What Puts Manufacturing Teams Ahead: Lean Six Sigma

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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. Why Lean Six Sigma Now?

Fika Stories 1 – Help! Our Kanban Died!

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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. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Scrum user story

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Route to Enterprise Scale Agility

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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

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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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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

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Continuous innovation and improvement are regular practices. Innovation happens quickly these days, and teams need to be able to adjust. Lean software development was originally developed by Mary and Tom Poppendieck, in their book Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit.

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

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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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Rethinking Resource Management

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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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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.

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The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

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Where is the drive, the creativity, the innovation, the flexibility, the usefulness? There comes a time when you’ve been working in and around project management for a while and you take a sit back and just reflect for a while.

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

XP, scrum, lean, etc.) The lesson I need to remember is that, whilst experimenting is an integral part of innovation, the most successful programmes are those that recognise the ongoing needs of business-as-usual and balance the tried and tested with the new.

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Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

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. Customer-Centric Innovation teaches how to take on competition by creating successful and innovative business ideas through a thorough understanding of customer needs.

SunPower Corp. deploys Leankor

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Solar power giant to use innovative SaaS solution to improve enterprise work management, optimizing customer delivery cycles and increasing project capacity. Regardless of the way each team works – from Agile to Lean to Waterfall methodologies – Leankor engages the entire workforce rather than reinforcing silos. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. November 29, 2017. SunPower Corp. deploys Leankor.

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Smarter Faster Better Book Review: 4 Lessons Learned

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Overall, I found the book to be an insightful discussion of new insights and methods to boost productivity, innovation and achievement. Studies show that if a stretch goal is audacious, it can spark innovation. Innovation remains a mysterious and powerful process in many organizations.

5 Governance Steps for Distributed Project Team Management

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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. For the LEAN process types, this allows you to continuously improve your project management.

2018 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

This year’s RICS project management conference has the theme ‘Remaining Lean and Agile in a Changing Work Environment’ I’m not sure if they are partnering with the APM as in previous years but the agenda is already up on the site and looks interesting.

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The Store of the Future? I Say, Yes.

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It is the biggest, fastest and most innovative force shaping the way the world has been conducting commerce in the past 20 years, and it’s seared into the collective mind as the main deliverer of ecommerce Gospel. The store of the future is on its way.

Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management practitioners are looking for new lean and agile project management tools to support their day-to-day work and often seek them outside the tools that their organisations offer them. Digitalization and Collaboration.

Scrum for Newbies: How to Use Scrum to Tame Chaos

Wrike

Which makes sense as LEAN really comes from manufacturing principles anyhow.” ” Tactus develops innovative touch screens with unique physical buttons that can appear or disappear onscreen as needed.

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12 Books To Kickstart Your Leadership Skills

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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.

Your 5 Best Books on Product Management & Product Marketing

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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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How to Deal With Project Failure

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This can mean issuing a recall for a consumer product, contacting the financial backers ahead of time to warn them, and in extreme cases, downsizing to ensure your company is lean enough to weather the storm. Understand that even though you failed, you are in good company: Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, and countless other project managers and innovators achieved their successes after devastating defeat. Project management is a gamble.

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

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Thought-provoking articles on the current state of project management, Agile, Lean, and general collaboration by a group of professional project managers. Stanford professor Bob Sutton studies innovation, leadership, evidence-based management, and the workplace.

Agile project management- A tutorial

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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. Lean Software Development (LSD)- Another Agile method only used in software and IT industry.

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Operational Excellence: Your Company’s Future Depends On It

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All of this innovation gives consumers an incredible array of options to choose from. Leaders on the path to Operational Excellence are borrowing heavily from not just Agile, but Lean, Kaizen and other methodologies to suit their unique needs. Good Is No Longer Good Enough.

Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read

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The book compares agile to waterfall, breaks down various agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, XP, FDD, Lean, Crystal, etc.), They are famous for introducing Kanban, continuous improvement, lean, visual control, pull system, quality management, JIT, 4P, 5S, etc.

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

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Risk Management and Reliable Forecasting using Un-Reliable Date,” Troy Magennis, Lean Kanban , Central Europe, 2014. There was a Tweet two days ago from one of the founders of eXtreme Programming, that said.

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Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read

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The book compares agile to waterfall, breaks down various Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, XP, FDD, Lean, etc.), Project management is a big topic, there are 13,000 book on project management alone on Amazon ). With so much books, it’s difficult to decide what to read.

Estimating is a Learned Skill

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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. When I left for the airport this morning to catch my flight to a customer site I estimated, given the conditions, how much time I need to get to my favorite parking spot at DIA.