Henny Portman

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.

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The Continuous Innovation Framework (COIN)

Henny Portman

The Six Week Innovation Challenge (SWICH) is a six-week period of experimentation which is based on Lean Startup principles and tools of Alexander Osterwalder. I just came across a new framework that could be positioned on the portfolio level of my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest.

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Review Leading with Obeya

Henny Portman

agility English Post lean reviewThe book Leading with Obeya – Maximizing human leadership potential by Tim Wiegel gives a complete picture of the Obeya concept. The book is built around the Leading with Obeya – reference model.

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Review People Over Process

Henny Portman

On the corresponding website www.TheTalesofAgility.com you can find some information about the author’s Lean and Agile Software trilogy. Michael K. Levine wrote with People Over Process – Leadership for Agility a very pragmatic and down to earth book about leadership and agile projects.

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.

Quick Reference Cards in 2020

Henny Portman

As a result of my book reviews in 2020, I created several Quick Reference Cards to summarize what I have read.

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Review Rethinking agile

Henny Portman

Incorporate the drivers for lean business agility at every flight level (visualize, manage WIP, feedback loops, improve).

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Review 10X Growth Machine

Henny Portman

Growth governance : Lean innovation process and venture boards, growth policy playbook, and growth accounting. Corporate venture building : Implementation of growth strategies and a lean startup way of working (small ninja teams).

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Review: The art of business value

Henny Portman

Following Eric Ries’ lean start-up approach, the product owner is no longer the interpreter of business value. Mark Schwartz is the author of The art of business value. You could see this book as his quest to the concept of business value. Is business value the same as customer value?

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The Digital Fluency Model

Henny Portman

Engineering Culture, Delivery Mindset: patterns and best practices of lean, iterative, and continuous delivery of software. My quest continues and continues. The Digital Fluency model is the next one to add to my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest article (thanks to Zaher Alhaj).

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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.

Are incremental and iterative the same phenomenon or not? (part 2)

Henny Portman

MVP stands for minimum viable product (Eric Ries, Lean Startup) and is a version of a new product or service which. In the first part of this article ( see previous post ) I compared a waterfall and an agile approach when creating a payment app.

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FLEX, Flow for Enterprise Transformation

Henny Portman

It is designed around flow-thinking, Lean-thinking, the theory of constraints, and organizational development integrated with how people learn and change habits. The first post in 2020 is again a post about an agile framework. The forest is still growing and this will not be the last one.

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SAFe 5.0 brief preview

Henny Portman

The three dimensions of Organizational Agility are: Lean-thinking people and agile teams (house of lean, SAfe principles, Agile Manifesto), Lean Business Operations (process time – delay time – process time) and Strategy Agility. These teams adopt the Lean and Agile values, principles and practices. In the beginning of 2020, a new version of SAFe will be available. It’s, as usual, fully backward compatible with SAfe 4.6, allowing a smooth migration.

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Review: Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

DAD is characterized by the following aspects: Hybrid: combines Scrum, Agile Modelling, XP, Unified Process, Kanban, Lean, Outside-In Development (OID) and other methods. At a certain moment, after several releases, the release cadence was tightened, and their lifecycle evolved towards the lean lifecycle and the team stopped with sizing their work. Scott W.

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Review: An executive’s guide to disciplined agile

Henny Portman

To stress the ability of being disciplined there are additional principles: master your craft, technical excellence, collaborate, measure wisely, transparency, lean continuously, purposeful experiments, deliver continuously, visualize workflow, whole team, stable team and trust and respect. DAIT addresses how to apply agile and lean strategies to all aspects of IT. Lean/advanced lifecycle based on Kanban. Exploratory lifecycle based on Lean Start-up.

Review: DevOps a business perspective

Henny Portman

Definition DevOps: “ DevOps is an evolution of the ideas of agile software development and lean manufacturing, applied to the end-to-end value chain in IT, which allows businesses to achieve more with modern information technology due to cultural, organizational and technical changes ”. Next, we get key facts and challenges of lean production and agile as the foundation for DevOps. Oleg Skrynnik wrote the book DevOps a business perspective.

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Review Brave New Work

Henny Portman

Priming: When the invitation to think and work differently is offered (complexity, emergence, self-organization, organizational debt, agility, leanness, motivation, self-awareness, mastery, trust, generative difference, psychological safety, and more). In his book Brave new work , Aaron Dignan shows how he views evolutionary (agile) organizations and what you can do to become a more agile organization. The book is made up of three parts.

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Bimodal Portfolio Management

Henny Portman

In this article I will start with a brief explanation of the existing portfolio management frameworks by explaining the principles and the process (Management of Portfolios, Standard for Portfolio Management, Disciplined Agile Portfolio Management, Agile Portfolio Management, Evidence-Based Portfolio Management, and SAFe Lean Portfolio Management). Introduction. At the moment, many organizations are in the middle, or on the brink of, a radical change to more business agility.

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Review: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Portfolio Management

Henny Portman

Evidence-Based Portfolio Management is an approach that applies lean and agile principles to the challenge of deciding where to invest to derive the greatest business benefit. Scrum.org wrote the whitepaper An Introduction to Evidence-Based Portfolio Management. It enables organizations to quickly test ideas by actually building and validating the smallest solution that will deliver a single outcome to a single set of customers or users.

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Review DARE

Henny Portman

It explores the need for experimenting in ‘controlled’ spaces with a blended approach of design thinking, lean startup and an agile way of working.

Agendashift, a new tree in the agile forest

Henny Portman

Elaborating (framing actions, testing our thinking: hypothesis-based change, Lean Startup, A3, Cynefin). Operation (change as real work: Lean Startup, Kanban, Scrum). I thought I now covered all agile ways of working but I failed (again). I found a new one. This time it’s Agendashift. A 21 st century modern engagement model (developed by Mike Burrows) that is needs-based, outcome-oriented, continuous and open to help organizations grow wholeheartedness.

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Remote Lean Coffee

Growing Agile

This morning we hosted a Lean Coffee session. It was my first time hosting a virtual lean coffee. 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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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.

Troubleshooting in Lean-Agile Development

MPUG

Many project managers utilize a Lean-Agile approach when there is high change or churn in project requirements, significant lack of clarity in scope, high complexity to their projects, and/or a larger number of risks associated with such. Two Lean-Agile Types. Flow-based Lean-Agile.

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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.

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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.

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A 2021 Comprehensive Guide on Lean vs Agile Methodologies

nTask

These frameworks are many, but the ones we are interested in, in this article, are Lean and Agile. So, without further ado, let’s take a deep dive into describing what Lean and Agile project management methodologies are and how are they different from one another. Lean Approach.

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PMXBoard -  The Only Full Agile and Lean Management Planning Set

Brad Egeland

The set comes with pre designed but also customizable full magnetic board, which weights just above 6 lbs, and comes with 84 pieces of magnetic cards set in order to build your Kanban, Scrum, or any other type of Lean Board.

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Agile Practices: How to Run a Lean Coffee

Project Bliss

The term Lean Coffee doesn’t sound like a productive meeting session. How is a Lean Coffee better than that? Read on and find out how a lean coffee is a different kind of meeting than anything you may have experienced. WHAT is a Lean Coffee? A Lean Coffee is a type of meeting that allows participants to create the agenda at the beginning of the meeting based on their interests, with timeboxed discussions. Why Hold a Lean Coffee?

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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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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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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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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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Distributed Lean Coffee

Scrum.org

. Lean Coffee Poster The premise of Lean Coffee is relatively straight forwarded. Lean Coffee increases the engagement level significantly among the participants. That is exactly where Lean Coffee comes into the mix, regardless if applied online or in-person.

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Lean Coffee in 5 Minutes

Scrum.org

Lean Coffee is a powerful meeting faciliation technique that can be used in coffee shops, conferences, open space, scrum events or simply replace existing corporate meeting formats. Lean Coffee is easy to learn, empowers participants and increases engagement.

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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. About Lean Project Management. Origins of Lean Management.

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