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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach


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. Lean More.

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5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes


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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Strategic Planning: The Types of Planning That Bring Your Strategy to Life


In this blog series, we are providing an overview of the seven planning types to help you deliver on strategy with a dynamic and continuous approach. Specifically, we’re looking for who really cares about planning and who usually steps up when a plan is needed.

Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy


However, these conditions cause planning deficiencies to be magnified. In this blog series, we will be discussing five types of planning that are crucial to delivering on strategy with a dynamic and continuous approach. Truly successful plans include so much more than technology.

Dynamic Planning and Rapid Reprioritization: Delivering on Strategy in the Midst of Change


In our first two posts in this blog series, we provided examples of how organizations are using dynamic planning and rapid reprioritization to pivot quickly in response to disruptive change and new opportunities. Part 2: Dynamic Planning: Refocus, Reprioritize, and Reallocate Rapidly.

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Continuous Planning Equals Business Agility


This blogs provides a simple analogy about leveraging continuous planning when planning a trip, how to evaluate planning practices within your organization, steps to consider when beginning your planning process, and the capabilities needed to advance your continuous planning process.

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Roadmapping: An Essential Planning Practice to Deliver Outcomes


In this edition, we’ll look at the remaining four planning types: investment and capacity planning, roadmapping, release planning, and technology portfolio planning. Investment and Capacity Planning. Outcome Planning and Roadmapping. Lean and Agile PM

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Putting Continuous Planning Types to Work


Welcome to the finale of our four-part series that reviews the types of planning organizations have at their fingertips to convert strategy into results. Part II: Strategic Planning: The Types of Planning That Bring Your Strategy to Life. Lean and Agile PMO

Startups Should Lean on Lean Project Management


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. Lean PM is not temporary!

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Review of Product Development Books

Leading Answers

Also, organizations that embrace the whole digital product view still need help governing the ongoing process. They describe the factors at play and provide ideas for guidance around planning, funding, staffing and governance. Allan Kelly, Software Strategy Ltd.;

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7 Factors for running an effective Kanban Replenishment Meeting


In 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. This could be one of your existing monthly or quarterly planning or strategy meeting.

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Become an Adaptive PMO: Advance Agility Across Planning and Delivery


Success requires becoming a more “Adaptive PMO,” evolving how you plan, govern, and empower delivery teams to do their best work. This graphic depicts the progression of becoming more agile across planning and delivery. Move toward continuous planning and incremental funding.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

The goals (satisfied stakeholders and value delivery) will remain the same but the tools, titles and processes employed will be vastly different. IWKIWISI (I Will Know It When I See It) becomes the new mantra, replacing the “Plan the work, and work the plan” ideas of old.

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10 Reasons the Change Management Process Fails (and How You Can Succeed)


While a river may change its course naturally over many years, altering its course in a specific direction within a particular timeframe requires significant planning, effort, collaboration, consideration, and tooling. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary


The path toward agility necessitates a thoughtful strategy and patience. One of the primary reasons for this disconnect is the fact that PMOs aren’t embracing different ways of working, such as Lean, Agile, iterative, and collaborative. Adapt to a lean portfolio management approach.

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Leankor Raises $4.1 Million to Fuel its Growth Strategy, Delivering Unparalleled Work Management Capabilities to Ecosystem


Calgary, Toronto, Austin, November 20, 2019 — Today, Leankor, the visual work management platform that enables enterprises to optimize and accelerate complex order-to-cash processes, announced it raised $4.1 It does this by uniquely blending internal and external teams which may use vastly different work methodologies, including Agile/Scrum, Lean 6-sigma and Waterfall/Gantt project management.

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Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach


In my last blog, “ Agile Transformation: The PMO’s New Paradigm ” we covered the significance of embracing different types of work and the role that continuous planning plays in becoming an Agile PMO—but that’s only the beginning. Lean and Agile PMO

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


With this Digité launches a new, tightly integrated tool for planning and managing the entire software delivery process based on the SAFe framework. PI, PI Planning, and Sprints. In addition, SwiftEASe has several metrics that facilitate Lean/ Flow-based execution.

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Why the agile process is here to stay (and why it should!)

Granted that the agile process isn’t the only effective workflow management methodology out there today, but it certainly is worth understanding more; organizations should at least consider how it can affect the way they work and produce in this day and age.

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Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations


In the usual Scrum process, the P.O. We started with a single Kanban board, but with 2 separate swim lanes for the product manager and the dev team – see below – Planning Lane for the Product Owner. Roadmap Planning Board. Is this you?

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

It can mean different things within various organizations or circumstances, but there is a way to broadly outline this business process improvement methodology and define its beginnings, its, rise, its use and its implementation. Then create an implementation plan, and execute improvements.

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

Transformation Strategy. Agile Transformation Strategy. First, you should consider what your company values in terms of planning. ” The second thing to consider is what your customer’s value from a planning perspective. Step 4: Maintain a Rolling 90-Day Plan.

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The Journey Towards Embracing Agile: A Holistic Approach for the PMO


Part 5: Planning Your Journey. In fact, agility means flexibility, giving the PMO the ability to work with stakeholders to determine which parts of the process and practice need to change and which are fine as they are. Step 2 is enabling the practice of continuous planning.

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How To Maximize The Efforts Of Your Agile Team


Start with Proper Planning. Try anticipating the problems that may arise in the process and how the team may circumvent these to maintain a steady momentum. You may not plan for everything, but a plan will provide you with a base to work from including confidence to proceed.

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Project Management Software to Boost Your PMO into Hyper-Speed [Webinar]


In the first workshop of this series, we covered how your organization’s current annual planning and demand management processes can act as starting points in your journey toward continuous planning. Now you have two pieces of the puzzle, so let’s add in Lean and Agile.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

The goals (satisfied stakeholders and value delivery) will remain the same but the tools, titles and processes employed will be vastly different. Heavy upfront planning efforts and the use of tools like critical path network diagrams and PERT charts are not so useful when the input data is very uncertain. IWKIWISI (I Will Know It When I See It) becomes the new mantra, replacing the “Plan the work, and work the plan” ideas of old.

Adopting Business Agility at Moonpig: A Case Study

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Moonpig was founded in 1999, before Lean and Agile approaches had become mainstream in the UK. In this post Amanda Colpoys – a Lean, Agile and Growth Coach, shares her experiences as she set out to introduce business agility at Moonpig. Ineffective process.

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How to Write a Business Case

The need for a business case is that it collects the proposal, outline, strategy and marketing plan in one document and offers a full look at how the project will benefit the organization. Compile the data and present your strategies, goals and options. Marketing strategy.

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Theory of Constraints: A Guide for Project Managers

There is always at least one constraint, and the theory of constraints uses what is called a focusing process to identify that constraint, and then restructures to address it. What Is the Focusing Process? It is a five-step process. Thinking Process in the Theory of Constraints.

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What Does a Project Manager Do in a Marketing Agency?


Here’s the straightforward definition: A marketing agency works with clients to develop and implement a variety of marketing strategies and campaigns. . Event planning. Planning a project manager calendar and budget. Solid knowledge of marketing strategies.

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Agile Project Management: The new go-to for marketing teams in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

However, beyond the bad news we’ve had to deal with since the beginning of this year, these changing circumstances have ushered in a different kind of enthusiasm for making process improvements in how we work together as well. Which Agile process techniques are most popular among marketers?

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Develop Better High Performing Teams

They’re refocusing their efforts to align portfolios to finish strong for the fiscal year and are launching new initiatives to support strategic plans for the calendar year. These strategies are best executed by high performing teams that can handle a fluctuating work environment.

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Is It Possible To Have Too Much Data?


Different project management tools can record all processes in real time, documentation systems can collect completely new data and make it comparable to each other, and some apps can allow your employees to easily document all work steps through any smart device. The Stages of Lean PPM .

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Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute of Learning

They will not hesitate to make strategic decisions whenever the time is right and not just in “strategy summits” where a chosen few executives make plans for the rest of the organization for a year or more. The organization embraces a Lean culture.

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How to Design a Clear Product Roadmap

Related: Free Communication Plan Template. Because a product roadmap must be clear and simple, it can’t be cluttered with too much detail that will distract from the overall strategy and implementation. Therefore, a product roadmap is not a product plan.

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A Quick Guide to Program Management

Program management is the process of managing several projects and programs simultaneously to streamline organization and productivity. Program management is a process that focuses on macro over micro, which includes: Checking in on programs and performing daily management activities.

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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. Complete: DAD includes advice how development, modeling, documentation, and governance strategies fit together.


Product-Market Fit: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

If there’s a fit, then there’s demand, and the whole enterprise has a green light to move forward with planning its product. Dan Olsen, an expert in product management and author of The Lean Product Playbook , has emphasized product-market fit as critical to the success of a start-up.

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Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Six Sigma: Define and Measure - an introduction to the Six Sigma methodology and DMAIC cycle for process improvement with a focus on the define and measure phases. Evidence-Based Project Management - a self-paced course that covers which project management strategies, tools and techniques are most effective by analyzing evidence-based research. It also includes insight into the project life cycle plus analysis, planning, design, and evaluation.

Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy. The implementation strategy requires having a plan with the final objectives defined.

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