacency might feel good in the moment, but that moment quickly passes. Don’t be left behind. The question is how can one improve?

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

Agile process promotes sustainable development. 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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Authentic agility avoids burnout

Kiron Bondale

The eighth principle of the Manifesto argues against this: “ Agile processes promote sustainable development. ” People laugh when I say in my classes that we need to strive for no weekend or overtime work, but downtime is critical to maintaining a sustained pace. 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.

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The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies

Workamajig

PRiSM (Projects integration Sustainable Methods) is a project management methodology developed by Green Project Management (GPM) Global. Instead, it factors in the entire lifecycle of the project post-delivery to maximize sustainability. The PRiSM approach is very pertinent for modern projects where environmental costs and sustainability are key success criteria. What are project management methodologies?

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Mike Cottmeyer | Elevate Agile 2019 | The Systems of Agility

Leading Agile

The three systems necessary for Agility are a System of Delivery, System of Transformation, and System of Sustainability. And then, the third piece that we’re talking about is the idea of a system of sustainability or a system of continuous improvement.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

It follows the project lifecycle even after delivery and focuses on maximizing sustainability. This methodology focuses on lean principles and applies strict processes to increase efficiency. Just like Six Sigma and Kanban, lean project management methodology focuses on streamlining the business process, delivering value and eliminates wastage. With lean project management, you can reduce overall costs and increases customer satisfaction.

Process Optimization in Project Management (2): The 5S-Framework

Inloox

This methodology is also used in Japanese Lean Management. If you introduce this method sustainably in the company and if you use it continuously, you will also observe a change in the work attitude of all departments. S hitsuke - Sustain Without self-discipline and regular use of the 5S, the old chaos will return to most workplaces within a short period of time. Kaizen with the 5S Method In the last blog post we already discussed the Kaizen management concept.

Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas

Planview

See Cambia’s presentation at the Ignite 2019 conference here. This includes various types of work methodologies such as waterfall, collaborative, iterative, Lean-Agile delivery or a combination of these methodologies. A healthcare PMO today must have a strong constitution.

Hybrid PPM with Bidirectional Jira Integration

Brad Egeland

From introducing project management using lean PM, over developing new products or establishing an enterprise project office onto connecting Jira to your strategic project portfolio using hybrid PPM - ONEPOINT is helping people to deliver sustainable project success. Imagine a hybrid project portfolio management (PPM) tool that works well in both agile and traditional waterfall scenarios with bidirectional Jira integration and only in mind: to make you more successful.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

How can the same principle be a good idea in 2002 and a bad idea in 2019? I’d like to consider the following in this post: Sustainable Pace. Sustainable Pace. By setting a sustainable pace for the work, teams were able to maintain a steady rate of delivery, leading to greater predictability and hence easier planning. We always observe a ripple effect of secondary benefits, once sustainable pace has been achieved.

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Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

They provide a better understanding and also help us to work sustainably over a long period. Retrospectives are also applicable in flow based Lean-Agile frameworks, e.g., Kanban , where you can have retrospectives on-demand. Two woodcutters were assigned to chop wood in a forest. Both formed a team and started early and earnestly. Although working a distance from each other, they felt the competition to produce the best results.

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What is the Difference Between Agile vs Waterfall?

TrustRadius Project Management

*This article has been updated on February 21, 2019 based on new research conducted by the TrustRadius team*. Based on a February 2019 poll on TrustRadius.com, fewer than one in five professionals said their organization uses the waterfall methodology. Source: February 2019 poll of 300 professionals on TrustRadius.com. There are several different flavors of agile development, like Extreme Programming (XP), SCRUM, Kanban, Lean Software Development, Agile Unified Process, etc.

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The 5 Most Popular Project Management Techniques, Approach and Methodologies

Techno-PM

This pioneering company has not only brought us reliable sedans, but also lean manufacturing principles, just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing, and Kanban. Lean Lean is pretty much the granddaddy of Agile. What makes Lean so special is its focus on eliminating waste, which is essential for sustainability. Instead, they should focus on the Lean Startup cycle that consists of build, measure, and learn.

Slack, Flow, and Continuous Improvement

Leading Agile

In Lean terms, what you’re experiencing in those games (and possibly in your real work, too) is a high level of work-in-process or WIP. When we’re deeply involved in our work, we get into a state of flow; not Lean-style flow , but Czikszentmihalyi-style flow. Of course, that will affect Lean-style flow, too. That’s defined as a form of “waste” in Lean Thinking. In Lean Thinking, this is called “buffer management.”

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management

MPUG

Lean, we’ll talk about just in time or we think about continuous process improvement. So having a lean mindset that says, “I am laser focused, I’m going to get to that value,” is there. And again, that lean, adaptive, real time solutions is something that’s going to be important. Before scrum, we get into what we refer to as lean process improvement or the term Kanban.

Agile Project Management Principles

Binfire

8-Agile processes promote sustainable development. Your project development team should be able to stay focus and work under conditions which are sustainable. Project teams often run into problems when the development is not sustainable. For optimal performance, teams should establish a sustainable pace and then keep to it as much as possible. Agile is based on lean principles and the size of the team is a critical factor in the success of the project.

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Practical Simplification in Agile

Leading Agile

If our systems provide what the “external” customer cares about, but they do so in a way that isn’t manageable, sustainable, or supportable, we will not be able to keep our customers happy for very long. Some areas may need to operate similarly to a Lean Startup (corresponding roughly with our Basecamp 5). We humans like to simplify complicated things. Simple things are easier to understand than complicated ones.

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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success

MPUG

Sustaining, defend the core business efforts, these might be inflight projects, disruptive innovations that are developing emergent or nascent or nearby businesses that you can be going through and taking advantage of, and then ultimately these horizon threes which are create genuinely new businesses or value that’s not being tracked. Tad: Innovators, design thinkers, Agilists, these people, the lean teams and stuff, are very good at failing quickly, and they’re okay with that.

Agile Leadership — A Brief Overview of Concepts and Ideas

Scrum.org

Hence different approaches need to be employed when dealing with creative solutions in unchartered territory, for example, Empiricism or Lean. Peter Senge is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Sustainability at the MIT Sloan School of Management and coined the term ‘learning organization’ in his book ‘ The Fifth Discipline :’. “ The only sustainable competitive advantage is an organization's ability to learn faster than the competition.”. TL; DR: Agile Leadership.

What leaders need to know about Agile

Agile Advice

But slowly, over several months of sustained support and Agile thinking, you will positively affect the culture of the organization. In this management philosophy (built from the Lean production perspective), he believed that because people operate the system, the strategy to success has to be a people-oriented system.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Identification Based on the Interaction of Risks from the Approach of Multi-Agent Simulation,” Peng Huang, Peng Di, and Jinrui Li, 4 th International Conference of Energy Equipment Science and Engineering , 2019. 85 1 Feb 2019. “An Examining the Value of Monte Carlo Simulation of Project Time Management,” Goran Avlijas, Management: Journal of Sustainable Business Management Solutions in Emerging Economies , March 2018.

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Startup Resources That Will Help You Grow Your Business

Teamweek

Freshdesk : If your startup is not large enough to sustain a dedicated customer support person, Freshdesk makes it easier for you to assume that responsibility. How to Build a Startup : This month-long online course is taught by Steve Blank, who created the customer development method that launched the lean startup movement. When I left cubicle nation for the never-boring life of a freelancer, I was exhilarated. No more commute! Bye-bye office politics!

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21st century executive leadership - steps on the journey to adaptiveness & consciousness

Scrum.org

Growing sustainable agility can take years. To support a journey to agility for executives, Scrum.org is developing a journey of workshops on the growth of sustainable organizational agility for an executive audience. sustainability. It looks like small cross-skilled cross-functional teams or teams-of-teams using Agile, Lean, Lean/Agile methods, or the Agile Manifesto principles.

A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Identification Based on the Interaction of Risks from the Approach of Multi-Agent Simulation,” Peng Huang, Peng Di, and Jinrui Li, 4 th International Conference of Energy Equipment Science and Engineering , 2019. 85 1 Feb 2019. “An Examining the Value of Monte Carlo Simulation of Project Time Management,” Goran Avlijas, Management: Journal of Sustainable Business Management Solutions in Emerging Economies , March 2018.

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To fix your Scrum you need to fix your agreements.

Scrum.org

Change that is imposed upon us is not sustainable. This is not in line with key Lean principles, being at the foundation of Scrum. In many organisations I see Scrum not producing its anticipated value. The concept of value varies across organisations. But there also is a universal anticipated value of Scrum.

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Being or Becoming?: Millennials in Software

Leading Agile

Work weeks of 70 to 90 hours were common, on a sustained basis. And if we actually applied lean thinking instead of just talking about it, we’d have the same level of productivity working two efficient days as we have now, working five inefficient days. As each generation comes of age, they find ways to adapt to the world (or adapt the world to themselves). I’ve been around long enough to see this a few times.

The Kanban perspective on Teams

Scrum.org

If you look at the definition of Kanban or Lean, you wouldn't find teams anywhere there. But since in most environments we are facing a complex system with uncertainty/variability in the workload/demand, as well as the implementation effort/specialty required, it seems like sustaining stable teams will cost us in some optimization. To Team or not to Team?

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Scrum vs. Kanban Board: Which One Is Better for Building a Project Plan?

Wrike

Six Sigma, Lean, PMBOK — there’s a lot of project management jargon thrown around that you may find confusing and unclear. Consistency – Essential to assuring quality and sustaining the expectations of the stakeholders. However, there are a few methodologies that come to mind when you’re looking to create a project plan.

How to Measure Success? Is it Even Possible?

Scrum.org

sustainability. It looks like small cognitively-diverse (Syed, 2019) cross-skilled cross-functional teams or teams-of-teams using Agile, Lean, Lean/Agile methods, or the Agile Manifesto principles. sustainability. It looks like small cross-skilled cross-functional teams or teams-of-teams using Agile, Lean, Lean/Agile methods, or the Agile Manifesto principles. How to measure success? Is it even possible?

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Managing Virtual Teams: Challenges, Tips & Virtual Team Management Tools

nTask

These work categorization related issues were resolved after the advent of Greenberg & Antonucci’ s journal on “Creating and Sustaining Trust In Virtual Teams.”. It heavily leans on the “communication” aspect of business, and has helped reformed the IT project management scenarios in tenfold. Since we are already in the middle of 2019, the managerial side of business is already moving to more advanced styles of management.

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Strategy Knotworking: turning ideas and ambitions into reality

Scrum.org

Strategy Knotworking“ is a coherent set of Liberating Structures that aims to involve and engage everyone in developing and evolving sustainable strategies on all levels of an organization. Note how carefully people are listening to each other, how they are leaning in and how they are giving each other their full attention. Organizations use Scrum because they hope it can help them become more Agile.

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Design Thinking, Innovation Workshop

Tony Adams

Our discussions were informed by process analysis,human centered design thinking, Lean, Six Sigma, sustainability thinking and most exciting (for me, at least!) This week, I went to a fabulous 2-day workshop with the good folk at Monash University, during which we spoke about innovation practices in both commercial and non-commercial project environments. Challenging, tiring, exciting, intense, interesting!

Design Thinking, Innovation Workshop

Tony Adams

Our discussions were informed by process analysis,human centered design thinking, Lean, Six Sigma, sustainability thinking and most exciting (for me, at least!) This week, I went to a fabulous 2-day workshop with the good folk at Monash University, during which we spoke about innovation practices in both commercial and non-commercial project environments. Challenging, tiring, exciting, intense, interesting!

What is organizational agility? (3rd edition)

Scrum.org

sustainability. It looks like small cognitively-diverse (Syed, 2019) cross-skilled cross-functional teams or teams-of-teams using Agile, Lean, Lean/Agile methods, or the Agile Manifesto principles. sustainability. It looks like small cognitively-diverse (Syed, 2019) cross-skilled cross-functional teams or teams-of-teams using Agile, Lean, Lean/Agile methods, or the Agile Manifesto principles.

What is Organizational Agility, Really?

Scrum.org

work-sustainability. It looks like cognitively-diverse (Syed, 2019) people collaboration, possibly applying holocracy, Agile, Lean, Lean/Agile, Product Management, the Three Ways of DevOps, or values/principles of a manifesto like the Agile Manifesto, Modern Agile, etc.

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The Perfect Storm for The Project Economy

Leading Answers

This increase in project demand was christened  The Project Economy  by PMI in 2019. Eric Ries documented his lean startup methodology in 2008 as a way for organizations to adapt and experiment with new ideas and perform market tests.

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The Transformation Journey: Lessons Learned

Planview Blog

At the same time, our traditional planning processes cannot keep up or sustain us anymore: The annual plan is most on-strategy the day you finish it. We wonder if many enterprises even did annual planning for 2021: How many organizations are still running off the plan they created in 2019?

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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

February 21-23 — International Conference on Lean Six Sigma and Project Management is suitable for you if you’d like to meet your peers and consider Lean Six Sigma and PM challenges as well as to exchange your ideas and experience.

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