Lean project management is the comprehensive adoption of other lean concepts like lean construction, lean manufacturing and lean thinking into a project management context. Lean project management has many ideas in common with other lean concepts; however, the main principle of lean project management is delivering more value with less waste in a project context. Lean project management has many techniques that can be applied to projects and one of main methods is standardization. Key techniques are those “inherited” from agile software development like: blame-free employee involvement, the need for a strong facilitator, pipelining, etc.
One of the main goals of lean project management is creation and removal of bottlenecks in the production process in order to accelerate growth and increase productivity.
Agile management, or agile process management, or simply agile refers to an iterative, incremental method of managing the design and build activities of engineering, information technology and other business areas that aim to provide new product or service development in a highly flexible and interactive manner. Agile also traces its evolution to a “consensus event”, the publication of the “Agile manifesto”, and it has conceptual links to lean techniques, kaizen, and the Six Sigma area of business ideas. The Agile Manifesto, is centered on four values: communication with parties is more important than standard procedures and tools, focus on delivering a working application and less focus on providing thorough documentation, collaborate more with clients, and last be open to changes instead of freezing the scope of the work.
For more information about ALC and its programs or to become sponsor call 717.901.5158 or email: ALC@HarrisburgU.edu