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


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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Apply the Experience Curve Concept to Strategy and Project Management

The Strategic Project Manager

While businesses, organizations, and markets have evolved, the Experience Curve concept survives and can be very useful for informing decisions, shaping strategy, and guiding implementation. Using the Experience Curve in Strategy Formulation. Practice lean innovation where appropriate.

System of Delivery: An Intro to Our Governance Model

Leading Agile

Our governance model and team design may look a little complicated at first glance. In this presentation, our Chief Methodologist, Dennis Stevens will remove the noise and walk you through our governance model and team design to help you better understand the LeadingAgile system of delivery. When you first look at our governance model or some of our team designs, it might look complicated, it might look really busy. The governance model makes that actionable.

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


This second session will cover SIPOC workshop strategies. Session number two, the SIPOC Workshop Strategies. Jeff Bongiovani: And then ultimately describe how to set SIPOC workshop goals and strategies.

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A Digital Service Canvas for Government and Enterprise


He recognized that something like a business model canvas would offer great potential in an entrepreneurial, Lean Startup context. Whether you pitch a Business Model Canvas or a Lean Canvas, the outcome is usually the same in a large enterprise. It isn’t enough to coach an alternative which is less wasteful and better oriented to lean and agile practice. They can be quite different to those of a lean start-up or studio.

Review of Product Development Books

Leading Answers

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. Allan Kelly, Software Strategy Ltd.; It nicely describes the team aspects of knowledge work and offers some good suggestions around funding and governance models. Agile Project Management Books Leadership Lean Metrics NoProjects Planning Teams

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Top 10 Project Management Methodologies – An Overview


The Kanban methodology helps reduce inefficiencies, and is a great project management tool for many purposes such as lean manufacturing or agile projects. The car company applied it to their lean manufacturing model, known as the Toyota production system. Lean Methodology.

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5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary


The path toward agility necessitates a thoughtful strategy and patience. One of the primary reasons for this disconnect is the fact that PMOs aren’t embracing different ways of working, such as Lean, Agile, iterative, and collaborative. Agile development also advocates self-governing, dedicated teams over individuals assigned to a project for faster, more customer-centric delivery. Part 2: Agile Transformation Requires Just Enough Governance. Lean and Agile PMO

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

Transformation Strategy. Agile Transformation Strategy. The process centers around forming teams, defining an Agile governance model, and identifying and baselining metrics the company cares about. Your Agile Transformation Strategy will ultimatly depend upon the value system of your organization and the value system of the customers your organzation serves.

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Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing


Instead of using timeboxes to govern their work, as a Scrum team does, a Kanban team uses WIP limits. This makes sense: the bottlenecks in each team’s workflow are distinct, so each team’s improvement strategy is distinct. Additionally, for marketing teams that lack political capital in an organization, building up confidence by showing an improved workflow may need to precede any attempt to change strategy or priorities. Agile Marketing agile Kanban Lean

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The Journey Towards Embracing Agile: A Holistic Approach for the PMO


It requires the PMO to reinvent itself from a central command organization to one that enables and empowers with “just enough” governance and an eye on a more product-centric approach. Part 2: Agile Transformation Requires Just Enough PMO Governance. For example, some elements of governance may still apply, but are adapted to various ways of working, like collaborative, iterative, Lean, and Agile. Lean and Agile PMO

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


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

Project Management: Agile and Waterfall Explained

International Institute for Learning

Throw in the rich taxonomy of terms such as Waterfall, Lean, Agile, Scrum, XP, Sprints, phases, increments, and releases, and it’s easy to get lost in the terminology. It is very common in construction, infrastructure, and government programs. . By Karim Radwin , CAIA, PMP.

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The Hawthorne Effect:Can You Hawthorne Yourself?

Leading Agile

Companies, governments, and such have always had a keen interest in squeezing as much work out of people as possible; you know, for building railroads , for agricultural work , and other things. Companies tried the strategies that had always worked before. I’m sure they are obvious to you, as well: Lean 5S. The Lean 5S thing comes from five Japanese words that have to do with setting things in order and keeping them that way. My home office has a window.

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The Roles and Responsibilities of a SAFe Agilist You Never Knew


Be it monitoring and control, collaboration, stakeholders onboarding, change management, and governance methods, the problems only keep increasing. It’s when the entire organization uses Lean and agile practices to continually deliver innovative business solutions faster than the competition.

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The Agile Transformation Coach: Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities

Leading Agile

The TL and EL are the ones who typically work closely with executives and delivery leadership to create, execute, and drive the Transformation strategy within the organization. As such, they have the ability to challenge their partners to produce clarity around the Transformation strategy.

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The PMO Roadmap for Driving Business Agility

Planview Blog

Even in normality that was a dying strategy.” 10:28): I highlighted findings from Planview’s new global benchmark report, The State of Strategy Execution: Embracing Uncertainty to Adapt at Speed. The PMO roadmap shows how to cultivate effective strategy execution at speed.

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . 1] "Systems Engineering Strategies for Uncertainty and Complexity," MITRE Corporation, Systems Engineering Guide. [2] Iterative and incremental are standard practices from software development of large construction (Lean Construction).

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I have my Scrum Master certification—now what?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Agile is moving beyond technology and is now widely used in financial services, government, and professional services companies. In this program, students will learn how to apply the principles of Lean, Kanban, and Agile delivery to both their IT and non-IT projects.

An Insider’s Guide to Modern PPM: Evolving Approaches and Technology

Planview Blog

It focuses on how PMOs should evolve in the context of four dimensions of modern PPM: Empowered Teams Adaptive Portfolio Planning and Funding Flexible Capacity Planning Enhanced Visibility and Streamlined Governance. Enhanced Visibility and Streamlined Governance.

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Enterprise Agility in Financial Services: Learnings from the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference


Even in organizations where teams were already practicing Agile, it was common for senior leadership to favor the more traditional portfolio management due to their comfort with detailed project plans and heavier governance. Agile teams are largely self-governing.

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SAFe 5 as a Framework for Leveraging and Exploiting the Product Life Cycle


The focus is on developing prototypes, a minimum viable product to test product effectiveness, and product launch strategies. These five product lifecycle stages indicate a definitive need to establish a product strategy, an economic model, and a roadmap linking strategy to execution.

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Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute for Learning

They will not hesitate to make strategic decisions whenever the time is right and not just in “strategy summits” where a chosen few executives make plans for the rest of the organization for a year or more. The organization embraces a Lean culture. They apply Lean principles and embody the philosophy of continuous improvement. Everybody’s incentives are governed more by their contribution to overall customer value rather than their individual output.

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Review: Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

DAD is characterized by the following aspects: Hybrid: combines Scrum, Agile Modelling, XP, Unified Process, Kanban, Lean, Outside-In Development (OID) and other methods. Complete: DAD includes advice how development, modeling, documentation, and governance strategies fit together. At a certain moment, after several releases, the release cadence was tightened, and their lifecycle evolved towards the lean lifecycle and the team stopped with sizing their work. Scott W.

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Connecting Business with IT to Achieve Agility in the Financial Sector


Santander’s vision was to create an ecosystem that enables enterprise agility by connecting business with IT and strategy into delivery – with a single line of sight into key initiatives at every stage of the journey. Joaquim’s response: Work is linked to strategies (initiatives).

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Role of the PMO: How It’s Currently Evolving

Planview Blog

This archetype is more concerned with command and control of governance and methodologies than achieving relevant business outcomes. The OKR structure creates realistic traceability with its ability to link strategy with outcomes. How do you bring these strategies together?

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Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas


Challenges Connecting Strategy and Delivery: “How do we ensure we are investing in the right things?”. One of the challenges discussed was how the healthcare industry’s constantly shifting dynamics make connecting strategy to delivery more complex at all times.

Review 10X Growth Machine

Henny Portman

Growth governance : Lean innovation process and venture boards, growth policy playbook, and growth accounting. Corporate venture building : Implementation of growth strategies and a lean startup way of working (small ninja teams).

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


How quickly does your organization adapt and respond to changes, and at what speed does your team deliver on top-down strategies? Also, is your organization considering all work methods to achieve the strategy that actually delivers what your customers want? 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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Agile Portfolio Management

Arras People

Limited organisational effectiveness caused by over-detailed early-stage planning, and lack of day-to-day testing of the strategy. Failure to consider stakeholders, especially those closest to changes, in strategy and portfolio decisions. Events driving reassessment of strategies and alignment – internal changes AND external changes (such as competitor activity) and the use of retrospectives to help drive changes to the portfolio.

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Project Management Methodologies 101: The What, Why, How, & Types Explained

ProProfs Project Management

Strategies to manage your resources efficiently. Lean Six Sigma. One of the new, upcoming project management methodologies is lean six sigma. . The implementation of the lean six sigma framework relies on team collaboration. Pros and Cons of Lean Six Sigma Methodology.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?


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. What is SAFe agile.

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What is a Stakeholder in Project Management?


No matter how agile and lean you try to run your projects there are inevitably going to be a lot of people involved in getting you from project proposal to launch day. They direct the company’s strategy and also have a large interest in its outcome. This could mean partners, users, competitors, or even government groups who will be impacted by what you’re doing. These are the people who will make or break your project—like the sponsor, funding groups, or government agencies.

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Self-organization is a progression not a transaction

Kiron Bondale

And enterprise governance policies lean towards favoring compliance with process over satisfaction of control objectives. Others might be paralyzed when they request governance bodies for guidance only to be told “ It depends ” or “ You are smart and now we’ve empowered you, so go figure it out “ Self-organization is a progress, not a transaction. A highly touted good practice for project teams is that they should be self-organized.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?


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. What is SAFe agile.

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Transcend Traditional Planning Cycles to Become a Strategic Powerhouse


Digital transformation strategies. Government agencies and larger institutions will be impacted the most; due to their size and bureaucracy, they're typically forced to do annual planning and are least likely to be able to shift how they plan and respond to changes.

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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. Karen started out in heavy industry – mining – and is now Principal at Enviro Integration Strategies , a firm that helps companies get tangible value from doing the right thing for the planet.

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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.

10 Top Process Improvement Tools You Need to Create a More Sustainable Business


A study by BCG/MIT finds that 90% of executives deem sustainability to be important, yet only 60% of companies incorporate sustainability as part of their business strategy, and even less (25%) integrate sustainability into the core of their business model.