What is Lean Six Sigma?

Project Health Check

Lean Six Sigma, a management buzzword that seems to persist and many don't understand. Lean Six Sigma is an approach for Process Improvement Projects, combining many different conceptual tools depending on the situation. Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement

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Lean Thinking and the Parable of the Underbrush

Leading Agile

Lean Thinking starts with identifying customer-defined value, and proceeds from there by focusing on ways to maximize the delivery of that value. Take a fresh look at your process from a Lean point of view. Years ago we lived in Ohio.

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What is Lean Project Management? | Video

Online PM Courses

These days, every organization seems to be going Lean. So, what is Lean Project Management, and how does it relate to Agile Project Management? So, what is Lean Project Management? What is Lean Project Management? The post What is Lean Project Management?

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Lean Methodology: Find Out How to Eliminate Waste in Your Management Processes

Runrun.it

The post Lean Methodology: Find Out How to Eliminate Waste in Your Management Processes appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. In this blog, we frequently touch on methodologies that are employed to make management practices more versatile and dynamic. And it’s no wonder: the issues that we cover here tend to focus on trends in technology, and we all know how fast that market is capable of changing. Therefore, these methods gain even more importance […].

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Lean Climbing

Zen Project Management

As I was looking over the route for the climb (Kelso’s Ridge up Torrey’s Peak and a possible double with Gray’s Peak) I remembered an article I recently read on applying the principles of lean climbing to business ( here ). We plan on being lean on this climb. My current client seems to get lean. I think if I could take my clients on a climb, with each user story represented by a small rock in their backpack, they would soon realize the benefit of keeping it lean.

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Lean/ Agile Adoption in IT Services

Digite

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.

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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. how do we use agile, lean startup, and lean tools in change management? (or

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How Retrospectives Led to Acceptance for Our Lean PPM Process

Meisterplan

At Meisterplan, when we introduced Lean PPM , we simply integrated this element into the process. Want to find out how the Lean PPM approach can be integrated into your business? The post How Retrospectives Led to Acceptance for Our Lean PPM Process appeared first on Meisterplan.

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Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!

Digite

This book comprehensively describes the underlying principles that create Flow and facilitate Lean Product Development processes, principles that have produced 5x to 10x improvements, even in mature processes. 31 pages, ET to read: 50 min, Published July 19th, 2012 by Lean-Kanban University).

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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.

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Applicability of Agile/Lean/Kanban Methods for fixed scope/budget projects (with short duration)

Sudipta Lahiri

This session objective was to address challenges faced by Lean-Kanban practitioners in their projects. The following Positives were identified when applying Agile/Lean methods to these projects: Positive Contributors.

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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. Why Lean Six Sigma Now?

The Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

Agile Specifications Agile Training Agile Transformation Coaching Daily Stand Up Lean Lean Thinking Scaling Agile Scrum Team Transformation User StoriesFor starters, let me just say there’s no problem with story points.

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5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes

LiquidPlanner

Lean manufacturing has become a popular way to eliminate waste, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. The challenge with lean is that, despite its attraction to many executives who want to cut costs and increase productivity , a lean process doesn’t happen overnight. Of course, this conversation goes against the point of lean—to eliminate unnecessary waste—yet it occurs frequently. The reality is that most lean programs fail as executives lose interest.

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Why lean IT matters – A conversation with Steve Bell

Guerrilla Project Management

Steve Bell shares insights from his latest book Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation on the application of Lean in IT and recommendations for organizations wishing to start their own Lean journey. As more organizations turn to Lean to drive operational efficiencies, they are increasingly demanding speed and agility from their IT departments.

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From Toyota, to AirBus, to Wrike: The Lean Journey of Errette Dunn

PM for the Masses

The post From Toyota, to AirBus, to Wrike: The Lean Journey of Errette Dunn appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. As the host of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast, I get to know a LOT of people in the PM industry. One thing that always amazes me is to learn about the journey that each professional goes through to get to where they are. Some start in Engineering school, others have degrees in […].

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What is Scrumban? | Video

Online PM Courses

What is Lean Project Management? Agile Project Management PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management Project Management in Under 5 Agile Kanban lean Scrum scrumbanYou’ve heard of Scrum… You’ve heard of Kanban… So, what is Scrumban?

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The Hawthorne Effect:Can You Hawthorne Yourself?

Leading Agile

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. The idea comes from Lean Manufacturing, but it applies very well to software work , too.

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Good Enough

Tyner Blain

With the current mind share enjoyed by Lean Startup and minimally viable products (MVP), there is far too much shallow analysis from people jumping on the bandwagon of good ideas without fully understanding the ideas.

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Scrum or Kanban for Application Support teams?

Digite

Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Project Management Scrum Visual Project ManagementRecently, there was an interesting problem posed on a project management discussion board.

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Value for Money

Pawel Brodzinski

At the same time we expect at least a bit of Lean Thinking on account of our clients. entrepreneurship software business software development lean price product development startup value

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How are your Team Dynamics? (AI-driven Enterprise Agility in action!)

Digite

As a provider of software tools for Lean/ Agile project management, especially with large customers who run large and complex projects for their enterprise customers and have 10s of thousands of users working on our products, we generate a large amount of project performance and delivery data.

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7 Factors for running an effective Kanban Replenishment Meeting

Digite

Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Kanban board kanban cadences Lean Replenishment MeetingIn 2015, in a blog post called Kanban Cadences , David Anderson laid out a set of 7 Kanban cadences or meetings that provide comprehensive opportunities for feedback, planning, and review in an enterprise.

How One Global PMO Team Member Solved the Spreadsheet Challenge

Planview

After researching alternative project management solutions, Giorgos reaches the conclusion that the PMO must replace all the spreadsheets with a single collaboration tool that has Lean and Kanban capabilities. It’s Planview’s Lean and Agile Delivery solution. Lean and Agile PMO

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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.

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Should Agile Teams Have a Definition of Ready?

Leading Agile

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Allocating WIP Limits for a Kanban System

Digite

Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Kanban Kanban board kanban cards Lean Visualization WIP WIP limitI have seen people focus a lot on what the WIP limit should be for a Value Stream stage of a Kanban system.

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Kanban = Continuous Delivery? Not Necessarily

Digite

Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Management Release Management ScrumHere’s is a question that I recently answered on a discussion forum –. “My

Fika Stories 2 – The Policy-Debt Trap

Digite

Something is obviously wrong, but the good news is: it may not automatically mean that you’re doomed and that your organization is unfit to all Lean/Agile things (find a new job). This article was originally published on Lean-Agile Software Development blog and can be found here– [link].

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Project Management Software to Boost Your PMO into Hyper-Speed [Webinar]

Planview

You need to be able to capture an integrated portfolio view into the strategic plan, program/project management, iterative work, lean and agile, collaborative work, and more. Now you have two pieces of the puzzle, so let’s add in Lean and Agile. Lean and Agile PMO Work Collaboration

Fika Stories 1 – Help! Our Kanban Died!

Digite

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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Flow Efficiency: A great metric you probably aren’t using

Digite

We are deeply honored to publish this post on Flow Efficiency written by Julia Wester for Lean Kanban University. Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile flowefficiency Kanban kanban cards kanbanflow Lean

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Essential SAFe 4.0 – How is it Different from SAFe 4.0?

Digite

Lean-Agile Mindset. The biggest challenge that a large organization faces is an absence of a Lean-Agile mindset. is to train the top management and change leaders in Lean-Agile and SAFe principles. agile Essential SAFe Lean SAFe Essential SAFe 4.0 Lean/agile framework

Preparing to Take On a Business Process Management Software

Wrike

The frameworks include: Lean – a methodology that focuses on cutting out all waste in processes. Lean seeks to create more value for customers while using fewer resources. Business process management (BPM) isn’t new.

Team using “Waiting for Release” column on their kanban board

Digite

Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Management Release Management ScrumHere’s is another question that I recently answered on a discussion forum –. “My My team is using Kanban board but they seem to prefer to collate a couple of tickets then ‘do a release’ as appose to releasing each ticket. i.e. they move tickets through the workflow and then put them in a waiting column for days on end and then they do sporadic releases.

Limits of a Self-Organizing Team

Leading Agile

Adopting Agile Agile Teams Agile Transformation Business Agility Capability Analysis Daily Stand Up How to Get Started With Agile Lean Thinking Path to Agility Project Management

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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.

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ESP Compared to Kanban Method

Digite

David Anderson is a thought leader and pioneer in the field of Lean/ Kanban for Software Development and managing effective software teams. Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Enterprise Kanban enterprise se Kanban Kanban board kanban cadences Lean

Design, Agile, and Gall's Law

Zen Project Management

This is also similar to the principle of MVP (minimal viable product) that originated in the Lean Startup. agile Gall's Law Lean Startup MVPThe topic of design has been crossing my path lately. I see a lot of overlap with Agile principles. One of the principles I came across is called Gall’s law. It states that "all complex systems that work evolved from simpler systems that worked.” It was introduced by John Gall in his book Systematics in 1975.

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How are your Team Dynamics? (SAFe Implementation powerd by AI!)

Digite

As a provider of software tools for Lean/ Agile project management, especially with large customers who run large and complex projects for their enterprise customers and have 10s of thousands of users working on our products, we generate a large amount of project performance and delivery data.

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Don’t Say NoGet Them to Understand Your Team Delivery Capacity

Leading Agile

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How do you “do” Scrumban?

Digite

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A Real-World Success Story: Hallmark Cards Saves 1,000 Man Hours a Year by Streamlining PMO Projects and Agile Execution

Planview

Lean and Agile PMOKnown throughout the world for its greeting cards, retail stores, gifts, and television series, Hallmark Cards believes that when you care enough, you can change the world.