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TL;DR What are the pillars of Kanban process? Are they the same [as Scrum] or is something different? Kanban doesn't define "pillars" in the same sense as Scrum. However, as one of the core agile methodologies, it espouses a set of rules and principles that do map to the same agile objectives. The current set of six practices (described below) ...


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Fair is in the perception of the beholder. Win-win negotiations assume that mutual goals have been exploited to the degree possible, mutually benefiting both parties, and the relatively fair concessions were made by both parties on those goals that are not mutual. And, finally, it assumes the deal was better than your alternative, your BATNA (best ...


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These are two judgement labels applied to the exact same behavior, based on the outcome. If you get it right, the customer is delighted. If you get it wrong, you gold plated and the customer is upset. I think the concept of gold plating in project management, and the teachings around the concept of avoidance, is based on the thought that the risk of ...


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If I don't have the time to produce a Swiss precision watch, ... If I don't have the tools to produce a Swiss precision watch, ... If I cannot attract the people that can produce a Swiss precision watch,... ... I might end up offering sun dials. Likewise, my customer might not have the time to actually figure out the difference between a sundial and a ...


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Regarding negotiations, fairness is usually not attached to the negotiation result but to the negotiation process: Were all information accessible by all parties? Were unfair manipulation techniques involved? Having this, not all win-win situations have to be considered as fair by the negotiations parties. By the way, win-win could be considered as loose-...


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Some visualizations says that no projects live in the middle of the triangle. But I wonder why? Projects can live in the middle of the triangle, but typically there is going to be one (or two) drivers that are stronger than the other/s which is why the question tends to be posed "Which are more important in this instance?". The theory is if you're creating ...


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The reason for my question is that research seems to be to unpredictable and non-linear in order to be measured in the same way as e.g. the production of a car. That is the whole basis of R&D. Ultimately your ability to forecast progress on a project is inversely proportional to how "researchy" it is. In other words, if you are early in your discovery ...


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By my opinion you are talking about the same. What is a fairness? For me situation when both part will get maximum of outcome from negotiation is rather fair. The problem is that this is just my opinion :-) Let me explain. Let's imagine abstract negotiations involving two people (Mr. A and Mr.B). Following completion of negotiations, each party will receive ...


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This is a trade-off question. It makes perfect sense to prepare for a project. Take a simple project such as upgrading your kitchen. Even if you haven't chosen what the new kitchen will look like, which may include semi major plumbing changes to move the sink from one wall to another, and so on. You may choose to prep that area by trashing or selling ...


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Mr. Espina has offered the textbook standard answer and I agree with his answer. That list is a bit granular, and I'd like to add a few more general metrics that would help me to understand and interpret the information collected. I'm looking for an "elevator speech set" - a set of numbers that can be presented intelligibly on a single slide/ ...


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The core metrics are: Cost variance: current period, cumulative to date, and at completion Revenue Variance (if seller of services): current period, cumulative to date, and at completion Profit Margin Variance (if seller of services): current period, cumulative to date, and at completion Schedule variance: current period, cumulative to date, and at ...


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Effectiveness is doing the right things. Efficiency is doing things right. This is something I heard from Scott Hanselman. The larger quote goes like this: Effectiveness is doing the right things, but efficiency is doing things right. That means effectiveness is picking a direction and efficiency is running really fast in that direction. One is ...


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Scrum is designed to let skilled workers tackle complex adaptive problems. If that describes your team, Scrum probably has a lot to offer. Before I go further, let me explain the "Complex adaptive" thing. Complex: specifically referring to problems with a lot of interacting parts that would either be very difficult to analyze simply with theory or ...


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Use the term at any level you desire. If you need to discriminate one KPI from another, then simply name them: Process Alpha KPIs. If you own a process, let's say the F-35 assembly line, I'm pretty sure you'd have quite a few KPIs to monitor the health of your line, and if anyone else at LM would complain, you could tell them where to put their KPIs.


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Kanban isn't nearly as well defined as Scrum. There is no equivalent to The Scrum Guide, as far as I know. However, I can share with you my "pillars of Kanban". Start where you are and continuously improve from there. Where ever you happen to be, that is where you are. The best way to get to where you're going is one step at a time. As often as possible or ...


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Quoting Wikipedia: Fault tree analysis (FTA) is a top-down, deductive failure analysis in which an undesired state of a system is analyzed using Boolean logic to combine a series of lower-level events. This analysis method is mainly used in the fields of safety engineering and reliability engineering to understand how systems can fail, to identify the ...


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I think there are more variations of the triangle. This one shows possible combinations of these three constraints. This view helps with prioritization and stakeholder perceptions of individual constraints, as shown in the picture below: In this example all participants agreed that quality was more important than cost for this process........ but there ...


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I believe I agree with the others, but I'll put it a little differently. The Iron Triangle is about your project. The only way for a project to be "in the middle" would be if you decided to do a half effort job. (Note that if you decide that working only 40 hours a week is a prudent choice to maintain a better work life balance, that is not a half effort ...


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I don't recognise that interpretation of the model and it doesn't seem to make sense to me. For example if you start at the "Low Cost" corner and move to the right you are saying, effectively, "it will cost more and more as you move to the right but you will deliver it quicker and quicker"... The point of the triangle, in my view, is to highlight the ...


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