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.

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. In project management we also speak of the project process.

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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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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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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.

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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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 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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Review People Over Process

Henny Portman

Levine wrote with People Over Process – Leadership for Agility a very pragmatic and down to earth book about leadership and agile projects. It puts the focus on the software and the related business processes in a powerful way by using different scenarios. To order: People over Process.

A Quick Guide to Business Process Mapping

ProjectManager.com

That guide is called business process mapping. An Overview of Business Process Mapping. Business process mapping means defining what a business does, who is responsible for what, what is the standard for completing that process, what tools will be used and how the success of the business is determined. History of Business Process Mapping. What’s the Importance of Business Process Mapping? Process documentation is a key component of this act.

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. Your mechanisms for delivering customer-defined value can grow strong and thrive if only you remove or minimize the underbrush in your processes. A manual, after-the-fact, formal review process is optional. The outcomes from these reviews are important, but the process is overhead; non-value-add activity.

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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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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. Again, it is very helpful when a group of board members give feedback to each other, the portfolio organizers, and the PPM process itself.

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

Digite

Several good books have been written on Kanban and its application to various business processes, especially to Scrum, since David Anderson published his original Kanban “blue book”. If you want to improve or create the flow in your product development process start with this book! The focus of the book is to guide readers in the process of building a culture of continuous improvement by reviewing several case studies and seeing how Kanban has been applied in various situations.

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

ProProfs Project Management

In many ways, project management is a recent craft; but one that has learned a lot from the world of old manufacturing processes. 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. .

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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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Not a process person

Musings on Project Management

Every project has them: Some people are just not "process persons". And, given a problem, they don't seek process; and really don't see why improvisation is not just as effective. And, you couldn't label them "lean" either."Lean" Lean" requires process and. human factors processThey never do the same thing twice the same way But more importantly: It would never occur to them to do the same thing twice the same way.

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. One of the worst things about defective processes is that they cost you money. 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?

Don’t over-process your project management communications!

Kiron Bondale

I wrote an article in October 2015 describing how the eight forms of waste (a foundational lean tool) can affect project teams. Let’s do a deeper dive into the waste of over-processing. Over-processing occurs whenever someone continues to work on an activity past the point where it would be deemed acceptable from a customer’s perspective or past the point where meaningful value is being added.

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Preparing to Take On a Business Process Management Software

Wrike

Business process management (BPM) isn’t new. hours, there’s been a process-centric and customer-centric approach to improving business results. What is business process management, after all, but the methods and tools used to monitor, streamline, and improve business processes? Fundamentals of Business Process Management. You can’t go far into the definition of BPM without talking about what a business process is. How to map your processes.

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. Eliminating inefficiencies in the manufacturing process. The Many Faces of Lean. Lean Six Sigma (DMEDI). Lean Six Sigma (DMEDI).

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Process Optimization in Project Management (2): The 5S-Framework

Inloox

This methodology is also used in Japanese Lean Management. Most of all this methodology provides an initial introduction to process optimization for smaller companies. In this way you work more effectively and create a good basis for further optimization processes. S eiketsu - Standardize Now develop a comprehensible and understandable description of all work processes at your workplace (especially in production).

How to Simplify the Decision-Making Process

Teamweek

Too many organizations make their internal processes more complicated than they need to be and waste a lot of time trying to ensure compliance. Each one was originally conceived to support a particular process and outcome, and when you use the methodology that matches your project specifics, making routine (non-urgent) decisions is a lot simpler. The Lean methodology strives for maximum value by cutting back on waste, such as excess inventory.

Lean Methodology: Find Out How to Eliminate Waste in Your Management Processes

Runrun.it

The post Lean Methodology: Find Out How to Eliminate Waste in Your Management Processes appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. In this blog, we frequently touch on methodologies that are employed to make management practices more versatile and dynamic. And it’s no wonder: the issues that we cover here tend to focus on trends in technology, and we all know how fast that market is capable of changing.

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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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7 Factors for running an effective Kanban Replenishment Meeting

Digite

The Replenishment Criteria: The criteria for pulling work on to the board (from backlog to Ready column) are – or can be – the most contentious part of the process. Replenishment Workflow: The process or workflow that is needed to ensure that the stakeholders get to an agreed set of criteria for work to be pulled is critical so that the team can unambiguously pull the right set of work during each replenishment meeting.

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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 startupBy now Minimal Viable Product (MVP) is for me mostly a buzzword. Given that Lunar Logic is a web software shop we often talk with startups that want to build their product.

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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. Be it the “software development process” or the “employee onboarding process” or “the procurement process” – agility is rapidly becoming a cornerstone of our digital world. While Scrum is probably most prevalent in IT, Kanban and Lean are significant too.

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Scrum or Kanban for Application Support teams?

Digite

It is not a replacement for Scrum, rather it is a way to improve almost any process you may be using. Apply it to your current processes to identify bottlenecks and problems – and resolve those problems. I would recommend you try this out to analyze your overall situation and use Kanban effectively to discover all your process bottlenecks for a gradual overall improvement in your operation.

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The Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

But more importantly, the team is using the process to ensure they have a common understanding of the scope of each story. Agile Specifications Agile Training Agile Transformation Coaching Daily Stand Up Lean Lean Thinking Scaling Agile Scrum Team Transformation User StoriesFor starters, let me just say there’s no problem with story points. Story points are a way of expressing the relative sizes of stories.

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Applicability of Agile/Lean/Kanban Methods for fixed scope/budget projects (with short duration)

Sudipta Lahiri

This session objective was to address challenges faced by Lean-Kanban practitioners in their projects. The team started the session by working in teams to identify what aspects of Lean/Kanban facilitate small project execution that have fixed scope, fixed budget and small duration (“+ives”) and what aspects don’t (“-ives”). The following Positives were identified when applying Agile/Lean methods to these projects: Positive Contributors.

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

Digite

In this context, Kanban actually facilitates a “2-phase Commit” process about which more at the end of this post.). Based on these, there certainly are guidelines for you to follow about how to model your Kanban board so it matches your current business processes and helps you improve. 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

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Does your PMO hinder or help your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

Examining their own operational processes and leaning them out as much as possible. Shifting portfolio reporting from being a manual, onerous process to the automated consumption of information radiators. Transforming heavy, gate-based governance to a metrics-driven, exception-based process. Helping portfolio governance committees to make their investment selection, evaluation and prioritization processes more agile.

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The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

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.

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Kanban = Continuous Delivery? Not Necessarily

Digite

In this context, Kanban actually facilitates a “2-phase Commit” process about which more at the end of this post.). Based on these, there certainly are guidelines for you to follow about how to model your Kanban board so it matches your current business processes and helps you improve. 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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Fika Stories 1 – Help! Our Kanban Died!

Digite

Christophe takes on the all too common problem that teams implementing Kanban (or any other process change initiative for that matter) face – the sense of “doom” that Kanban is not working for them because of resistance they face. 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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How do you “do” Scrumban?

Digite

In the simplest level, Scrumban is just the application of the principles of the Kanban method on top of your Scrum processes. Often, teams who do this call the resulting changed/ improved process Scrumban. Kanban’s fundamental principles are: Visualize your current process. Improve Flow by addressing any process bottlenecks and evolve gradually. Visualize your current process. Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Kanban Lean Scrum Scrumban

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Evaluate your ceremonies with a W5 check

Kiron Bondale

While new teams might lean on the Scrum Master to facilitate most ceremonies, over time, this can become a shared responsibility, giving each team member a chance to develop their facilitation abilities. ’ “ Agile Project Management agile project management improving project management Process compliance stupidity

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