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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...

Agile Readiness: Four Spheres of Lean and Agile Transformation

Thomas P. Wise, Reuben Daniel
January 28, 2015

Agile Readiness is designed to provide guidance to the manager or business leader in establishing a successful environment to enable fast moving agile and lean project methods focused on business systems transformation. Agile and lean offer huge potential as methods for reducing risk and costs,...

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...

Project Management Capability Assessment: Performing ISO 33000-Based Capability Assessments of Project Management

Forthcoming

Peter T. Davis, Barry D. Lewis
April 15, 2018

Learn how to perform project management according to international standards of compliance using capability assessment processes. This book compares and contrasts the approach to project management using ISO 21500 against the more direct ISO 33000 Capability Assessment. It shows how to assess...

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...

Lean System Management for Leaders: A New Performance Management Toolset

Forthcoming

Richard Mr Mallory
March 15, 2018

Richard Mallory introduces a leadership framework for system management, including practical tools and guidance for its use. It enables an agile quality framework throughout an entire organization that will build the kind of "learning organization" championed by Peter M. Senge in his...

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...

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...

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...

Culture and Project Management: Managing Diversity in Multicultural Projects

Omar Zein
April 28, 2015

The cultural diversity within many major projects require those managing them to adapt their project management approach to be in harmony with the preferences and behaviours of stakeholders from these cultures; failure to do so can lead to misunderstandings about the project’s purpose and structure...

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

Chitram Lutchman
June 14, 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...