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Small business tips for managing projects with a lean team


Or could influence you to invest in hard to find and expensive human resources when you simply have a short-term capacity constraint. Lean teams must collaborate well and trust each other. The post Small business tips for managing projects with a lean team appeared first on LiquidPlanner.

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The Agile Manifesto from a Lean Perspective

To what extent, for example, is the Manifesto a reflex of “lean thinking”? There’s a clear synergy between lean and agile practice, and attempts to tease them apart can often seem contrived and artificial. Interestingly, in the published history of the Agile Manifesto, the word “lean” does not appear even once.

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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. Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE).

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Stakeholder Engagement Essentials You Always Wanted To Know (Book Review)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

There are two things I think worth pointing out about this book: The book leans heavily on PMI ways of working First, although it is very much grounded in reality and practical skills, it also heavily leans on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

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Project Management: Principles, Practices & Context


Lean manufacturing influenced the quality movement, Agile , and DevOps. Lean Lean principles originated in Japan’s manufacturing sector after World War II but have since been adopted by various industries worldwide. Lean organizations achieve these goals through empowerment and incremental change.

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Lean Change Management – 4 Years Later

Agile Coach

A friend of mine asked me on twitter what my 3 main things I’ve learned teaching my Lean Change Agent workshops and what the main takeaways from attendees were. It’s also important to understand what influenced thinking about org change differently. First, How Lean Change Agent Came to Be. Next, Some Stats.

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How to write a lean PRD (product requirements document) for your next project in 5 steps (with free template)


Agile is all about staying lean and adapting to user feedback, right? The essential elements of a lean, mean one-pager PRD. The essential elements of a lean, mean one-pager PRD. Whatever the reason, record it in your PRD along with any assumptions that have influenced your decision. At first, this seems counter-intuitive.

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