What, if any, are the main differences between Lean and Agile Project Management or Scrum on one hand and conventional project management methodology on the other? People often ask this, when they notice that many elements of Lean and Agile are totally common sense and easy to understand and implement. Is Lean & Agile what… »
A college teacher in a school for higher education sent an email with best wishes for this last Holiday Season to all of his students. To his surprise, not a single one of them had actually seen, opened or read his warm greetings. Email’s best times may be over, and not only among students. Better… »
One major concern of companies engaging in Lean and Agile Project Management is how to combine the principle to always welcome changing requirements -even late in development-, with client demands for a fixed price. How can one possibly promise that?
Whether you’re on the love side or on the hate side towards Apple, and also if you don’t care, there’s a lot all project teams can learn from them. A couple of quite important things… the boys and girls from Cupertino simply got them right. In Steve Job’s biography -which now seems to sell almost… »
To our customers, partners and friends, we wish that 2012 brings you outstanding dreams, great endeavors and marvelous projects, plus an immaculate execution, always delivering within scope and on time. At Heyunka we look forward to service your dreams, endeavors and projects with an ever better Waypoint, integrating all useful remarks, comments and feedback as… »
One of the things most hated by many professionals is meetings. Meetings with clients, managers, other colleagues, other project teams. When leaving a meeting, it’s quite likely to hear them say things like: “Ah, lets get back to work”. Or, when declining a meeting request: “No, I’ve work to do.” Why would professionals have such… »
Artists, designers, architects, politicians, urban planners, product developers, lawyers, teachers, trainers, producers, researchers, tv-makers, marketeers… How will Lean and Agile Project Management help you?
One of the most amazing virtues of Lean is that it allows companies to combine the three most important pay-offs for the long term continuation of their ventures: faster delivery, higher quality and lower cost. Combined. This is also true for Lean and Agile Project Management –and contrary to many people’s intuition or experience-.
One recurring question on the apllication of Lean and Agile Project Management, is on communication with the Team and with the Client: How do we go about administrating this kind of communication?
In many projects, there’s a need to do some ground clearing before we can actually start doing the value work for the client. We may have to: do research on competent suppliers get their quotes install equipment before we can actually start working get the Team together … Some projects will even never be more… »