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. Lean Approach.

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

ProjectManager.com

The project manager’s first role is making a feasible plan that achieves the goals and objectives of the project and aligns with the organization’s overall business strategy. Business & IT strategy experience.

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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.

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Industrial Psychology for Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

IO is the umbrella where you have a massive toolkit and you can dip in to select techniques and strategies that will work effectively regardless of the kind of change you are aiming for.

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How to Create a Small Business Plan: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Strategy and implementation: The strategy and implementation section addresses the challenges in the market analysis section and proposes a plan to overcome them. The goal here is to outline concrete strategies for pricing, distribution, marketing, etc.

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Overview and Key Themes of IIL’s 2021 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute for Learning

IIL’s 6th annual Agile and Scrum Online Conference: Co-Create for Greater Value opens on June 3, 2021. His keynote will explore how to apply the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit to improve your continuous improvement strategy.

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5 Strategies for Product Backlog refinement

Scrum.org

5 Strategies for Product Backlog refinement. Five strategies that help Scrum Teams to refine the Product Backlog: Gaining insights . All strategies help Scrum Teams and their stakeholders to have conversations about the upcoming work and thus clarify the items in the Product Backlog.

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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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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.” We’re trying to connect a strategy.

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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. Doing this will give you plenty of information to adjust your eCommerce project’s strategy.

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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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10 Top Process Improvement Tools You Need to Create a More Sustainable Business

nTask

A study by BCG/MIT finds that 90% of executives deem sustainability to be important, yet only 60% of companies incorporate sustainability as part of their business strategy, and even less (25%) integrate sustainability into the core of their business model.

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

Proofhub

Younger generations will lean more towards web-based learning and conducting their own research. There is an ongoing debate whether teams perform better if they are homogeneous or heterogeneous.

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

Proofhub

Younger generations will lean more towards web-based learning and conducting their own research. There is an ongoing debate whether teams perform better if they are homogeneous or heterogeneous.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Communication Plan: A document outlining the communication strategy for the project, including all stakeholders and their relationship to the project. Lean : "Lean" is an approach towards project management that prioritizes minimizing waste and maximizing value.

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Creating a Risk-Adjusted Backlog

Leading Answers

Prioritizing based on business value is an example of the lean concept of 'Taking an Economic View of Decision Making.' Which risk avoidance or elimination strategies are working and which are not?

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

Agilemania

Designed specifically for large enterprise, SAFe addresses the critical enterprise-level challenges such as: How business strategy is getting translated into executable actions at the development team level. The lean economics. There has been some amount of criticism about SAFe.

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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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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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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?

Agilemania

The SAFe Agile Coach is supposed to enable the agile teams in their SAFe adoption, and they also learn a variety of Lean techniques/tools to improve the flow of value in their agile teams. What is SAFe agile.

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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. Lean Tools. Value Stream Mapping is the second of the lean tools, mostly used by manufacturing companies. The strategy includes planning to boost team productivity.

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The Continuous Innovation Framework (COIN)

Henny Portman

Align innovation with business strategy. The Six Week Innovation Challenge (SWICH) is a six-week period of experimentation which is based on Lean Startup principles and tools of Alexander Osterwalder.

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

Planio

Instead, we’re going to show you some specific Agile planning strategies you can use to bring your long- and short-term planning together. As Jeff Gothelf, author of Lean UX , asks: “How then do we build product roadmaps in a world of continuous improvement, learning and agility?”.

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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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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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The Transformation Journey: Lessons Learned

Planview Blog

Executive teams have seen how Agile practices can help organizations gain speed, pivot quickly and effectively when needed, and deliver high-quality outcomes on strategy. Patrick has dubbed this phenomenon “strategy atrophy.”

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Role of the PMO: How It’s Currently Evolving

Planview Blog

OKRs are about “figuring out what really matters and getting that done in a time-bound, efficient manner so that it all improves performance” (in the context of Lean). The OKR structure creates realistic traceability with its ability to link strategy with outcomes.

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The Complete Guide to Six Sigma Methodology

Wrike

In this article, we’ll explain what the Six Sigma methodology is, how lean Six Sigma principles differ, and how Six Sigma project management can help boost your organization’s process efficiency and quality. A look at the lean Six Sigma principles.

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6 Reason to choose Agile Project Management over Traditional Project Management

Agilemania

You have to build a strategy, prepare the execution, monitor the entire work, and then go through the final stage. Naveen is a Lean-Agile Coach, Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) and Internationally acclaimed Speaker in many Conferences and Agile events.

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Building Trust via Trustworthiness

Leading Agile

The VP stated the Agile teams were in ‘chaos’ since being taught the concept of Lean Agile portfolios. Some other factors that keep teams from being trustworthy are: Teams are not cross-functional; they don’t include everything and everyone necessary to deliver results tied to strategy.

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Getting the Outcomes You Want From Technical Spikes

Leading Agile

the senior director leaned over to me and asked during the 7 team demo of the day. How does this tie into our software strategy/software reference architecture? How does this tie into our software strategy/software reference architecture? “Are these volleyball games or demos?”

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Plans are nothing; planning is everything

Scrum.org

Professional Product Ownership is a high art and science; it employs overlapping approaches such as Jobs-To-Be-Done theory (made famous by Clayton Christensen, Tony Ulwick and Alexander Osterwalder) as well as ideas from Lean Startup, Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Design and others.

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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.

Webinar Recap: Transformative Leadership: How to Elevate your Impact with Less Effort and None of the Stress

MPUG

It turns out most books, and even most training and coaching can focus on hard skill and tactic and strategies for improving things.

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Product Discovery Anti-Patterns Leading to Failure

Scrum.org

In the attempt to fill Scrum’s product discovery void, product delivery organizations regularly turn to other agile frameworks like lean UX, jobs-to-be-done, lean startup, design thinking, design sprint—just to name a few. TL; DR: Product Discovery Anti-Patterns.

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

Leankor

But a properly executed enterprise collaboration strategy engages employees and connects the customer experience ecosystem in new ways to create business value.”. Work 3.0: Enterprise Work Management Solutions Power Next-Generation Collaboration for the Post-Pandemic Enterprise.

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The purpose of being Agile

Scrum.org

Reducing waste by reducing idleness of workers or machinery is a strategy to be more efficient in manufacturing. Whether Scrum, Kanban, XP, Lean Startup or any other Agile “flavour”, the provocation is to deliver iteratively and incrementally for frequent feedback and realization of value.

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

Leading Agile

Not only at the team level, but at the program level at the portfolio level, at the strategy level, like at the macro level of governance and that was kind of the problem that we really set off to solve.

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