Troubleshooting in Lean-Agile Development

MPUG

Many project managers utilize a Lean-Agile approach when there is high change or churn in project requirements, significant lack of clarity in scope, high complexity to their projects, and/or a larger number of risks associated with such. Two Lean-Agile Types. Flow-based Lean-Agile.

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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 team started the session by working in teams to identify what aspects of Lean/Kanban facilitate small project execution that have fixed scope, fixed budget and small duration (“+ives”) and what aspects don’t (“-ives”). The following Positives were identified when applying Agile/Lean methods to these projects: Positive Contributors. Can help in sustainable pace.

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The Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

As time went on, it became clear that there was no connection between the points and the team’s delivery capacity, value generation, sustainable pace, or quality. You can see there is a sort of informal “estimation” thing happening here. For a novice team, sizing the stories serves the dual purpose of estimation and collaboration. For starters, let me just say there’s no problem with story points.

2018 93

The Complete Guide to Six Sigma Methodology

Wrike

In this article, we’ll explain what the Six Sigma methodology is, how lean Six Sigma principles differ, and how Six Sigma project management can help boost your organization’s process efficiency and quality. A look at the lean Six Sigma principles.

2021 64

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

What happens if you shift focus from "accurate estimation" to "reliably shipping by a date"? . If your project has no uncertainty, there is no need to estimate. The notion (as suggested in the quote) of shifting from accurate (what ever that means) ways of estimating to reliability shipping be a date is not physically possible since the irreducible and reducible uncertainties are always present. All estimates have precision and accuracy.

Top 15 Scaled Agile Interview Questions and Answers in 2022

Agilemania

It is a lean-agile principle that advocates maintaining quality is everyone’s responsibility and this helps in avoiding the costs of a recall, rework, and defect fixing as it passes through every value stream. It is part of the Agile Product Delivery competency of the Lean Enterprise.

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Common Project Management Mistakes in Start-Ups

LiquidPlanner

Working like this isn’t sustainable long-term and, if left unchecked, will result in talent loss. Good software can help capture plans, prioritize work, assign tasks, estimate timelines, and then reveal problems before they occur.

2022 85

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Actual dates are different from planned or estimated dates. Actual Effort: The actual effort spent to complete the activity, as opposed to the planned or estimated effort. Actual Finish: The actual date on which an activity ends, as opposed to the planned or estimated finish date.

2021 78

The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

They aim to instil lean concepts of respect for people, minimization of waste, and value delivery. The claimed benefits:   By eliminating the handoffs between development teams and sustainment teams, more knowledge about the system, and how to extend it, is retained. Handoffs are very wasteful—they contribute to the eight lean DOWNTIME wastes…. Transformations are flavor of the month.

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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

The conference committee encourages everyone to prepare papers on one of the relevant topics, among which there are: Managing people, Managing projects, Software management activities, Project execution and monitoring, Empirical estimation technique, Critical path analysis.

2021 83

The Complete History of Agile Software Development

Agilemania

” At that time, organizations used to estimate three years between a validated business need and an actual application in production. Agile processes promote sustainable development.

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The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

They aim to instil lean concepts of respect for people, minimization of waste, and value delivery. The claimed benefits:   By eliminating the handoffs between development teams and sustainment teams, more knowledge about the system, and how to extend it, is retained. Handoffs are very wasteful—they contribute to the eight lean DOWNTIME wastes…. Transformations are flavor of the month.

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

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. It was obvious to the group that iterative and incremental development based on lean principles is the best way to develop software applications. Project Estimation. How do you come up with project estimation in Agile world? Agile Fundamentals: Scrum, Kanban, Lean and XP by Learning Tree.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

I’d like to consider the following in this post: Sustainable Pace. Sustainable Pace. High WIP levels and failure to recognize delivery capacity, identify scarce resources, and consider estimates led to intense pressure to deliver late in the project schedule. By setting a sustainable pace for the work, teams were able to maintain a steady rate of delivery, leading to greater predictability and hence easier planning. Note: sustainable is good; sustained is not.).

2019 93

What Does A Marketing Project Manager Do (Role And Skills)?

Teamweek

So that you can: Stay on top of the project’s schedule Manage conflicts and risks that can affect deadlines Come up with accurate time estimates for tasks Help team members solve common execution problems Identify training needs to upskill your team Make better hiring decisions.

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The Perfect Storm for The Project Economy

Mike Griffiths

Eric Ries documented his lean startup methodology in 2008 as a way for organizations to adapt and experiment with new ideas and perform market tests. With all the planning, estimation, risk management, and earned value tracking, there was a fair amount of math and admin involved.

2020 52

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

MPUG

In addition to that, as well as the PMI standards plus to lead the way for the immediate processes, the techniques when it comes to things like estimating or requirements management and things along those lines. By my estimates, this is going to take us into the next week.

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

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. It was obvious to the group that iterative and incremental development based on lean principles is the best way to develop software applications. Project Estimation. How do you come up with project estimation in Agile world?

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Somebody Made Up ‘SDLC’ And Everyone Went Along With It

Scrum.org

When people believe Products are best developed in a linear sequence, they will take great pains to estimate when each skillset is needed and for how long. “We’ll This is the bulk of the work and can carry on indefinitely — work toward being self-funded and sustainable. What Is ‘SDLC’.

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10 Incredible Benefits Of Using The Agile Framework

Agilemania

It’s been two decades and Agile is used by organizations big and small to drive effective and sustainable changes. Scrum: Scrum is a lightweight framework for building, delivering, and sustaining products in a composite environment. Lean Software Development (LSD).

2022 66

The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020

Planio

However, while this book covers basics like estimating and planning projects, where it shines is in covering the soft skills of project management. However, instead of leaning heavily on theory, it uses real-world examples to illustrate how these scenarios play out.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

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. What to expect: The Kanbanize blog is packed with articles, expert interviews, use cases, podcasts, and videos on lean management, productivity, and Kanban in particular.

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

MPUG

You have Lean. A leader job is to create a reason where a stewardship is primarily focused with respect to sustainability. With respect to caring, with respect to building in a sustainable outcome, to have a sustainable outcome.

2020 83

Product Owner Anti-Patterns — 33 Ways to Improve as a PO

Scrum.org

Join 230-plus peers on May 30, 2022: HoA #42: The Skinny on Lean Roadmapping and OKRs w/ Janna Bastow. Everything is detailed and estimated: All Product Backlog items are entirely detailed and estimated. TL; DR: Scrum Master Anti-Patterns.

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

MPUG

Lean, we’ll talk about just in time or we think about continuous process improvement. And so if something has never been done before, it’s hard to kind of figure out an estimate. And that way instead of spending a lot more time on requirements, what I can do is go, “All right, we’re going to time box these, we’ll make sure we have our estimates in place, but inherently I can quickly validate the requirements with something that’s much more visual.”

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

MPUG

Those of you who study up on Lean Six Sigma, although it’s not exclusive just to Lean Six Sigma. The concept though, that drives the Lean Six Sigma concept, the define, the measure, the analyze, improve, control.

2021 52

The Definitive Guide to Aggregate Planning

Wrike

When demand is low, management keeps a level labor force and sustains the production rate. Chase strategy is often used for lean manufacturing and production. Estimate the total cost for all the required inputs. Lean into back-order systems.

2021 36

Startup Resources That Will Help You Grow Your Business

Teamweek

The statistics are grim when it comes to startups, with an estimated 90% failing to thrive. Freshdesk : If your startup is not large enough to sustain a dedicated customer support person, Freshdesk makes it easier for you to assume that responsibility. How to Build a Startup : This month-long online course is taught by Steve Blank, who created the customer development method that launched the lean startup movement.

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18 Best Monday.com Alternatives for Project Management in 2020 (Free and Paid)

Workzone

Pros: Priding itself on being more than just a software solution, Workzone understands the importance of support and focuses on providing the training and service needed to drive sustained project management success. It also doesn’t have the ability to monitor budgets or estimates.

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Flow Optimization at the Sprint Boundary

Scrum.org

Perhaps our most important "take-away" was that providing a range of estimates is not necessarily a matter of being vague. This simple and very precise estimate would therefore appear to be unreliable, and likely to prove inaccurate should it be employed. Can the team develop a sensible and sustainable Sprint Planning policy which does not require them to game these rather bleak odds? It will need to be re-estimated and returned to the Product Backlog.

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

MPUG

But if we think of leadership, leadership as I have seen, read has really become a term that’s associated with inspiration, inspiring the team, being able to sustain the team enthusiasm and knowing the right strategy for the team and how well to implement it.

2021 52

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

requires making estimates) ? Examining the Value of Monte Carlo Simulation of Project Time Management,” Goran Avlijas, Management: Journal of Sustainable Business Management Solutions in Emerging Economies , March 2018. Estimation of Long?Term Risk Analysis & Estimating Uncertainty … and what this has to do with the price of milk in McLean,” Phil Beenhouwer, The Society of Cost Estimating & Analysis (SCEA), May 17, 2006.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

requires making estimates) ? Examining the Value of Monte Carlo Simulation of Project Time Management,” Goran Avlijas, Management: Journal of Sustainable Business Management Solutions in Emerging Economies , March 2018. Estimation of Long?Term Risk Analysis & Estimating Uncertainty … and what this has to do with the price of milk in McLean,” Phil Beenhouwer, The Society of Cost Estimating & Analysis (SCEA), May 17, 2006.

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