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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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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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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Agile Practices: How to Run a Lean Coffee

Project Bliss

The term Lean Coffee doesn’t sound like a productive meeting session. How is a Lean Coffee better than that? Read on and find out how a lean coffee is a different kind of meeting than anything you may have experienced. WHAT is a Lean Coffee? A Lean Coffee is a type of meeting that allows participants to create the agenda at the beginning of the meeting based on their interests, with timeboxed discussions. Why Hold a Lean Coffee? Agile How-To

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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 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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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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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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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.

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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Lean Project Management For Remote Teams: A Simple Guide To Eliminate Waste & Improve Productivity

Teamweek

Lean Project Management can fix this. In this article, we’re going to explore: What is Lean Project Management? The Lean Methodology The 3 Types of Waste & How to Fix Them. What is Lean Project Management? As a concept, Lean originates from the Toyota production floor.

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Agile Portfolio Management

Arras People

When I first heard about the Agile Business Consortium working on a new pocketbook about Agile Portfolio Management early in 2017 I was intrigued. Is there a place for Agile at portfolio level? Innovation Hub is a term from the Framework for Business Agility – you can take a look at the whitepaper about that. There’s a webinar coming up about Agile Portfolio Management which you might want to register for if you’re interested in the subject.

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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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How to Stay Lean While you Scale Your Product Team From Product/Market Fit to Growth

Planio

A lean product team strikes the perfect balance. The ideal lean product team structure at every stage (according to teams that scaled quickly). The ideal lean product team structure at every stage (according to teams that scaled quickly).

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Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

By Betsy Kauffman, Organizational Coach, Agile Pi. What is an Agile Product Roadmap? Multiple agile teams can utilize a shared product roadmap. When employed in agile development, a roadmap equips your product with the essential framework for a team’s daily tasks and should be reactive to developments in the competing landscape. When done well, the Agile product roadmap is the foundation and facilitator of solution delivery.

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Let’s Be Agile Together!

Arras People

As a project manager of many years experience, working both pan sector and discipline, whilst using many different flavours of methodology I have to admit that I am still struggling to position the “Agile” movement in terms of delivering projects. Coming from a manufacturing background I have exposure to Lean (make to stock) and Agile (make to order) and TOC in terms of delivering products. My call to action; Let’s be agile together!

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The Principles of Lean Management

ActiveCollab

In our previous post [[link] we described the first principle of lean management in as many details as possible: "Eliminate waste." It's all about making the system as "lean" and flexible, ready for adapting to an everchanging environment.

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