3 Key Similarities Between Lean And Agile Methodologies

The Digital Project Manager

The post 3 Key Similarities Between Lean And Agile Methodologies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile PM Methodologies TopicsProject managers are always working on finding the best ways to create their products or.

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Remote Lean Coffee

Growing Agile

This morning we hosted a Lean Coffee session. It was my first time hosting a virtual lean coffee. My first experience of a lean coffee was with Karen and Sam many years ago, I really enjoyed the loose structure and got so much of value that it soon became one of my favourite facilitation techniques. If you’re planning a lean coffee soon, here is a tip for you: I tested a few tools, Trello was easy for me to use as a virtual board.

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Lean Coffee Connection

Growing Agile

I’ve been enjoying Lean Coffee’s so much more since it switched to a virtual format. Last week I joined the SUGSA Johannesburg Lean Coffee. We, at Growing Agile, started hosting regular Lean Coffee sessions recently and it’s been amazing. The post Lean Coffee Connection appeared first on Growing Agile. Agile Distributed/Remote collaboration Connection lean coffee motivation

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Best Kanban Software of 2020


2020 Best Kanban Software Rankings. ProjectManager.com is diverse enough to function in a waterfall, agile or hybrid environment. Kanbanize defines itself as an agile project management software. It can be used in an agile framework by scrum teams for sprints, but it also serves other industries, such as marketing and publications. Blossom is trying to corner the market on distributed teams that work within an agile framework.

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How to Make an Agile Workflow for Your Team


An agile workflow can help. For a long time the agile framework influenced teams outside of the software development sector from which it originated. People are evangelical about agile. There are those who are almost rigid in their adherence to the agile framework. Agile is about flexibility, bringing together teams and processes in order to create a more effective way to work. What Is an Agile Workflow? Let’s begin with a brief introduction to agile.

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Agile Communications Plans

Leading Answers

Many traditional project management deliverables have agile alternatives. Yet we rarely see agile communications management plans. Given the high rates of change often experienced on agile projects, we might expect more emphasis on communications to keep everyone on the same page.

Review True lean

Henny Portman

With the book True lean – Your guide to the fundamentals connecting purpose, process and people written by Rudy Gort you get a concise but complete and clear overview of and insight into lean. The first part examines the origin of lean in order to understand the philosophy behind lean. In the second part, the main elements of lean are explained using the house-of-lean and larded with many practical examples and literature references.

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Signup for the Global Agile SAFe Summit October 27-28, 2020

Brad Egeland

COVID-19 has created unpredictability in our personal and professional lives. Business as usual just…isn’t. But challenge drives change. And change gives us opportunities to be creative and find new solutions.

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Lean Project Management For Remote Teams: A Simple Guide To Eliminate Waste & Improve Productivity


Lean Project Management can fix this. In this article, we’re going to explore: What is Lean Project Management? The Lean Methodology The 3 Types of Waste & How to Fix Them. What is Lean Project Management? As a concept, Lean originates from the Toyota production floor.

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“Organize Around Products/Services” is a great addition to the Disciplined Agile principles

Kiron Bondale

The Disciplined Agile (DA) principles were recently refactored and as part of this refactoring, a principle was added: “Organize Around Products/Services” While it is just one of the eight principles, this new one aligns very well with lean thinking. It also addresses many challenges which leadership teams experience with agile transformations. Agile Facilitating Organization Change Project Management agile project management governance team building

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4 Project Management Trends of 2020: What to Prepare for?

Epicflow Blog

Project Management web resources are awash with articles about 2020 project management trends. The fact that AI as a project management trend in 2020 is discussed so vividly doesn’t make it true. According to most sources, in 2020, project managers will require soft skills even more than the technical ones and professional knowledge. We don’t share this opinion, which is why soft skills cannot be named a 2020 trend. Emotional Intelligence as 2020 Must-Have Soft Skill

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The Principles of Lean Management


In our previous post [[link] we described the first principle of lean management in as many details as possible: "Eliminate waste." It's all about making the system as "lean" and flexible, ready for adapting to an everchanging environment.

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The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute for Learning

By Scott Ambler | Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. This post is a supplement to Scott’s upcoming keynote at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference ]. The DA tool kit shows you how to apply and evolve your way of working (WoW) in a context-sensitive manner with this people-first, learning-oriented hybrid agile approach. Figure 1: The Disciplined Agile Mindset. Whence the Agile Manifesto?

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Leveraging Agile to Get Predictable

Leading Agile

Agile isn’t ever really about Agile. In our Business Drivers of Agility webinar series hosted by LeadingAgile CEO, Mike Cottmeyer, Mike dives deep into six key business drivers to uncover how Agile can enable organizations to connect these drivers to better business outcomes.

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The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020


We combed through best-seller lists, spoke with veteran PMs, and read a ton to put together this list of the best project management books for upgrading your career in 2020. Key lessons inside: Jeff Sutherland is one of the masters of Agile project management.

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Waterfall vs. Agile Project Management: Pros & Cons


Most project managers naturally lean toward either waterfall or agile project management philosophies. Waterfall vs. Agile Project Management. Agile Project Management. In contrast, agile project management does not use a linear production method.

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Top 10 Enterprise Project Management Software in 2020


The following is a review of the top ten enterprise project management software packages in 2020. Easy Projects’ powerful features connect both local and remote teams to complete projects faster, making it a top enterprise software in 2020.

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Best 2020 Online Courses, Events, and Resources for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

Agile in the Program Management Office. Besides, PMI suggests passing not only this one but also the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner and Certified Associate in Project Management examinations online. You can choose from the following PM topics: Agile Project Management. Coursera has supported the initiative to provide students with free online courses according to more than 20 fields of knowledge during the forced isolation in 2020.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? 2020 Project Management Conferences in Austria. May 7, Vienna — HAPPYPROJECTS 20 “Mindset & Methoden” invites project leaders and academic researchers to take part in the conference that involves 16 lectures, 4 exhibitor presentations, 6 workshops, and 1 open session to discuss project management methods of going agile and the ways of setting a new mindset in PM. Project Management Conferences in Australia 2020.

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Using Agile To Get Early ROI

Leading Agile

The best way to achieve early ROI with Agile is to create a delivery engine where the teams at the execution level are aligned with the business strategy. That’s our basic like law, to me of team level agility.

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Business Agility with SAFe


What is Business Agility? Business Agility is defined as the ability to thrive and compete in this digital age by responding swiftly to the market changes and with emerging opportunities with innovative business solutions. It requires everyone involved in it to make use of Lean and Agile practices to constantly deliver high-quality and innovative products. The Operating System… The post Business Agility with SAFe appeared first on Agilemania.

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4 Must-Have Features for a Kanban Tool


There are simple drag-and-drop tools for organizing to-do lists, planning systems for agile teams and hybrid tools for robust project management. Kanban tools were born from the lean manufacturing process at Toyota in the 1980s. Agile and product development teams have used kanban tools for many years, but they are now catching on with a wider audience. Agile teams sometimes refer to this column as the “backlog.”. Agile The Project Manager Blog Tools

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But what will our staff do if we don’t focus on their utilization?

Kiron Bondale

Lean thinking encourages us to focus on maximizing value delivered to stakeholders rather than maximizing the utilization of the people, equipment or material resources contributing to value streams.

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Agile Infrastructure Transformation and TBM

Leading Agile

Questions of how does Agile apply to infrastructure and what does TBM have to do with Agile were in my mind. As we look at recent thinking around Agile, there are more and more articles on a shift from Project to Product, flow of work, and value-streams. This is where TBM and Agile align. Agile in Infrastructure. A s I work with more organizations, I realize that many have made great progress with Agile in software development areas.

Review Rethinking agile

Henny Portman

Rethinking agile – Why agile teams have nothing to do with business agility written by Klaus Leopold is great book to cope with agile transformations and what you have to do to increase the chance of success. It definitely busted the myth that having agile teams makes you agile. All 600 IT employees followed a one-day agile mindset basis training. As a result, all teams were fully transformed and fulfilled the stipulated agile framework conditions.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? 2020 Project Management Conferences in Austria . May 7, Vienna — HAPPYPROJECTS 20 “Mindset & Methoden” invites project leaders and academic researchers to take part in the conference that involves 16 lectures, 4 exhibitor presentations, 6 workshops, and 1 open session to discuss project management methods of going agile and the ways of setting a new mindset in PM. Project Management Conferences in Australia 2020.

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Becoming an Agile Certified Practitioner


This is the essence of Agile. Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP®) certification is relatively new when compared with the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. The ACP certification is not tied to any single Agile or lean framework.

Building An Agile Operating Model That Accelerates ROI 

Leading Agile

This clip is from Mike’s series on the 6 Key Business Drivers of Agility. Or to learn more about how we think about and approach Agile Transformation, you can download our Agile Transformation white paper here: www.leadingagile.com/whitepaper.

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Best Task Management Software of 2020


2020 Best Task Management Software Rankings. But it also has a Gantt chart timeline for lean visual management and task dependencies. Targetprocess is a visual platform that is suited for working within an agile framework. It has transparency, which is key to agile projects, as well as time and expense tracking and a well-designed and current-looking interface. However, for the teams who work agile (and have the time to set it up), this is a fine tool.

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The First Principle of Lean Management: Eliminate Waste


They developed the Toyota Production System (TPS), dubbed as Lean production many years later. Lean" was created as a response to an extremely complex environment. We're in the software development business, where Agile is very popular.

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Agile Project Management: What is It and Why Does It Matter?


Traditional versus agile management. Conversely, agile systems, which have gained momentum over recent decades, involve rapid and iterative responses to change and are characterized by prioritizing individuals and interactions, enabling team collaboration, and having a faster feedback loop.

Scrum Master Servant Leader: 12 Ways To Move Your Team to Greatness

Project Bliss

It’s important to say this leans on the teachings of Geoff Watts and his brilliant book Scrum Mastery. Scrum is the most commonly used agile delivery method in the world. agile #scrum — David Marti (@Xsfera) July 22, 2020. Agile Soft Skills

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Connecting Business with IT to Achieve Agility in the Financial Sector


Santander UK, one of the world’s largest retail and commercial banks, has been on an Agile and digital transformation journey for some time. 5 questions and answers from an on-demand webinar with Santander UK.

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How to Get SAFe Certified


Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) has emerged as the most accepted approach to an organization’s quest to thrive in the digital age characterized by highly increasing complexity.

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Agile Unplugged: EP01 | Mike Cottmeyer and Brian Sondergaard

Leading Agile

Agile Unplugged is your chance to explore LeadingAgile’s freshest ideas, mental models, frameworks, and solutions with the people that are actually doing the work of leading large-scale Agile Transformation, out in the field. At one time, Mike was working for Brian and together they paved the way for Agile at a company called CheckFree. So, I had never, I’d like heard of Agile, but like, I had no experience with Agile. Nothing about scaled Agile.

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What Is Scrumban? How It Differs from Scrum & Kanban


Scrumban: An Agile Hybrid. Scrumban is part of an agile framework, a hybrid of scrum and kanban. What scrumban does is take the prescriptive nature of scrum, which resides in an agile framework, and uses the process of improvement that is key to kanban. Teams have the autonomy to choose tasks using the pull principle (a lean manufacturing technique that controls the flow of work by only moving on when the last task has been completed).


Capturing Actuals in 2020: Who Said Timesheets are Passé?


Agile teams don’t report time!”. You may be thinking that with more and more teams adopting Lean/Agile principles, a traditional timesheet just won’t cut it. Perhaps without as much fanfare and excitement as the adoption of new Lean/Agile methodologies, but time reporting hasn’t stood still – although I admit that innovations in time reporting don’t always make the headlines. Automatic timesheets in Lean/Agile organizations (i.e.,

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Mike Cottmeyer | Elevate Agile 2019 | The Systems of Agility

Leading Agile

Becoming Agile isn’t simple. But without the right foundational ecosystem and systems in place to enable Agility, achieving it is nearly impossible. The three systems necessary for Agility are a System of Delivery, System of Transformation, and System of Sustainability. And leading Agile, one of the things we talk about is we call that the system of delivery. How people want to put Agile into their organization and lock it down and never let it change?

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Agile Recruiting and Faster Hiring in 4 Easy Steps


Let’s see what agile recruiting is and how you can start using it for hiring software developers. The agile methodology and agile recruiting. To explain agile recruiting, we have to start with the roots of the agile methodology, which was officially announced in 2001.

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19 Best Tools to Support Agile Project Management


One approach that has become popular in recent years is an Agile methodology that has expanded from its original use in software development to a wealth of other industries. What is Agile project management? Agile tools are built directly into the platform. Agile reporting.