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. Years ago we lived in Ohio.

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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? The post What is Lean Project Management?

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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.

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Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. ” I’ve spent the last half-year in the beginning of my journey understanding how agile product management at scale can work.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

Now let's take a closer look at three popular agile frameworks and how they compare to make it easier to choose which to use for your next project. SCRUM LEAN KANBAN. It's important to note that these agile frameworks can be combined to provide hybrid solutions such as the two below. Uses lean as the way to combine the best components of kanban and scrum practices to deliver the most sustainable value as fast as possible.

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Best Agile Books for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

In this video I share my top picks for books on Agile, especially for those of you new to Agile or considering moving your organisation to Agile ways of working. These are my current favourite books on agile for project managers. A practitioner guide to Agile.

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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.

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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? The post Agile Portfolio Management appeared first on arraspeople.

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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. “Agile Transformation is the work of refactoring the organzation so that it can actually do Agile.”

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

If you're new to project management and the agile methodology, the answers to these 10 questions will arm you with the information you need to get started. And if you're a project management veteran, these frequently asked agile questions are a good refresher. What is agile? Agile is a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called sprints to focus on continuous improvement in the development of a product or service. Why is agile necessary?

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Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

Online PM Courses

You want to embrace Agile as part (or maybe all) of your Project Management practice. Which Agile Certification program should you follow? Classifying the Agile Certification Providers. I have also included the Axelos PRINCE2 Agile qualifications here. Scaled Agile.

Does your PMO hinder or help your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

An agile project management office might sound to some like an oxymoron, right? This might be a reasonable assertion as many PMOs were first formed to provide oversight over a portfolio of projects and enforcing standards sounds like the antithesis to agility.

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How Retrospectives Led to Acceptance for Our Lean PPM Process

Meisterplan

The agile world has an important building block to enhance cooperation when it comes to working with Scrum: retrospectives. At Meisterplan, when we introduced Lean PPM , we simply integrated this element into the process. Retrospectives with the Portfolio Board.

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Impacts of traditional project funding models on agile delivery

Kiron Bondale

In one of my previous articles I’d written about the need for change across multiple areas of an organization when undertaking an agile transformation. one sprint’s worth), but in most cases, project funding approval processes are not lean enough to encourage such behavior.

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Five expectations for agile tools…

Kiron Bondale

Agile delivery does not mandate the use of software tools, but when scaling agile within large organizations with greater numbers of stakeholders, geographic distribution of pods, compliance requirements and similar enterprise challenges, tooling can improve efficiency and effectiveness.

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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).

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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. Agile Project Management agile

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Design, Agile, and Gall's Law

Zen Project Management

I see a lot of overlap with Agile principles. This is very similar to the Agile principle of simplicity. This is also similar to the principle of MVP (minimal viable product) that originated in the Lean Startup. agile Gall's Law Lean Startup MVPThe topic of design has been crossing my path lately. One of the principles I came across is called Gall’s law. It states that "all complex systems that work evolved from simpler systems that worked.”

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Applicability of Agile/Lean/Kanban Methods for fixed scope/budget projects (with short duration)

Sudipta Lahiri

This session objective was to address challenges faced by Lean-Kanban practitioners in their projects. The following Positives were identified when applying Agile/Lean methods to these projects: Positive Contributors. Principles of Agile help; focus on blockers.

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

What does Agile mean? I have been asked this question three times over the last week which has prompted me to try to clarify the term “Agile”. I understand the frustration because the term “Agile” is pretty generic and can mean different things from one organisation to the other.

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What is the Difference Between PRINCE2 Agile and APMG Agile Project Management?

Arras People

In this guest post, Simon Harris responds to a question from a reader about the two different Agile project management courses which are available. What is the difference between PRINCE2 Agile and APMG Agile Project Management? The RAD movement predates Agile.

A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations. What is Agile Software Development? Agile teams prioritize collaboration, adaptability and working software.

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Agile Through a Matrix Lens

Tyner Blain

Agile” is something most teams do wrong*, without realizing they’re doing it wrong. Let’s apply this lens to agile as applied within a company, and see if it helps people decide to do things differently. When You Say Agile, What Do You Mean?

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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 done well, the Agile product roadmap is the foundation and facilitator of solution delivery.

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The Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

How I Learned That I Don’t Know Agile. After years of working with various agile methods in various contexts, I thought I had a pretty good handle on the whole thing. I thought you knew Agile.” For starters, let me just say there’s no problem with story points.

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Improving portfolio management must be part of an agile transformation

Kiron Bondale

When we think of an agile transformation, improving portfolio management might not be high on the organization’s list of priorities. Agile delivery is not a silver bullet. Tagged: agile project management , Project Portfolio Management , resource availability.

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Should Agile Teams Have a Definition of Ready?

Leading Agile

The post Should Agile Teams Have a Definition of Ready? Agile Teams Agile Transformation Lean Thinking Structure Teamwork Training Transformation

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Agile Management

Binfire

You have probably used or heard about Agile Project Management , but chances are not about company-wide Agile management practice. To be successful today, businesses need to be agile not just in managing their projects but in everything they do in their businesses.

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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

There has been a rise in the transition of project management, product management and software development teams from traditional Waterfall methodologies to Agile ones. Those who don’t know much about agile, are also unaware of its popular frameworks like Kanban that is used to implement agile software development. Scrum is also the framework of agile for completing complex projects. The scrum master is a facilitator of an agile team. What is Agile?

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Agile 2018 wrap up

Zen Project Management

He turned the cycle in Lean Startup around and said we should start with Learn. I'm on my way home after spending the week at Agile2018. It's been a great conference. I reconnected with old friends, met some new ones, and attended some great presentations. Monday's keynote was Dom Price (@domprice) from Atlassian. He shared how Atlassian tracked team health via their playbook. One interesting statistic he shared was that 78% of people don't trust their team mates.

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Mining Bitcoins with Your InstantPot: Has Agile Popularity Gone Too Far?

Leading Answers

My session “ Mining Bitcoins with Your InstantPot: Has Agile Popularity Gone Too Far ?” examines the hype, realities and use of agile approaches.    Here is the presentation summary from the conference site: “The project world seems to have gone agile mad.

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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

April’s theme at ProjectManagement.com where I write a monthly column was “Consulting,” and in this article, I examine the world of Agile Consulting and coaching. Getting Started Personally, I was hesitant to get into agile consulting and coaching. Agile Project Management Leadership

How are you resolving your agile transformation blockers?

Kiron Bondale

How about being agile with your transformation! As with all preliminary estimates in agile don’t aim for precision but rather for consistency. Your team should also decide whether a sprint-based or lean lifecycle makes sense given their capacity and maturity.

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How are your Team Dynamics? (AI-driven Enterprise Agility in action!)

Digite

As a provider of software tools for Lean/ Agile project management, especially with large customers who run large and complex projects for their enterprise customers and have 10s of thousands of users working on our products, we generate a large amount of project performance and delivery data.

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Agile Coach Assessment

Growing Agile

This assessment is for you to take to see where you are on your journey to becoming an agile coach. We have broken the large topic of being an Agile Coach into 5 main areas. The topics below are just examples and by no means a definitive list, since the world of agile coaching is large.

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Why Agile is important?

Binfire

I am sure by now you have heard about agile, companies big and small like Amazon and Google are using agile to manage work. You may be forgiven if you wonder why agile is used more and more for managing work and projects. Why Agile? You ask why Agile?

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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.

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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

T he ultimate purpose of agile project management is to quickly respond to customer needs and market changes. In Project Management, Agile is often referred to in software development, but it can also be applied to other fields. Understanding Agile. The Agile Process.

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Agile 2018 Conference – Unraveling Team Dependencies

Leading Answers

I am excited to be presenting on the Enterprise Agile track at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego, August 7. It combines anecdotes and experiences from 20+ years of agile consulting along with some insights from Troy Magennis on dependency delays, and Dominica DeGrandis, author of Making Work Visible. Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams Theory of Constraints Travel Warning Signs

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Remote Agile Teams

Growing Agile

So we ran a survey to get a better understanding of how people were doing agile remotely across the world. If you’ve never experienced a remote meeting that works feel free to join our Virtual Lean Coffee meetup to see how we run Lean Coffee with people from around the world. The post Remote Agile Teams appeared first on Growing Agile.

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