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.

Industry 4.0 Series: AI, IoT, and the Future of Manufacturing

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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. The Role of AI and IoT in Manufacturing. AI is just one of a number of new technologies being embraced by manufacturers.

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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.

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.

Why Is Six Sigma Important to Manufacturing Teams?

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Anyone who has ever led a manufacturing project can attest to the fact that they have unique challenges. Nearly all projects iterate through some version of the “planning, execution and control” cycle, but manufacturing takes that to new levels.

5 Project Management Tips for Manufacturing Teams

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Project Management + Manufacturing = Perfect Match. Manufacturing can, however, benefit greatly from project management ideas. The manufacturing environment comprises a lot of beginnings, middles and ends. In manufacturing, risk management is absolutely imperative.

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.

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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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,

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.

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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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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

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

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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Good Enough

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An enterprise software rule of thumb would suggest the manufacturer could raise prices between $200 and $300. We hear a lot about building products which are “good enough” or “just barely good enough.”

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

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They took lean manufacturing principles and applied them to software development. Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations.

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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.

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

Why Johnny Still Cannot Estimate

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. He doesn't know how - He doesn't understand how estimates fit into the process of business and managerial finance of product or service development. He looks for existing examples and just sees bad examples. . He doesn't understand why estimates are needed - He doesn't understand the impact on the business for not knowing how long, how much, and what will be produced for the time and money.

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.

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. 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

Brexit: The Implications for Project Managers

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As companies decide for themselves whether they support the decision, we might see larger manufacturers and suppliers choosing to stay in the EU and relocating to an EU country. Tomorrow the UK goes to the polls to vote on whether we should leave the European Union.

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.