Allocating WIP Limits for a Kanban System


It is analogous to a ticket being open or closed. Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Kanban Kanban board kanban cards Lean Visualization WIP WIP limitI have seen people focus a lot on what the WIP limit should be for a Value Stream stage of a Kanban system.

Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast


I felt like it was time to close the tab by providing my thoughts. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Scrum WIP WIP limitContinuing our theme of facilitating Scrum and Kanban, we’re honored to publish another guest blog post by Dave White on ‘Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast’. Here Dave white has shared his thoughts on the article ‘Kanban and Scrum Together’ written by Steve Porter. Hope you enjoy reading it! KANBAN AND SCRUM TOGETHER – NOT SO FAST.


The Intrigue – and the Universality – of Kanban


Ramesh has been the whiz behind much of our analytics – and has worked closely with David Anderson in the development of our SwiftESP capability. The Digital Enterprise – Visual, Lean and Agile. Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Kanban Scrum

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Value for Money

Pawel Brodzinski

If at the same time we are close to our ideal utilization (which is between 80% and 90%) additional money we’d get may not even be a good compensation for lost options and thus we’d value money much less than you do.

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Portfolio Kanban for Enterprise Visibility


There is a way forward and we have been investing in it, working closely with some of the largest enterprises in the world. Solving the Insulation Challenge of Managed Transformation.

A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

” She must work “closely with key stakeholders throughout the organization and beyond” and “must be able to communicate different messages to different people about the project at any given time.”. She lists the following seven lean principles: 1.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

SCRUM LEAN KANBAN. Teams align based on common goals and work closely together. 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. 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.

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

There are many flavours of Agile, you may have heard of SCRUM, Kanban, Lean, Lean Startup, Extreme Programming to name but a few! What does Agile mean? And how on earth do we distinguish this in the job market?

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

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What to expect: As a Lean and Agile project management expert, Corinna Baldauf shares her knowledge to help PM professional find and fix process problems. Some of the other topics to help teams achieve results and deal with change include Scrum, growth, and Lean management.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Pam Shergill

Girl's Guide to PM

I didn’t believe the model was successful and provided some figures to my boss, recommending that we close down the operation. I closed down the operation and my boss offered me a job as a project manager based in Ireland.

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

Stakeholders and developers closely collaborate on a daily basis. Within agile here are some frequently used methods, with scrum, kanban, and lean being the most popular. Lean (LN). 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?

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m interviewing Karen Chovan, MASc, PEng, PMP, who has dedicated her career to helping others deliver clean, lean and green approaches to project and programme management.

The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

Arras People

If you don’t get close to the new ways of working you/we will lose out. 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.

How to Be Assertive At Work (Nicely)

Girl's Guide to PM

I’ve had too many coaching clients who aspired to make a living more closely aligned to their passions, but they get caught in the trap of a job they hate but seemingly can’t leave because the compensation is too good. Lean in a little more to the opportunities before you.

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Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Project Management Life Cycle - a course on how to apply project management tools, processes, and techniques for the successful execution of a project from initiation to closing. Six Sigma and Lean: Quantitative Tools for Productivity and Quality - covers how to master Six Sigma and Lean fundamentals to improve productivity and quality in your organization and earn a TUM Lean and Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.

Playing Whack-A-Mole With Risk

Tyner Blain

Before your window of opportunity closes? Laura Klein spoke at the Lean Startup Conference about identifying risky assumptions and her talk was published in Dec 2014.

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Why Agile is important?


This is a fact that close to 60% of all projects fail completely or finish late and over budget. An Agile organization is a lean organization which is able to respond to new events or challenges really fast, almost in real time.

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Value and the Needed Units of Measure to Make Decisions

Herding Cats

Measures of Effectiveness - these are operational measures of success that are closely related to the achievements of the mission or operational objectives evaluated in the operational environment, under a specific set of conditions. What Can Lean Learn From Systems Engineering?

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Industry 4.0 Series: Preparing for the Rise of Collaborative Robots


If the technician gets too close, the robot stops until he or she has moved to a safe distance. Further Reading: How Lean Six Sigma Moves Manufacturing Teams Ahead ]. still needs to have Lean at its core,” he says. Lean manufacturing is at the core of everything.

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Project Management Job Interviews

Arras People

Settle yourself firmly into the back of the chair, so that you can lean forward slightly to denote interest on a particular topic. Closing the Interview. Interviews are the make or break element of the job search.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

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By working close to their side, you’ll master project management methods, processes, and best practices. This could be an option if you don’t live close to the college you’d like to attend or if you just don’t have enough time to attend university. Closing.

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How to Deal With Project Failure

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This can mean issuing a recall for a consumer product, contacting the financial backers ahead of time to warn them, and in extreme cases, downsizing to ensure your company is lean enough to weather the storm. Being so close to a project that failed, it may be difficult for you to see the big picture. Project management is a gamble. In business, you make decisions, and sometimes they’re wrong.

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Agile project management- A tutorial


The reason for this surge in popularity is quite understandable, the majority of projects benefit when managed using lean concepts promoted by Agile project management methodology. This is very close to my heart. Agile Fundamentals: Scrum, Kanban, Lean and XP by Learning Tree.

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5 Common Problems for Small Project Teams


Also remember to put time in your project plan for a little celebration at the close of a project. “Small is beautiful.” So championed British economist E. Schumacher , and those of us who have worked in small teams are highly likely to agree.

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers


A collection of free templates developed by certified PMPs, organized according to PMB O K process group, from initiation to closing. . Thought-provoking articles on the current state of project management, Agile, Lean, and general collaboration by a group of professional project managers.

Agile project management- A tutorial


The reason for this surge in popularity is quite understandable, a majority of projects benefit when managed using lean concepts promoted by Agile project management methodology. This is very close to my heart.

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How to manage your post summer panic

Susanne Madsen

​As summer is quickly drawing to a close many of us will be refocusing our efforts on work and on optimizing the way that we run our projects. Most organizations I work with are running very lean and people have larger workloads than 5, 10 or 15 years ago.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Accuracy - how close is the estimate to the actual value? Risk Management and Reliable Forecasting using Un-Reliable Date,” Troy Magennis, Lean Kanban , Central Europe, 2014. There was a Tweet two days ago from one of the founders of eXtreme Programming, that said.

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