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.

10 Top Process Improvement Tools You Need to Create a More Sustainable Business

nTask

A study by BCG/MIT finds that 90% of executives deem sustainability to be important, yet only 60% of companies incorporate sustainability as part of their business strategy, and even less (25%) integrate sustainability into the core of their business model. What causes the process to start?

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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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Business Process Improvement: What it is and How to Implement it

nTask

According to surveys conducted, as of 2016, 66% of enterprises run a business process improvement program occasionally or never. Of the 20% that undertake process improvements , 5% record little to no success, 28% experience success limited to individual departments but do not record enterprise-level success, and 19% experience success after significant difficulties. What is Business Process Improvement? Generally, business processes can be divided into three key types.

Process Improvement Plan: Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs Project Management

Once businesses have implemented their systems, the idea of having a process improvement plan goes right out of the window. Reasons for this under-utilization is multi-layered: Businesses do not have the time to review processes. Why Do You Need a Process Improvement Plan?

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Building Agile Partnerships - Lean Agile Procurement

Scrum.org

Lean Agile Procurement is designed to reduce delay in establishing the partnerships, and providing clear constraints on the business relationship. The traditional approach of RFI – RFP – Review – LOI is neither lean or agile. The Lean Agile Procurement approach reduces the sourcing cycle time to days, with collaborative clarification of the product with prospective partners while reducing the risk of a poor partner and company evaluation. TL;DR.

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Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 2: SIPOC Workshop Strategies

MPUG

This second session will cover SIPOC workshop strategies. Session number two, the SIPOC Workshop Strategies. Jeff Bongiovani: And then ultimately describe how to set SIPOC workshop goals and strategies. Did you establish this particular process?

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

Planview

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. In these next couple of installments, we’re going to look at the different types of planning as they relate to your desired outcomes referenced from the eBook “ Planning Deconstructed: 5 Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy with Dynamic and Continuous Planning.” Lean and Agile PMO

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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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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

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. They require people, strategies, work, outcomes, and technology. We’ll show you how to develop and implement planning processes that are integrated and continuous, enabling you to adjust and react to new information and take advantage of emerging opportunities. Lean and Agile PMO Product Innovation

Rapid Reprioritization: Delivering on Strategy in the Midst of Change

Planview

It’s operationalizing the new plans to ensure everyone keeps executing on strategy. They can ensure that people, money, and technologies are focused on the right work that will deliver the strategy. Staying on Strategy Amid Disruption.

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

Planview

It’s operationalizing the new plans to ensure everyone keeps executing on strategy. They can ensure that people, money, and technologies are focused on the right work that will deliver the strategy. Staying on Strategy Amid Disruption.

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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. 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.

The Complete Guide to Six Sigma Methodology

Wrike

Whether manufacturing physical products or providing digital services, most businesses follow some sort of process to deliver the proverbial goods. Continually improving business processes and achieving as near-to-perfect as possible output quality should be a priority of any organization.

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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

These are the Strategy Review (at least quarterly; provides overall direction to pretty much all organizational activity), the Replenishment/ Commitment Meeting (weekly/ bi-weekly; ensures alignment amongst all stakeholders and delivery teams on what to work on when) and the Standup Meeting (daily; probably the single most important interaction needed between team members to ensure that work on the Kanban board is proceeding smoothly and that the Kanban board is being used effectively).

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6 Most Efficient Online Timer(s) to Track Your Billable Hours

nTask

Since the inception of lean Agile project management , the organizational paradigm has inclined, more or less, towards managing remote teams that can work from anywhere rather than office-based staff. Using the application, you can easily track all of your routine tasks and processes.

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Top 6 Tips For Handling Your Ecommerce Business Projects

Proofhub

from becoming better at project management, to improving internal processes, and getting all communication under one roof. In order to avoid budget overrun and not fall behind business schedule, a clear strategy is crucial for your eCommerce project management.

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Lowering Work in Process (WIP) in the Real-world

Scrum.org

One of the key Kanban practices we discuss in the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams is Limiting Work in Process. . Some of us have the luxury of designing processes for greenfield systems meaning there is no history/legacy to deal with. Typically though, we are dealing with Brownfield/Legacy systems - This usually means there is some work in the system already, there are outstanding commitments, and some existing queues between steps in our processes. .

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Review Leading with Obeya

Henny Portman

The Obeya (Japanese for ‘big room’) is a physical space where management is used to align operational teams and leadership in their efforts to translate strategy into meaningful day-to-day work and results. The process efficiency showed in the picture is 81%.

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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. It is a strategy for predictability. We might improve test automation, implement code review process and/or continuous delivery pipelines. Measuring flow efficiency can be done for a single request, but its much more likely that you want to measure the flow efficiency of your process over all requests completed in a specific time period.

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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. Agile software development teams organize their own work, solve most of their own problems, and are empowered to experiment with new work strategies and approaches. Yet the scientific project management that grew out of the industrialization of process is largely left behind.

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

Leankor

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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Review of Product Development Books

Leading Answers

Also, organizations that embrace the whole digital product view still need help governing the ongoing process. Allan Kelly, Software Strategy Ltd.; The framework employs a lean inspired set of metrics that include flow velocity, flow efficiency, flow time, and flow load. It is in the rebranding of tradition lean metrics that I struggle to recommend the book wholeheartedly. Agile Project Management Books Leadership Lean Metrics NoProjects Planning Teams

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

Runrun.it

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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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. Let’s take a moment to address each of these barriers and outline some research-backed and time-tested strategies for overcoming them, so you and your team have the best chance of succeeding in the change management process. Successful change management starts with a sound strategy.

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Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations

Digite

In the usual Scrum process, the P.O. At the same time, we ensure we follow many of the recommended Kanban cadences, including the Daily Standup Meeting, the Weekly Replenishment Meeting (where fine-tuning of the story/ defect prioritization takes place) as well as Release Retrospective and a Quarterly Strategy Review Meeting. Everyday Kanban agile DevOps Kanban Lean Project Management Scrum Scrumban Visual Project Management VisualizationIs this you?

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Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach

Planview

They engage with the product manager, program managers, the delivery team and, of course, the PMO to produce a holistic plan that is aligned with current business strategy and can be used to shape future enhancements. Program and product managers depend on the PMO to help them align investments and capacity with company strategy and measure outcomes based on business value. Lean and Agile PMO

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Roadmapping: An Essential Planning Practice to Deliver Outcomes

Planview

In part II of this series, Strategic Planning: The Types of Planning That Bring Your Strategy to Life , we reviewed the first three planning types from the eBook, “Planning Deconstructed: 5 Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy with a Dynamic and Continuous Approach,” covering financial and budgeting project plans, strategic planning, and program planning. Release planning provides the tools to help you take and maintain control of the launch process.

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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. The ability to be agile or flexible in your planning process is crucial – even when the plan is already in action. Lean and Agile PMO

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. The answer is – there are several aspects of your process that represent wait. Upstream processes are stages of workflow before the main workflow of the board (for ease of understanding, we refer to this as the downstream process).

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

Digite

With this Digité launches a new, tightly integrated tool for planning and managing the entire software delivery process based on the SAFe framework. SwiftEASe allows you to get instant visibility of your strategy and investments across portfolios, teams and value streams; and create any combination of Work Boards, corresponding to each of the SAFe® levels, allowing teams to execute Essential SAFe®, Portfolio SAFe®, Large Solution SAFe® or Full SAFe®.

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Strategy Knotworking: turning ideas and ambitions into reality

Scrum.org

Working effectively with Scrum requires strategy. Strategy is essentially no more than a goal, followed by a series of actions required to achieve that goal as well as the players who need to involved. As a Scrum Master, you develop and help others develop strategies to become more successful with Scrum. What strategy guides the releases of a product? It’s all about strategy. Strategy Knotworking. Using Strategy Knotworking with Scrum Teams.

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5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary

Planview

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. Collaborative leadership aligns delivery with strategy by translating that strategy into measurable goals, connecting it to the investment and outcomes, then planning and managing cross-functional programs. Lean and Agile PMO

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

Transformation Strategy. Agile Transformation Strategy. The process centers around forming teams, defining an Agile governance model, and identifying and baselining metrics the company cares about. Your Agile Transformation Strategy will ultimatly depend upon the value system of your organization and the value system of the customers your organzation serves.

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Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing

Digite

But, for teams that chafe under the strictures of the Scrum process, Kanban can be a freeing alternative. Throughout the assembly line, “workers at each step in the process are not allowed to do work unless they are signaled with a kanban from a downstream step.”. That upper limit then becomes a formalized piece of the Kanban process. Make Process Policies Explicit. You have permission to modify your process. Agile Marketing agile Kanban Lean

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Putting Continuous Planning Types to Work

Planview

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. Part I: Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy. They must consider people, strategies, work, outcomes, and technology. Lean and Agile PMO

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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. Agile software development teams organize their own work, solve most of their own problems, and are empowered to experiment with new work strategies and approaches. Yet the scientific project management that grew out of the industrialization of process is largely left behind.