The 3 top reasons for the certified scrumban practitoner

The 3 top reasons for the Certified Scrumban Practitoner®

Many companies, organizations and teams are increasingly adopting Scrum. Some ended up moving from Scrum to choose the more open, agile discipline, Kanban. Another big reason is that the Kanban rules are easier to adopt and to understand. Kanban is not a strict system like Scrum; studies have shown that a lot of companies and organizations do not perform an agile transformation. read more ...

Scrumban about vision mission and goals

Scrumban - About Vision Mission, and Goals

It is important that leaders spell out the vision but keep in mind the alignment of key purposes. This can be attained by gathering the opinion of everybody in the whole organization. A vision board with one concise vision statement, captured it in one or two sentences, ensures that it is both clear and easy to understand. This could be targeting the business goals of the product, the key components, or the target group of users. read more ...

How ibqmi can help you to develop products that are excellent and accessible to the customers

How IBQMI® can help you to develop products that are excellent, and accessible to the customers

In 1998, Paul Adler conducted research proving that conventional product improvement goals, such as reducing the variation, decreasing process bottlenecks, and reducing rework, can reduce the development time by 30% to 50%. The development time can be reduced more significantly if this seven lean principles are applied to the process. Read on ... read more ...

Characteristics of lean project management

Characteristics of Lean Project Management

Lean project management has several key characteristics. It relies on cross-functional teams that work in short iterations and uses an incremental approach to development. It focuses strongly on customer value and business priorities and strives for continuous improvement. These characteristics are the main differences to those of more traditional project management approaches. We will explain the main characteristic of lean project management in this article. read more ...

Weaknesses of the waterfall model

Weaknesses of the waterfall model

In classical project management, the project plan helps project managers execute and control the project’s phases. A project plan typically includes the costs, as well as the project’s scope and a schedule. Further, it defines milestones, activities, deliverables, and resources. read more ...

How scrumban helps master complex systems

How Scrumban helps master complex systems

Scrumban encourages the user in the “Shu” phase to concentrate and master one thing at a time. Scrumban has the power to give a solid structure to fixed work in iterations. Thus, Scrumban could, on the one hand be used like Scrum. On the other hand, Scrumban gives both employees and customers the flexibility to pull the kind of work with high emergency and high customer value into the system without disturbing the cadence of an iteration or the self-organized work of planned items, which are planned at the beginning of an iteration. read more ...

Principles of the certified lean project manager

The third principle of the Certified Lean Project Manager® – Continuous improvement

This principle of continuous improvement, also known as “kaizen”, is tied to perfecting the value stream. Kaizen requires everyone in an organization to improve and assess processes continually, with the aim of reducing waste. Another benefit is that it increases the value delivered to customers through incremental change. Production processes should be re-evaluated continually. This should also be done if a process appears to work well. There’s always room for improvement and a process is never perfect. read more ...

Certified scrumban practitioner the relationship between purpose and performance

Certified Scrumban Practitioner® - The relationship between purpose and performance

The vision of a company or an institution should be clear and visible to everybody, especially for all members within the organization or the system. It should match the visions of each member of the Scrumban team. read more ...

Relation between kaizen agility and the certified scrumban practitioner

Relation between Kaizen, Agility, and the Certified Scrumban Practitioner®

The agile setup is not a “big-bang” event. It is a continuous process which should be introduced carefully. There should be a constant improvement until certain a degree of maturity is achieved. But, as in the nature of all things, there is sometimes no progression or even small regressions. The “process driver” should not be faster than the whole organization. read more ...

Explaining the traditional project phases

Explaining the traditional project phases

If you are new to the field of project management, you may look for an easy way to structure your project management process. The traditional project phases shall help you to complete all tasks in the right sequence and at the right time.

Traditional project management can be described in terms of five key phases:
1. Initiating
2. Planning
3. Executing
4. Monitoring and Controlling
5. Closing

Each of these phases differs in specific ways from the corresponding agile phase. We will explain them in this article.

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