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A 2021 Comprehensive Guide on Lean vs Agile Methodologies

nTask

These frameworks are many, but the ones we are interested in, in this article, are Lean and Agile. So, without further ado, let’s take a deep dive into describing what Lean and Agile project management methodologies are and how are they different from one another.

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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

2021 is going to be full of both online and offline events for project managers engaged in different areas of business: construction and engineering, IT, healthcare, and many others. Biggest Online Project Management Conferences in 2021. Don’t miss your place on the Agile beach!

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Linking Strategy to Everyday Work — John Cutler at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Linking Strategy to Everyday Work w/ John Cutler — ACB21. You can sign up here for the ‘Food for Agile Thought’ newsletter and join 32,000-plus other subscribers. ?? Join us on August 10, 2021 : Hands-on Agile #33: Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success—Johanna Rothman.

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Project Manager Job Description (with free copy+paste examples!)

ProjectManager.com

Here are the main project management certifications offered by the PMI: Project Management Professional (PMP): This certifies that you’re a capable project manager who is competent in waterfall and agile project management. Business & IT strategy experience.

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PMI-ACP and My New Book “Beyond Agile: Achieving Success with Situational Knowledge and Skills”

Leading Answers

I recall the Steering Committee meetings where we discussed what we believed was necessary for agile practitioners and team leaders to have experience in and an understanding of. So our scope included more than just Lean and agile; it had a little leadership and emotional intelligence.

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Industrial Psychology for Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

IO is broader – how do you create a learning path for an organisation e.g. in a project where you are moving from waterfall to agile , you have to create new roles and definitions about responsibilities and new behavioral patterns.

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Is SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework®) not Agile?

Agilemania

Some Agile experts are not hard-core fans of SAFe. And this makes SAFe more complicated, bureaucratic than the Agile manifesto recommends. They also have this opinion that SAFe is so heavy, maybe it is not Agile at all. For a long period, our idea of Agile was only Scrum.

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

This is Mike Cottmeyer's talk from AgileIndy 2021 on The Executive's Guide to Why Agile Transformation Fails. Announcer] This is Mike Cottmeyer’s talk from AgileIndy, 2021 on “Why Agile Transformation Fails.” It was always large scale agile stuff.

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6 Most Efficient Online Timer(s) to Track Your Billable Hours

nTask

Since the inception of lean Agile project management , the organizational paradigm has inclined, more or less, towards managing remote teams that can work from anywhere rather than office-based staff. Check it out: 15 Best Toggl Alternatives for 2021 & Counting.

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Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 2: SIPOC Workshop Strategies

MPUG

This second session will cover SIPOC workshop strategies. Session number two, the SIPOC Workshop Strategies. Jeff Bongiovani: And then ultimately describe how to set SIPOC workshop goals and strategies.

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What Is Poka Yoke | How to Use It & Why Is It Important?

nTask

This technique is a part of Lean management and ensures that there are no errors, to begin with. What Is Poka-Yoke In Lean Management? This aspect of Poka-yoke analogous with lean management where PMs strive for continuous improvement. Poka-yoke is a lifesaver in Lean management.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?

Agilemania

What is SAFe agile. Scaled Agile is an agile framework for developing or delivering large products or solutions produced by multiple teams working in parallel at an enterprise level. As businesses grow, more and more teams start adopting agile. If not SAFe agile then what?

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SAFe Simply Explained (Part 1): Core Competencies and Principles

Inloox

Agility should no longer be a new term for most project managers. High flexibility, adaptability and increased communication are just a few of the benefits that have led to significant improvements through the introduction of agile work processes in organizations. So agility in itself is nothing new for many companies. In most cases, however, previous experience is based only on the small-scale use of Scrum or other agile methods in individual departments. Go Lean! –

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Top 6 Tips For Handling Your Ecommerce Business Projects

Proofhub

In order to avoid budget overrun and not fall behind business schedule, a clear strategy is crucial for your eCommerce project management. Agile project management Agile methodology started around 2001 and gained popularity fast.

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What Is PDCA Cycle And How To Use It In Project Management?

nTask

It is a project planning tool and is a key element of lean management. The Plan-do-check cycle is an important component of Lean management where constant improvements are a given. PDCA cycle is a four-step cycle for constant improvement.

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Long-Term Agile Planning: 7 Steps to Create an Agile Product Roadmap That Works (With Free Checklist!)

Planio

Agile product development has a chicken and egg problem. Agile planning is a process for reconciling your long-term product vision with the inevitable near-term iterations that will influence its development. What is long-term Agile Planning (and why is it so hard to get right?).

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Use Case Template: Introduction of Change Management with InLoox

Inloox

Definition Change Management The goal of change management is to adapt processes, strategies and structures in companies in order to move with the times and achieve competitive advantages. Once a company has decided on a new strategy, it is not enough to simply communicate it internally.

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Creating a Risk-Adjusted Backlog

Leading Answers

Agile projects typically prioritize the backlog based on business value or perceived needs. Prioritizing based on business value is an example of the lean concept of 'Taking an Economic View of Decision Making.'

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6 Reason to choose Agile Project Management over Traditional Project Management

Agilemania

And, agile is one of the most popular project management approaches among all. Even 71% of companies agreed on using agile practices often, sometimes, and always. In the agile world, this project management approach is often known as the “waterfall approach.”

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Review Leading with Obeya

Henny Portman

The Obeya (Japanese for ‘big room’) is a physical space where management is used to align operational teams and leadership in their efforts to translate strategy into meaningful day-to-day work and results. agility English Post lean review

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The Continuous Innovation Framework (COIN)

Henny Portman

I just came across a new framework that could be positioned on the portfolio level of my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest. Align innovation with business strategy. For the latest updated version of my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest article see: [link].

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Agile: A project management methodology that focuses on delivering work in an iterative fashion. The agile approach is usually used in software projects where the scope is not always known and adaptability is prioritized. Project management terminology can be complicated.

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The purpose of being Agile

Scrum.org

While many misinterpretations and misunderstandings have spread on the “what” and “how” of Agile, it is perhaps the “why” - the purpose of being Agile - that has become most lost. The one question I always want to ask prospective clients is, “why do you want to adopt Agile?”

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How to Keep a Multi-Generational Team Collaborative, Effective, and Productive

Proofhub

Younger generations will be able to teach the “old guard” about the new technologies that can help the team become better, the benefits of more agile processes, and more. Younger generations will lean more towards web-based learning and conducting their own research.

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How to Keep a Multi-Generational Team Collaborative, Effective, and Productive

Proofhub

Younger generations will be able to teach the “old guard” about the new technologies that can help the team become better, the benefits of more agile processes, and more. Younger generations will lean more towards web-based learning and conducting their own research.

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 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Mike Cottmeyer explores the key attributes in each of the three systems necessary for making a success out of the otherwise complex tax of large scale Agile Transformation. And what we are is we’re a consultancy that’s focused on doing Agile Transformation specifically.

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Leading Through Change: 5 Ways to Help Your Team Cope With A Crisis (Or Any Other Major Transition)

Planio

Lean hard into trust and transparency. You’re not adapting your marketing strategy, but helping your marketing team cope with a completely new environment filled with emotional landmines. Lean hard into trust and transparency.

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Process Improvement Plan: Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs Project Management

It is accompanied by a documented strategy to overcome these bottlenecks for improvement. Promotes Organizational Agility. Lean Tools. Value Stream Mapping is the second of the lean tools, mostly used by manufacturing companies. “But we’ve done it this way for years.”.

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Agile Transformation – Success Factors part 2

Scrum.org

In the previous article, Agile Transformation – Success Factors part 1 , there was a strong focus on key levels that should be taken first into consideration. Agile Transformation efforts might be difficult. For instance: They create the agile transformation vision and act accordingly.

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Role of the PMO: How It’s Currently Evolving

Planview Blog

As a trend, PMOs are maturing to become more strategic, facilitating the organizational agility needed to achieve objectives at speed. This archetype wants to foster the agility needed to achieve strategic outcomes. In a perfect world, business and IT strategy are intertwined.

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Can Scrum work for hard deadlines?

Scrum.org

Not only can Scrum work in these situations, but in my experience, using this agile framework increases the probability of meeting challenging deadlines. Scrum works well with deadlines because it’s based on empiricism, lean thinking, and an iterative approach to product delivery.

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Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 1: Overview of SIPOC and Systems

MPUG

One of the ways that I wanted to kick this off, was just to say, out of the three sessions that we have, this one in particular will lay the foundation for workshop strategies as well as workshop questions.

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Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 3: Workshop Facilitation and Questions

MPUG

But if we think of leadership, leadership as I have seen, read has really become a term that’s associated with inspiration, inspiring the team, being able to sustain the team enthusiasm and knowing the right strategy for the team and how well to implement it.

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The Transformation Journey: Lessons Learned

Planview Blog

It can be challenging to expand Agile practices beyond IT and development teams. Planview is committed to helping our customers with this transition and to that end, Chief Product Officer Patrick Tickle and I recently presented a webinar on “ Leading an Agile Transformation.”.

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Building Trust via Trustworthiness

Leading Agile

I walked into the conference room to meet with the VP of enterprise Agile Transformation. It’s been three weeks since I joined a team of highly experienced Agile coaches. The VP stated the Agile teams were in ‘chaos’ since being taught the concept of Lean Agile portfolios.

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Plans are nothing; planning is everything

Scrum.org

A recent piece in the Harvard Business Review entitled ‘Have We Taken Agile Too Far?’ penned by two former Amazon execs) claimed that “many organisations are taking [Agile] too far and using it to avoid careful planning and preparation.”. A fundamental misunderstanding of Agile.

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The Evidence-Based Management (EBM) Train-the-Trainer (TtT) Experience

Scrum.org

Professional Agile Leadership – Evidence-Based Management (PAL-EBM) is the newest course in the Scrum.org portfolio. You can see it as an introduction to how goals, evidence, and empiricism can increase your business agility. Getting Started.

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Large-Scale B2B Telecom Projects: Managing Profitability from Order to Cash

Leankor

Sudden turnarounds in strategies, project scope swings, variations in constraints and shifting project milestones are not uncommon. Large-Scale B2B Telecom Projects: Managing Profitability from Order to Cash.

Work 3.0: Enterprise Work Management Solutions Power Next-Generation Collaboration for the Post-Pandemic Enterprise

Leankor

Enterprise organizations become more agile by managing the entire work cycle, not just siloed projects, because it eliminates slow, disconnected, rigid, time-consuming processes and disparate information. Work 3.0:

Five Ways Enterprise Work and Project Management Solutions Transform Complexity to Profitability Post-Pandemic

Leankor

To bridge the collaboration gap, sophisticated, cloud-based work and project management solutions link distributed internal and external teams with full transparency into planning, execution and strategy. But that doesn’t mean Agile-only support is sufficient for work and project management.