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. 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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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.

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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). Rethinking agile – Why agile teams have nothing to do with business agility written by Klaus Leopold is great book to cope with agile transformations and what you have to do to increase the chance of success. It definitely busted the myth that having agile teams makes you agile.

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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). The 10X Growth Machine – How companies can innovate, scale and win , written by Misha de Sterke, is a book to build your own growth machine by using innovation as a means.

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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.

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). Digital Fluency is about achieving what is required for your specific needs and goals and recognizing the importance of continually investing and evolving with your business and customers.

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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? The question of business value is the question of purpose, motivation, mission, and direction. It is a question of value and values.

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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 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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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.

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.

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. These are systems-thinking, shifting from frameworks to the work itself, focusing on flow, and attending to organizational development with Lean. 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. The next one is already under review too.

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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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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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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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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. DARE – The mindset for successful innovators in the digital age written by Eric de Groot and Matthijs Rosman is a recipe to innovate and grow your business. DARE stands for defiance, adventure, realism, endurance. It helps those who want to innovate in the ‘digital age’ but are hesitating to take the first steps.

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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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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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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