From Servant Leadership to Shared Leadership

Mike Griffiths

We will examine what leadership entails and how it applies to agile teams. Then discuss the transition from servant leadership to shared leadership.   EQ as a Foundation for Leadership.   Leadership is a Huge Topic.   What Leadership Is Not.

Connecting with Business Communities | Nicole Friedberg on “Lean Six Sigma” and the Importance of Lean Six Sigma Skills

International Institute for Learning

In this exclusive interview, Thought Leadership News chats with Nicole Friedberg , MBA, MBB, PMP, Master Black Belt, Project Manager, and Instructor at University of Michigan. Nicole shares her insights on Lean Six Sigma and the importance of Lean Six Sigma skills for individuals and teams.

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Small business tips for managing projects with a lean team

Liquid Planner Leadership

Lean teams must collaborate well and trust each other. I engaged the team, managed work according to our capacity, limited work to what we could reasonably deliver and earned the trust of leadership and the team. Blog Featured Post Leadership Project Management

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Lean/ Agile Adoption in IT Services

Digite

We have a leadership position in the market, given that 4 of the Top 5 India based IT service companies use our products. In my position within Digité, I have often interacted with senior leadership in these organizations about Lean/Agile adoption. Several quarters ago, I started a Lean/Agile transformation journey for an IT service provider with their Leadership team. So, we conducted a 1-day Leadership workshop where we discussed these concerns at length.

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Beyond Agile Gratitude #2 - Lean Thinking and the Kanban Method

Mike Griffiths

David Anderson has done much to popularize and explain lean and the Theory of Constraints thinking. David and I worked together in the early 2000s on the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN) board. Encourage acts of leadership at every level.

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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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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. First, How Lean Change Agent Came to Be. What started with the intent of telling a great story, spawned a global movement: ~10,000 copies of Lean Change Management have been sold factoring in all distribution channels. peaked at #6444 out of 8,000,000 books on Amazon, #198 in Leadership and Management.

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Bring More Value to More People in Different Environments

International Institute for Learning

As a global online community and network, IIL’s Thought Leadership News seeks to discover, acknowledge, and bring together professionals who are making a difference in their communities and in their chosen fields. What is Lean Six Sigma, and why is it important?

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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. The ideal lean product team structure at every stage (according to teams that scaled quickly). The ideal lean product team structure at every stage (according to teams that scaled quickly).

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A Deeper Look: Top Changes in the New 2020 Scrum Guide for Agile Practitioners

Management Yogi

Agile Agile Project Management Leadership Lean Product Backlog Product Management Scrum ScrumbanA new version of Scrum guide was released in November, 2020. There are quite a few changes in the guide, as well as new additions.

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PMI-ACP and My New Book “Beyond Agile: Achieving Success with Situational Knowledge and Skills”

Mike Griffiths

In addition to an agnostic understanding of Lean, Kanban, Scrum and other agile approaches, we also agreed people should know about the basics of servant leadership, conflict management, team decision making, and coaching.

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The 25 Most Inspiring Leadership Quotes

ProjectManager.com

If Thomas Edison was right when he said, “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration,” then consider these leadership quotes the one percent. Quotes from great leaders can help you put things into perspective by providing a different angle that you had not previously considered, which can unlock the leadership magic that you need. So, we’ve collected 25 of the most inspiring leadership quotes to give you that extra boost.

Agile Leadership — A Brief Overview of Concepts and Ideas

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Agile Leadership. I recently started aggregating my notes, links, and references related to agile leadership to understand better what it — in the context of an agile transition — may look like. Let’s examine some favorite ideas and concepts around agile leadership. Agile Leadership: Success Criteria for Organizational Change. Lasting organizational change happens: When there are leadership and guidance, not command & control. Servant Leadership. “A

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

In short, all the servant leadership practices that good project managers did anyway still apply. In this way servant leadership and visionary leadership that predate modern project management are still valuable and needed. 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.

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Beyond Agile - Webinar Recording

Mike Griffiths

Lean-Agile MeetUp group hosted by Sanjiv Augustine. Agile Project Management Books Events Leadership Lean Teams Visual LearningLast month I did a 20-minute overview of my new Beyond Agile book for the Washington D.C.

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Announcing My New Book “Beyond Agile”

Mike Griffiths

Instead, they used a clever mix of agile, leadership, emotional intelligence and industry-specific knowledge to get the work that needed doing today done. Agile Project Management Books Events Leadership Lean NoProjects Personal Agility Remote Work Tailoring Approaches Teams Visual Learning

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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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5 Steps to Finding the Path to Business Agility

International Institute for Learning

When used alongside knowledgeable industry guides or Tactec coaches, these patterns result in what we call lean agile acceleration. We must walk the path to lean agility. At Tactec, we use a lean change approach to implement a program of minimum viable change.

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Webinar Recap: Transformative Leadership: How to Elevate your Impact with Less Effort and None of the Stress

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Ravi Raman’s session, Transformative Leadership: How to Elevate your Impact with Less Effort and None of the Stress, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Leadership is a kind of buzzword.

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How to Score Big Team Wins by Leading Lean | TeamGantt

TeamGantt

See how using a lean approach to leadership can help your team reach their full potential so you can all enjoy bigger success

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Transforming an Organization through High-Performing Teams

International Institute for Learning

Transforming organizations to become Lean and Agile while maintaining high levels of performance within its teams requires a strong focus on people. IIL Thought Leadership News Thought LeadershipBy Marianne Rimbark.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

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. The next generation of project managers face new challenges.

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Review of Product Development Books

Mike Griffiths

The framework employs a lean inspired set of metrics that include flow velocity, flow efficiency, flow time, and flow load. It is in the rebranding of tradition lean metrics that I struggle to recommend the book wholeheartedly.

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Let’s Rewrite the PMBOK

Mike Griffiths

Meanwhile, we would like people with knowledge of the full value delivery spectrum (waterfall, hybrid, agile, lean, etc.) Agile Project Management Books Certification Events Leadership Lean NoProjects Personal Agility Planning PMI-ACP Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams Weblogs

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Agile 2018 Conference – Unraveling Team Dependencies

Leading Answers

Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams Theory of Constraints Travel Warning SignsI am excited to be presenting on the Enterprise Agile track at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego, August 7. I have worked with several organizations this year that had issues with work dependencies between teams.

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GOAT18

Leading Answers

Agile Project Management Events Leadership Lean Teams TravelI am excited to be a keynote speaker at the Gatineau-Ottawa Agile Tour (GOAT) conference on November 30 th. Along with Mary Poppendieck, we will be leading a day dedicated to learning about agile culture and collaboration. The Gatineau Ottawa Agile Tour is an annual conference in the heart of the nation’s capital, focused on sharing and learning.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

In short, all the servant leadership practices that good project managers did anyway still apply. In this way servant leadership and visionary leadership that predate modern project management are still valuable and needed. 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.

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Agile 2018 Conference – Unraveling Team Dependencies

Leading Answers

Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams Theory of Constraints Travel Warning SignsI am excited to be presenting on the Enterprise Agile track at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego, August 7. I have worked with several organizations this year that had issues with work dependencies between teams.

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Busy, But Not Productive

International Institute for Learning

We simply need to start judiciously applying the principles of lean-agile management. The foundational practices of Lean, Kanban, Scrum, and SAFe (Scale Agile Framework) were designed to create the space for us to focus on “real work.”. IIL Thought Leadership NewsBy Alan Zucker.

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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 strong emphasis on engaged and passionate leadership.

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Review Leading with Obeya

Henny Portman

The book Leading with Obeya – Maximizing human leadership potential by Tim Wiegel gives a complete picture of the Obeya concept. agility English Post lean review

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21st century executive leadership - steps on the journey to adaptiveness & consciousness

Scrum.org

21st-century executive leadership . Given that agility is only a means to an end, we need 21st-century executive leadership. It looks like small cross-skilled cross-functional teams or teams-of-teams using Agile, Lean, Lean/Agile methods, or the Agile Manifesto principles. Executive (n): Person or group appointed and given the responsibility to manage the affairs of an organization and the authority to make decisions within specified boundaries.

5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary

Planview

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. Gartner recommends collaborative leadership to enable continuous business outcome delivery and rapid response to bottom-up feedback. Adapt to a lean portfolio management approach. Lean and Agile PMO

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

Step 1: Build A Leadership Coalition. The Transformation Leadership Team meets to plan forward, assess progress, and adjust as necessary. Regular, transparent communication about progress and impediments from the leadership will create excitement and energy. For businesses to succeed in today’s market, they must be able to rapidly and reliably deliver product increments to customers.

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5 Reasons to Consider pmxboard Full Agile Management Board Set for your professional and private life!

PM Times

1.The first and the only full Agile and Lean Management Set! Articles Agile Best Practices Leadership Planning Project ManagementThe most comprehensive Agile Management Set in the world Everything you would need in order to build your complete Agile process is in one package.

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What Is Poka Yoke | How to Use It & Why Is It Important?

nTask

This technique is a part of Lean management and ensures that there are no errors, to begin with. What Is Poka-Yoke In Lean Management? This aspect of Poka-yoke analogous with lean management where PMs strive for continuous improvement. Poka-yoke is a lifesaver in Lean management.

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How To Maximize The Efforts Of Your Agile Team

Binfire

To most managers, agile is like a new, radical form of leadership. Project management project management software agile agile project management lean management scrumAccording to agile visionaries, a robust, agile team embodies “we” rather than “I” and that teamwork is crucial to delivering great software. Actually, it’s more rewarding to share the adventure of building something which really matters with engaged teammates.

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The waste of misdirected effort

Lynne Cazaly

agility business agility change culture experiment leadership leanImagine working on a task or project and later finding that much of what you’ve done isn’t needed, that you'd kept heading down a path that wasn't necessary. I noticed a colleague working on a project recently, spending hours and days preparing and producing some work and. it’s not needed. It was never needed. They estimated they'd spent a week of time, at a minimum - all of it not needed.

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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

To get to this point, everyone, including stakeholders and leadership, needs to be on the same page about the organization’s planning strategy. Lean and Agile PMO Product InnovationToday’s world of work is fraught with complexity and an ever-increasing need for speed. This is simply a reality organizations must come to realize. However, these conditions cause planning deficiencies to be magnified.

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How to Be Smart in a Project with a Slack Team Member

Project Risk Coach

When I assigned Susan her tasks, she leaned back and away. Leadership Personal Development leadershipHave you ever had problem team members? These individuals hide missed deadlines, possess bad attitudes, and criticize other team members. They seldom volunteer to help other team members or jump in to pick up the slack. Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock (edited in Canva). Bonus: Keep an eye out for the FREE bonus at the end of this article.

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