Lean and Agile Project Management: How to Make Any Project Better, Faster, and More Cost Effective, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Lean and Agile Project Management

How to Make Any Project Better, Faster, and More Cost Effective, 1st Edition

By Terra Vanzant Stern, PhD

Productivity Press

338 pages | 47 B/W Illus.

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Description

When project managers are faced with budget cuts and fewer resources, waste elimination becomes a priority in maintaining effectiveness. This does not mean shortening or abandoning traditional project cycles, though. In fact, fast results on critical assignments can only be completed with strong plans and a detailed work-breakdown structure. The connections, or lack thereof, are what strongly impact performance and quality. This book defines nine wastes found in project management and demonstrates how they can be addressed with lean technology.

Table of Contents

Preface. Why Project Managers Need to Learn Lean Principals. Lean Leadership. Lean Change Management. Project Managers and Process Improvement in the Global Village. New Iso Standards That Impact Project Management and Lean. Agile Vs. Lean. Lean Government and Project Management. Training Models and Cultural Considerations. Lean Tools. Lean Health and Medical Device. Lean Thinking and Innovation. Dmaic Basics and Quick Start Guide. Lean PDCA. International Considerations. Outsourcing Challenges. Lean Strategic Planning and Critical Thinking.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS042000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUS053000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUS101000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management