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®

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

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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The foundation of Scrumban

While Scrum is often more understood as an external process that is imposed upon workers, and Kanban is completely free and dependent on the elements people use in a Kanban system, Scrumban is a combination of the two. read more ...

The importance of transparency

In traditional project management, clients are seen as an abhorrence. After they’ve approved a project’s objective, defined scope, and acceptance criteria, the contact with the client is limited until the project closes. Changes from the client in the middle of the project are viewed as unwelcome interference. Even under the least favorable conditions, it could spell disaster. read more ...

The second principle of the Certified Lean Project Manager® – achieving flow in the value stream

One main benefit of lean project management is that your organization creates business processes that are effective and well suited to your organization or projects. For successful implementation, you’ll need to adjust yourself and your team for the transition mentally. This is because lean project management is more than a set of tools or a just a methodology. Rather, it is a mindset. Instead of prescribing exactly how you should manage a project, lean project management defines principles that you can interpret and implement to fit your needs. read more ...

Myth: Lean project management requires no documentation

A big misconception is that agile project teams don’t generate or use any documentation. Lean project management emphasizes the importance of face-to-face meetings and the value of working software over comprehensive documentation. This has led to the myth that project teams in lean project management don’t create or use any documentation and instead work completely informally. read more ...

History and purpose of the Scrumban Framework

Scrumban is a framework for developing, delivering, and maintaining complex products or services. Several organizations have met their needs by combining the Scrum and Kanban approaches. Sometimes, the development team members combine several tools during their work without being aware that they have hired principles or practices of another tool—for example, if a Kanban team meet during the daily standup meeting, which is a Scrum practice. Another example would be if the Scrum team limits the size of their activities per column (queue), which is a Kanban practice. read more ...

The first principle of the Certified Lean Project Manager® – eliminating waste

Instead of prescribing exactly how you should manage a project, lean project management defines principles that you can interpret and implement to fit your needs. You can transform the way your project teams operate by introducing these principles into your workplace. To apply lean project management, you should start by adopting a lean mindset first and apply lean principles. This is easy to accept because lean project management is based largely on common sense. read more ...

Continuous improvement explained

In lean project management, continuous improvement is built into the development process right from the start. The customer provides feedback after each iteration and approves which feature is integrated into the next iteration. The overall product develops over time as features are added or updated. This is useful, especially in environments in which requirements change often. read more ...

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