A Lean Innovation Management Process: Discovering and Creating Value

The Strategic Project Manager

This applies regardless of the type of organization – small, medium, or large company; startup; government entity; or non-profit. Lean innovation management originated from startups, but is applicable in helping bring a startup mentality to a variety of types of organizations.

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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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Essential SAFe 4.0 – How is it Different from SAFe 4.0?

Digite

Lean-Agile Mindset. The biggest challenge that a large organization faces is an absence of a Lean-Agile mindset. is to train the top management and change leaders in Lean-Agile and SAFe principles. calls upon organizations to launch Agile Release Train (ART) for driving organizational change towards the Lean-Agile framework. The RTE (Release Train Engineer) is one such role recommended by Essential SAFe 4.0. agile Essential SAFe Lean SAFe Essential SAFe 4.0

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Review of Product Development Books

Leading Answers

The cost of developing the software in new vehicles is now greater than the cost of the engine. It has become the single most expensive component, even in internal combustion engine vehicles with no autonomous driving features. Also, organizations that embrace the whole digital product view still need help governing the ongoing process. They describe the factors at play and provide ideas for guidance around planning, funding, staffing and governance.

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Which SAFe® Certification Course is the Best Pick for You?

Agilemania

DevOps Engineer. Experience with Agile/SAFe: You are a Lean Agile Practitioner and already executing agile flavours within your organization. – Lean -Agile Leadership. – Understanding Lean Portfolio. – Lean Agile Architecture. Software Engineer.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Mazzuchi, and Shahram Sarkani, Systems Engineering , Volume 17, Issue 4, Winter 2014, Pages: 375–391. McMahon, Cross Talk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering , July/August 2015, pp. Assessment of risks introduced to safety critical software by agile practices — A Software Engineer’s Perspective,” Janusz Górski Katarzyna Łukasiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, University in Kraków, Poland, Computer Science , Vol 13, No 4.

How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?

Agilemania

The SAFe Agile Coach is supposed to enable the agile teams in their SAFe adoption, and they also learn a variety of Lean techniques/tools to improve the flow of value in their agile teams. Once you learn about SAFe, you could take your second step as a Release Train Engineer.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?

Agilemania

The SAFe Agile Coach is supposed to enable the agile teams in their SAFe adoption, and they also learn a variety of Lean techniques/tools to improve the flow of value in their agile teams. Once you learn about SAFe, you could take your second step as a Release Train Engineer.

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Differences Between a SAFe Scrum Master and a Scrum Master

Agilemania

Understanding of Lean and Agile. SAFe embraces Lean and Agile principles making them very explicit. The SAFe Scrum Master is supposed to enable the agile team in its SAFe adoption, and they also learn a variety of Lean techniques/tools to improve the flow of value in their agile teams.

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The ROI of PMO

Keyedin

Today’s PMO is a chaos wrangler, a master of governance, a resource manager and the linchpin of operational excellence. Understanding the essential value of investing in your PMO.

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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. I don’t have stats on this specifically, but I’d venture a guess of close to 50% on average, which was about the case when I was in school many years ago in geological engineering.

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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

2021 is going to be full of both online and offline events for project managers engaged in different areas of business: construction and engineering, IT, healthcare, and many others.

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The World of Work is Changing—Here’s How You Can Embrace It

Planview

Lean-Agile Delivery : Process-driven work is flowed in for teams to execute on by leveraging lean and agile methods allow these teams to test and deliver more frequently and establish a continuous feedback loop increasing speed time-to-value. As organizations adapt to new work methodologies, new approaches to planning, funding, and analysis will develop, shifting to ‘just enough’ governance and a more lean approach to portfolio management.

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Review: An executive’s guide to disciplined agile

Henny Portman

To stress the ability of being disciplined there are additional principles: master your craft, technical excellence, collaborate, measure wisely, transparency, lean continuously, purposeful experiments, deliver continuously, visualize workflow, whole team, stable team and trust and respect. DAIT addresses how to apply agile and lean strategies to all aspects of IT. Lean/advanced lifecycle based on Kanban. Exploratory lifecycle based on Lean Start-up.

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

Arras People

PRINCE2 Agile says use Lean-Start-up and fail-safe and fail-fast to ‘build-measure-learn’ Agile-PM uses DSDM’s defined roles such as Business Ambassador and Solution Tester. RAD and Agile are both reactions to the short comings of predictive engineering type project management approaches when applied to problems with emergent elements.

11 Proven Stakeholder Communication Tactics

Scrum.org

Developing empathy for stakeholders is particularly relevant when Engineering and Product don’t have the best standing within the organization at the beginning of an agile transition. Lead by example: The engineering and product team should be present. Why Engineers Despise Agile.

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Maximizing the Amount of Work Not Done

Leading Agile

Consistency Between Lean and Agile Principles. Without coming at the question from that angle (as far as I know), the authors of the Manifesto arrived at an idea from Lean Thinking – the idea of reducing process waste. General principles in Lean Thinking are: Define value. The idea of maximizing the amount of (unnecessary) work not done fits in perfectly with Lean principles. Anything other than that is defined as “waste” in Lean terms.

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

Effort Estimation of Use Cases for Incremental Large-Scale Software Development,” Pareastoo Mohagheghi, Bente Anda, and Reidat Conradi, Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Software engineering. Patnail, International Journal of Software Engineering, IJSE, 8.1, On the Role of Context in Empirical Software Engineering”, Tore Dyba, Dag I. IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, 20?21

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

XP, scrum, lean, etc.) I think when we think about how we are delivering our projects, we need to focus on Business Value, Customer Satisfaction, Governance and less about coming in on time and budget. 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 2018. Lean in a little more to the opportunities before you.

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From Order Taker to Opportunity Maker…IT’s Digital Transition for Driving the Business

Leading Agile

Professions such as Medicine, Law, Beauty, Teaching, Transportation, Security, Accounting, Engineering, and Project Management all have one thing in common; certifications and internal governance.

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Believing is Seeing: Confirmation Bias Studies in Software Engineering, “Magne Jørgensen and Efi Papatheocharous, 41st Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA). Release Planning & Buffered MoSCoW Rules,” Dr. Eduardo Miranda Institute for Software Research ASSE 2013 ‐ 14th Argentine Symposium on Software Engineering / 42 JAIIO (Argentine Conference on Informatics) September 16th, 2013, Cordoba, Argentina.

Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 1: Overview of SIPOC and Systems

MPUG

Jeff is currently the lead course developer for Edward’s Performance Solution and oversees the production and maintenance of courses on project management, systems engineering, software development, business process improvement, and cybersecurity. Or whoever’s governing this.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Audit: The process of analyzing a project to ensure that it is being governed as intended. Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO): A dedicated department within an organization that's responsible for the governance of projects, programs, and portfolios across the organization.

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

Online PM Courses

It is promoted by Scaled Agile , who offer its own set of qualifications: SAFe for Teams For Lean-Agile team members in a SAFe Agile Release Train (ART). SAFe Release Train Engineer. It will equip you with strategies and techniques for successfully implementing Lean and Agile projects. It covers a range of agile approaches such as Scrum, extreme programming (XP), Test-drive Development (TTD), Lean and Kanban. Lean Kanban University.

Newbies’ Guide to Scrum Project Management 101

nTask

Some of its approaches, other than Scrum , include Extreme Programming (XP) for quality upfront building, Lean thinking for waste elimination and the Agile Unified Process (AUP) approach to developing business application software using agile techniques. Scrum has been used in all walks of life – such as schools, government, software and hardware development, marketing, and everyday operations in organizations. The Scrum Master was a cross-team engineer with no stakes in the team.

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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

Kaizen, a lean project management technique, has shown immense growth in employee social satisfaction and well-being. IT projects need to be less complex, not to have more focus on governance. The most important job profiles that gain an edge over others by pursuing a PM certification include IT Project Managers, IT Senior Project Managers, Program Managers, Software Development Managers, and Engineering Operations Managers.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

Given a heterogeneous and complicated technical infrastructure, multiple different platforms and programming languages, and a need for specialized skills in areas where skilled personnel are rare (rules engines, ETL tools, call center platforms, database systems, network engineering, security, etc.), With Basecamp One as a foundation, the organization can begin to incorporate further agile and lean ideas and grow toward greater business agility.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Taxonomy-Based Risk Identification,” Marvin Carr, Suresh Konda, Ira Monarch, Carlo Ulrich, and Clay Walker, Technical Report, CMU/SEI-93-TR-6, Software Engineering Institute, June 1993. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering , Vol. Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. Turof, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering , 400, 2018. “A

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22 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Appfluence

Connect with over 20,000 engineers and executives who are ready to forge business partnerships. The ManuChem Strategies conference brings together over 150 production, SCM, & engineering leaders who are responsible for process optimization, lean manufacturing, and business strategy in their companies. Industrial Engineering. Lean Manufacturing. A Lean Transformation That Never Stops Improving: The O.C.

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. Even the engineers, hardware engineer, software engineer, mechanical engineer. Now you’re thinking, how about mechanical engineer I just said.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Taxonomy-Based Risk Identification,” Marvin Carr, Suresh Konda, Ira Monarch, Carlo Ulrich, and Clay Walker, Technical Report, CMU/SEI-93-TR-6, Software Engineering Institute, June 1993. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering , Vol. Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. Turof, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering , 400, 2018. “A

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Scrum Master Interview Questions (1): Scrum Master Role

Scrum.org

Product discovery using the Design Thinking, Lean Startup, or Lean UX frameworks help, but in any case, a good Scrum Master will want the Scrum Team to be a part of this process (whether by participating in user interviews or running experiments).

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Skill Sets, Flow, and Transformation

Leading Agile

This quote from Angie Jones, in a TechBeacon article , illustrates the problematic use of the word: “To become an automation engineer you had to possess the skill set of a developer and the mindset of a tester.” ” Web developers like to talk about “full stack engineers.” Anything in your team structure, delivery pipeline, or governance procedures that introduces a “speed bump” to software delivery may be reconsidered.

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Webinar Recap: Project Performance Measurement – Part 1: Overview Of Project Performance Measurements

MPUG

We are a consulting company in the DC Baltimore area that specializes in project and portfolio management for about 80% of our customers in the government space, the other 20 in the commercial space.

Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

The UK government developed PRINCE2, so if you’re planning on working in the UK, you might want to give this certificate a go. Alejandro Roman, Integrative Technology Projects Engineer – Project Management Office @Huenei IT Services. Lean focuses on moving the main goal towards valuable product delivery with fewer resources. Are you preparing to become a project manager but you don’t know where to start?

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Resource Skills and Requirements Matching for Projects

Hub Planner

Building a skills matrix is very successful in the likes of Recruitment, Engineering, Construction, Procurement, Finance and IT to name but a few. As mentioned, governance with consistent monitoring is key to the success of the resource scheduling process. Otherwise known as a ‘ Smart Group ‘, this predetermined search tool via your resource management software streamlines your scheduling process creating lean efficiencies. Reading Time: 8 minutes.

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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. Champion was in there designing, he realized his shortcomings, to business process re engineering. Listen to the Agile Unplugged Podcast on the go!

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Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 3: Workshop Facilitation and Questions

MPUG

I have a tendency to believe that if you have one field of study or another field of study behind a certain theory, like project management theory or systems engineering theory, really what you’re doing is taking that attention and focusing it on certain values.

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Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 2: SIPOC Workshop Strategies

MPUG

The idea though with systems and project management theory were drawn… Our attention is drawn to the fact that hey you know what, if there are risks, if there are issues that need escalation, there has to be a certain level of governance.

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Webinar Recap: Transformative Leadership: How to Elevate your Impact with Less Effort and None of the Stress

MPUG

No one said you were going to lose both engines at a lower altitude than any jet in history. This was dual engine loss at 2,800 feet followed by immediate water landing with 155 souls onboard. Ravi Raman: Now, like any good system, they’re governed by a few principles.

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