Category Archives: Kanban

Kanban

Boxed-In Kanban

16 Nov 2011 - 11:23 AM under Kanban | Posted by PMStudent

In contrast to Jim’s guest post the other day, here is a tale about my grass-roots attempts at implementing lean thinking with my teams within the domain of my control. Some interest in surrounding teams has cropped up, but it’s my view that a true lean system/project requires very strong executive management support. If you […]

Small Projects: How To Rock Them

21 Apr 2011 - 05:52 AM under Cost, Grab Bag, Kanban, Schedule, Scope | Posted by PMStudent

Feeling like your small projects aren’t giving you the experience you need? ?I know where you’re coming from. It’s how “accidental” project managers like us start out. ?Small businesses, small projects, small teams. I’ve worked in environments like this in the past, and currently?volunteer for several non-profits where this is the case. ?My activities with […]

What’s The Goal?

26 Mar 2011 - 05:59 AM under Books, Critical Chain, Kanban, Lean | Posted by PMStudent

Last weekend I wanted to read “The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt again. It’s been a few years since I had, and it was one of the first books that really helped me to internalize many of the concepts I take for granted today. I was delighted to find it […]

Project Management in Everyday Life

30 Jul 2010 - 06:59 AM under Kanban, Scope | Posted by PMStudent

I use techniques I learned as a project manager in my everyday life all the time. ?Do you? If you are learning to become a project manager, have you started experimenting with these tools and techniques on your own, so that when you do start managing your own projects you will already be familiar with […]

Ups and Downs of Implementing Kanban with Pawel Brodzinski

24 Jul 2010 - 07:18 PM under Kanban | Posted by PMStudent

I have always respected Pawel Brodzinski for his pragmatic style and views on software development. Recently, I started to get very interested in Kanban and have spent some time researching the topic since it is something I have not yet used in practice. ?Shortly, I came across this excellent series by Pawel on his struggles […]