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.

A 2021 Comprehensive Guide on Lean vs Agile Methodologies

nTask

These frameworks are many, but the ones we are interested in, in this article, are Lean and Agile. So, without further ado, let’s take a deep dive into describing what Lean and Agile project management methodologies are and how are they different from one another. Lean Approach.

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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. 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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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.

5 Strategies for Product Backlog refinement

Scrum.org

5 Strategies for Product Backlog refinement. Five strategies that help Scrum Teams to refine the Product Backlog: Gaining insights . All strategies help Scrum Teams and their stakeholders to have conversations about the upcoming work and thus clarify the items in the Product Backlog.

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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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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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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.

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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. By taking an unprecedented step from mass to lean production, Toyota saw its manufacturing costs and lead time go down, and product quality and customer satisfaction go up.

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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. Stick with us and in the end, you’ll understand what it takes to create plans that will enable you to continuously connect strategy to delivery. Lean and Agile PMO Product Innovation

Linking Strategy to Everyday Work — John Cutler at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Linking Strategy to Everyday Work w/ John Cutler — ACB21. Linking Strategy to Everyday Work (With value creation models, and time-based goals like OKRs). Do Not Miss Out and Learn about Linking Strategy to Everyday Work: Join the 10,000-plus Strong ‘Hands-on Agile’ Slack Team.

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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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PMI-ACP and My New Book “Beyond Agile: Achieving Success with Situational Knowledge and Skills”

Leading Answers

In addition to an agnostic understanding of Lean, Kanban, Scrum and other agile approaches, we also agreed people should know about the basics of servant leadership, conflict management, team decision making, and coaching.

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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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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. These were the things that enabled the optimal and effective use of kanban systems – topics such as: probabilistic forecasting and statistical analysis; qualitative risk assessment; real option theory; connecting strategy to operational mechanisms such as Kanban capacity allocation; and so forth.

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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. Productivity strategy time management time tracking timesheet management

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Top 6 Tips For Handling Your Ecommerce Business Projects

Proofhub

In order to avoid budget overrun and not fall behind business schedule, a clear strategy is crucial for your eCommerce project management. Doing this will give you plenty of information to adjust your eCommerce project’s strategy.

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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. Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile flowefficiency Kanban kanban cards kanbanflow LeanIn this blog, Julia explains the importance of the Flow Efficiency metric, how to calculate it and how to improve it in a Kanban system.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

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. The critical role of software will increase as organizations undertake digital transformation and adopt continuous digital strategies based on products vs projects. Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Teams Warning Signs

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Let’s Rewrite the PMBOK

Leading Answers

However, this will not be just an update, instead a radical departure from all previous editions aligned with PMI’s new digital transformation strategy. Meanwhile, we would like people with knowledge of the full value delivery spectrum (waterfall, hybrid, agile, lean, etc.) Agile Project Management Books Certification Events Leadership Lean NoProjects Personal Agility Planning PMI-ACP Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams WeblogsPhew, the wait is over!

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Review of Product Development Books

Leading Answers

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. I can see the advantage of that, but it seems an unnecessary name-grab or overloading of lean terms to create trademark-able terms. Now that a software “Done” Milestone is more like a Tombstone.

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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. agility English Post lean review

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

Leankor

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. Our customers kept asking why their project coordinators could not auto-schedule field service technicians directly from their Agile/Scrum Board, Lean Visual Management board or project Gantt chart,” says Geoji George, SVP Products and co-founder at Leankor.

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Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations

Digite

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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Agile 2018 Conference – Unraveling Team Dependencies

Leading Answers

This workshop introduces strategies for structuring teams to reduce hand-offs and dependencies that create blocked work and delays. Share implementation patterns and strategies to maximize team throughput. Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams Theory of Constraints Travel Warning SignsI am excited to be presenting on the Enterprise Agile track at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego, August 7.

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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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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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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. Lean and Agile PMO

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

Digite

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®. In addition, SwiftEASe has several metrics that facilitate Lean/ Flow-based execution. SAFe Uncategorized agile Lean Scaled Agile Framework Visualization

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

Digite

Some typical business scenarios which come to mind include: • In product development, features getting partially worked on before being discarded, due to change in product, business or sales strategy. • Lean/ Kanban agile Elimination of waste Kanban Kanban board Lean MUDA

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Continuous Planning Equals Business Agility

Planview

Do you understand the impact of trade-off decisions, accepting new, delayed, or dropping projects within your strategy? As your organization starts the planning process look for a planning tool that allows you to: Prioritize your strategies because they impact program prioritization. Lean and Agile PMOYour organization’s ability to react quickly and pivot to changes and disruptions is crucial to remaining relevant to your customers.

The Complete Guide to Six Sigma Methodology

Wrike

In this article, we’ll explain what the Six Sigma methodology is, how lean Six Sigma principles differ, and how Six Sigma project management can help boost your organization’s process efficiency and quality. A look at the lean Six Sigma principles.

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

Transformation Strategy. Agile Transformation Strategy. Your Agile Transformation Strategy will ultimatly depend upon the value system of your organization and the value system of the customers your organzation serves. This end-state vision will also define a pattern for forming teams, identify process flows, establish governance, and create a metrics and tooling strategy to baseline performance and measure improvement over time.

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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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Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing

Digite

This makes sense: the bottlenecks in each team’s workflow are distinct, so each team’s improvement strategy is distinct. Additionally, for marketing teams that lack political capital in an organization, building up confidence by showing an improved workflow may need to precede any attempt to change strategy or priorities. 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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Agile 2018 Conference – Unraveling Team Dependencies

Leading Answers

This workshop introduces strategies for structuring teams to reduce hand-offs and dependencies that create blocked work and delays. Share implementation patterns and strategies to maximize team throughput. Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams Theory of Constraints Travel Warning SignsI am excited to be presenting on the Enterprise Agile track at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego, August 7.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

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. The critical role of software will increase as organizations undertake digital transformation and adopt continuous digital strategies based on products vs projects. Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Teams Warning Signs