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. In this case, would it make more sense to go for: a) Pure Critical chain or Microsoft project plan based date based approach b) Combination approach: Critical chain based planning followed by Kanban execution. The following Positives were identified when applying Agile/Lean methods to these projects: Positive Contributors.

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Top 10 Project Management Methodologies – An Overview

ProjectManager.com

Critical Path Method (CPM). With this information, you can identify the longest sequence of tasks to finish the project, which is called the critical path. The critical path method was developed in the late 1950s by Morgan R. Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM).

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The Best of This Year: Presenting Your 10 Favorite InLoox Blog Posts from 2019!

Inloox

6: Process Optimization in Project Management (3): Lean Project Management Lean Project Management relies on efficient processes: With the customer benefit always in mind, unnecessary efforts are eliminated.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

It is critical the right project management methodology based on project needs and avoid making common project management mistakes to drive your projects to success. Critical Path Method. Critical Chain Project Management. Critical Path Method. If you are working on a project that has many dependent tasks, then the critical path method should be your choice, as it is the only project management methodology that takes task dependency into account.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

It is critical the right project management methodologies based on project needs and avoid making common project management mistakes to drive your projects to success. Critical Path Method. Critical Chain Project Management. Critical Path Method. If you are working on a project that has many dependent tasks, then the critical path method should be your choice, as it is the only project management methodology that takes task dependency into account.

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Theory of Constraints: A Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

Think of it like the old axiom, “A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.” He focused his theory on project management with another book, Critical Chain , which came out in 1997. Identify the Constraint: Before you can strengthen the weak link in the chain, you must find it. How the Theory of Constraints Works with Lean Manufacturing. Both the theory of constraints and lean manufacturing are methods to improve the effectiveness of your project.

2018 270

The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies

Workamajig

Critical Path Method (CPM). One of the more popular alternatives is the Critical Path Method (CPM). In the Critical Path Method, you categorize all activities needed to complete the project within a work breakdown structure. Prioritization: The success of the CPM methodology depends on identifying and mapping critical and non-critical activities. The Critical Path Method is best-suited for projects with interdependent parts.

2019 114

The 5 Elements of an “Enterprise-Centric” Project Management Software Solution

Clarizen

However, there is a critical question that enterprises need to answer during this process, because it fundamentally determines whether their project management software experience and investment will be rewarding or regrettable: “will it fit our organization?”. When it comes to choosing new project management software, enterprises typically rely on scorecards, content (e.g. reports, white papers, articles, blog posts, videos, etc.),

2018 80

Waterfall Should Have Never Existed: Part 1

MPUG

Waterfall ’ is not the same as Critical Path. A true hybrid approach between ‘ adaptive project management ’ (Agile) and ‘ predictive project management ’ (like Critical Path) should exist, can exist, and does exist. In fact, you do not have to choose between Agile and Critical Path.

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The 5 Elements of an “Enterprise-Centric” Project Management Software Solution

Clarizen

However, there is a critical question that enterprises need to answer during this process, because it fundamentally determines whether their project management software experience and investment will be rewarding or regrettable: “will it fit our organization?”. When it comes to choosing new project management software, enterprises typically rely on scorecards, content (e.g. reports, white papers, articles, blog posts, videos, etc.),

2018 69

Embracing an Innovative Mindset

Tony Adams

Standard project delivery approaches (Waterfall, Agile, Critical Chain, Prince 2, Lean, Scrum and Extreme Project Management) remain de rigeur, each deconstructing project effort to smaller, more manageable components – without addressing the complexity of environment within which they are applied.

6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers

LiquidPlanner

Critical Chain by Dr. Eliyahu M. Epiphanized: A Novel on Unifying Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma by Bob Sproull and Bruce Nelson. Management consultants Bob Sproull and Bruce Nelson borrow from Goldratt’s storytelling concept to explore the advantages of using Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma together. While engineers learn a lot of valuable skills in school, project management isn’t always one of them.

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Backward Pass: A technique used in Critical Path Method (CPM) to calculate the late start and late finish dates by working backwards from the project end date. Critical Chain Method: A method for scheduling projects with uncertain deadlines and limited resources.

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Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 3 Transcription

MPUG

Definitely, there has to be the communications planning involved with that as well to more of a lean and effective type of method. But to facilitate the team growth, you start to concentrate in things like the critical thinking, motivation, interpersonal skills.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

Episode 057: Critical Chain Project Management. 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. Agile in Supply Chain w/ Michael Tibbert and Dhaval Panchal. Some of the other topics to help teams achieve results and deal with change include Scrum, growth, and Lean management. Adapting Lean Canvas for Portfolio Management.

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The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

MavenLink

Summary: Discusses some of the issues with lean startup operations including a lack of clarity of key value proposition, issues with goal prioritization, and scope creep. It covers common methodologies like waterfall, agile, hybrid, critical path, critical chain, and six sigma as well as key considerations, the assessment process, and what to include in the evaluation.

2017 61

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

is a situation when a certain process affects the capacity of the chain because of its limited capacity. . Critical Activities . are critical path planned activities. Critical Chain . Critical Path . Lean Project Management . is a process of adjusting start and finish dates with resource limitation aimed at harmonizing demand for resources and the available supply, which results in project’s critical path transformations.

Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

And then tying that together into a network and then applying Lean principles to designing an organization that can get stuff done. And then you start to measure some of the lean stuff that we’re doing at the time, from some of the con bonds.

2020 68

Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read

ActiveCollab

The book compares agile to waterfall, breaks down various agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, XP, FDD, Lean, Crystal, etc.), Each topic covers the most critical topics from the world’s top management experts, like: Porter’s five competitive forces, blue ocean strategy, the balanced scorecard, and more. They are famous for introducing Kanban, continuous improvement, lean, visual control, pull system, quality management, JIT, 4P, 5S, etc. Critical Chain by Eliyahu M.

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Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

is a situation when a certain process affects the capacity of the chain because of its limited capacity. . Critical Activities . are critical path planned activities. Critical Chain . Critical Path . Lean Project Management . is a process of adjusting start and finish dates with resource limitation aimed at harmonizing demand for resources and the available supply, which results in project’s critical path transformations.

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

MPUG

You have to find out the critical path, if you are following a critical path measurement method, or if you are following a critical chain method, that time you have to follow another approach. The critical part will be cut off there.

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Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read

ActiveCollab

The book compares agile to waterfall, breaks down various Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, XP, FDD, Lean, etc.), Each topic covers the most critical articles from the world’s top management experts, like: strategy and the five competitive forces by Michael Porter, building a vision by Collins and Porras, blue ocean strategy by Kim and Mauborgne, and the balanced scorecard by Kaplan and Norton. The Goal / Critical Chain by Eliyahu M.

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Webinar Recap: Two-Pass Technique with MS Project

MPUG

So I have spoken about a number of scheduling approaches, such as you have critical parts method or critical chain method. You have rolling web planning, you have on-demand scheduling or lean scheduling. That is Precedence Diagramming Method or the Critical Path Method.

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