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Resource loading: Get it right, launch early

Eric Graves - 10/11/18 05:53 PM

Resource loading is a critical project metric. Get it wrong and you could inadvertently commit to a seriously unrealistic project launch date....

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Critical Chain Project Management

Paul DeLong - 09/25/18 04:42 PM

Recently we’ve had a number of questions regarding the management of critical resources across multiple projects. Here are some tips for ensuring...

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Cost of Delay: A simple but powerful metric for understanding lost profit - Free template

David Paulson - 09/18/18 07:01 PM

The goal of developing new products is profit. And even though we intuitively know it's important to get to market sooner, do you really...

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Guide to Lean Agile Project Management

Elyssa Pallai - 08/21/18 05:44 PM

Looking to deepen your understanding of Lean Agile project management?

At Playbook we have a number of free resources available in the Knowledge...

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Lean Project Management Part 9: Decentralized project planning and execution

Paul DeLong - 08/21/18 04:37 PM

This is the ninth part in our in-depth series on Lean Agile project management.

We've covered a variety of Lean principles that have a direct...

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Lean Project Management (Part 10): Daily standup (scrum) meetings

Paul DeLong - 08/21/18 03:54 PM

What is a daily stand-up or scrum meeting?

A daily standup meeting or scrum meeting is a daily, 15-min long, meeting where each person spends a...

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Lean project management (part 7): Getting project priorities correct is critical to your team's success

Eric Graves - 08/16/18 11:15 AM

This is the seventh part of our series on Lean Project Management.In this part, we discuss the definition and cost of multitasking. In addition we...

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11 Signs You Need to Look at Lean and Agile Process Improvement

Elyssa Pallai - 08/9/18 04:31 PM

Taking a product from idea to launch is not a simple task. Projects are complex and when you are dealing in the world of hardware development, you...

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Lean Project Management (part 6): How managing tasks in a pull system vastly improves your speed to market

Eric Graves - 08/7/18 01:00 PM

Welcome to Part 6 of our series on Lean Project Management. In this part, we clarify pull and push in a development system, and show the...

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Lean Project Management (Part 5): Managing resources and resource conflicts

Eric Graves - 08/2/18 02:09 PM

This is the fifth part of our series on Lean Project Management (LPM) and Visual Work Management (VWM) for hardware teams.

In this post, Part 5,...

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Lean Project Management (part 4): Managing queues to speed up projects

Elyssa Pallai - 07/31/18 10:57 AM

This is the fourth part of our series on Lean Project Management (LPM) and Visual Work Management (VWM) for hardware teams.

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Lean Agile Project Management (part 3): Visual work management

Eric Graves - 07/26/18 10:34 AM

This is the third part of our series on Lean product development, Lean project management and visual work management for hardware teams.

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Lean Agile Project Management (Part 2): Which Lean practices deliver the highest ROI?

Eric Graves - 07/19/18 05:47 PM

Feeling like you are using the wrong tools to achieve your product development goals?

This is Part 2 of a series of posts on Lean product...

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Lean Project Management: What is Lean Project Management?

Eric Graves - 07/19/18 12:12 PM

What is Lean Project Management?

Lean project management is any process improvement that substantially improves the throughput of your system,...

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What is Lean Agile Project Management? (Part 1)

Eric Graves - 07/17/18 11:48 AM

Feeling like you are using the wrong tools to achieve your product development goals?

This is Part 1 of a series of posts on Lean Agile Project...

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Lean or Agile, Which is the Best for Hardware Development…?

David Paulson - 07/10/18 02:40 PM

We created a 9 minute video that shares two paradigm shifting ideas around what causes late projects. Here is the video, and why we did it...

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7 Guidelines for Implementing Time-Blocking Effectively

Paul DeLong - 05/24/18 03:04 PM

What is time-blocking?

What is time-blocking? Time-blocking is effectively blocking time in your calendar dedicated to getting your work done. ...

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Digital Transformation in IoT Means Transcending Traditional Product Development Borders

Elyssa Pallai - 05/15/18 03:51 PM

If you work in product development, the Internet of Things and connected devices are top of mind. The impact of the IoT transcends industry...

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What are the Principles of Lean Product Development?

Elyssa Pallai - 03/1/18 05:45 AM

 

What are the key principles of Lean product development?  Here are seven, that if applied correctly, can transform your product development...

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Playbook Knowledge Center: Applying Agile to Hardware

Elyssa Pallai - 12/5/17 05:41 PM

At PLAYBOOK it's our mission to help you change the world faster! So, we have a number of free resources available on our website to help you on...

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Playbook Knowledge Center: Lean Product Development

Elyssa Pallai - 11/14/17 04:48 PM

At Playbook it's our mission to help you change the world faster! So, we have a number of free resources available on our website to help you on...

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Playbook Knowledge Center: Cost of Delay

Elyssa Pallai - 11/7/17 05:05 PM

At PLAYBOOK it's our mission to help you change the world faster! So, we have a number of free resources available on our website. Many of you...

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How to run a kick-ass daily huddle meeting (aka daily standup, daily scrum)

Paul DeLong - 10/31/17 07:06 PM

Running a daily huddle seems pretty simple right?  After all it’s just another meeting.  Well not really. The daily huddle process is important....

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Architectural Runway and WSJF

Eric Graves - 10/24/17 03:33 PM

What is an architectural runway?

Designing a new product with an architectural runway means supporting the business' ability to "land" new...

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Eight Short Video Interviews with Don Reinertsen That May Change Your Approach To Product Development

Elyssa Pallai - 10/17/17 04:41 PM

Got time to read a book? Lately, neither do I. That's why I was very excited to find these 8 short video interviews with Don Reinertsen. In...

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Innovation and New Product Development: Elon Musk on becoming a multiplanet species

Elyssa Pallai - 10/5/17 05:34 PM

 

Elon Musk wants you to be inspired. He wants you to be inspired by the future. To him, an inspired future means we are a multiplanet species...

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WSJF (Weighted Shortest Job First) and How to Calculate It

Eric Graves - 09/28/17 03:57 PM

In life, sometimes it just seems easier to continue doing things the way we are used to instead of seeking new approaches that may cause the...

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New Product Development: So you want to change the world?

Elyssa Pallai - 08/31/17 07:32 PM

Remember when you wanted to be a super hero?

Not like Superman, but someone who changed the world with great ideas that became cool products. A...

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6 Habits of Highly Successful Lean Product Development Teams

Elyssa Pallai - 08/15/17 04:01 PM
We left school thinking we were going to change the world and then reality hit. The fact is new product development is a complex undertaking, full...
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Where is My (Tesla) Model 3?: Or how manufacturing works by Elon Musk

Elyssa Pallai - 08/3/17 05:28 PM

Where is my Model 3? Apparently Tesla customers are still asking Elon Musk this very question. (He just released the keys to new 30 owners 4 days...

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Best Lean Books: Achieving record speed through effective management of queues and batches

Elyssa Pallai - 07/27/17 04:38 PM

Welcome to our Top Lean Reads series of posts. In this week's post, we share our top books on setting a record pace for product delivery by...

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Innovation and Lean Product Development: Mars anyone?

Elyssa Pallai - 06/27/17 03:59 PM

Technology and innovation is alluring, mystical. And as such, once you’ve worked in an innovative company, with the innovative people that come...

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Best Lean Books: Cost of delay and project economic modeling

Elyssa Pallai - 06/20/17 03:39 PM

Welcome to our Top Lean Reads series of posts. In this week's post, we share our top books on cost of delay and project economic modeling. So,...

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9 Ways to Foster Team Collaboration

Elyssa Pallai - 06/13/17 04:14 PM

News flash. A Harvard Business Review study confirmed what we already knew--team collaboration is hard.

Yes we knew that. But the study also...

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Guide to Lean Product Development

Elyssa Pallai - 06/6/17 03:16 PM

Know your current product development process could use a few tweaks or maybe a total overhaul, but don’t know where to start?

We’ve pulled...

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Innovation and New Product Development: Innovators are superheroes

Elyssa Pallai - 05/11/17 04:04 PM

Is this the Renaissance of invention? Have engineers moved from geekdom to superhero status? We think so.

Because of the efforts of engineers and...

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Lean Product Development (part 8): 4 ways to ensure your initiative won't fail

David Paulson - 04/30/17 12:00 PM

The first attempt to implement Lean product development is critical. If you don’t get it right, there will be more resistance on the next attempt....

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Lean Product Development (part 7): Cultural resistance isn't the reason you can't implement Lean Product Development!

David Paulson - 04/27/17 05:00 PM

I often hear companies use the excuse that their culture is preventing them from adopting Lean product development, or making other positive...

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Lean Product Development (part 6): The other key principles...!

David Paulson - 04/25/17 05:00 PM

In my previous blog post I introduced two of Don Reinertsen’s books and explained how they contained dozens and dozens of great ideas around Lean...

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Lean and Agile Lessons That Make Parenting Easier (Really!)

David Paulson - 04/20/17 04:00 PM

My last blog post was about an example of great packaging design from Girl Scout Cookies, and I pointed out that we can learn Lean and Agile...

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6 Lean Ideas for Transforming Your Approach to Product Development

Elyssa Pallai - 04/14/17 05:51 PM

Effective product development teams are proactive learners. They thrive on change and active discovery and problem solving. In this environment,...

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Lean Product Development (part 5): Where in the world should you begin?

David Paulson - 04/13/17 05:15 PM

In the previous two blogs I made a compelling case for Lean Product Development being the business opportunity of the century, and then gave an...

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Innovation and New Product Development: Lessons from the most innovative companies

Elyssa Pallai - 04/4/17 04:07 PM

So how do the most innovative companies foster innovation? Google, Amazon and IDEO share their recipes for success here...

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Lean Project Management (part 8): Using shared team buffers just makes sense

Paul DeLong - 03/30/17 12:15 PM

What is a shared project buffer?  

To accommodate for the uncertainty in the work estimates and the resource’s availability to do the work, the...

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Lean Product Development Case Study (part 3) - The Impossible Goal!

David Paulson - 03/16/17 05:30 PM

In this post, I want to share an incredible case study that demonstrates the unexpected results that can be achieved when you apply the proper set...

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Cost of Delay: 14 Critical success factors for building an economic model (part 10)

Eric Graves - 03/9/17 06:30 PM

This is Part 10 in a 10-part series of posts discussing Cost of Delay and making objective decisions in new product development, based on economic...

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Cost of Delay: 8 ways to increase certainty in new product development decisions (part 9)

Eric Graves - 03/1/17 06:30 PM

This is Part 9 in a 10-part series of posts discussing the Cost of Delay and making objective decisions in new product development, based on...

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Cost of delay: Calculating economic value to increase profit (Part 7)

Eric Graves - 02/28/17 07:26 PM

This is Part 7 in a series of posts discussing Cost of Delay and making objective decisions in new product development, based on economic analysis.

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What is Cost of Delay?

Elyssa Pallai - 02/28/17 05:15 PM

What is Cost of Delay?

The Cost of Delay is the amount of money it will cost the company if a product launch is delayed. It’s a metric you need to...
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Cost of Delay: Risk in economic modeling (part 6)

Eric Graves - 02/27/17 04:02 PM

This is Part 6 in a series of posts discussing Cost of Delay and making objective new product development project decisions based on economic...

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Visual Management Tools: Manual or software...what's more effective?

Elyssa Pallai - 02/23/17 04:28 PM

Change is hard. There is no doubt about that. However, if you want to create flow among new product development teams, and ultimately speed up...

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Lean Product Development (part 2): The Business Opportunity of the Century

David Paulson - 02/14/17 06:34 PM

People sometimes tell me they’re having trouble getting their company interested in applying Lean and Agile concepts to hardware product...

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Lean and Agile for Hardware - Free eBook

Elyssa Pallai - 02/14/17 06:31 PM

The most obvious difference between hardware and software is that hard goods cannot be undone, twisted, adapted and adjusted at the same rate, or...

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Innovation and New Product Development: If you thought you couldn't learn Lean NPD lessons from Girl Scouts, think again…!

David Paulson - 02/9/17 04:32 PM

You probably weren’t surprised last week when we shared lean product design examples from Elon Musk. But did you ever think you would learn about...

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Lean Project Management

Eric Graves - 02/2/17 06:55 PM

Feeling like you are using the wrong tools to achieve your product development goals?

This is Part 1 of a series of posts on Lean Project...

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Lean Product Development (part 1): Positive Economics of Failing Fast

David Paulson - 02/2/17 06:15 PM

One of the topics that frequently arises when I'm talking to someone about lean product development is the concept of failing fast. They usually...

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Innovation and New Product Development: Solving the LA Traffic Problem with Flow

Elyssa Pallai - 02/2/17 04:31 PM

New product development and innovation are the lifeblood of your company. This series explores innovation and what can happen when project teams...

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Cost of Delay Examples (Part 5)

Eric Graves - 01/30/17 06:43 PM

This is Part 5 in a series of posts discussing Cost of Delay and making objective new product development project decisions based on economic...

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Innovation and New Product Development: Achieving Flow

Elyssa Pallai - 01/26/17 04:45 PM

Creating great products involves problem-solving at every stage of development.  Sometimes the barriers faced by the team seem insurmountable and...

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What is Cost of Delay? (Part 2)

Eric Graves - 01/24/17 10:05 PM

This is Part 2 in a series of posts discussing Cost of Delay and making objective new product development project decisions based on economic...

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Cost of Delay: Estimating the Impact of Sales Volume, Unit Costs and Development Cost Changes (Part 4)

Eric Graves - 01/20/17 04:39 PM

This is Part 4 in a series of posts discussing Cost of Delay and making objective new product development project decisions based on economic...

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Visual Project Management Software: Create flow and innovate

Elyssa Pallai - 01/12/17 05:00 PM

As engineers we are empowered to create great things - develop innovations that change the world. In order to make these innovations a reality, we...

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Cost of Delay: How to Calculate It

Eric Graves - 01/9/17 04:13 PM

How to calculate the Cost of Delay

Here is a simple formula for quickly estimating Cost of Delay: the profit lost per-month of delay.

Total COD =...

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Introduction to Cost of Delay (Part 1)

Eric Graves - 01/9/17 04:12 PM

This is Part 1 in a series of posts discussing Cost of Delay and making objective new product development project decisions based on economic...

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Seven Benefits of Visual Project Management Software

Elyssa Pallai - 01/6/17 11:15 PM

Why is visual project management software critical to your success? 

Visual work management is critical to speeding up your new product...
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Lean and Agile? Yes, it's both in hardware development!

David Paulson - 12/15/16 05:55 PM

Lean and Agile? There seems to be some confusion about which works best for the hardware development process. This makes sense. Agile came from...

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Applying Agile to Hardware Development (Part 6)

Eric Graves - 12/15/16 04:00 PM

This series is a comprehensive review of Agile and how to apply Agile to hardware product development. We look at which Agile Principles work in...

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Top 10 Lean and Agile Posts From 2016

Elyssa Pallai - 12/13/16 04:44 PM

At the end of each year we compile our list of the top ten Lean and Agile posts. Here’s 2016’s.

So grab a glass of egg nog, make your way to your...

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Agile Hardware Development (part 5)

Eric Graves - 12/1/16 06:23 PM

We agree. Hardware product development is different than software! So when we apply Agile principles to hardware, we need a different approach.

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The Top Causes of Project Delays May Not Be What You Think: PLAYBOOK's Lean Links

Elyssa Pallai - 12/1/16 05:02 PM

Welcome to PLAYBOOK’s Three Lean Product Development Links. Why are projects late? We spend a lot of time thinking about this very question at...

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Applying Agile to Hardware Development (Part 4)

Eric Graves - 11/29/16 06:22 PM

We agree. Hardware product development is different than software! So when we apply Agile principles to hardware, we need a different approach.

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Applying Agile to Hardware Development (part 3)

Eric Graves - 11/22/16 06:21 PM

We agree. Hardware product development is different than software! So when we apply Agile principles, we need a different approach.

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Applying Agile to Hardware Development (Part 2)

Eric Graves - 11/15/16 02:26 PM

We agree. Hardware product development is different than software! So when we apply Agile principles, we need a different approach.

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Applying Agile to Hardware Development (part 1)

Eric Graves - 11/8/16 06:30 PM

We agree. Hardware product development is different than software! So when we apply Agile principles, we need a different approach.

This series is...

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Setting a target launch date (project baseline) too early is a recipe for project delays

Eric Graves - 11/3/16 04:31 PM

Lean methods and Agile principles recognize that it’s almost impossible to get anything absolutely right the first time. Testing and iterating are...

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Agile Hardware Development (Part 7)

Eric Graves - 11/1/16 05:25 PM

We agree. Hardware product development is different than software! So when we apply Agile principles, we need a different approach.

This series is...

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Is your project behind schedule? This could be why.

Elyssa Pallai - 11/1/16 04:37 PM

At PLAYBOOK we spend a lot of time thinking about how to speed up Lean product development projects. In fact, that’s mostly what we do. We take...

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The invisible, nefarious cause of project delays …!

David Paulson - 10/27/16 05:11 PM

In a previous blog post, I mentioned how electronic lean/agile/kanban visual project management tools have a bigger impact on schedule that any...

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Why is Your Hardware Development Project Late?

Eric Graves - 10/25/16 04:15 PM

The project team is falling behind schedule at a rapid rate. The major milestones and planned launch date are becoming further out of reach. You...

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Lean Case Study: SensorLink gets more than they bargained for with their free trial of PLAYBOOK software!

Elyssa Pallai - 10/20/16 04:15 PM

 

We had a chance to talk to Robert Pendergrass, Engineering Manager, about SensorLink's experience with PLAYBOOK.

SensorLink develops advanced...

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Risk Management for Hardware (Part 12): Risk Mitigation Strategy

Eric Graves - 10/18/16 04:15 PM

Making the trade-off between scope, schedule, and cost, and making decisions that maximize the top-level goal of making a profit is at the heart...

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Prioritizing Hardware Projects at the Program Level: Another key to achieving FLOW!

Paul DeLong - 10/12/16 06:21 PM

Have you ever imagined what it would be like working in a company where you were literally supporting 3 to 30 active projects at the same time, ...

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Visual Project Management Software has a Bigger Impact on Schedule than Any Other Solution

David Paulson - 10/6/16 04:20 PM

Every once in a while, someone asks me for help in creating a cost justification for a Lean Project Management initiative. Budgets are usually...

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Tips for Improving Your Hardware Development Process: PLAYBOOK's Lean Links

Elyssa Pallai - 10/4/16 04:55 PM

Welcome to PLAYBOOK’s Three Lean Links. Innovating quickly is on the top of everyone's agenda. But streamlining your hardware development process...

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Risk Management for Hardware (Part 11): Risk mitigation strategy

Eric Graves - 09/27/16 09:55 PM

In this post we get to the third step in the risk management process, our approach to risk mitigation. The goal of this step is to establish a...

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Time to rethink your hardware development process?

Elyssa Pallai - 09/22/16 07:42 PM

Looking to refine your hardware development process? Here are 7 principles to refine your process and deliver projects faster...

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What is Lean Product Development?

Eric Graves - 09/21/16 03:34 PM

What is Lean Product Development?  The Lean landscape is confusing because there are many flavors of Lean. But here is our definition...

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What is Lean Project Management for Hardware?

Elyssa Pallai - 09/13/16 04:19 PM

What is Lean project management?

Lean is any process improvement that substantially improves the throughput of your system, sustainably.

So, it is...

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What is Cost of Delay?: PLAYBOOK's Lean Product Development Links

Elyssa Pallai - 09/2/16 05:00 PM

Welcome to PLAYBOOK’s Three Lean Links. What is cost of delay and why should you care? Understanding Cost of Delay is the key to making product...

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Project Management Resource Leveling for Hardware Teams - It's Critical!

Eric Graves - 08/30/16 06:05 PM

What is Resorce Leveling?

Resource leveling in and across projects is traditionally defined as “The process of using a company's resources in the...

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Innovation and New Product Development: PLAYBOOK's Lean Product Development Links

Elyssa Pallai - 08/25/16 04:30 PM

Welcome to PLAYBOOK’s Three Lean Links. Innovation is on everyone's minds. It's a primary driver of company profit. Here are some interesting...

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Lean Transformation?: Let's Explore the differences between Lean and Traditional Project Management

Paul DeLong - 08/18/16 04:30 PM

Let’s face it. No one likes change. Lean and Agile transformation isn’t for the weary or weak. It goes way beyond investing in Visual Project...

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Top 6 Hardware Product Development Posts of 2016

Elyssa Pallai - 08/16/16 04:30 PM
In the spirit of celebrating the best of the best, here are our top six gold medal blog posts of 2016. Happy reading...
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Project Risk Management for Hardware Development: How to Calculate Risk Exposure (Part 10)

Eric Graves - 08/11/16 05:02 PM

This is Part 10 of our series on project risk management for hardware teams. In this post we demonstrate how to calculate risk exposure. When done...

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Risk Management for Hardware Development: Objects impacted and taking a modular approach to architecture (Part 9)

Eric Graves - 08/2/16 03:46 PM

This is Part 9 of our series on project risk management for hardware teams. In risk analysis, it's critical to capture the objects impacted by a...

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Critical Chain Project Management - It's all about the team!

Paul DeLong - 07/26/16 04:30 PM

At PLAYBOOK, we believe great teams deliver great products. To win the game of product development, you need methods that inspire team thinking...

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Product design innovation - Trends speeding up new product development

Elyssa Pallai - 07/13/16 06:30 PM

You pretty much have to have your head in the sand not to notice the changes in hardware product design innovation and new product development...

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PLAYBOOK's Lean Product Development Links: Lean Leadership Training

Elyssa Pallai - 07/7/16 05:39 PM

Welcome to PLAYBOOK’s Three Lean Links. Looking to create flow and improve your delivery timelines? In this post we share free Lean leadership...

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Projects are late one day at a time - 7 Lean Principles to make sure yours moves FAST

Elyssa Pallai - 06/28/16 05:02 PM

Projects are late one day at a time.  So, ask yourself, do you and your team know the number one priority for today? Why does speed matter?...

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PLAYBOOK's Lean Product Development Links: The Rise of the Robots, Just for fun

Elyssa Pallai - 06/24/16 07:40 PM

Welcome to PLAYBOOK’s Three Lean Links. This post is a bit off the topic of Lean, but totally on topic for everyone interested in integrated...

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3 Tips for a Successful Lean Transformation

Paul DeLong - 06/23/16 04:41 PM

Whether you’re trying to quit biting your nails, snacking late at night, or transforming your culture to Lean, change is tough. For the latter...

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Project Risk Management in Hardware Development: How to define risk drivers and prioritize them

Eric Graves - 06/21/16 04:30 PM

This is Part 8 of our series on project risk management for hardware teams. In the last post, we explored risk drivers. In this post, we use a...

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Lean visual project management software - Why we love what we do!

Elyssa Pallai - 06/16/16 04:37 PM

 

Let’s face it, Lean project management isn’t a topic that drums up a whole lot of interest in social settings. This is generally what happens. ...

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Project Risk Management for Hardware Development: The 5 Whys technique for discovering risk drivers (Part 7)

Eric Graves - 06/9/16 06:23 PM

This is Part 7 of our series on project risk management. In our last post explored Step 1: Risk identification. Next we begin the analysis phase...

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Agile Hardware Development: PLAYBOOK's Lean Links

Elyssa Pallai - 06/7/16 04:30 PM

Welcome to PLAYBOOK’s Three Lean Product Development Links. Can Agile be applied to hardware development? It can. Here are three Lean links that...

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Visual Project Management Software: Play the game and see what you've been missing!

David Paulson - 06/2/16 06:39 PM

Does this sound familiar? Intuitively you know visual project management software is worth the investment, but how do you effectively communicate...

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Three Lean Case Studies You Need to Know

Elyssa Pallai - 05/19/16 04:35 PM

PLAYBOOK is proven to create flow and accelerate Lean product development projects. But don't take our word for it. Here are three Lean case...

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PLAYBOOK's Lean Product Development Links: Building great product development teams

Elyssa Pallai - 05/17/16 06:05 PM

Welcome to PLAYBOOK’s Three Lean Product Development Links. So what makes a great product development team? Here are three Lean links that will...

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Project Risk Management: Risk identification and risk capture (Part 6)

Eric Graves - 05/12/16 04:34 PM

This is Part 6 of our series on project risk management for hardware product development. In our last post we explored the project risk management...

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Visual Project Management Software

Elyssa Pallai - 05/10/16 05:35 PM

Visual project management is critical for creating flow in your Lean product development projects. If you are working with manual project boards,...

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Project Risk Management: How to effectively navigate risks in hardware development projects! (Part 5)

Eric Graves - 05/3/16 04:41 PM

This is Part 5 of our series on project risk management for hardware product development.  Now that we have confirmed risk management has a high...

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Project Risk in Hardware Development: The return on investment (Part 4)

Eric Graves - 04/26/16 06:53 PM

This is Part 4 of our series on project risk management for hardware product development.  In this part, we look at the return on investment of...

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PLAYBOOK's Lean Product Development Links: April 23rd

Elyssa Pallai - 04/23/16 11:00 AM

Welcome to PLAYBOOK’s Three Lean Product Development Links. Looking for some new material on Lean thinking? This week we have a smorgasbord of big...

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8 Tips for Achieving Flow in Lean Product Development Projects

Eric Graves - 04/21/16 05:00 PM

Achieving project flow is what enables project teams to have greater confidence task completion and launch dates. At PLAYBOOK, we have found that...

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PLAYBOOK Lean Leadership Training Resources

Elyssa Pallai - 04/14/16 05:00 PM

PLAYBOOK has several FREE resources available for rapid Lean product development learning!  On-demand webinars, eBooks, templates, training...

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Project Risk Management for Hardware Development: Examples of project risks (Part 3)

Eric Graves - 04/7/16 06:21 PM

This is Part 3 of the PLAYBOOK series on project risk management for hardware product development. In Part 3 we look at another key piece of...

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eBook: Applying Agile to Hardware Product Development

Elyssa Pallai - 03/25/16 04:58 PM

Due to the popularity of our blog series on Applying Agile to hardware new product development projects, we decided to create an easily shareable...

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Project Risk in Hardware Development: Project Objectives (Part 2)

Eric Graves - 03/17/16 05:11 PM

 

Evaluating risks starts by defining and understanding a project’s objectives. If there aren’t any objectives, there are no risks, and if the...

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Lean Case Study: Milwaukee Valve reaps the benefits of Lean transformation

Elyssa Pallai - 03/15/16 04:30 PM

 

Milwaukee Valve won big implementing PLAYBOOK software and Lean project management. This Lean case study demonstrates how Lean transformation...

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