Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

Then create an implementation plan, and execute improvements. Lean Six Sigma. Six Sigma has proven itself adept at working with collaborative teams since the year 2000 when it developed into Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma finds synergy between these two managerial styles.

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Route to Enterprise Scale Agility

Digite

I caught up with Kanban pioneer David Anderson on the sidelines of Lean Kanban Central Europe and Lean Kanban India last year and asked him about his thoughts. While Scrum is probably most prevalent in IT, Kanban and Lean are significant too.

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The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

Dave is a Principal Consultant at Depth Consulting Ltd, and Program Director of the KCP Program at the Lean Kanban University. The Kanban Method pulls a great deal of its values from a Lean value system. There isn’t really a “Lean Manifesto” but the works of Taiichi Ono and W. Edward Deming contribute to a common understanding of what it means to be a lean thinker. Scrum’s Sprint duration is a great innovation over the traditional approach to managing work.

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.

A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Continuous innovation and improvement are regular practices. Traditional waterfall planning and execution can lock down budgets and team resources on a set plan that might not deliver value for 18 months. Innovation happens quickly these days, and teams need to be able to adjust.

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10 Best Project Management Quotes

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You can be an expert at the textbook definition of a dozen methodologies, or an intuitive leader who manages from the gut, but if you lean too heavily on one or the other, you’re never going to fully realize your potential. It’s easy to forget that Henry Ford was a great innovator.

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#PMOT – Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow?

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Keynote Speaker, Author, and Executive Coach. Helping billion-dollar companies to startups turn vision to value by improving project execution. Love #projectmanagement #startup -s #fintech #innovation & #leadership. Lead & Innovate: @ PMOObserver.

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Top 5 PMO Trends for 2017 You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Arras People

No matter your industry, change and innovation are the only constants you can count on these days. Work methods like lean, stage-gate and Agile that originated in the software development community are becoming more common in other industries.

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Pulse of the Profession 2018: The Project Manager of the Future

Inloox

Invest in actively engaged executive sponsors as they will use their influence within an organization to actively overcome challenges by communicating the project’s alignment to strategy, removing roadblocks, and driving organizational change. The role of the project manager is also expanding: Strategic Advisor: plans and executes projects, delivers results. Innovator: acts as product owner and developer. New technologies bring rapid and continuous change to our workplace.

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22 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Appfluence

In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with innovators and leading professionals throughout the industry. Connect with over 20,000 engineers and executives who are ready to forge business partnerships. This is your chance to find answers to your current medtech challenges — from prototyping to full-scale manufacturing — while keeping up with the latest innovations reshaping the industry. Manufacturing Innovation. Lean Manufacturing.

Rethinking Resource Management

Arras People

Eight forces are creating this complexity today, constraining the progress of organisations and teams as they try to innovate and deliver on their strategic objectives. Lean, agile, phase-gate, and many more methods are all being used in our organisations.

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Project Management: 5 lessons learnt the hard way

Azendoo

Be clear when setting goals who is responsible for delivery and execution. Transparency about business decisions will keep teams lean and focused, but it will also help different parts of the business work better with each other. Digital project management is complex.

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The New Need to be Lifelong Learners

Leading Answers

Books like “ The Lean Startup ” and “ Blue Ocean Strategy ” have become the new how-to guides for people wanting to innovate. As knowledge workers, we need to be designing and executing low-cost experiments to learn more quickly than our competitors.

Project Portfolio Management Works for More Than Just IT

Meisterplan

Corporate Portfolio Management should be used for any area where discretionary expenditures and hence investments are occurring including advertising & promotion, innovation/R&D, operations, sales, IT, capital expenditures, etc.” It makes sense to keep things simple from the start, so I’ll briefly share the basics of the Lean PPM method many of our customers have found helpful. Once that is done, you can start the Lean PPM process.

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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

The Work: Helping your Clients Agile consulting involves instilling and applying a few lean thinking concepts such as: Prioritizing for value. People are always developing innovative ways of describing agile techniques, and we can share the best with our clients.

The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

They aim to instil lean concepts of respect for people, minimization of waste, and value delivery. If they were to finish, it means they are no longer innovating, improving or competing. Handoffs are very wasteful—they contribute to the eight lean DOWNTIME wastes….

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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. These podcasts focus on how Scrum, Agile, and Kanban can innovate project management as it shifts from its long gone traditional methods.

The Urge to Strangle(The Strangler Pattern)

Leading Agile

Business agility means having the capability to “turn on a dime” at low cost and with low risk, to drive innovation, respond to market changes, and overcome the competition.

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Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

Talent Management is the strategy, planning and execution of everything needed to hire, develop, reward performance, and retain people. When we read through this list anyone familiar with the agile mindset will likely see connections to agile and lean values.

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12 Books To Kickstart Your Leadership Skills

Project Management Hacks

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries. If you are interested in finding out more about tech startups and their approach to innovation, this is the book for you.

The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

They aim to instil lean concepts of respect for people, minimization of waste, and value delivery. If they were to finish, it means they are no longer innovating, improving or competing. Handoffs are very wasteful—they contribute to the eight lean DOWNTIME wastes…. Usually, organizations have a suite of currently executing projects that still need to be delivered on schedule. Transformations are flavor of the month.

10 New Books to Add to Your 2018 Fall Reading List

LiquidPlanner

From former Yahoo and eBay executive Maynard Webb, Dear Founder serves as a great source of wisdom for people at any stage of their business career: from start-up to stagnant. We will just have to see in October which tone this book leans toward.

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Your 5 Best Books on Product Management & Product Marketing

Wrike

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. Author Eric Ries shows how you can leverage Lean principles (cut out waste, build a Minimum Viable Product, etc.)

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5 Governance Steps for Distributed Project Team Management

LiquidPlanner

Original thought can be a good thing, especially if your projects require innovation and ingenuity to deliver new and exciting products and services to your market. Why is the project being executed?

Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

Talent Management is the strategy, planning and execution of everything needed to hire, develop, reward performance, and retain people. Not only that, but based on studying 13,000 executives in 27 companies, they identified how to do it and defined the following steps: Embrace a Talent Mindset. When we read through this list anyone familiar with the agile mindset will likely see connections to agile and lean values.

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

They also offer a Professional Project Executive (PPE) certification program. A series of Microsoft Office templates for construction project managers, from project estimating, pricing, and bidding, to execution and closeout. .

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Planning and Executing Time-Bound Projects,” Eduardo Miranda, IEEE Computer , March 2002, pp. Story Point Estimating,” Richard Carlson, ALEA, Agile and Lean Associates, 2013. International Journal of Engineering and Innovative Technology (IJEIT) Volume 1, Issue 4, April 2012. Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects.