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.

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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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.

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

Digite

This is the original book where David Anderson first laid down the definition of and guidance to the Kanban Method for software and knowledge work. 31 pages, ET to read: 50 min, Published July 19th, 2012 by Lean-Kanban University). Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Books Kanban 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. Customers pay for the results they obtain by using your software products. They don’t pay for software testing.

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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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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. About Lean Project Management. Origins of Lean Management.

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Best Kanban Software of 2020

ProjectManager.com

The project management world took note, and a number of kanban software companies were born. To narrow down the field, we tested several of the more interesting kanban software on the market. 2020 Best Kanban Software Rankings.

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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.

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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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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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. Want to find out how the Lean PPM approach can be integrated into your business? The post How Retrospectives Led to Acceptance for Our Lean PPM Process appeared first on Meisterplan.

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations. What is Agile Software Development? Agile teams prioritize collaboration, adaptability and working software.

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Agile project management software guide

Binfire

Agile project management software is accepted by more organizations in a variety of industries than anytime before. . The Agile PM has become very popular not only for the project management practice in the software industry but also business management and entrepreneurship as well.

Being or Becoming?: Millennials in Software

Leading Agile

And if we actually applied lean thinking instead of just talking about it, we’d have the same level of productivity working two efficient days as we have now, working five inefficient days. Millennials in Software appeared first on LeadingAgile.

Scrum or Kanban for Application Support teams?

Digite

Software teams frequently manage products – and that means they are expected to build new features for the product as well as fix defects reported in the product. Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Project Management Scrum Visual Project Management

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Cost Modeling Agile Software Development,” Maarit Laanti and Petri Kettunen, International Transactions on Systems and Applications, Volume 1 Number 2, pp.

How are your Team Dynamics? (AI-driven Enterprise Agility in action!)

Digite

Software products are first to adopt and in fact lead such transformation. SAFe agile Kanban Lean Project Management project tracking Scaled Agile SoftwareThe world is rapidly moving towards of AI and ML-based transformation in all fields and domains.

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The 5 Elements of an “Enterprise-Centric” Project Management Software Solution

Clarizen

When it comes to choosing new project management software, enterprises typically rely on scorecards, content (e.g. Increase your business agility with Clarizen’s project management software.

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Kanban = Continuous Delivery? Not Necessarily

Digite

From the questioner’s post, it is not clear if their team is doing production support or software/ app dev. Kanban has a really simple, yet critical feature, that provides the most elegant solution to a problem that has forever dogged most software teams and their customers!

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Don’t Say NoGet Them to Understand Your Team Delivery Capacity

Leading Agile

Adopting Agile Agile Teams Business Agility Capability Analysis Coaching Coding Estimating Lean Thinking Software Software Craftsmanship Software Developer Software Development Software Testing TDD

Best Task Management Software of 2020

ProjectManager.com

Teams use task management software to execute tasks on time, within budget and with the right resources. But there are a lot of task management software solutions to choose from, and it can be hard to know which is the best. 2020 Best Task Management Software Rankings.

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Preparing to Take On a Business Process Management Software

Wrike

BPM uses technology tools , specifically automation software, to visually depict — or model — the flow of work and information in your company. Finally, BPM software can help you monitor processes so improvements can be made. Before You Dive Into Business Process Management Software.

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

Digite

From the questioner’s post, it is not clear if their team is doing production support or software/ app dev. Kanban has a really simple, yet critical feature, that provides the most elegant solution to a problem that has forever dogged most software teams and their customers! On the one hand, there is the problem of high or unpredictable incoming demand on a software team from their customers. Here’s is another question that I recently answered on a discussion forum –. “My

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The Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

They can be helpful for short-term planning of software development activities. I’ve noticed a lot of software development teams bring certain buzzwords into their everyday vocabulary and use them creatively (or carelessly).

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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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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. Stable Software.

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What is Agile Project Management Software and How it Works?

ProProfs Project Management

Project management software. Adopt a project management software that offers everything you need to successfully execute your projects. Among the many options available, ‘ agile project management software ’ is gaining popularity among project managers these days.

The Hawthorne Effect:Can You Hawthorne Yourself?

Leading Agile

I’m sure they are obvious to you, as well: Lean 5S. The Lean 5S thing comes from five Japanese words that have to do with setting things in order and keeping them that way. The idea comes from Lean Manufacturing, but it applies very well to software work , too.

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

Planview

Now, let’s explore how the right project management software can advance your organization and connect teams, regardless of where and how they work. Now you have two pieces of the puzzle, so let’s add in Lean and Agile. Lean and Agile PMO Work Collaboration

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How are your Team Dynamics? (SAFe Implementation powerd by AI!)

Digite

Software products are first to adopt and in fact lead such transformation. SAFe agile Kanban Lean Project Management project tracking Scaled Agile SoftwareThe world is rapidly moving towards of AI and ML-based transformation in all fields and domains.

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Is Opinionated Software the Future of Project Management?

Leantime - Project Management

This may be the part where you’re wondering how this relates to Project management software, PM or the future of PM. Yet the choices of software and approaches are equally overwhelming and equally bloated in offerings. Leantime is the first opinionated lean project management system. We took the best practices of design thinking, lean, and agile and put them into a single intuitive system. The Kanban board was developed during lean manufacturing.

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Fika Stories 1 – Help! Our Kanban Died!

Digite

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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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. Software Sizing, Estimation, and Risk Management: When Performance is Measured Performance Improves , Daniel Galaorath and Michael Evans , Auerbach, 2006. Software Sizing and Estimating: Mk II FPA , Charles Symons, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

ESP Compared to Kanban Method

Digite

David Anderson is a thought leader and pioneer in the field of Lean/ Kanban for Software Development and managing effective software teams. Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Enterprise Kanban enterprise se Kanban Kanban board kanban cadences Lean

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How to Use a Work OS to Supercharge Your Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

She was leaning towards monday.com because the agile project leader in her company wanted to use it. In the end, we leaned towards a hybrid solution: the monday.com work OS, integrated where possible with the tools she already used. Skills Software

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Review of Product Development Books

Leading Answers

Now that a software “Done” Milestone is more like a Tombstone. As software becomes more critical to business operations and product offerings we are seeing that software projects do not end. Amazon is a software company with retail (and cloud) offerings.

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How do you “do” Scrumban?

Digite

Kanban, as clarified by David Anderson in his famous Kanban Blue Book, is not a software development or project management methodology. Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Kanban Lean Scrum Scrumban

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Fika Stories 2 – The Policy-Debt Trap

Digite

Something is obviously wrong, but the good news is: it may not automatically mean that you’re doomed and that your organization is unfit to all Lean/Agile things (find a new job). This article was originally published on Lean-Agile Software Development blog and can be found here– [link].

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

Software is eating the world ” claimed venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen in his 2011, New York Times article. Software is becoming omnipresent, it is embedded and integral to all industries. When organizations become more software-driven their systems are never “done”.

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