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L.I.V.E. (Lean Innovation, Validation & Execution): A new, more effective way to manage multiple innovation projects

Idea to Value

This new management method makes it nearly impossible for innovation teams to fail at delivering multiple challenging innovation projects faster, with less risk and lower required budgets. How do you prioritise the potential innovation projects? This is called their project portfolio.

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What is Lean Project Management? Principles & Benefits

Kainexus

Lean project management is the application of Lean manufacturing principles to the discipline of project management. Modern organizations have adapted Lean project management for today's business challenges and technology landscape.

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6 Reasons Lean Project Management Initiatives Flop

Kainexus

Many of the people who come to us to talk about our Lean improvement management software are not embarking on their first rodeo. In fact, in many cases, the very reason they are turning to us is that previous attempts to implement Lean project management have been disappointing. This gives us a lot of insight into what can go wrong. Here are some of the most common factors that lead to failure and what you can do to avoid them.

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6 Principles of Lean Construction

Kainexus

A growing number of construction firms are embracing the Lean methodology that emphasizes maximizing value for the customer while minimizing waste. Lean construction borrows from the manufacturing approach developed by Toyota after World War II.

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Juggling Multiple Project Execution Methodologies? This is for you.

Planview Blog

As a project management leader, you’ve likely encountered the challenges of using multiple project execution methodologies (such as: waterfall projects, as well as collaborative and Lean-Agile work delivery). Demo here Project Portfolio Management

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How to Make Good Lean Startup Hypotheses

Tim Kastelle

Part Eight in the Lean Startup Series When teams start out with lean startup, they often build hypotheses that are too precise – we assume we know more than we do. This is what Eric Ries says about this in his upcoming book The Leader’s Guide : Don’t bog new teams down with too much information about falsifiable hypotheses, and try to resist the urge to critique teams’ hypotheses when they are early in their Lean Startup journey.

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3 Strategies for Starting Your Lean Portfolio Management Journey

Planview Blog

There are a number of benefits that come from following Lean Portfolio Management principles in your organization. In order to achieve enterprise Agility, Lean-Agile principles and practices must also be applied to the entire enterprise well before work is delivered by Agile teams.

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Podcast #014 Tendayi Viki – What is Lean Innovation?

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Tendayi Viki on what exactly “Lean Innovation” is. Tendayi is a popular innovation and strategy consultant and is one of the authors behind the recently released book “The Corporate Startup”, which helps large companies understand all of the underlying mechanisms behind lean innovation to bring down the costs and risks of running innovation projects.

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How to Effectively Define Your Six Sigma Project Scope

Kainexus

Lean Six Sigma is a business optimization methodology that combines two popular continuous improvement methods, Lean and Six Sigma. Therefore, defining the scope of each project is critical for both project success and ongoing measurement of the results.

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Lean Management System Implementation Tips

Kainexus

If you are considering a Lean management system to boost your efforts at continuous improvement and waste reduction, it’s a smart move. Technology helps bring people together, ensure accurate data, collect organizational knowledge, and speed the progress of Lean projects. It also gives leaders greater insight into the health of Lean across the entire organization. Continuous Improvement Software Lean Software

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How To Align Innovation Projects With Corporate Strategy

Strategyzer

This results in innovation projects that inevitably fail to gain traction and support from leaders within the business. Steve Blank, founder of the Lean Startup movement, calls this “innovation theatre”.

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Projects Are How Innovation Happens

Gregg Fraley

Projects, Projects, Projects. What’s quite simple about innovation is that projects are what make innovation real. Unless they are in the context of an actual project. Lean is not innovation. That thing is innovation projects. But they are all support functions, they are all useless unless they are in the context of a project. They can actually prevent innovation if they are not in the context of a project. Projects.

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6 Excellent Reasons to Consider Lean Construction Software

Kainexus

While many people associate the Lean business methodology primarily with manufacturing, it is an ideal approach in the construction industry. Construction projects are complex. We can’t think of a situation more perfect for Lean. Lean construction software isn’t a requirement for leveraging the approach which seeks to respect workers, eliminate waste, and continuously improve. Lean Software lean construction

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Hire a lean entrepreneur for one year. The story of Symbio

Board of Innovation

At Board of Innovation we love to share our learnings as soon as we finish an innovation project. The post Hire a lean entrepreneur for one year. Board Of Innovation Innovate like a startup Entrepreneurial mindset Lean Entrepreneur lean startup Plastic Industry Sappi SymbioNot so long ago we shared the tools we used during a 3-day ideation brainstorm and a checklist to organize your own corporate innovation accelerator.

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What You Need to Know About How to Execute a Project 

Planview Blog

In this post, we’re going to show you how to execute a project. You’ve initiated your project, created an in-depth plan, and secured stakeholder buy-in. In this guide, we’ll break down exactly how to execute a project across multiple departments to improve efficiency and drive results.

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Culture Jolt #28 - Lean into myths, not just methods

Values Centered Innovation

The result can be profound insights into yourself and others that bring out your full, innovative potential, whether in small, daily tasks or major projects. . Jolt #28: Lean into myths, not just methods. Welcome to our Conscious Innovator ® process!

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How to Lean in To Empower Your Team

Tullio Siragusa

How to Lean in To Empower Your Team. To achieve this kind of empowerment, it is essential for leaders to lean-in and engage actively and effectively across teams, in addition to arranging coaching sessions. Importance of Leaning in. Most leaders end up assigning the project to the other members, but this is a mistake because it stagnates the learning process for the worker. Similarly, allocating an easier project can have no empowering impact on team members.

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Lean Manufacturing Principles and Foundational Concepts

Kainexus

While initially implemented in the automotive sector, the Lean manufacturing continuous improvement methodology can help organizations in every industry operate more efficiently. Far from a simple project management approach, Lean is a way of thinking that leads to innovation and improvement.

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Even Entrepreneurial Projects Must Fit the Brand

Innovation Excellence

Do that Lean Startup thing. To meet ever-increasing growth objectives, established companies want to be more entrepreneurial. And the thinking goes like this – launch new products and services to create new markets, do it quickly and do it on a shoestring. Build minimum viable prototypes (MVPs), show them to customers, incorporate their feedback, make. Entrepreneurship Innovation

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Lean Innovation Leadership in the Enterprise

Moves the Needle

Questions Answered: Why is Lean Innovation Leadership Important? From a leadership perspective, how can you implement Lean Startup on physical products? How can you use Lean Innovation in a B2B vs B2C company? As a leader, how do you carve out the space for employees to work on innovation projects when they are busy with their normal jobs?

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Drilling Into Lean UX

Boxes and Arrows

Overall I found Lean UX to be an incredibly insightful and helpful compilation of principles and suggestions for practice/improving process and collaboration as outlined in my review of the book. I’m sure you are quite aware that there are some pretty large software projects out there, though. Are there ways of, for instance, breaking into smaller teams for Lean UX while still tackling larger solutions that you have seen work well?

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Should Lean Tools Be Used for Every Improvement?

Kainexus

Small #kaizen at a #Lean #SixSigma conference — tape markings on stage to show speakers where to stay for the purposes of lighting and video. This small improvement didn’t require a belt, root cause analysis, or a project champion. When I first saw this tweet from our resident Lean and Six Sigma expert and author, Mark Graban , I thought that he made an excellent point. Lean Improvement Culture

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Moving from Project to Product: A Five-Stage Journey

Planview Blog

In the traditional project-centered model, companies are organized around tasks, with each group focused on one element of a project. But greater emphasis is being placed on moving from project to product, which focuses on enabling teams to become end-to-end experts.

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How to Run a Virtual Design Thinking Project with Remote Teams

InnovationTraining.org

In this guest post, learn how to effectively implement a virtually-led design thinking project. Staying on track: Throughout a design thinking project, teams need to repeatedly shift gears from diverging to converging, and apply different tools and mindsets at each stage of the process.

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Going Lean, Again

etventure

Friedrich Arnold, Senior Project Manager at etventure, explains how manufacturers can embrace the Lean Startup methodology as the centerpiece of their Digital Transformation. Proudly, the Head of Production explained to me: “We use Lean Production – meaning we eliminate waste from our manufacturing process.” The transformation to a Lean Production system has been a big success for the company. Your organization managed to implement the Lean Production paradigm.

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Reorder your Chain of Beliefs with a leaner Lean Canvas

Leanstack

In my last post , I described how sketching an idea on a Lean Canvas is akin to stacking a chain of beliefs. Meet the Lean(er) Canvas While sketching out a complete Lean Canvas is a great exercise for baselining an idea and internalizing the “business model as the product” mindset, at the earliest stages, however, it helps to more narrowly focus attention on just the two outer boxes of the canvas: Customer segment and Problem. Download the Lean(er) Canvas PDF here.

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Lean Innovation in the Social Impact Sector

Moves the Needle

In this “ask me anything” style video, Heather Hiscox of our Social Impact team tackles several prominent questions on the topic of Lean Innovation in the social impact sector, and how focusing heavily on the customer can change the way these organizations drive impact. What is the role of Lean Innovation in social impact organizations? How did you get into the social impact and lean innovation space? What types of organizations or projects is Lean Innovation best suited for?

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Agile Project Management: what it is and how to apply it in your business

mjvinnovation

Keep reading to understand why agile project management provides numerous advantages over traditional forms of project management. What is agile project management? Agile practices can be incorporated into project management, adding numerous benefits. Lean culture.

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Ridiculous Deal on Co-Founder Braden Kelley’s Latest Book

Innovation Excellence

Change Design Disruption Innovation News Association of Change Management Professionals Books Business Authors Business Change change management Change Planning Canvas Change Planning Toolkit Cyber Monday deals Lean Change Management Project management project managers special offersEvery so often something comes through your inbox that seems too good to be true.

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The Role of Lean Innovation in Mergers and Acquisitions

Moves the Needle

You can use Lean Innovation techniques -- Empathy, Experiments, and Evidence to ensure the driving force is sustained through the integration. Lean Innovation empathy work is a great way to understand the human side of acquisitions and again, this is from both sides of the table, acquirer and acquiree. Lean Innovation’s empathy work helps avoid this outcome by understanding what’s necessary to keep both parties happy. Lean Innovation

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Using Lean Innovation to Transform the Way the City of Hayward Solves Problems

Moves the Needle

Before and After Lean Innovation: Overview The City of Hayward, California wanted to break away from inefficient and ineffective processes for researching and launching programs, and remove organizational bottlenecks that stood in the way of serving citizens. Moves The Needle provided Bootcamps, Accelerators and leadership programs to teach Hayward employees the “three Es” of Lean Innovation : Empathy: understanding citizen pain points and desires.

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Office of Naval Research (ONR) Goes Lean

Steve Blank

Now they are starting to use the Lean Innovation process (see here and here ) to turn ideas into solutions. Test if the Lean Innovation process actually accelerates technology adoption and an innovation ecosystem. Today ONR has taken the Lean Innovation process , adapted it for their agency, and is running pilots for defense innovation teams. Lean Innovation is a Process. The Lean Innovation process is a self-regulating, evidence-based innovation pipeline.

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What Marie Kondo taught me about agile project management

mjvinnovation

She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! In this article, in besides knowing better the Japanese sensation of the present, you will see what lessons she can bring us about agile project management. What is the KONMARI method and what is its relationship to agile project management methods?

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Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

—– Lean Innovation Management. In the last five years “ Lean Startup ” methodologies have enabled entrepreneurs to efficiently build a startup by searching for product/market fit rather than blindly trying to execute. The first time a few brave corporate innovators tried to overlay the Lean tools and techniques that work in early-stage startups in an existing corporation or government agency, the result was chaos, confusion, frustration and ultimately, failure.

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Reorder your Chain of Beliefs with a leaner Lean Canvas

Leanstack

In my last post , I described how sketching an idea on a Lean Canvas is akin to stacking a chain of beliefs. Meet the Lean(er) Canvas While sketching out a complete Lean Canvas is a great exercise for baselining an idea and internalizing the “business model as the product” mindset, at the earliest stages, however, it helps to more narrowly focus attention on just the two outer boxes of the canvas: Customer segment and Problem. Create a Lean Canvas at LeanCanvas.com

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How SAY San Diego is Using Lean Innovation to Create Real Change

Moves the Needle

This is the story of how SAY San Diego is using Lean Innovation to create real, powerful change in their community. Project Goals, Proposed Solutions, and Key Results When we first met SAY San Diego, they had already identified their challenges. For SAY San Diego, we ran two Lean Innovation Bootcamps and Accelerators , and facilitated a two-hour leadership session in order to begin shifting their culture from status quo to value creation.

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How Edmunds.com Used Lean Innovation to Make Their Mission a Reality

Moves the Needle

Lean Innovation Case Study: Bringing a New Product to Market Don’t have time to read the whole article? This is the story of how Edmunds.com used Lean Innovation practices to make their mission a reality. Eventually, they determined that Lean Innovation principles would be the best way to tackle this uncertainty. Their objective was to minimize potentially wasted time and money by taking an iterative learning approach to the project.

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Business Model Innovation 2020? - From Lean Startups to Impact Startups.

The BMI Lab Blog

Lean startup, coined by Eric Ries and previously described in the book “The Four Steps to Epiphany” (2005) by Eric’s mentor Steve Blank, is singing from the same song-sheet.

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Eric Ries interview: 4 Seeds for planting lean startup in the enterprise

Moves the Needle

Perhaps the most common question we hear is, “How do you get started doing Lean Startup in the enterprise?” We always get a kick discussing enterprise lean startup challenges with The Lean Startup author Eric Ries, so welcomed the opportunity to do so during his recent Kickstarter campaign. We hosted Eric on our April live Lean Lunch Google Hangout, who revealed some secrets to getting senior management—and then everyone else—onboard when adopting lean innovation.

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Tips: How I structure business assumptions for a new innovation project

Board of Innovation

What should they do next when we evaluate their innovation project? The post Tips: How I structure business assumptions for a new innovation project appeared first on Board of Innovation. Innovation Management Tips Uncategorized assumptions Corporate Innovation lean startup tips validationIn the recent years, I probably discussed thousands of business assumptions with +100 corporate startup teams.

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Treating Discovery Like Execution Will Kill Innovation

Tim Kastelle

“In the end, these projects are all business model problems.” ” That’s what I said to my friend Steve Adelman about the projects we collaborate on as part of the Wharton-UQ Global Consulting Practicum program. GCP is a program where teams of 10 MBA students, 5 from Wharton and 5 from UQ (or other partner schools), work on a project for an Australian organisation that is trying to increase their business in North America.

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Tune-In To Taster Tools On Thursday

Gregg Fraley

The 30 minute weekly webinar features demonstrations of various facilitation tools for: strategy, challenge clarification, idea generation (aka brainstorming), problem framing, idea selection, innovation projects, and idea development, etc.

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Innovation organization only thrives along with innovation culture

Innovation Excellence

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