A Lean Innovation Management Process: Discovering and Creating Value

The Strategic Project Manager

Lean innovation management originated from startups, but is applicable in helping bring a startup mentality to a variety of types of organizations. Let’s start be defining lean innovation. What is lean innovation, and why is it important?

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What Is a Business Model Innovation Capability?

The Strategic Project Manager

Today, it is often imperative to be capable of innovating Business Models – to change and reconfigure value chains. This post provides a framework – far beyond just a product and service innovation – for Business Model Innovation.

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Design Thinking: Human Centered Design for Innovative Problem-Solving

Project Bliss

Design Thinking is a human centered approach to innovative problem-solving. His company works with clients to successfully solve problems using innovation and Design Thinking approaches. Anyone who wants to solve a problem can use Design Thinking to find innovative solutions.

Incubating Innovation

Mike Griffiths

If success goes to those who can innovate the fastest, how do we nurture innovation? To innovate faster than our competitors, we need to maximize our learning potential. Yet when searching for an innovative solution, we want all these extra brain circuits engaged.

Design Hacks for Non-Designers: Ask Expert Laura Klein

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

We all have to make quick decisions about product interfaces, and there's not always a designer around when you need one. That doesn't mean that you're doomed to failure, though. Learn a few really common user experience design mistakes and how to avoid making them. Join UX designer and product management expert Laura Klein for a no-holds-barred Ask Me Anything session on UX design. Laura—principal of Users Know and author of Build Better Products and UX for Lean Startups—has over 20 years of experience helping companies innovate responsibly and improve their product development processes.

Review True lean

Henny Portman

With the book True lean – Your guide to the fundamentals connecting purpose, process and people written by Rudy Gort you get a concise but complete and clear overview of and insight into lean. The first part examines the origin of lean in order to understand the philosophy behind lean.

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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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What exactly is Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt? What are the key Principles and roles of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt?

Techno-PM

A Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is someone who has completed the six-sigma certification process. This certification shows your commitment to the Lean Six Sigma methodology and process improvement. Lean Six Sigma encourages practices that streamline the functions to prevent junks.

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Wie passen Scrum, Design Thinking und Lean Start-up zusammen? ????

Scrum.org

Die gute Nachricht: Scrum ist ein Rahmenwerk, in dem sich Methoden wie Design Thinking und Lean Startup gut integrieren lassen. . Eine Innovation hilft Kund:innen ein Problem besser, sicherer, schneller oder kostengünstiger zu lösen. An dieser Stelle hilft uns Lean Startup. .

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Embracing an Innovative Mindset

Tony Adams

A new paradigm for commercial success is emerging, grounded in speed to market, innovative thinking and the ability to reimagine the customer experience. Standard project delivery approaches (Waterfall, Agile, Critical Chain, Prince 2, Lean, Scrum and Extreme Project Management) remain de rigeur, each deconstructing project effort to smaller, more manageable components – without addressing the complexity of environment within which they are applied.

Das Lean-UX-Canvas am Beispiel eines Nicht-Softwareprodukts erklärt

Scrum.org

Um dies in einer strukturierten Art und Weise zu tun, verwenden wir in Produktentwicklungsteams das Lean-UX-Canvas. Wenn wir mit dem Lean-UX-Canvas arbeiten, beginnen wir beim Problem, welches das Unternehmen sieht.

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Lean Project Management: What Is It and Why You Should Be Using it

Techno-PM

The lean system was mostly used in manufacturing. If you're a project manager, a team leader, or even a regular employee, you need to know the core principles behind lean project management. His ideas about quality control to the development of lean methodology.

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How to Stay Lean While you Scale Your Product Team From Product/Market Fit to Growth

Planio

A lean product team strikes the perfect balance. Balancing innovation with execution and expectations. The ideal lean product team structure at every stage (according to teams that scaled quickly). Balancing innovation with execution and expectations.

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Do Your Leaders Have The Right Convictions About Innovation?

International Institute for Learning

Without leadership support, corporate innovation projects are dead on arrival. Leadership support is so important that this is the first thing I ask for when I am working with innovation teams. It is also the case that more and more leaders are now keen to support innovation.

Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tad Haas’ How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success. Tad: The conversation today is built off a white paper called Innovation and Portfolio Management Office.

How to Get Started with Lean Project Management

Teamweek

Lean project management sounds like a brand-new concept when in actuality it’s been around for over 40 years. Now, fortunately for project managers across all sectors, the lean philosophy is more widespread and making a difference in all sectors that value customer service. Origin of the Lean Philosophy. By taking an unprecedented step from mass to lean production, Toyota saw its manufacturing costs and lead time go down, and product quality and customer satisfaction go up.

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Bring More Value to More People in Different Environments

International Institute for Learning

This exclusive interview is with Lisa Feeley who discusses the importance of Lean Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma skills and having a “Kata” or Lean mindset. What is Lean Six Sigma, and why is it important?

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Beyond Startup: The Lean Canvas for Business Development

Leantime - Project Management

Lean is Business Development. Most people are familiar with Lean because of Toyota Manufacturing ; this concept of eliminating waste, increasing efficiency and improving profits was revolutionary in the business world. Move forward in time and Eric Ries made popular the principles of Lean by applying them to starting a business. It shouldn’t stop when you’re done starting up; nor is Lean only for manufacturing.

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What Puts Manufacturing Teams Ahead: Lean Six Sigma

LiquidPlanner

There are always common themes that come up at these conferences, but these days it seems that you can’t turn around without getting smacked in the face by Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma has been growing up for quite a while now. Before we go any further, allow me to make a confession: I believe that Lean Six Sigma is the dharma path for much of manufacturing. Quality is quality, and Lean Six Sigma can push yours higher. Why Lean Six Sigma Now?

Design Thinking, Innovation Workshop

Tony Adams

This week, I went to a fabulous 2-day workshop with the good folk at Monash University, during which we spoke about innovation practices in both commercial and non-commercial project environments. We used a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on human centered design thinking and process improvement as two lenses through which to look for innovation opportunities within organisations.

Design Thinking, Innovation Workshop

Tony Adams

This week, I went to a fabulous 2-day workshop with the good folk at Monash University, during which we spoke about innovation practices in both commercial and non-commercial project environments. We used a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on human centered design thinking and process improvement as two lenses through which to look for innovation opportunities within organisations.

Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

Our penchant for applying technology to every problem often makes innovations and development more complicated. Despite increasing budgets for innovation, Planview’s Sixth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Study found that only half of product development organizations are meeting their target launch dates and revenue goals. Lean and Agile PMO Product InnovationToday’s world of work is fraught with complexity and an ever-increasing need for speed.

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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. Lean adapted from lean manufacturing principles, focusses on a fast and smooth flow of work, helping deliver value quickly and predictably, learning and improving through early feedback, using data evidence to make decisions.

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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.

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Fika Stories 1 – Help! Our Kanban Died!

Digite

Explain what the dead kanban system means to their organization’s capability to deliver value and improve/innovate; get their commitment and do some change. Look at Jason Little and his excellent Lean Change Management for guidance. This article was originally published on Lean-Agile Software Development blog and can be found here– [link]. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Scrum user story

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Review 10X Growth Machine

Henny Portman

The 10X Growth Machine – How companies can innovate, scale and win , written by Misha de Sterke, is a book to build your own growth machine by using innovation as a means. Growth governance : Lean innovation process and venture boards, growth policy playbook, and growth accounting.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

As organizations realize their software systems provide the competitive advantage then stopping development equates to an end to innovation or competing. Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Teams Warning Signs“ Software is eating the world ” claimed venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen in his 2011, New York Times article. Seven years on, the trend continues, and project managers are also on the menu.

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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.

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Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach

Planview

Customer demands are not static; they change as technology evolves and accelerate the pace of innovation. Product and program approaches, lean-agile delivery models, and lean portfolio management require a change to the way initiatives are funded, evolving from the upfront funding of an entire project. Together, PMOs, finance, and business leaders can ensure the organization is allocating funding responsibly to drive the agility and innovation to achieve strategic objectives.

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Roadmapping: An Essential Planning Practice to Deliver Outcomes

Planview

You should be able to continually assess portfolio priorities against capacity to determine which combination best advances the company’s growth, innovation, or transformational goals; and make investment decisions in the context of the overall portfolio of investment. As you work to deliver innovative projects and programs across your enterprise, you’ll need to assess, identify, and optimize the technology and applications you’ll need to get the job done. Lean and Agile PMO

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5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary

Planview

Organizations must become more adaptive to achieve greater innovation, responsiveness, efficiency, and productivity. 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. To foster innovation, creativity, and productivity, the enterprise must balance top-down oversight with bottom-up agility. Adapt to a lean portfolio management approach. Lean and Agile PMO

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Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing

Digite

As a result, After Meetings tend to be fertile ground for ideas to improve the process and generate innovations. Agile Marketing agile Kanban LeanWe’re honored to republish this blog post ‘Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing’ by Andrea Fryrear which was originally published in the Agile Sherpas blog! In this article, Andrea explains the Kanban method in detail starting from its origin to its principles and its application.

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33 Selected Blogs about Innovation, Project Management and 2.0: Vote for the Best!

Wrike

I’ve assembled a list of blogs that give me substantial food for thought when I write on innovations in project management. a site where you can find the answers to all your questions about agile management, agile software development, agile planning and agile-related methodologies, such as Scrum, eXtreme Programming and Lean. tools empower innovation and collaboration in the business environment. The post 33 Selected Blogs about Innovation, Project Management and 2.0:

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5 Steps to Finding the Path to Business Agility

International Institute for Learning

Discovery through Experimentation and Innovation. Tactec guides are our Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultants, Coaches and Senior Team Leads (SCRUM Master+) to facilitate experimentation and innovation. We must walk the path to lean agility. Is there a dark side to agility?

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

As organizations realize their software systems provide the competitive advantage then stopping development equates to an end to innovation or competing. Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Teams Warning Signs“ Software is eating the world ” claimed venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen in his 2011, New York Times article. Seven years on, the trend continues, and project managers are also on the menu.

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

Planview

For example, some elements of governance may still apply, but are adapted to various ways of working, like collaborative, iterative, Lean, and Agile. The PMO’s greatest value in this brave new world is to empower teams to innovate and deliver their own value that is aligned with achieving corporate strategy. Change is no longer the enemy, it is the spark that ignites innovation. Lean and Agile PMO

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Top 10 Project Management Methodologies – An Overview

ProjectManager.com

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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33 Selected Blogs Update: 11 More Blogs for Project Management Innovators

Wrike

So in this post, I’d like to add another 11 blogs for project management innovators to my initial collection. I’m Not Actually a Geek is a blog written by Hutch Carpenter, a well-known evangelist of innovation and Enterprise 2.0. This is a not-to-be-missed resource for any innovator, as here you’ll find information on topics like how to accelerate innovation in your company or how to organize innovation management.

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Mastering the (new) Agile Coaching Mindset for the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)

International Institute for Learning

However, indisputable is the fact that hyper-personalized experiences, products, and services driven by innovative business models are the future for new revenue sources and increased market share. Leaping over the Competition with Innovation.

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What is the difference between Leading SAFe vs SAFe Agilis?

Agilemania

Learners also develop an understanding for implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise. Learning Goals of Leading SAFe Course: Understand 5 core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. Learn and apply Lean-Agile Mindset values and principles.

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