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.
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.
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… »
Lean and Agile Project Management may be defined as the latest version of a Standardized Work Template for managing projects. This particular Standardized Work Template builds on over 50 years of experience in project management, from Lean Product Development, Lean Construction, Extreme Programming, Agile and Scrum.
Once you have done your User Story Meeting, Planning Poker and Collaborative Release Planning, it’s time to get to work. Your Team Members can simply start working on the User Stories due for the first Iteration. After all, most people who work in projects, are quite used to be let alone and to just do… »
It’s not that hard to try Lean & Agile Project Management within an organization. At least, if your team members are in an open state, understanding that their current practice of project management isn’t working anymore. In that case, you can simply start working differently. How? By just doing it: First a User Story Meeting,… »