What Is Lean Manufacturing?

ProjectManager.com

Lean manufacturing addresses one of the worst things that can happen to any enterprise: waste. This insistence on eliminating waste is where the idea of lean as a management system developed. Called lean manufacturing or lean production, the truth is that the lessons learned from this methodology can be universally applied. An Overview of Lean Manufacturing. Lean is a methodology to reduce waste in a manufacturing system without sacrificing productivity.

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. In the second part, the main elements of lean are explained using the house-of-lean and larded with many practical examples and literature references.

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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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Business Process Improvement: What it is and How to Implement it

nTask

According to surveys conducted, as of 2016, 66% of enterprises run a business process improvement program occasionally or never. Of the 20% that undertake process improvements , 5% record little to no success, 28% experience success limited to individual departments but do not record enterprise-level success, and 19% experience success after significant difficulties. What is Business Process Improvement? Generally, business processes can be divided into three key types.

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? Benefits of Lean Project Management.

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7 Proven Ways Lean Six Sigma Methodology Can Speed Up Your Business Growth

Taskque

This would not have happened if you have implemented lean six sigma or paid attention to improving the quality of the product. So what’s lean six sigma all about? What is Lean Six Sigma? Lean Six Sigma is a methodology used to minimize defects and errors and improve the process. In this article, you will learn about seven sure-fire ways in which six sigma methodology can accelerate your business growth. You are planning to launch a new product.

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The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

MavenLink

We scoured the top online publications to find the 30 most widely read and shared project management articles. These three articles share some of the best practices and how-to articles to help your business reduce risks and avoid costly mistakes. Summary: The article covers seven high-level project management steps to help project managers achieve on-time, on-budget, goal-focused delivery of high-profile projects, to increase their project success rates and career prospects.

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How to Simplify the Decision-Making Process

Teamweek

Too many organizations make their internal processes more complicated than they need to be and waste a lot of time trying to ensure compliance. Each one was originally conceived to support a particular process and outcome, and when you use the methodology that matches your project specifics, making routine (non-urgent) decisions is a lot simpler. The Lean methodology strives for maximum value by cutting back on waste, such as excess inventory.

The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

Continuing our theme of helping Agile teams understand the Kanban Method, so they can effectively adopt it for their improvement efforts, I am again honored to publish a guest article by another great friend of ours – Dave White. Dave is a Principal Consultant at Depth Consulting Ltd, and Program Director of the KCP Program at the Lean Kanban University. You will enjoy this excellent article. The Kanban Method pulls a great deal of its values from a Lean value system.

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Fika Stories 1 – Help! Our Kanban Died!

Digite

Christophe takes on the all too common problem that teams implementing Kanban (or any other process change initiative for that matter) face – the sense of “doom” that Kanban is not working for them because of resistance they face. Look at Jason Little and his excellent Lean Change Management for guidance. This article was originally published on Lean-Agile Software Development blog and can be found here– [link]. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Scrum user story

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Scrum With Kanban WIP Limits

Digite

This article is the second in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. Inspired by Steve Porter’s efforts to bring process practitioners closer together and educate Scrum practitioners, I’m writing a shadow series of posts that will follow the Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together series and continue my own efforts to clear up misconceptions between practitioners of these methods. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Scrum WIP limit wip limits kanban

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10 Career-Limiting Mistakes To Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

However, you should also make it clear that this is not your project anymore and they are responsible, otherwise they’ll lean on you for a long time. You will not revise and standardize your processes. They aren’t always up-to-date with the latest processes and practices. Build a Career This article contains affiliate links

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Scrum with Kanban Class of Service

Digite

This article is the third in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. Inspired by Steve Porter’s efforts to bring process practitioners closer together and educate Scrum practitioners, I’m writing a shadow series of posts that will follow the Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together series and continue my own efforts to clear up misconceptions between practitioners of these methods. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Project Management Scrum Scrumban

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

MPUG

In this article, I’ll outline the top changes and the deeper meaning associated with each change. Lean Thinking. Lean thinking has appeared for the first time. To include and encourage lean thinking, the wording in the guide has changed in quite a few places.

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Waterfall Should Have Never Existed: Part 1

MPUG

In the following two-part article, I will argue that: ‘ Agile ’ is not agile. opposite approaches to scheduling in one project in Part 2 of this article. In the process of this development, Agilists hijacked a few techniques and presented them as their own.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

“ Software is eating the world ” claimed venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen in his 2011, New York Times article. The goals (satisfied stakeholders and value delivery) will remain the same but the tools, titles and processes employed will be vastly different. Yet the scientific project management that grew out of the industrialization of process is largely left behind. I first wrote this article for ProjectManagement.com here ].

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

” In this Article. The process centers around forming teams, defining an Agile governance model, and identifying and baselining metrics the company cares about. This end-state vision will also define a pattern for forming teams, identify process flows, establish governance, and create a metrics and tooling strategy to baseline performance and measure improvement over time.

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Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast

Digite

Here Dave white has shared his thoughts on the article ‘Kanban and Scrum Together’ written by Steve Porter. To be clear, I’m speaking about The Kanban Method when I use the word kanban and I believe that is what this article is talking about when it says Kanban and Scrum are stronger together. That pressure is what drives organizations and teams to adopt a ‘process’ that they think will help. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Scrum WIP WIP limit

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10 Reasons the Change Management Process Fails (and How You Can Succeed)

Workzone

The work you’re doing when instituting a change in process or organizational principles is tantamount to changing the course of a river. Let’s take a moment to address each of these barriers and outline some research-backed and time-tested strategies for overcoming them, so you and your team have the best chance of succeeding in the change management process. Many process change initiatives failed because of an underestimated scope, a lack of resources, or the clock running out.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

XP, scrum, lean, etc.) Second, the use of lean and agile tools and methodologies beyond IT, software and manufacturing. Visual, lean tools that truly engage all team members are going to become essential in 2019. Lean in a little more to the opportunities before you. Agile isn’t just for software projects, the idea of an iterative approach with rapid customer feedback and process adaptability can apply to how project managers work on a day to day basis.

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Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations

Digite

In the usual Scrum process, the P.O. Alternatively to the previous: I believe The IT Skeptic had an article about having two boards – one focused on the stakeholder epics, the other on the actual short-term tasks. Everyday Kanban agile DevOps Kanban Lean Project Management Scrum Scrumban Visual Project Management VisualizationIs this you?

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How to Identify, Analyze and Eliminate Muda From Your Kanban System?

Digite

Any system/ business process you are using to develop products or offer services will have a certain amount of waste generated. However, very few of these products have helped identify and measure the waste in your process. The answer is – there are several aspects of your process that represent wait. Upstream processes are stages of workflow before the main workflow of the board (for ease of understanding, we refer to this as the downstream process).

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The Intrigue – and the Universality – of Kanban

Digite

In the recent past, there has been a lot of discussion due to an article was written by Jeff Sutherland, especially well captured in this great write-up by Mike Burrows! Many people have dealt with it in the past, including this excellent article by Dave White – and earlier by several people including Yuval Yeret and by Henrik Kniberg in his mini ebook. than to say “This is what the process is asking (forcing) me to do. How do I fit my various realities into this process??”.

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Why the agile process is here to stay (and why it should!)

Runrun.it

Granted that the agile process isn’t the only effective workflow management methodology out there today, but it certainly is worth understanding more; organizations should at least consider how it can affect the way they work and produce in this day and age. As we take another look at the effectivity and efficacy of the agile process, we aim to find out: Agile 101 Why the agile process works, and works well Why agile is here to stay.

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. XP, scrum, lean, etc.) In 2018, I plan to expand my book, Project Management for Creatives , into a full course, and dive more deeply into resources that guide successful implementation of tools, process and systems in the simplest way possible. Second, the use of lean and agile tools and methodologies beyond IT, software and manufacturing.

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Scrum and Kanban Revisited

Digite

As the article bemoans, this has been going on since 2012. We decided to initiate a short campaign from outside to bridge this discussion from our side and as the first step in that, I am honored to publish the article ‘Scrum and Kanban revisited’ by Mike Burrows, originally published on Mike’s blog – AgendaShift. The article provides great insights on the Scrum and Kanban methods, especially the debate surrounding the two. 1] A True North for Lean-Agile?

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Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing

Digite

In this article, Andrea explains the Kanban method in detail starting from its origin to its principles and its application. But, for teams that chafe under the strictures of the Scrum process, Kanban can be a freeing alternative. Throughout the assembly line, “workers at each step in the process are not allowed to do work unless they are signaled with a kanban from a downstream step.”. That upper limit then becomes a formalized piece of the Kanban process.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

“ Software is eating the world ” claimed venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen in his 2011, New York Times article. The goals (satisfied stakeholders and value delivery) will remain the same but the tools, titles and processes employed will be vastly different. Yet the scientific project management that grew out of the industrialization of process is largely left behind. I first wrote this article for ProjectManagement.com here ].

Webinar Recap: Do You Know How to Recover a Project?

MPUG

And welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, the Project Recovery Process. This was a project recovery process. And so that’s what I’ve done is I’ve put together that process. So basically what I did is I put together a three-step process.

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Sequencing Product Backlog

MPUG

When modeling a project as a flow process, one objective is to deliver the maximum amount of value in the shortest amount of time. The effectiveness of the sequencing depends upon the interaction of three process variables: flow rate, flow time, and the inventory of work in progress (WIP). The simplest way is to consider a feature to be the flow unit and to count the number of incomplete features in the process at any time. Scenario 2: Shortest Processing Time First.

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Webinar Recap: Want To Be A PMI-ACP? The Primary Steps to Take

MPUG

So you have master in Scrum, or master in Kanban or like a professional in Lean. So this is the examination process for your ACP exam. This is the overall process you have for the ACP exam. Learning is always a continuous process. Then you have process improvement.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology. SCRUM LEAN KANBAN. Definition A predefined and recurring set of rules, roles and processes used to expedite the release of higher quality products. Originally applied within the manufacturing supply chain process, but now applied within many other industries. Uses formal processes and team roles.

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Is Opinionated Software the Future of Project Management?

Leantime - Project Management

In 2000, two psychologists based out of California released a study article regarding choice. These “unplanned” things happen in every project all the time and they should not come as a surprise; but rather be baked into your planning and delivery process. Leantime is the first opinionated lean project management system. We took the best practices of design thinking, lean, and agile and put them into a single intuitive system. The Process. The Process.

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Webinar Recap: PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?

MPUG

So for the first time the PMBOK guide is shifting from a process based standard to a principle based standard. Such as, framework, methods, approaches, processes, knowledge areas, process groups, inputs, tools, techniques, outputs. Processes can change but principles do not change. Satya: Now, you will be thinking, why PMI is shifting from a process based standard to a principle driven standard. But, when you take processes. You have Lean.

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PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?

MPUG

The standard part of the guide makes a paradigm shift from a process-based approach to a principle-based approach. Should the processes prescribed by the organization be religiously followed or should project management professionals go for “minimally needed processes” (MNP)? I’ve had the privilege of working in variety of industries and applying different approaches—traditional, iterative, lean, Agile, and hybrid, to name a few—to deliver a project.

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Visualizing Project Flow Using Cumulative Flow Diagrams

MPUG

In my recent article, Sequencing Product Backlog , I used the shortest weighted processing time (SWPT) strategy to sequence a product backlog in order to minimize flow time and work in progress [1]. In that article, I defined four concepts needed to measure flow through the development process: flow units, flow rate, flow time, and work in progress (WIP) inventory. It is natural to consider a feature in the product backlog as the flow unit in the development process.

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Overview of my year 2020 book reviews

Henny Portman

My own books, whitepapers and articles. article) Too many rules makes agility impossible (article) Scaling agile in organisaties (book, Dutch) Whitepaper: Exploring the delta in AgileSHIFT (whitepaper) PM World Journal 2019 Editor’s Choice Awards.

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Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

The retrospective process consists of two words: Retro – meaning recent past, and. You can define the retrospective process as: “A recurring workshop in which the team looks back on their work over a period, reflects upon it, and learns. The team applies this learning in future work to improve people, processes, and products.”. Retrospectives are also applicable in flow based Lean-Agile frameworks, e.g., Kanban , where you can have retrospectives on-demand.

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Webinar Recap: Understanding Dependencies, Leads, and Lags with MS Project

MPUG

So it can be the CMP, as I said, the critical path measurement, CCM, that is critical chain measurement, or it can be Scrum, or it can be Kanban, it can be Lean, you decide. Let us say there is a back-office on VPU processing. Back-office processing office.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management

MPUG

So if you’re new to this or perhaps you’ve kind of been using it in a couple of different veins, maybe you’ve been part of a scrum team or you’ve watched it happen around you, or maybe you’ve seen a horrific implementation of an agile process, it isn’t necessarily the methodology, but sometimes you have to think about your culture, the environment, and what you’re trying to do. So individuals and interactions over processes and tools.