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Agile Project Management vs. Lean Continuous Improvement: A Real-World Example

Dave Kearney, Susan Larson Bouwer and Anjan Chatterjee Agile, Agile Project Management, Best Practices, Leadership, Lean, Project Management, Software, Software Development, Team Management

Suppose you’re thinking of opening a restaurant. You’ll need to make a lot of smart decisions so that your establishment will achieve success. These choices include location, pricing, and cuisine—all of them will have a significant impact on your ability to succeed. To help with these decisions, you might first look at the community in which you’re thinking of locating …

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When Waterfall Wins: Picking the Best-Fit Project Management Approach

Michael Marmor, Dave Kearney and Anjan Chatterjee Agile, Agile Project Management, Best Practices, Leadership, Lean, Project Management, Software, Software Development, Team Management, Waterfall, Waterfall Project Managament

When you hire a team to create software for you, the amount of effort put into initial planning is often what determines the project’s ultimate success or failure. An essential yet often overlooked part of that planning is the methodology chosen to manage the project itself. As a formal discipline, project management has been around for generations. But radical new …

Insurance Company Stays Lean and Agile in Times of Crisis

Dave Kearney, Susan Larson Bouwer and Anjan Chatterjee Agile, Automation, Covid, Crisis Management, Insurance, Lean

When the COVID-19 pandemic started, our work had to continue, and our customers still required help. Many organizations had to scramble to provide secure remote network access, VPNs, phone services, laptops, monitors, video conferencing, and remote applications – all necessary to allow employees to work remotely. Beyond these infrastructure needs, organizations also had to provide training. And for thousands of …