5 Stats You Need to Know from the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing Report

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In manufacturing, time is money. To better understand how manufacturers practice project management, we surveyed more than 100 executives, engineers, and project managers, resulting in the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing report.

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What Project Management in Manufacturing Looks Like Today [Infographic]

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Manufacturing is essentially a series of sequential steps in a longer process. We recently asked more than 100 manufacturing executives, engineers, and project managers about their day-to-day project management practices and how these play a role in their work and businesses.

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5 Project Management Trends for Manufacturing Teams to Watch in 2017

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While IoT made our 2016 project management trends list , the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is going to hold sway over manufacturing project teams in 2017 and well beyond. The need for an IIoT strategy across the manufacturing floor.

5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes

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Lean manufacturing has become a popular way to eliminate waste, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. This philosophy originated, largely, at Toyota and is used to better align customer needs with manufacturing operations. After 25 years of leading manufacturing operations, implementing lean principles and conducting hundreds of projects, I can assure you that the opposite is true: Lean is supported by the basic tenets of project management.

What Puts Manufacturing Teams Ahead: Lean Six Sigma

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Before we go any further, allow me to make a confession: I believe that Lean Six Sigma is the dharma path for much of manufacturing. It’s true for manufacturing projects , but innovators are also extending it to projects trying to create a standardized outcome for their service delivery.

Project Management in Manufacturing: Solving the Resource Management Issue

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If you work in manufacturing, you’re likely familiar with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Materials Resource Planning (MRP)—the system used to manage product planning, inventory management, production, fulfillment, and other aspects of production management and control.

How to Solve the 5 Top Challenges of Manufacturing Projects

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When you work on a manufacturing project , you face some unique challenges, often with a lot at stake. It’s always tricky to manage a disparate set of demands, visions and expectations on any project; but it’s even trickier in manufacturing.

How Contract Manufacturing Teams Keep Up With the Speed of Innovation: Dynamic Project Management

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While contract manufacturing is not a new concept, its reach continues to increase. Companies large and small across the Automotive, Aviation, Electronics, and Food sectors effectively use contract manufacturing to better serve their customers and gain competitive advantages.

4 Strategies to Prepare for Industry 4.0

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the term being used to describe these innovations in manufacturing, IT, and materials, will lead to sweeping changes. will require new skillsets, and manufacturers will need to attract and train the right talent. Manufacturers also need to recruit for Industry 4.0,

5 Ways AI and Automation Will Change Project Management

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Manufacturing has seen amazing progress due to automation, and now there are several opportunities for automation in project management to make our lives easier. Featured LiquidPlanner ManufacturingTechnology has made our lives easier.

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Are You Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

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Featured Manufacturing Project Management SoftwareWe are on the verge of an unprecedented time in history. Radical technological advancements—powered by AI, IoT, robotics, quantum computing, biotechnology and more—will change the way we work and live on a global scale.

7 Signs You Don’t Have the Right Project Management Tool for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Advanced technology, like in the previous industrial revolutions , is increasing the speed of manufacturing and doing business. In a recent LiquidPlanner survey of more than 100 manufacturers across the U.S., Featured LiquidPlanner Manufacturing Project Management

Industry 4.0 Series: Preparing for the Rise of Collaborative Robots

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series, which looks at the new technologies, techniques, and trends that are pushing manufacturers toward a new level of optimization and productivity. And, they’re going to have a major impact on manufacturing for years to come. Manufacturing 4.0 Manufacturing

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How Cognex Uses LiquidPlanner to Manage Projects

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They are the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors, and industrial ID readers used in manufacturing automation. Featured LiquidPlanner ManufacturingCurious to see how other teams use LiquidPlanner?

How to Succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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We’re talking about a future that’s being heralded as the Fourth Industrial Revolution : an exciting time where technology-meets-manufacturing to change the way we work and live. Featured Manufacturing ProductivityMany organizations and their teams aren’t prepared for the future.

What Does a Project Management Tool of the Future Look Like?

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Radical technological advancements combined with manufacturing are taking us into an exciting future: robotics, automation, 3-D printers. Smart software moves with the unpredictability inherent to manufacturing projects—and moves work forward. Featured Manufacturing Productivity

The Case for Multiple Project Management Methodologies

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The 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing report found that 74 percent of the respondents who said they were highly satisfied with their existing project management methodology actually used a combination of methodologies. LiquidPlanner Manufacturing

Comparing agile project management frameworks

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The manufacturing and technology principles that are used to reduce waste and increase learning and integrity. Originally applied within manufacturing industry, but now applied within many others. Originally applied within the manufacturing supply chain process, but now applied within many other industries. 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.

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Are Virtual Teams the Next Revolution of Work?

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  This approach to manufacturing, generally known as progressive assembly, heralded a major increase in productivity that was adopted by most manufacturing industries. The Tesla factory has a rich history of manufacturing and management evolution.

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What Is Management in the Context of Agile

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. There's a meme going around in some parts of agile that management is inhumane. This is an extreme view of course, likely informed by anecdotal experience with Bad Management, or worse lack of actual management experience.

The Economics of Decision Making on Software Projects

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. The classic paper “ Software Engineering Economics,” Barry Boehm, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering , Vol SE-10(1), 1984, pp.

Why We Need Estimates

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. The ability to generate reliable cost and schedule estimates is a critical success factor necessary to support business projects. Without this ability, business value is at risk of experiencing cost overruns, missed deadlines, and performance shortfalls—all recurring problems that projects assessments too often reveal.

What Does the Fourth Industrial Revolution Look Like?

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A LiquidPlanner manufacturing customer recently told us that using a 3D printer scaled a three-week process down to three days. Advice Featured LiquidPlanner ManufacturingThe future is no longer on its way. It’s here.

Boosting PMO's with Lean Thinking

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  Lean thinking has its roots in lean manufacturing and so several of the common forms of waste have titles that are associated with physical production, such as Over Production, Inventory and Transportation.

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Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

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It is also a characteristic of lean manufacturing. Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. You have to change some elements, and retain others, as you redefine the context.

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What Project Teams Need to Succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Productivity is on the rise in manufacturing, and employment is down. The smart factory marks some unprecedented changes for the manufacturing project team, such as: Flexible production capabilities to respond to changing world markets for your company’s products.

Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles

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This project management style is commonly used by scientists and manufacturers because there is such a heavy emphasis on task duration. This project management style is commonly found in developmental processes and manufacturing.

Successfully Implementing Change

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. Two Critical Videos for Agile Transformation. Here's Part 1. Here's Part 2. . So when we hear estimates are the smell of Dysfunction - what are the actionable outcomes needed to address these dysfunctions?

It is not the Process, Stupid

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Just as Disney is all about manufacturing a positive visitor experience through detailed buildings, social engineering and extensive staff “character” training; agile methods are really about creating a social framework where effective work can be accomplished. In fact the notion of a sprint seems an artificially restrictive and wasteful construct to manufacture. Even though Mickey Mouse is the symbol of Disney theme parks he is not really what these locations are about.

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Quote of the Day

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible - Aristotle, 384 – 322 BC. Related articles. IT Risk Management. Why Guessing is not Estimating and Estimating is not Guessing. Estimating Quotes

Planning before Scheduling

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. Planning is an unnatural process, it’s much more fun to get on with it. The real benefit of not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by months of worry. ‒ Sir John Harvey Jones.

Quote of the Day

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. While this quote appears inverted in our self-centered world, the expert has eliminated the nonsensical, naive, amateur, simple minded options and narrowed the choices based principles, practices, and processes of her profession.

Quote of the Day

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. Without a Plan, you're making it up as you go. If you make it up as you go, it's the basis of getting it horribly wrong - Salman Rushdie. Related articles. IT Risk Management. Why Guessing is not Estimating and Estimating is not Guessing. Planning Quotes

Dunning-Kruger and Modern Software Project Management

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. In " Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments ," David Dunning and Justin Kruger state that the less skilled or competent you are, the more confident you are that you're actually very good at what you do.

Misquotes of Deming

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. It's common to misquote famous quotes. The #NoEstimates advocates love to use a Deming quote. It is wrong to suppose that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it – a costly myth.

3 Crucial Keys to Creative Project Management

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If you think overseeing creative projects and supervising creative teams is the same as managing a project with software developers or a manufacturing crew, you may want to think again.

Planning is King

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. There has been lots of buzz in the project management space lately about the benefits of planning. Planning is one of the Five Immutable Principles of project success.

Quote of the Day

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. Never attribute to malevolence what is explicable by incompetence. Robert J Halon. When we hear all the bad things that go wrong with projects. The misuse and abuse of data, people, tools, and processes, I get a smile when I remember Halon's quote. Removing things, changing things, installing new things will not address the root cause of bad management and especially bad project management.

Advice – Downturn in the Oil & Gas Industry

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” Roles like cost engineer – project controls, schedulers, planners – are almost always found in industries that I like to call “heavy project management” or highly regulated industries like construction, engineering, manufacturing and of course oil and gas.

The Bad Apple Syndrome in Process Improvement

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They had written a driver for a CalComp bed plotter to plot our 3D piping diagrams (ISOs) and were getting ready to approach laser printer manufacturers. When process improvement starts with the solution, it's common to anchor this improvement on the Bad Apple syndrome.