Lean & Agile Project Managers like to have everyone working simultaneously on one project a time, in one room or obeya. Often, that’s simply impossible. Waypoint is designed to help you out.
Scoop, Muck and Dizzy and Roley too. Lofty and Wendy join the crew. Bob and the gang have so much fun. Working together, they get the job done!
Waypoint Release 17 is out now! This Release is a true milestone for the Waypoint team and, as we believe, specially for those who use it as much as we do. First, because in this Release we’ve taken Waypoint out of beta. Second, because we’ve leapfrogged the interaction design, adding intuitive wizards for your project… »
Ever enjoyed the sight of a team of barista’s serving a huge amount of espresso in a matter of minutes? Not only your local macdonald’s has a great kanban system to learn from!
One of the primordial concerns of many managers is to be in control of their projects. Everyone knows that projects have a great risk of running out of hand, either in terms of time or in terms of budget. Lean & Agile Project Management delivers such control, faster and better than any other method around.
In Lean and Agile organizations teams are in charge of the delivery of the entire product or service. That’s very different from other organizations, where individual specialists have learned to take responsibility for only their specialized contributions and where project managers are hired for coordination.
New products, tools, cities, buildings, roads, works of art, books… They used to be designed and developed only once, according to a grand master plan. And meant to stay. Today, we’re witnessing a transition to a different approach: To iterative development.
So why on earth have we given our company for the production of Lean and Agile tools that weird name, Heyunka? What does it mean? What does it stand for?
Mature lean organizations use Hoshin Kanri in order to have everyone engaged in continuous improvement. Hoshin Kanri is an extremely simple yet powerful approach –which is not so easily deployed-. We’ve added a Hoshin Kanri sample template to Waypoint, to facilitate its implementation. Simply download the template, customize it and go!
The Lean Product Development Toolkit is the basis of all Lean and Agile Project Management today. It includes the habit of working in Single Piece Flow (one project at a time), working in a One Room (or Obeya) Environment, to have one Chief Engineer responsible for the entire project, to engage in Concurrent Engineering and… »