What Is Lean Project Management?

ProjectManager.com

This is commonly called lean project management. What Is Lean Project Management? Lean project management focuses on delivering a manufacturing project with more value and less waste. To work, lean project management relies on continuous improvement. The 5 Lean Principles.

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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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Troubleshooting in Lean-Agile Development

MPUG

Many project managers utilize a Lean-Agile approach when there is high change or churn in project requirements, significant lack of clarity in scope, high complexity to their projects, and/or a larger number of risks associated with such. Two Lean-Agile Types.

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Beyond Agile Gratitude #2 - Lean Thinking and the Kanban Method

Leading Answers

Now that my Beyond Agile book has been published, I would like to thank people who helped shape its content and ideas. David Anderson has done much to popularize and explain lean and the Theory of Constraints thinking. Agile teams often use kanban boards to visualize their work.

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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. 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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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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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.

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Lean/ Agile Adoption in IT Services

Digite

In my position within Digité, I have often interacted with senior leadership in these organizations about Lean/Agile adoption. Several quarters ago, I started a Lean/Agile transformation journey for an IT service provider with their Leadership team. How does Lean/Agile recommend that projects are estimated in the Presales stage before the deal has been won and a SOW issued? How does Agile recommend we handle such large requirements that come in bulk?

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PMXBoard -  The Only Full Agile and Lean Management Planning Set

Brad Egeland

The most comprehensive Agile Management Set in the world Everything you would need in order to build your complete Agile process is in one package. There is no other product on the market that you would get and build your entire Agile Board without needing to purchase additional items.

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Pitfalls of referencing agile

Kiron Bondale

One of the clichés you will run across if you read enough articles or watch enough videos about agility is that we should be using the term as an adjective rather than as a noun. Misunderstandings can also happen when we treat agile as an adjective in the wrong manner.

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management for the enterprise. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading: Part 1: What is Lean Portfolio Management? Part 2: Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding. In the first two installments of this series, we talked about the key elements of Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) and how funding practices must adapt to better support LPM initiatives. Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE).

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Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding

Planview

This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading part one first, “ What is Lean Portfolio Management ,” which you can find here . In the first installment of this series, we discussed why modern enterprises need Lean portfolio management and the specific elements that make Lean organizations better equipped to compete in a rapidly evolving, unpredictable world. This is where Lean budgeting comes in.

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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.

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Change Management in Agile – Seeking Expert Knowledge

Girl's Guide to PM

Do you have a wealth of experience with agile /lean project management? Manchester Metropolitan University is undergoing a study of lean/ agile methodology with the aim to help project managers and their team members cope with change.

A Lean Innovation Management Process: Discovering and Creating Value

The Strategic Project Manager

Lean innovation management originated from startups, but is applicable in helping bring a startup mentality to a variety of types of organizations. Let’s start be defining lean innovation. What is lean innovation, and why is it important? What is Lean Innovation Management?

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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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Beyond Agile - Webinar Recording

Leading Answers

Last month I did a 20-minute overview of my new Beyond Agile book for the Washington D.C. Lean-Agile MeetUp group hosted by Sanjiv Augustine. I outline how Beyond Agile grew from studying high-performing teams and trying to distill what they did differently than most other teams.

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Announcing My New Book “Beyond Agile”

Leading Answers

I am excited to announce my new book “ Beyond Agile: Achieving success with situational knowledge and skills “ is launching. Since helping create DSDM in 1994, I have been working on agile projects for 27 years.

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What is Lean Project Management? | Video

Online PM Courses

These days, every organization seems to be going Lean. So, what is Lean Project Management, and how does it relate to Agile Project Management? So, what is Lean Project Management? What is Lean Project Management? You may also like… What is Agile Project Management? What is Agile Project Management and Why is it Important to Project Managers? Why you can no longer Afford to Ignore Agile Methodologies.

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Distributed Lean Coffee

Scrum.org

. Lean Coffee Poster The premise of Lean Coffee is relatively straight forwarded. Lean Coffee increases the engagement level significantly among the participants. That is exactly where Lean Coffee comes into the mix, regardless if applied online or in-person.

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A Deeper Look: Top Changes in the New 2020 Scrum Guide for Agile Practitioners

Management Yogi

Agile Agile Project Management Leadership Lean Product Backlog Product Management Scrum ScrumbanA new version of Scrum guide was released in November, 2020. There are quite a few changes in the guide, as well as new additions.

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Agile Product Development: Agile Methodology Explained

Epicflow Blog

There is no doubt now that Agile is not just a buzzword, but a really working methodology that takes software development to the next level. . Are there any disadvantages of the Agile methodology? Overview of Traditional SDLC vs Agile Approach. 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.

Lean Thinking and the Parable of the Underbrush

Leading Agile

Lean Thinking starts with identifying customer-defined value, and proceeds from there by focusing on ways to maximize the delivery of that value. Take a fresh look at your process from a Lean point of view. The post Lean Thinking and the Parable of the Underbrush appeared first on LeadingAgile. Agile Community Agile Training Agile Transformation Lean Thinking Metaphor Organizational Alignment Path to AgilityYears ago we lived in Ohio.

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Building Agile Partnerships - Lean Agile Procurement

Scrum.org

Lean Agile Procurement is designed to reduce delay in establishing the partnerships, and providing clear constraints on the business relationship. The traditional approach of RFI – RFP – Review – LOI is neither lean or agile. The Lean Agile Procurement approach reduces the sourcing cycle time to days, with collaborative clarification of the product with prospective partners while reducing the risk of a poor partner and company evaluation. TL;DR.

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Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!

Digite

This book comprehensively describes the underlying principles that create Flow and facilitate Lean Product Development processes, principles that have produced 5x to 10x improvements, even in mature processes. 31 pages, ET to read: 50 min, Published July 19th, 2012 by Lean-Kanban University). Scrumban and Other Essays on Kanban Systems for Lean Software Dev. The post Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work! Are you new to Kanban?

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Why perfect is the enemy of good - using lean change to apply agile in context

Scrum.org

Why perfect is the enemy of good - using lean change to apply agile in context. At Fractal Systems we strive to educate our clients and the project teams that we partner with about the importance of applying Agile in context. agile-scrum-training

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Lean Coffee in 5 Minutes

Scrum.org

Lean Coffee is a powerful meeting faciliation technique that can be used in coffee shops, conferences, open space, scrum events or simply replace existing corporate meeting formats. Lean Coffee is easy to learn, empowers participants and increases engagement.

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What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

I have also been a software developer and used agile development methods and have never seen the two as being in conflict. The new PRINCE2 Agile guide has been created to provide guidance for blending the PRINCE2 project management approach with agile delivery methods. The PRINCE2 Agile approach brings together the strength of PRINCE2 and the flexibility of agile delivery methods that can be used across all industry sectors.

Route to Enterprise Scale Agility

Digite

Competitiveness in the age of digital disruption requires businesses to achieve agility at scale – not in select projects and portfolios alone, but across functions, across the business. The approaches to achieving enterprise-wide agility are keenly debated. I caught up with Kanban pioneer David Anderson on the sidelines of Lean Kanban Central Europe and Lean Kanban India last year and asked him about his thoughts.

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

For small companies, Agile Transformation can be straightforward—since getting alignment can be accomplished by getting everyone in a room and creating shared understanding. However, for large, complex organizations with legacy technology architecture, Transformation must be carefully orchestrated to ensure that the work and investment made in making the change creates business value and actually leads to Agility. The Meaning of Agile Transformation.

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Authentic agility avoids burnout

Kiron Bondale

Let’s consider these through the lens of agility. The eighth principle of the Manifesto argues against this: “ Agile processes promote sustainable development. Agile teams are expected to be empowered by their leaders to identify their ways of working rather than having those dictated or prescribed. retrospective) feedback loops that we expect with most agile approaches.

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The Agile Manifesto from a Lean Perspective

Scrum.org

The result of this buzz session was, of course, the Agile ‘Software Development’ Manifesto. Yet as we have subsequently discovered, agility meant -- or came to mean -- something different to each of them. The Agile Manifesto is the work of unique individuals who met in a particular place, and it is an artifact which has withstood the test of time. To what extent, for example, is the Manifesto a reflex of “lean thinking”? Agile processes promote sustainable development.

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A Comprehensive Guide on Agile Software Development Lifecycle in 2022

nTask

One of the best and well-known methodologies project management paradigms right now is Agile. What is the Agile Software Development Lifecycle? The Agile SDLC methodology consists of collaborative decision-making between teams working on creating fully functional software.

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How to Make an Agile Workflow for Your Team

ProjectManager.com

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.

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Project Management: Agile and Waterfall Explained

International Institute for Learning

Since the Agile Manifesto was written in 2001 by a group of software practitioners, Agile approaches have been taking over the project management scene at a steady pace. Some say Agile is a mindset, not a methodology. Source: The Agile Practice Guide, PMI and Agile Alliance.

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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 ]. Figure 1: The Disciplined Agile Mindset.

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5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes

LiquidPlanner

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.

Should Lean and Agile Organizations Limit Projects to Maximize Success?

Brad Egeland

Organizations are constantly thinking of more efficient ways to operate in order to remain profitable, effective and even relevant in their industry. At least they should be because competition for the remaining dollars is sometimes fierce and high profit margins on the engagements that we take in are nearly impossible to realize as we strive to do everything we can to please and retain the good paying customers that we are fortunate enough to obtain.

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Lean Change Management – 4 Years Later

Agile Coach

A friend of mine asked me on twitter what my 3 main things I’ve learned teaching my Lean Change Agent workshops and what the main takeaways from attendees were. Context : it’s important to understand what triggered me to move away from agile, and into org change. First, How Lean Change Agent Came to Be. About a decade ago I was an innocent bystander in a screaming match between our ‘senior’ agile coach and a senior manager.

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