Connecting with Business Communities | Nicole Friedberg on “Lean Six Sigma” and the Importance of Lean Six Sigma Skills

International Institute for Learning

Nicole shares her insights on Lean Six Sigma and the importance of Lean Six Sigma skills for individuals and teams. You have over 15 years of engineering and project management experience in the defense, aerospace, automotive, financial, and academic industries.

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2022 Online and In-Person Events for Project/Resource Managers and Industry Professionals

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The first area will involve topics related to Agile, Lean, Scrum, Kanban, System Thinking, and other methods for improving the software development process. Another area of focus will cover Lean Startup, LeanUX, Design Thinking and Customer Development topics. .

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5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes


Lean manufacturing has become a popular way to eliminate waste, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. The challenge with lean is that, despite its attraction to many executives who want to cut costs and increase productivity , a lean process doesn’t happen overnight. Of course, this conversation goes against the point of lean—to eliminate unnecessary waste—yet it occurs frequently. The reality is that most lean programs fail as executives lose interest.

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Agile: Past, Present, & Future. A Conversation with Agile Trainer, Rubin Jen.

International Institute for Learning

Rubin Jen has been in the project management field for over 23 years, spanning aerospace, engineering, telecom, software development, outsourcing, consulting, not-for-profit and government sectors. Exclusive Q&A conducted by Jay Masai.

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The Complete History of Agile Software Development


In several industries like aerospace and defense industries, the application delivery lag was more than three years. Before agile came, several industries like software, aerospace, manufacturing used to follow the waterfall approach.

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The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

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About Steve: Steve Wake has worked in the print, automotive, aerospace, defence, insurance and IT industries as a project manager and consultant. There comes a time when you’ve been working in and around project management for a while and you take a sit back and just reflect for a while. Steve Wake took that time when the latest announcement of the General Election in the UK for June 8th came like a bolt out of the blue.

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6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers


Epiphanized: A Novel on Unifying Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma by Bob Sproull and Bruce Nelson. Management consultants Bob Sproull and Bruce Nelson borrow from Goldratt’s storytelling concept to explore the advantages of using Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma together. The book covers a wide array of industries, including medical and pharmaceutical, aerospace, manufacturing, and more.

22 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2018


The ManuChem Strategies conference brings together over 150 production, SCM, & engineering leaders who are responsible for process optimization, lean manufacturing, and business strategy in their companies. This year’s Summit creates an opportunity to examine key case studies around how workforce management, lean manufacturing, process improvement, and automation are being rolled out in the world’s best facilities. Lean Manufacturing.

Software Estimating Resources

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Bool, CrossLink: The Aerospace Corporation, Winter, 2000/2001, pp. This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. This papers and other resources were retrieved from public sites.

Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015


Lean & Test Driven Development (TDD) – 11%. Aerospace/. Need up-to-date facts and figures for a project management report, article, or infographic? Browse this collection of project management statistics collected from studies and reports from the past five years. The data and statistics below are sorted into categories so you can quickly skim to find the information you need.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

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Story Point Estimating,” Richard Carlson, ALEA, Agile and Lean Associates, 2013. Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects. When I left for the airport this morning to catch my flight to a customer site I estimated, given the conditions, how much time I need to get to my favorite parking spot at DIA. When I landed in Boston, I asked the taxi driver how long it will take to get back to the airport on Wednesday at 3:00PM.

Risk Management Resources

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Mitigating Cognitive Biases in Risk Identification: Practitioner Checklist for the Aerospace Sector,” Debra L. Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Information about key project cost, (technical) performance, and schedule attributes is often uncertain or unknown until late in the program.

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

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Iterative and incremental are standard practices from software development of large construction (Lean Construction). In our domain of aerospace and defense, we have reference class for cost, schedule, architecture (DODAF), risk and other attributes of every system ever built in the DOD ( CAPE , CADE ) and NASA ( CARDe/Once ). There's been a rash of conjectures about all kinds of bad business, project, and software development (agile and traditional) management ideas of late.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

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Mitigating Cognitive Biases in Risk Identification: Practitioner Checklist for the Aerospace Sector,” Debra L. This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to manage the risk encountered on software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. These papers and other resources were retrieved from public sites. Let's start with a critical understanding of the purpose of managing risk on software development projects.

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