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. An Overview of Lean Manufacturing. History of Lean Manufacturing.

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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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 this post, we’ll discuss a fundamental component of Lean portfolio management: funding.

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

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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. Lean More.

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A Quick Guide to Business Process Mapping

ProjectManager.com

That guide is called business process mapping. An Overview of Business Process Mapping. With a clear diagram or detailed business process map, it is easy to see where improvements in the business process can be made to increase efficiencies and productivity.

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 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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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. how do we use agile, lean startup, and lean tools in change management? (or

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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!

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

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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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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. Why Lean Six Sigma Now? Focus on the Process.

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. So what are the impacts of over-processing on the project manager’s part?

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.

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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?

Value stream mapping

Musings on Project Management

In the old days, we simply called it process mapping. Value stream mapping derives from the Lean community, where of course the focus is on leaning out non-value add. So, in value stream mapping, each activity, to include the workflow of authorization and other governance, and ancillary activities, processValue stream mapping seems to be a new label on old wine. But nevertheless, the wine ages well.

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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. Lean PM is not temporary!

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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. The Lean methodology strives for maximum value by cutting back on waste, such as excess inventory.

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).

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Stories

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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. – and the replenishment process will need to reflect each of those classes of service as well.

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

Workzone

The work you’re doing when instituting a change in process or organizational principles is tantamount to changing the course of a river. Many change management processes fail because simple logistical or tactical details were overlooked, or the team wasn’t properly equipped.

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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. The framework employs a lean inspired set of metrics that include flow velocity, flow efficiency, flow time, and flow load.

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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. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Scrum user story

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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 following Positives were identified when applying Agile/Lean methods to these projects: Positive Contributors.

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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.

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Efficient project governance should not be an oxymoron!

Kiron Bondale

Governance is a great example of what a lean management professional would call business non-value add – those activities which don’t directly add value to a process but are required for legal or other compliance purposes.

Scrum With Kanban WIP Limits

Digite

In my last post, I discussed how a Scrum team could change nothing about their process and organically start describing how they work in Kanban terms. In this post, I’m hoping to show a minimally viable change to their process that could lead to enhanced team delivery performance.

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

Digite

We are deeply honored to publish this post on Flow Efficiency written by Julia Wester for Lean Kanban University. We might improve test automation, implement code review process and/or continuous delivery pipelines.

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Scrum with Kanban Class of Service

Digite

In my last post , I discussed how a Scrum team could add the concepts of WIP limits to their process and derive measurable delivery performance benefits. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Project Management Scrum Scrumban

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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.

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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. While Scrum is probably most prevalent in IT, Kanban and Lean are significant too.

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Continuous Planning Equals Business Agility

Planview

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

Digite

Any system/ business process you are using to develop products or offer services will have a certain amount of waste generated. However, very few of these products have helped identify and measure the waste in your process. Upstream Process definition.

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