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What are the "pillars" of the Kanban process?

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 ...
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Are win-win situations/negotiations always fair?

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 ...
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Are Delighters equivalent to Gold Plating?

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 ...
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How other than financial constraints affect quality?

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 ...
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Are win-win situations/negotiations always fair?

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 ...
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Iron Triangle / quality triangle - why the middle is said to be non-existant?

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) ...
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Meaningful metric to track and forecast research

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. ...
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Are win-win situations/negotiations always fair?

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 ...
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Efficiency vs effectiveness in an example - isn't it wrong?

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 ...
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What metrics or methods may a program/portfolio manager use to determine whether a project is going well or not?

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 ...
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What metrics or methods may a program/portfolio manager use to determine whether a project is going well or not?

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 ...
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Does Scrum (or something Scrumish) make sense to manage projects for my team?

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" ...
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Parallel workflows: Preparation at a low-level, while management sorts things out at a high-level

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, ...
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Todo Note taking and Eisenhower Decision Matrix - Quadrant 2: Not Urgent but Important Tasks

I would suggest the use of a prioritized list + scheduling recurring blocks of dedicated time to work on the items on the list. The schedule ensures that you are dedicating time to Important Non-...
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Is using of the term "KPI" correct at process level?

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 ...
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What are the "pillars" of the Kanban process?

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 ...
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How exactly one can find out the influence of each risk component in Fault Tree Model? Is that possible at all?

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 ...
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Iron Triangle / quality triangle - why the middle is said to be non-existant?

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 ...
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Iron Triangle / quality triangle - why the middle is said to be non-existant?

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 ...
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Iron Triangle / quality triangle - why the middle is said to be non-existant?

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 ...
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