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

LiquidPlanner

During my time consulting, I realized that traditional project management tools just weren’t adding the value I thought they should. 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.

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. There are several agile methods and variants, and most organizations experiment with a few, often supported by specialized advice and guiding tools. While Scrum is probably most prevalent in IT, Kanban and Lean are significant too. But evidence is strong that better results come from training and tools.

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

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. 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

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

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. 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.

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Managing Virtual Teams: Challenges, Tips & Virtual Team Management Tools

nTask

These work categorization related issues were resolved after the advent of Greenberg & Antonucci’ s journal on “Creating and Sustaining Trust In Virtual Teams.”. This form of trust is also built as the manager spreads word of appreciation through common boards in the virtual team management tools kit. The 5 Best Virtual Team Management Tools. As of now, the online industry is brimming with hundreds of virtual team management software and tools.

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

All stakeholders and team members remain motivated for optimal project outcomes, while teams are provided with all the necessary tools and support, and trusted to accomplish project goals. 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).

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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! Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Agile processes promote sustainable development. What does Agile mean? And how on earth do we distinguish this in the job market?

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Hybrid PPM with Bidirectional Jira Integration

Brad Egeland

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

Planio

Lean hard into trust and transparency. Add that to the fact that video conferencing was suddenly a top priority for our customers, we decided to put Planio Meet (a video conferencing tool) front and center of our product roadmap. Lean hard into trust and transparency.

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

They identified the following 4 values promoted in Agile software development: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. 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. She lists the following seven lean principles: 1.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

The four main thrusts of the manifesto are: Focus on individuals and interactions rather than process and tools. 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. Agile was never intended simply as a tool of IT project management.

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The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies

Workamajig

On paper, PM methodologies are tool agnostic, i.e. you should be able to use any methodology regardless of what PM tool you use. In reality, most project management tools are specialized to use a handful of 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.

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

Inloox

One of these tools is the 5S method, with which you can optimize your working environment in only five steps. 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. Do you find all documents or tools immediately?

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.

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. 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 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. 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.

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. Also, today’s project management tools calculate all of the familiar stats and tracking metrics automatically.

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Review 10X Growth Machine

Henny Portman

It offers a very detailed description of a battle-tested methodology with a framework, a canvas, seven models and eleven tools. 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. All models and tools are explained in great detail.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Nowadays, kanban is mostly used through online tools. 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.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This may be by adopting a new tool or approach, learning some new skills in listening, influence, or negotiation, or maybe simply allocating more time to it. XP, scrum, lean, etc.) I think 2019 will continue to focus on business success metrics and less about scope, schedule and budget, but I see 2019 being a year of tools, tools, and more tools. Second, the use of lean and agile tools and methodologies beyond IT, software and manufacturing.

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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. The constantly changing technical landscape— from social media, to web-based tools, to learning management systems—will present tremendous opportunities for exploration and experimentation. New technologies bring rapid and continuous change to our workplace.

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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. WIP limits are a tool we can use to try and maximize flow, within whatever constraints apply in a given situation.

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

ProProfs Project Management

The Agile project management methodology emerged in 2001, and it is still fast catching up and proving to be a vital tool in the arsenal of most modern project managers. According to Kimberly McAdams, a Six Sigma Master Black Belt: “Six Sigma is a methodology that uses a set of tools that help us measure what we do and then improve what we do. Lean Six Sigma. One of the new, upcoming project management methodologies is lean six sigma. .

The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

Can the average organization actually become a disruptive leader just by adopting the structures, tools and processes from the real disruptive leaders? They aim to instil lean concepts of respect for people, minimization of waste, and value delivery. Tools like product backlogs, kanban boards and release roadmaps bring much-needed visibility to design work and problem solving that often manipulates invisible data and ideas. Transformations are flavor of the month.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

XP, scrum, lean, etc.) In 2018, I plan to expand my book, Project Management for Creatives , into a full course, and dive more deeply into resources that guide successful implementation of tools, process and systems in the simplest way possible. Second, the use of lean and agile tools and methodologies beyond IT, software and manufacturing. These two trends taken together mean that visual, collaborative tools are becoming more important to teams.

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Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas

Planview

Their enterprise architecture team is also more engaged and involved: “Our hope is to start driving strategy based on business need versus business teams deciding they want a tool and bringing it in.”. They are also using purpose-built tools to tap the collective wisdom and creativity of their employees, partners, and others. It’s a great tool and we are grateful for it. Another idea became a new sales engagement tool that has supported over $60 million in sales and renewals.

Agile Project Management Principles

Binfire

Companies are making huge investments in Agile and DevOps tools and training. Due to the globalization of development teams, in practice providing virtual communication tools can help remote teams. . Although modern communication software and tools have enabled remote workers to function within project teams, face-to-face communication remains the most efficient method. 8-Agile processes promote sustainable development.

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Scrum vs Kanban vs Agile vs Waterfall – A side-by-side comparison

nTask

Of the numerous Agile frameworks being used, some include: Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban (A mix of Scrum and Kanban), Extreme Programming (XP), Adaptive software development (ASD), Agile Modelling, Agile Unified Process (AUP), Disciplined Agile Delivery, Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Feature-driven development (FDD), Lean software development, and. Sustainable development, able to maintain a constant pace.

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How to Relax Away From the Screen

Teamweek

While focusing on taking deep breaths, sometimes I’ll even raise my legs so that they are leaning against the bathroom wall. When it comes to practices that help sustain and nourish ourselves, having a community involved is critical,” says Akili.

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The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

Can the average organization actually become a disruptive leader just by adopting the structures, tools and processes from the real disruptive leaders? They aim to instil lean concepts of respect for people, minimization of waste, and value delivery. Tools like product backlogs, kanban boards and release roadmaps bring much-needed visibility to design work and problem solving that often manipulates invisible data and ideas. Transformations are flavor of the month.

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What is the Difference Between Agile vs Waterfall?

TrustRadius Project Management

There are several different flavors of agile development, like Extreme Programming (XP), SCRUM, Kanban, Lean Software Development, Agile Unified Process, etc. Lean Development: Agile development values making the end product as simple as possible. Sustainability: Instead of pushing for faster deadlines in exchange for an unfinished project, Agile development places value on setting a sustainable pace for software development.

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The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020

Planio

However, instead of leaning heavily on theory, it uses real-world examples to illustrate how these scenarios play out. Radical Candor is a fantastic tool for upgrading your communication and relationship-building skills and getting more from the people you work with.

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The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

MavenLink

Identification of roles and responsibilities upfront, work breakdown, task prioritization, recognition that people are a key factor in projects, poor communication, scope creep, no software or tools, and inflexibility. Summary: Discusses some of the issues with lean startup operations including a lack of clarity of key value proposition, issues with goal prioritization, and scope creep. Software and Tools. The 5 best project management tools for startups (Inc).

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

Tools for project managers – collaboration tools, video chat systems, project management software, and all the apps that you need to start a project. You can always switch the project you’re working on, the team you interact with, the industry you’re involved in, and even the processes and tools to ease your work. working knowledge of project management tools. measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

What to expect: Elizabeth Harrin regularly updates her blog with practical tips, information for women in project management, and honest suggestions on PM best practices and tools. What to expect: As a Lean and Agile project management expert, Corinna Baldauf shares her knowledge to help PM professional find and fix process problems. Tools For Testing. Some of the other topics to help teams achieve results and deal with change include Scrum, growth, and Lean management.

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The reason for this surge in popularity is quite understandable, the majority of projects benefit when managed using lean concepts promoted by Agile project management methodology. It was obvious to the group that iterative and incremental development based on lean principles is the best way to develop software applications. These core values are listed below: Emphasizing individuals and collaboration (interaction) between team members above process and tools.

What is the Difference Between Agile vs Waterfall?

TrustRadius Project Management

There are several different flavors of agile development such as Extreme Programming (XP), SCRUM, Kanban, Lean Software Development, Agile Unified Process, etc. Lean Development: Lean practices can apply to software development, too. Sustainability: Instead of pushing for faster deadlines in exchange for an unfinished project, Agile development places value on setting a sustainable pace for software development.

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7 Signs the Status Quo Isn’t Working for Your Business

LiquidPlanner

It’s the difference between a business that is doing OK, to one that is targeting real sustainable success. Let’s say you have a lean-and-mean startup that makes it big. You add processes and the proper tools that are needed to make more great work happen. Collaboration is key to getting great work done, but that’s harder to sustain as businesses grow. Maybe fewer meetings and more chat tools. Have your current platforms and tools been in place a while?

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