Applying Lean to Project Management
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This chapter considers how the principles and tools of Lean can be applied to achieve better project results while reinforcing Lean thinking throughout the enterprise. It explores the framework and benefits of conventional project management, including portfolio management and the Project Management Office and discusses how Lean principles complement the strengths of traditional project management. The chapter examines how Lean project management specifically applies to IT projects and proposes importance of Lean project management competence as it applies to Lean enterprise transformation. Effective project management is about successful execution—getting the right work done and delivering value on time and within budget. The primary focus of project management is tactical—centered on task execution through attention to scope, quality, schedule, budget, resources, and risk. The nature of project management is the timely execution of a solution to address a need, opportunity, or problem. Lean project management goes beyond lessons learned by applying the concept of hansei—Japanese for mindfulness or critical self-reflection.