What Is Lean Manufacturing?

ProjectManager.com

Lean manufacturing addresses one of the worst things that can happen to any enterprise: waste. This insistence on eliminating waste is where the idea of lean as a management system developed. Called lean manufacturing or lean production, the truth is that the lessons learned from this methodology can be universally applied. An Overview of Lean Manufacturing. Lean is a methodology to reduce waste in a manufacturing system without sacrificing productivity.

Remote Lean Coffee

Growing Agile

This morning we hosted a Lean Coffee session. It was my first time hosting a virtual lean coffee. My first experience of a lean coffee was with Karen and Sam many years ago, I really enjoyed the loose structure and got so much of value that it soon became one of my favourite facilitation techniques. If you’re planning a lean coffee soon, here is a tip for you: I tested a few tools, Trello was easy for me to use as a virtual board.

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3 Key Similarities Between Lean And Agile Methodologies

The Digital Project Manager

The post 3 Key Similarities Between Lean And Agile Methodologies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Project managers are always working on finding the best ways to create their products or. Agile PM Methodologies Topics

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Lean Coffee Connection

Growing Agile

I’ve been enjoying Lean Coffee’s so much more since it switched to a virtual format. Last week I joined the SUGSA Johannesburg Lean Coffee. We, at Growing Agile, started hosting regular Lean Coffee sessions recently and it’s been amazing. The post Lean Coffee Connection appeared first on Growing Agile. Agile Distributed/Remote collaboration Connection lean coffee motivation

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3 Challenges of Building Complex Dashboards with Open Source Components

Speaker: Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal, LeanStudio

Many product teams use charting components and open source code libraries to get dashboards and reporting functionality quickly. But what happens when you have a growing user base and additional feature requests? Watch this webinar with Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal of Lean Studio, to learn about key considerations for launching your next analytics project.

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. In the second part, the main elements of lean are explained using the house-of-lean and larded with many practical examples and literature references.

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Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding

Planview

This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading part one first, “ What is Lean Portfolio Management ,” which you can find here . In the first installment of this series, we discussed why modern enterprises need Lean portfolio management and the specific elements that make Lean organizations better equipped to compete in a rapidly evolving, unpredictable world. This is where Lean budgeting comes in.

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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. Essentially Lean Six Sigma is a fusion of two ideas: "Lean" and "Six Sigma": Lean Lean is a approach that seeks to eliminate Waste during a production process; it originated in Japan on the production lines of Toyota.

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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. How does Lean/Agile recommend that projects are estimated in the Presales stage before the deal has been won and a SOW issued? How do we appraise people in Lean/Agile? What metrics should a Lean/Agile project follow?

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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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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.

Process Optimization in Project Management (3): Lean Project Management

Inloox

In the last blog post on process optimization in project management we introduced you to the 5-S framework, which is also very popular in Lean Management. Therefore, we will now deepen the topic Lean Project Management. Working Efficiently with Lean Project Management Getting project costs under control and optimizing communication with the customer: this is where Lean Project Management comes in. The basic principle of Lean Project Management is the following: ".

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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 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. The post Lean Thinking and the Parable of the Underbrush appeared first on LeadingAgile. Agile Community Agile Training Agile Transformation Lean Thinking Metaphor Organizational Alignment Path to AgilityYears ago we lived in Ohio.

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The Principles of Lean Management

ActiveCollab

In our previous post [[link] we described the first principle of lean management in as many details as possible: "Eliminate waste." It's all about making the system as "lean" and flexible, ready for adapting to an everchanging environment.

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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? Agile Project Management Project Management in Under 5 Lean Project ManagementDr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM Courses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Lean Project Management For Remote Teams: A Simple Guide To Eliminate Waste & Improve Productivity

Teamweek

Lean Project Management can fix this. In this article, we’re going to explore: What is Lean Project Management? The Lean Methodology The 3 Types of Waste & How to Fix Them. What is Lean Project Management? As a concept, Lean originates from the Toyota production floor.

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Process Optimization in Project Management (3): Lean Project Management

Inloox

In the last blog post on process optimization in project management we introduced you to the 5-S framework, which is also very popular in Lean Management. Therefore, we will now deepen the topic Lean Project Management. Working Efficiently with Lean Project Management Getting project costs under control and optimizing communication with the customer: this is where Lean Project Management comes in. The basic principle of Lean Project Management is the following: ".

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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). Scrumban and Other Essays on Kanban Systems for Lean Software Dev. The post Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work! Are you new to Kanban?

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What Is Lean Project Management? It’s Origin, Principles & Benefits

ProProfs Project Management

With that in mind – lean project methodology is a great example! . Taking a few pages out of the book of lean manufacturing, we’ll have a look at what lean project management is in the first place. Following that, we’ll also see the benefits of lean project management in the modern project-oriented workplace. . About Lean Project Management. So, you must be wondering – what is lean project management at all? Origins of Lean Management.

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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.

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. The inclusion of Lean Change Management in Harrisburg University’s change course.

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What is Lean Portfolio Management? - Blog | Planview

Brook Appelbaum

Learn why traditional portfolio management practices no longer works while also examining the advantages of Lean portfolio management practices

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7 Proven Ways Lean Six Sigma Methodology Can Speed Up Your Business Growth

Taskque

This would not have happened if you have implemented lean six sigma or paid attention to improving the quality of the product. So what’s lean six sigma all about? What is Lean Six Sigma? Lean Six Sigma is a methodology used to minimize defects and errors and improve the process. Combine that with improvement in overall quality and higher revenue and you will earn more and spend less with lean six sigma. In a lean six sigma environment, employees set SMART goals.

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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?

The First Principle of Lean Management: Eliminate Waste

ActiveCollab

They developed the Toyota Production System (TPS), dubbed as Lean production many years later. Lean" was created as a response to an extremely complex environment. Scrum, Kanban, and Lean are just some of the frameworks found under the Agile umbrella.

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Should Lean and Agile Organizations Limit Projects to Maximize Success?

Brad Egeland

Organizations are constantly thinking of more efficient ways to operate in order to remain profitable, effective and even relevant in their industry. At least they should be because competition for the remaining dollars is sometimes fierce and high profit margins on the engagements that we take in are nearly impossible to realize as we strive to do everything we can to please and retain the good paying customers that we are fortunate enough to obtain.

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Startups Should Lean on Lean Project Management

Wrike

Enter Lean project management. As a more recent PM methodology, the term “lean startup” is credited as first appearing on Eric Ries’ blog in 2008. The #1 priority of running Lean PM is to eliminate wasted resources , known as mura. So how can you decide what resources you’re wasting in order to run lean? Before you can run lean, you must find your MVP — your Minimum Viable Product. Finding your MVP is not the end of the Lean PM.

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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. 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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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. After each of the first three board meetings following the implementation phase of Lean PPM, I brought everyone together so that they could express their thoughts directly to the board in the style of a Retrospective. Want to find out how the Lean PPM approach can be integrated into your business? Retrospectives with the Portfolio Board.

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Lean Essentials at the University of Maryland, Project Management Symposium

Project Management Essentials

I had the honor of presenting, “Lean Essentials: Improving How We Work” at the University of Maryland Project Management Symposium. The post Lean Essentials at the University of Maryland, Project Management Symposium appeared first on Project Management Essentials. In this short video, I share the secrets. Agile

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What is Lean Project Management? Its Definition, Principles, and Methodology

GanttPRO Project Management

It’s difficult to find a project where no problems occur. There will always be issues with tasks, deadlines, and assignees. No one and nothing will secure your plans from poor […]. News GanttPRO Productivity Project Management Team Management

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Lean Portfolio Management w/ Tina Wang

Leading Agile

This week in LeadingAgile’s SoundNotes, Tina Wang spends some time with Dave talking about Lean Portfolio Management. During the conversation, Tina and Dave cover exactly what Lean Portfolio Management is and how it differs from a more traditional approach to Portfolio Management. For additional content on the LeadingAgile site about Lean Portfolio Management, click here. Listen to the SoundNotes Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to SoundNotes on: Apple Podcasts.

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What is Lean Project Management? Its Definition, Principles, and Methodology

GanttPRO Project Management

It’s difficult to find a project where no problems occur. There will always be issues with tasks, deadlines, and assignees. No one and nothing will secure your plans from poor […

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Introduction to Seven Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise

Agilemania

Introduction Today, the goal of a Lean Enterprise is to become a flourishing. The post Introduction to Seven Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise appeared first on Agilemania. Blogs

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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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How to Start a Lean Startup

GanttPRO Project Management

You probably heard of the lean startup already. If you have a business idea, then you must be wondering how to start your company. It’s something that many decide to […]. News GanttPRO Project Management Tips

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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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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. Some of these were already identified in his original blue book, Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business, some were identified later and put together in this post.

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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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