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How to Choose the Best Approach Among Different Project Management Methodologies?


The large family of management methodologies consists of many different members like any other large family. Some of them are distinguished by traditional views and approaches, some have very narrow interests and cannot get along with everyone, and some are considered very flexible and open to changes.

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Know the Difference: A Quick Guide to Agile Software Development Methodologies


From tiny startups to massive Fortune 500 corporations, it seems like everyone these days is interested in making their software development more “agile.” The four main tenets of the Agile Manifesto,” written in 2001, are:

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Scrum, Lean, Kanban: Choosing a PM Approach that Won’t Screw Up


Fancy terminology and buzzwords – this is what modern project management is all about. Outsiders may hear words like Scrum, Kanban, Lean and wonder whether they are reading about project management or a notoriously difficult book by another “great” novelist.

When it comes to choosing a project management approach, even profs get confused. The bad news, the wrong framework is a recipe for disaster. And if you screw up, hope for the best but prepare for the worst. The good news, none of these frameworks – Scrum, Lean or Kanban – is actually as complicated as it may sound.

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5 Essential Lean Metrics To Improve Work Flow


Contrary to a popular belief, though Lean was originated from the Japanese manufacturing industry, today it can be applied to every business and every process. Being Lean means ensuring everything you do in your work processes adds value. This philosophy has turned Lean into a widely-used approach to identify wasteful practices, reduce costs, and increase quality.

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What Exactly is Kanban? Is It Agile?


As Agile development becomes more and more popular, related tools and terminology can be quite confusing. In this article, we are taking a closer look at the Agile methodology and how it aligns with Kanban.

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Agile, Lean, Scrum – What is What?


Agile, Lean and Scrum – do they mean the same thing? While some people may think these three notions are synonyms, though in reality, they look very similar but still have some significant differences.

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Lean Dictionary: Important Terms to Know


If you are a software developer, you have probably heard of Lean methodology. It is not the most popular project management method today. However, some researchers consider it one of the most effective methodologies. To learn Lean better, you should view the list of terms that are typical for it. In this article, we will introduce a brief Lean dictionary. But before doing that, it is necessary to find the proper definition of this methodology.

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Lean Analysis Tools


Some developers think that project management tools for Lean methodology are subdivided into several categories according to the processes they have to manage. That is why many programmers wonder: “What are Lean analysis tools?” The answer to this question is both simple and complex at the same time. Before giving it, we have to find the proper definition for analysis in Lean methodology.

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Implementing Lean Software Development


Modern software development industry has lots of methodologies. Some of them are widely used all over the world. Others are little known. However, all of them have their particular approaches to software development. Most specialists agree that the selection of software development methodology for a certain project depends on the range of its complexity and its terms. Today many software development teams choose Lean methodology to manage their projects. But implementing Lean is not a simple issue. In this article we will tell you about some theoretical and practical aspects of it.

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Lean Software Development: Problems


Each software development methodology has both advantages and disadvantages. Today most software developers agree that there is no perfect methodology. Each of them uses the methods that are the most suitable for the requirements of his project. For a professional programmer it is necessary to be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of all project management methodologies. In this article we will tell you about the problems with Lean software development. But before we start doing that, it is necessary to give the proper definition of lean methodology, because it is impossible to understand the problems that may occur in it without knowing its main features.

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Lean vs Kanban and Scrum


Agile methodologies are now extremely popular among the developers all over the world. They have many similar features like strong customer involvement, iterative structure of projects, and strong communications inside of their teams. But many software developers wonder: “What is the difference between them?” In this article we will answer this question properly and describe the difference between Lean, Kanban, and Scrum.

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Lean vs Kanban: The Difference


Some software developers often ask: “What is the difference between Lean and Kanban?” In this article we will try to find out the answer to this question. It is necessary to know what Lean and Kanban methodologies are, to do that. Let’s begin our review with the description of Lean methodology.

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