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

LiquidPlanner

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.

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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.

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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

Planio

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.

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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. For starters, let me just say there’s no problem with story points.

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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. Can help in sustainable pace.

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

Sustaining the Changes. For businesses to succeed in today’s market, they must be able to rapidly and reliably deliver product increments to customers. More importantly, they need to be nimble and able to respond to feedback from these customers.

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

From the top down, the entire organization must be committed to sustaining quality improvements for them to be achieved. Control: In order to make sure that these improvements are sustainable, monitor them by creating a control plan. Lean Six Sigma.

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Mother Earth vs. Humanity

Green Project Management

As I lean towards the other side of this debate, it was interesting to get a fossil fuel (oil, […]. Climate Change COP21 Global Goals Paris Agreement Sustainability UN Global Compact

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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. So how did you get into training project managers about sustainability?

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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.

2017 354

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.

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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.

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5 Kaizen Principles That Underpin the Methodology

ProjectManager.com

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.

2019 363

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?

2016 297

What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

2017 219

The 5 Most Popular Project Management Techniques, Approach and Methodologies

Techno-PM

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.

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. 5S Agile Kanban Lean Production Pyramid

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The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies

Workamajig

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. What are project management methodologies?

2019 145

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.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

XP, scrum, lean, etc.) Second, the use of lean and agile tools and methodologies beyond IT, software and manufacturing. Visual, lean tools that truly engage all team members are going to become essential in 2019. Lean in a little more to the opportunities before you.

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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.

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

Taskque

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.

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.

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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.

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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. . Pros and Cons of Lean Six Sigma Methodology.

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Mike Cottmeyer | Elevate Agile 2019 | The Systems of Agility

Leading Agile

The three systems necessary for Agility are a System of Delivery, System of Transformation, and System of Sustainability. And then, the third piece that we’re talking about is the idea of a system of sustainability or a system of continuous improvement.

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

Taskque

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. With lean project management, you can reduce overall costs and increases customer satisfaction.

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

Inloox

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.

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

XP, scrum, lean, etc.) Second, the use of lean and agile tools and methodologies beyond IT, software and manufacturing. Visual, lean tools that truly engage all team members are going to become essential in 2018. Lean in a little more to the opportunities before you.

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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. A highly touted good practice for project teams is that they should be self-organized.

2016 156

The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

They aim to instil lean concepts of respect for people, minimization of waste, and value delivery. The claimed benefits:   By eliminating the handoffs between development teams and sustainment teams, more knowledge about the system, and how to extend it, is retained.

2018 126

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

Inloox

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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The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

Arras People

Yet the lip service played to the challenges of climate change, sustainability, globalization, diversity is staggering in its hypocrisy. There comes a time when you’ve been working in and around project management for a while and you take a sit back and just reflect for a while.

2017 195

Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas

Planview

This includes various types of work methodologies such as waterfall, collaborative, iterative, Lean-Agile delivery or a combination of these methodologies. Agile presents different ways of working: A one-size-fits-all way of working is no longer sustainable.

Agile Project Management Principles

Binfire

8-Agile processes promote sustainable development. Your project development team should be able to stay focus and work under conditions which are sustainable. Project teams often run into problems when the development is not sustainable.

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Why Do We Glorify The 80 Hour Workweek, and What Can We Do About It?

Teamweek

It certainly doesn’t make sense if you have a long-term employment arrangement with an established company, where you need to sustain your work productivity, business insight, and creative problem-solving week after week after week. Illustration: Jo Zixuan Zhou. I used to work in finance.

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