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


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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What Puts Manufacturing Teams Ahead: Lean Six Sigma


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 2 – The Policy-Debt Trap


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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What is the Value of Agility?

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Development Good PM Influence Leadership Lean MVP Organization PM Priorities Scrum User StoriesOne of the many challenges that Product Managers face in trying to move organizations toward a more agile approach to product development is that some stakeholders simply don’t see the value in the shift. They believe that, since their way has worked for them for so long that there’s no need to change — after […].

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Scrum or Kanban for Application Support teams?


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.


Fika Stories 1 – Help! Our Kanban Died!


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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Kanban = Continuous Delivery? Not Necessarily


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

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


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.

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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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Preparing to Take On a Business Process Management Software


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.

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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Allocating WIP Limits for a Kanban System


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.

7 Factors for running an effective Kanban Replenishment Meeting


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.

Route to Enterprise Scale Agility


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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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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ESP Compared to Kanban Method


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

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


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

How do you “do” Scrumban?


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The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum


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. Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Kanban Lean Learning ScrumIntroduction.


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


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

Using Kanban in Marketing


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.

To See or Not to See?


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

The Intrigue – and the Universality – of Kanban


So, it has come to us as no surprise that in the most popular and prevalent scaling method that the Agile world has adopted, the Scaled Agile Framework®, Lean and Kanban have become increasingly central to it. The Digital Enterprise – Visual, Lean and Agile.

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How to Identify, Analyze and Eliminate Muda From Your Kanban System?


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


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.

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 […].


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


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 […].

Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations


Everyday Kanban agile DevOps Kanban Lean Project Management Scrum Scrumban Visual Project Management VisualizationIs this you? That is, does the question below, which I answered on a technical forum recently, describe a situation you might be facing or may have faced in the past?

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The Tangible Value of The “Intangibles”


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

SwiftKanban Feature Update – Jan 2017


Kanban Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban board LeanUsually, the New Year comes with lots of new wishes and resolutions! The January edition of SwiftKanban brings joy and happiness by fulfilling some of your long pending wishes. Read on! To-Do Board.

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Turbo charge your Personal Kanban with GTD


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

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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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

Portfolio Kanban for Enterprise Visibility


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.

Scrum and Kanban Revisited


I could give an extended answer here, but suffice it to say that if you don’t understand that Scrum and Kanban both seek – in their quite different ways, both technically and philosophically – to help their organisations (not just their products) evolve in the presence of internal friction and external competitive pressure, then you don’t understand them, Agile, Lean, or Lean-Agile very well at all. 1] A True North for Lean-Agile? Introduction.


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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