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Lean and Agile Project Management: How to Make Any Project Better, Faster, and More Cost Effective

Terra Vanzant Stern, PhD
December 20, 2016

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...

Lean Performance ERP Project Management: Implementing the Virtual Lean Enterprise, Second Edition

Brian J. Carroll
December 20, 2007

Lean thinking is too often narrowly focused on physical processes, causing serious shortcomings, which limit Lean’s substantial benefits. Revised to consider the emerging global economy, Lean Performance ERP Project Management, Second Edition integrates strategy, people, process, and information...

Lean Safety: Transforming your Safety Culture with Lean Management

Robert Hafey
December 14, 2009

While worker safety is often touted as a company’s first priority, more often than not, safety activity is driven by compliance to legislation rather than any safety improvement initiative. Lean takes a proactive approach – it is not contingent on legislation. A serious Lean effort will tear apart...

The Lean CFO: Architect of the Lean Management System

Nicholas S. Katko
September 16, 2013

This book is not about debits, credits, or accounting theory. Instead, it describes how a chief financial officer (CFO) becomes a Lean CFO by leading a company in developing and deploying a Lean management system. The finance team, business executives, and Lean leaders will all benefit from its...

Agile for Project Managers

Denise Canty
February 24, 2015

Agile project management is a proven approach for designing and delivering software with improved value to customers. Agility is all about self-directed teams, feedback, light documentation, and working software with shorter development cycles.The role of the project manager with agile differs...

Building a Lean Service Enterprise: Reflections of a Lean Management Practitioner

Debashis Sarkar
December 01, 2016

This book provides an assorted set of reflections/lessons from the "trenches" of Lean service and brings to fore leadership challenges, new tools, and the known-unknowns (insights that very few know but many in journey of Lean transformation need to know). Lean has the ability to address a wide...

Lean Management System LMS:2012: A Framework for Continual Lean Improvement

William A. Levinson
August 07, 2012

The success of a Lean manufacturing program depends far more on organization-wide leverage of Lean manufacturing tools than it does on the tools themselves. To this the organization must add the human relations aspects that earn buy-in and engagement by all members of the workforce, to the...

Developing a Lean Workforce: A Guide for Human Resources, Plant Managers, and Lean Coordinators

Chris Harris, Rick Harris
February 23, 2007

Changing an organization from a mass manufacturing environment to a lean environment is significant and affects all levels of the company if the implementation is done correctly. Many times, however, lean implementers become so involved with the nuts and bolts of lean implementation that the "...

Project Execution: A Practical Approach to Industrial and Commercial Project Management

Forthcoming

Chitram Lutchman
June 30, 2017

Written by Chitram Lutchman, a project management professional with more than 20 years of field and business experience, Project Execution: A Practical Approach to Industrial and Commercial Project Management gives you a more optimistic view of this exciting and challenging area. The book focuses...

Lean Production for Competitive Advantage: A Comprehensive Guide to Lean Methodologies and Management Practices

John Nicholas
July 06, 2010

The Lean concepts and principles described in this book have revolutionized manufacturing practice and business conduct in a manner similar to what Henry Ford’s system did for mass manufacturing. Lean production however, involves much more than the adoption of methods and procedures, it requires a...

Lean Daily Management for Healthcare: A Strategic Guide to Implementing Lean for Hospital Leaders

Brad White
July 01, 2016

You likely don’t need any more tools, programs, or workshops to improve your hospital. What you need is a simple and consistent approach to manage problem-solving. Filling this need, this book presents a Lean management system that can help break down barriers between staff, directors, and...

The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results

Adil F. Dalal
October 17, 2011

Asking tough questions about the current state of project management, The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results provides groundbreaking techniques to achieve excellence in project leadership that can result in six sigma type results or failure-free projects....