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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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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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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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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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. Join us on August 10, 2021 : Hands-on Agile #33: Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success—Johanna Rothman. Linking Strategy to Everyday Work (With value creation models, and time-based goals like OKRs).

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Our Look at The Top Career Trends of 2021

Teamweek

But it didn’t end in 2020, with some interesting career trends extending into 2021. . In this article, we’re going to dive deep into the current career trends the job market is seeing in 2021. Around the world, the US employment rate also rose to 58% in April 2021, up from 54.6%

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

Leading Answers

In addition to an agnostic understanding of Lean, Kanban, Scrum and other agile approaches, we also agreed people should know about the basics of servant leadership, conflict management, team decision making, and coaching.

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

Inloox

SAFe is continuously improved and evolved, with the latest version 5 released in February 2021. SAFe picks up many already familiar elements and concepts from existing methods such as Scrum or Lean Project Management, which makes the transition easier for many companies. Lean Agile Leadership: Managers are the very core of lean agile development and business agility. Go Lean! – How Lean Management Can Help Your Project Succeed.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Remote Employee Onboarding – A How-To Guide (+ Checklist)

Teamweek

It also makes life easier for the person/team doing the onboarding, knowing that they can lean on other teams for advice or guidance on what’s worked well in the past. Every new starter is different. Some take a few weeks to settle in, while others hit the ground running from day one.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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Can Scrum work for hard deadlines?

Scrum.org

Scrum works well with deadlines because it’s based on empiricism, lean thinking, and an iterative approach to product delivery. Lean thinking means eliminating waste to focus only on the essentials, and iterative delivery involves delivering usable product frequently. . Lean Thinking.

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A Simple Guide to Calculating Your Actual Recruitment Costs

Teamweek

Event Costs – If part of your recruitment strategy focuses on sourcing candidates at events, you must factor in those costs. Hopefully, you’ll have some past data to lean on to understand the natural churn of employees within your organization.

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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