Intro To Lean Transformation in Project Management for Agile Teams


Embarking on a lean transformation journey requires some deep thinking and planning. Even though the concept of lean has been there for a long time now. However, lean transformation in project management is different. Change Management Agile Framework Lean Management strategy

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What Is Lean Manufacturing?

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.


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What Is Aggregate Planning? Strategies & Tips

Let’s take a look at what aggregate production planning is and some aggregate planning strategies. Here are some of the factors to consider when trying to create consistency in your process: Pricing Strategies: When demand is low, reduce the price to match capacity.

A 2021 Comprehensive Guide on Lean vs Agile Methodologies


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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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt: What are the top reasons to get Lean Six Sigma Certification?


Certified lean six sigma green belt certification is a professional qualification that will enable you to demonstrate your skills in managing projects, processes, and people. It also provides the necessary knowledge for implementing lean management principles into an existing organization.

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A Lean Innovation Management Process: Discovering and Creating Value

The Strategic Project Manager

Lean innovation management originated from startups, but is applicable in helping bring a startup mentality to a variety of types of organizations. Let’s start be defining lean innovation. What is lean innovation, and why is it important? What is Lean Innovation Management?

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach


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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What exactly is Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt? What are the key Principles and roles of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt?


A Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is someone who has completed the six-sigma certification process. This certification shows your commitment to the Lean Six Sigma methodology and process improvement. Lean Six Sigma encourages practices that streamline the functions to prevent junks.

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Apply the Experience Curve Concept to Strategy and Project Management

The Strategic Project Manager

While businesses, organizations, and markets have evolved, the Experience Curve concept survives and can be very useful for informing decisions, shaping strategy, and guiding implementation. Using the Experience Curve in Strategy Formulation. Practice lean innovation where appropriate.

Unpacking Talent Assessments: Benefits, Strategies & Tools


How To Create a Talent Assessment Strategy That Scales With Your Company The Right Tool for Effective Talent Assessments. Here’s a case study of how Telia used skills tests to revolutionize their campus recruitment strategy.

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How to Spot Trends Early and Pivot Your Marketing Strategy


If you’d spotted this trend early, perhaps you could have pivoted a fitness brand’s marketing strategy in time. It can also help you take corrective actions in case your current marketing strategy isn’t yielding the right results.

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5 Strategies for Product Backlog refinement

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.

Building Agile Partnerships - Lean Agile Procurement

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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Startups Should Lean on Lean Project Management


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


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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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy


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

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How to Get Started with Lean Project Management


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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5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes


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.

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The DMAIC Methodology: Six Sigma Strategies for Businesses


DMAIC is one of the many methodologies followed in the Six Sigma strategies. This is to fund the DMAIC projects and keep your company lean. It is used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes and outcomes.

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


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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Rapid Reprioritization: Delivering on Strategy in the Midst of Change


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


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

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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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


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

Mike Griffiths

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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I have my Scrum Master certification—now what?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Strategy Execution offers several learning and development opportunities geared to all levels, from team members to agile coach to executives leading the transformation. This blog post is written by Strategy Execution Instructor Alan Zucker.

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Change Management in Agile – Seeking Expert Knowledge

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Are you an expert in change management or feel that you have solid strategies with outstanding results? Do you have a wealth of experience with agile /lean project management? MMU would love to hear from you.

ESP Compared to Kanban Method


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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Adopting Business Agility at Moonpig: A Case Study

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Moonpig was founded in 1999, before Lean and Agile approaches had become mainstream in the UK. In this post Amanda Colpoys – a Lean, Agile and Growth Coach, shares her experiences as she set out to introduce business agility at Moonpig. Improvements in speed enabled us to adopt lean product development practices, testing and validating iterative changes. Consequently Lean and Agile practices were seen to be delivering benefits in speed, ROI and engagement.

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Time Based Competition (TBC): A Strategic PM’s Perspective

The Strategic Project Manager

This post looks at Time as a strategic element and how it has evolved into a critical consideration in strategy and project management. Let’s look at the benefits of using Time as a strategic factor, and its impact on developing and implementing strategy.

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


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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Dynamic Capabilities Framework: Useful and Familiar to Project Managers

The Strategic Project Manager

It shows that there is an interrelationship between dynamic capabilities, which are part of overall capabilities, and resources as well as strategy. Where does the Dynamic Capabilities Framework fit in the realm of strategy vs some other strategic frameworks?

The Low Code No Code Opportunity

The Strategic Project Manager

This article explores some things that are happening in this growth area, why it exists, and implications for strategy and project management. These projects seem to lend themselves strongly to an agile approach, mixed with lean innovation.

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What Is Value Migration?

The Strategic Project Manager

But eventually understanding how Value Migration works and building a strategy around it is why IBM has survived and thrived. Build a lean innovation capability. Flexible scope – A lean agility is required here.

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What Are Value Based Metrics For Project Management?

The Strategic Project Manager

The trick is to find and approach – a strategy – to maximize Value to both the buyer and the seller. I recommend these strategy resources (paid link): —————————————-.

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Customer Segments of the Business Model Canvas

The Strategic Project Manager

Here are a few to consider: Porter’s three generic strategies – Porter identifies three basic choices: cost leadership, differentiation, or a unique focus driven by either cost or differentiation considerations.

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Supporting Channels in the Business Model Canvas

The Strategic Project Manager

Strategy: Choosing the Optimal Channels. I recommend these strategy resources (paid link): —————————————-. Maintaining flexibility with a lean or agile innovation approach is probably best.

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