Review True lean

Henny Portman

With the book True lean – Your guide to the fundamentals connecting purpose, process and people written by Rudy Gort you get a concise but complete and clear overview of and insight into lean. The first part examines the origin of lean in order to understand the philosophy behind lean. In the second part, the main elements of lean are explained using the house-of-lean and larded with many practical examples and literature references.

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 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

The three systems include a System of Delivery, a System of Transformation, and a System of Sustainability. – [Announcer] This is Mike Cottmeyer’s talk from Agile Arizona, The Executive’s Guide to Large-Scale Agile Transformation and Sustaining an Adaptive Enterprise.

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The Agile Manifesto from a Lean Perspective

To what extent, for example, is the Manifesto a reflex of “lean thinking”? There’s a clear synergy between lean and agile practice, and attempts to tease them apart can often seem contrived and artificial. Interestingly, in the published history of the Agile Manifesto, the word “lean” does not appear even once. Could it be that the authors were influenced by a “lean” gestalt which they saw no reason to explicitly acknowledge?

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A Q&A with Employee #8: Scaling a Start-Up Into a Sustainable Business


We launched our first version of LiquidPlanner during the Great Recession, so we were the definition of lean and scrappy. The post A Q&A with Employee #8: Scaling a Start-Up Into a Sustainable Business appeared first on LiquidPlanner. When I was approached by our blog team to contribute an article for Women in Tech Week, I knew immediately what my contribution would be.

Lean Portfolio Management w/ Tina Wang

Leading Agile

This week in LeadingAgile’s SoundNotes, Tina Wang spends some time with Dave talking about Lean Portfolio Management. During the conversation, Tina and Dave cover exactly what Lean Portfolio Management is and how it differs from a more traditional approach to Portfolio Management. For additional content on the LeadingAgile site about Lean Portfolio Management, click here. Listen to the SoundNotes Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to SoundNotes on: Apple Podcasts.

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The Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

As time went on, it became clear that there was no connection between the points and the team’s delivery capacity, value generation, sustainable pace, or quality. Agile Specifications Agile Training Agile Transformation Coaching Daily Stand Up Lean Lean Thinking Scaling Agile Scrum Team Transformation User StoriesFor starters, let me just say there’s no problem with story points. Story points are a way of expressing the relative sizes of stories.

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Why lean IT matters – A conversation with Steve Bell

Guerrilla Project Management

Steve Bell shares insights from his latest book Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation on the application of Lean in IT and recommendations for organizations wishing to start their own Lean journey. As more organizations turn to Lean to drive operational efficiencies, they are increasingly demanding speed and agility from their IT departments.

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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 team started the session by working in teams to identify what aspects of Lean/Kanban facilitate small project execution that have fixed scope, fixed budget and small duration (“+ives”) and what aspects don’t (“-ives”). The following Positives were identified when applying Agile/Lean methods to these projects: Positive Contributors. Can help in sustainable pace.

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

Sustaining the Changes. Agile Agile Adoption Agile Community Agile Management Agile Project Manager Agile Specifications Agile Teams Agile Training Agile Transformation Business Agility Change Management Coaching Lean Thinking Organizational Alignment Path to Agility Scaling Agile TransformationFor businesses to succeed in today’s market, they must be able to rapidly and reliably deliver product increments to customers.

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

There has been some backlash against Six Sigma over the recent years, some of which is warranted and will be discussed, but overall the process proves a valuable tool in reducing defects in product manufacturing, especially when paired with Agile thinking, lean manufacturing and capable project management tools. From the top down, the entire organization must be committed to sustaining quality improvements for them to be achieved. Lean Six Sigma.

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When is growth not the best choice? Why we chose to build Planio as a sustainable business instead of drowning in VC dollars


But the honest truth is that non-stop growth isn’t sustainable. Or do you want to build a sustainable company that supports you and your team for the long-term? A “sustainable” business isn’t just about funding. A sustainable business is more creative and innovative. A sustainable business creates a happier workplace (which has all sorts of knock-on benefits). A sustainable business is more focused. A “sustainable” business isn’t just about funding.

The Real Relationship Between Scrum & Kanban

Agile Advice

The Kanban principles of service orientation and evolutionary change help organizations focus on improving survivability of the business and the sustainability of the work. Kanban Scrum, XP and Lean Uncategorized agile kanban scrum(Image: Cover image of the book Essential Kanban Condensed by David J. Anderson and Andy Carmichael.). Many people I interact with seem to believe that Kanban is another Agile methodology for helping Agile teams manage their work.


Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

SCRUM LEAN KANBAN. Uses lean as the way to combine the best components of kanban and scrum practices to deliver the most sustainable value as fast as possible. In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology. Now let's take a closer look at three popular agile frameworks and how they compare to make it easier to choose which to use for your next project.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m interviewing Karen Chovan, MASc, PEng, PMP, who has dedicated her career to helping others deliver clean, lean and green approaches to project and programme management. However, in the fields related to sustainability, environment and earth-geosciences, safety, health and community engagement, there are quite a few women. In my past corporate role I was part of a team managing organisational change integrating sustainability throughout the business.

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Authentic agility avoids burnout

Kiron Bondale

The eighth principle of the Manifesto argues against this: “ Agile processes promote sustainable development. ” People laugh when I say in my classes that we need to strive for no weekend or overtime work, but downtime is critical to maintaining a sustained pace. As I wrote in my last article , members of teams which are at a high-level of psychological safety draw comfort from knowing they have someone to lean on when they need a hand.

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5 Kaizen Principles That Underpin the Methodology

But is there a unifying theory of improvement, and if so, can it be sustained? The idea of always making small improvements is not dissimilar to lean manufacturing, especially with the emphasis of eliminating waste. Kaizen, like a lean or agile approach, works with iterations. We all want to improve, or we should. Complacency might feel good in the moment, but that moment quickly passes. Don’t be left behind. The question is how can one improve?

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

Sustainable development is accomplished through agile processes whereby development teams and stakeholders are able to maintain a constant and ongoing pace. Within agile here are some frequently used methods, with scrum, kanban, and lean being the most popular. Lean (LN). If you're new to project management and the agile methodology, the answers to these 10 questions will arm you with the information you need to get started.

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

There are many flavours of Agile, you may have heard of SCRUM, Kanban, Lean, Lean Startup, Extreme Programming to name but a few! Agile processes promote sustainable development. What does Agile mean? And how on earth do we distinguish this in the job market? I have been asked this question three times over the last week which has prompted me to try to clarify the term “Agile”.

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Agile processes promote sustainable development. Lean software development was originally developed by Mary and Tom Poppendieck, in their book Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit. They took lean manufacturing principles and applied them to software development. In this book, they identify seven fundamental lean principles that eliminate waste and increase the speed and efficiency of development. She lists the following seven lean principles: 1.

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10 (understated) Lessons from TPS!

Sudipta Lahiri

There is a lot of of literature on application of Lean and TPS to software industry. However, there are some key takeaways from Lean thinking that need to be understood/appreciate but haven’t got adequate focus in the software community. Yet, without putting into place a strong foundation, any expectation of sustained profit is misplaced. One cannot really be Lean or Agile without these engineering practices. 5S Agile Kanban Lean Production Pyramid

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Hybrid PPM with Bidirectional Jira Integration

Brad Egeland

From introducing project management using lean PM, over developing new products or establishing an enterprise project office onto connecting Jira to your strategic project portfolio using hybrid PPM - ONEPOINT is helping people to deliver sustainable project success. Imagine a hybrid project portfolio management (PPM) tool that works well in both agile and traditional waterfall scenarios with bidirectional Jira integration and only in mind: to make you more successful.

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Measure business opportunities with Unrealized Value

Happy employees are usually essential to sustaining the value delivered by an organization to its customers, so why not include employee satisfaction gaps in Unrealized Value ?

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Limits of a Self-Organizing Team

Leading Agile

The only one that has succeeded in growing and sustaining itself is the Mondragon cooperative in the Basque region of Spain, which has some unique characteristics compared to other examples. Adopting Agile Agile Teams Agile Transformation Business Agility Capability Analysis Daily Stand Up How to Get Started With Agile Lean Thinking Path to Agility Project Management

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?


It follows the project lifecycle even after delivery and focuses on maximizing sustainability. Kanban focuses on lean principles and applies strict processes to increase efficiency. Just like Six Sigma and Kanban, lean project management methodology focuses on streamlining the business process, delivering value and eliminates wastage. With lean project management, you can reduce overall costs and increases customer satisfaction.

Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?


It follows the project lifecycle even after delivery and focuses on maximizing sustainability. This methodology focuses on lean principles and applies strict processes to increase efficiency. Just like Six Sigma and Kanban, lean project management methodology focuses on streamlining the business process, delivering value and eliminates wastage. With lean project management, you can reduce overall costs and increases customer satisfaction.

The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies


PRiSM (Projects integration Sustainable Methods) is a project management methodology developed by Green Project Management (GPM) Global. Instead, it factors in the entire lifecycle of the project post-delivery to maximize sustainability. The PRiSM approach is very pertinent for modern projects where environmental costs and sustainability are key success criteria. What are project management methodologies?

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

Agile process promotes sustainable development. The ideas of agile, lean and organizational learning have moved outside the small circle of software development, with businesses of all sorts using stand-up meetings prioritization and visual management. These days, it seems like everybody is all about doing things agile.

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The 5 Most Popular Project Management Techniques, Approach and Methodologies


This pioneering company has not only brought us reliable sedans, but also lean manufacturing principles, just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing, and Kanban. Lean Lean is pretty much the granddaddy of Agile. What makes Lean so special is its focus on eliminating waste, which is essential for sustainability. Instead, they should focus on the Lean Startup cycle that consists of build, measure, and learn.

Process Optimization in Project Management (2): The 5S-Framework


This methodology is also used in Japanese Lean Management. If you introduce this method sustainably in the company and if you use it continuously, you will also observe a change in the work attitude of all departments. S hitsuke - Sustain Without self-discipline and regular use of the 5S, the old chaos will return to most workplaces within a short period of time. Kaizen with the 5S Method In the last blog post we already discussed the Kaizen management concept.

Leading Through Change: 5 Ways to Help Your Team Cope With A Crisis (Or Any Other Major Transition)


Lean hard into trust and transparency. Lean hard into trust and transparency. But a crisis necessitates leaning more into anecdote and gut reaction. Here’s an example: Planio was built as a sustainable business.

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21st century executive leadership - steps on the journey to adaptiveness & consciousness

Growing sustainable agility can take years. To support a journey to agility for executives, is developing a journey of workshops on the growth of sustainable organizational agility for an executive audience. sustainability. It looks like small cross-skilled cross-functional teams or teams-of-teams using Agile, Lean, Lean/Agile methods, or the Agile Manifesto principles.

Slack, Flow, and Continuous Improvement

Leading Agile

In Lean terms, what you’re experiencing in those games (and possibly in your real work, too) is a high level of work-in-process or WIP. When we’re deeply involved in our work, we get into a state of flow; not Lean-style flow , but Czikszentmihalyi-style flow. Of course, that will affect Lean-style flow, too. That’s defined as a form of “waste” in Lean Thinking. In Lean Thinking, this is called “buffer management.”

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

I’d like to consider the following in this post: Sustainable Pace. Sustainable Pace. By setting a sustainable pace for the work, teams were able to maintain a steady rate of delivery, leading to greater predictability and hence easier planning. We always observe a ripple effect of secondary benefits, once sustainable pace has been achieved. Note: sustainable is good; sustained is not.).

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Pulse of the Profession 2018: The Project Manager of the Future


Sustainable development, climate change and renewable energy. Versatile Manager: has experience with various approaches—waterfall, Scrum, agile, lean, design thinking etc. New technologies bring rapid and continuous change to our workplace. In order to not only react to those but use them to make projects more effective and profitable, project managers need to adapt and keep on learning.

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Project Management Methodologies 101: The What, Why, How, & Types Explained

ProProfs Project Management

Lean Six Sigma. One of the new, upcoming project management methodologies is lean six sigma. . This framework combines the efficiency of the lean methodology along with the statistics-based process improvement workflow of Six Sigma. . The implementation of the lean six sigma framework relies on team collaboration. Pros and Cons of Lean Six Sigma Methodology. Companies need to adapt to sustainable principles.

2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

February 21-23 — International Conference on Lean Six Sigma and Project Management is suitable for you if you’d like to meet your peers and consider Lean Six Sigma and PM challenges as well as to exchange your ideas and experience.

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The Perfect Storm for The Project Economy

Leading Answers

Eric Ries documented his lean startup methodology in 2008 as a way for organizations to adapt and experiment with new ideas and perform market tests. The winds of change were strong before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Self-organization is a progression not a transaction

Kiron Bondale

And enterprise governance policies lean towards favoring compliance with process over satisfaction of control objectives. With projects as it is with politics, if sustainable support mechanisms don’t get institutionalized by liberators before they leave, anarchy rather than self-organization is often the tragic result. A highly touted good practice for project teams is that they should be self-organized.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Lean : "Lean" is an approach towards project management that prioritizes minimizing waste and maximizing value. Lean Project Management emerged from Lean Manufacturing principles pioneered by Toyota. Project management terminology can be complicated.

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Review 10X Growth Machine

Henny Portman

In the book we get an integrated set of building blocks, principles and tools to create different (disruptive, sustaining and efficiency) innovations as a structural way of working. Growth governance : Lean innovation process and venture boards, growth policy playbook, and growth accounting. Corporate venture building : Implementation of growth strategies and a lean startup way of working (small ninja teams).

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