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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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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Trending Sources

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?

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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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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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.

Which is better – Kanban or Scrum?

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Kanban Lean PM Roles ScrumA very common topic of discussion amongst Product Managers in general, and Agile practitioners in particular, involves the comparison of different forms of process and project management. By far the most prominent and popular of these are Kanban and Scrum. And, much to my own personal dismay, often these discussions wind up devolving into some […].

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To See or Not to See?

Digite

Kanban Lean/ Kanban Visualization agile Collaboration Lean Project Management Project Team ProductivityIt is not enough to Visualize. You need to be willing to See!

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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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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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

What Does an Agile Culture Look Like?

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Influence Lean Organization PM Roles Scrum Strategy UncertaintyA common question posed to Product Managers in organizations interested in or transitioning into Agile is, “How do we know that we’re Agile?” ” Because agility is a cultural value, there’s no pre-determined checklist of things that one can step through and certify your company as 100% Organic Agile. There are, however, indicators that we look at to […].

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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

Using Kanban in Marketing

Digite

I was learning several new concepts including Lean, Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Project Program Management, etc. I was already aware of Lean principles and their techniques because I got Lean certified in my previous company.

Value of MVP and Knowledge Discovery Process

Pawel Brodzinski

While I’m a huge fan of the idea since I learned it from Lean Startup , these days I feel like one can label anything an MVP. We end up being recommended for our Lean approach and taking care of best interest of our clients. software business lean startup mvp product management startu

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Minimal Viable Product

Zen Project Management

When taken in context of Lean Startup , it's part of a process. In Lean Startup, there's the idea of the pivot, making a more fundamental change in direction. Lean Startup is about getting to that point as fast as you can. Lean Startup minimal viable product MVPI have a customer with a challenge. We've been working on an application and finished our first release. The business folks looked at it and came up with a list of "must-have's" they want before going live.

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The Tangible Value of The “Intangibles”

Digite

Lean thinking recommends that systems should not be packed to 100% team utilization. Most managements struggle to accept this core Lean principle. Kanban Lean/ Kanban agile class of service CoS Lean

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

To Hunt Down a Clockwork Cockroach – Best Bug Tracking Software!

TimeCamp

Project Management Best Bug Tracking Software bug tracking bugzilla Jira lean testing mantis planio project management stryka usersnapWhat is your first association with the word ”bug”? Nature, right? At this very moment, you probably have the picture of insects of all sort in your mind, pretty like a ladybird or revolting like a flesh fly, those useful to the environment and those which are not. However, there is also a different type […].

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Emma Seaton-Smith

Girl's Guide to PM

You'll also like: Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan Today I’m interviewing Karen Chovan, MASc, PEng, PMP, who has dedicated her career to helping others deliver clean, lean and green approaches to project and.

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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.

Portfolio Kanban for Enterprise Visibility

Digite

Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Kanban Kanban Portfolio Management Portfolio Kanban Portfolio Management Project Portfolio Management Visual Project Management VisualizationSolving the Insulation Challenge of Managed Transformation.

Portfolio Lane: Revolutionizing Portfolio Kanban!!!!

Digite

Kanban Lean/ Kanban Portfolio Kanban Enterprise Kanban Kanban Hierarchy Kanban Portfolio Management Project Portfolio ManagementEnterprise/ Portfolio Kanban has for some time provided a visual method of defining and managing portfolios in a much easier manner compared to traditional PPM tools.

SwiftKanban Feature Update- Dec 2016

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Kanban Kanban board Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized Account Reporting agile Card Color Reporting SwiftKanban Update Visual Project Management

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Project Management Methodologies Made Simple: The Complete Methodology Guide for Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

The ever-evolving project management methodology list of agile, scrum, kanban, lean, xp, waterfall PRINCE2 and PMBOK can be confusing. In this complete guide to project management. The post Project Management Methodologies Made Simple: The Complete Methodology Guide for Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. What is Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt? How much does the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification cost in the UK? The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt examination costs about £220. BQF’s Lean Six Sigma Course.

SwiftEASe – Relentless Improvement in Value Delivery with Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®)

Digite

In addition, SwiftEASe has several metrics that facilitate Lean/ Flow-based execution. SwiftEASe empowers organizations with real-time, data-driven insight to track and improve the speed and quality of their entire software delivery cycle in a Lean-Agile manner.

Understand the Purpose of Your MVP

The Clever PM

On one side of the spectrum, you’ve got the Lean Product folks who seem to think that a landing page […]. The concept of MVP is an interesting one in the Product Management world — interesting, in that just like the role itself, it seems to mean something different to almost everyone that you talk to. Product Management Agile Definitions Good PM MVP Planning PM

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Turbo charge your Personal Kanban with GTD

Digite

I got exposed to Lean thinking when we first started using the Kanban Method for our software development. Kanban Kanban board Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Getting things done GTD Lean Personal Kanban

SwiftKanban Product Update- February & March 2017

Digite

Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Esp Kanban Kanban board SwiftESP SwiftKanban Update To-Do Lists Visualization

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

What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

It also promotes the concepts of Lean Startup. PRINCE2 Agile incorporates the popular frameworks of SCRUM… … Kanban… … and Lean Startup.

Cycle Time goes Visual

Digite

Kanban Kanban board Kanban cycles Lean/ Kanban agile Cycle Time Analysis Cycle time settings VisualizationCycle time (or System Lead Time as some call it) is one of the most common metrics used to measure the effectiveness of a Kanban system.

Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

SCRUM LEAN KANBAN. Uses lean as the way to combine the best components of kanban and scrum practices to deliver the most sustainable value as fast as possible. In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology. Now let's take a closer look at three popular agile frameworks and how they compare to make it easier to choose which to use for your next project.

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Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

It is also a characteristic of lean manufacturing. Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. You have to change some elements, and retain others, as you redefine the context.

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Don’t over-process your project management communications!

Kiron Bondale

I wrote an article in October 2015 describing how the eight forms of waste (a foundational lean tool) can affect project teams. As with all lean analysis, focus on value from the customer’s perspective – if further refinement will not generate such value, don’t gold-plate!

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Kate Morris

Girl's Guide to PM

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan Today I’m interviewing Karen Chovan, MASc, PEng, PMP, who has dedicated her career to helping others deliver clean, lean and green approaches to project and.

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Three Essential Skills for Facilitating Effective Project Meetings

Arras People

If they are leaning forward, lean forward yourself a little, but give it a few moments before mirroring the motions, otherwise it may seem forced rather than natural.

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Lean software development was originally developed by Mary and Tom Poppendieck, in their book Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit. They took lean manufacturing principles and applied them to software development. She lists the following seven lean principles: 1.

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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

The most common agile methodologies are Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD). T he ultimate purpose of agile project management is to quickly respond to customer needs and market changes.

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