Calculating Cost of Delay
Here’s how to calculate the cost of delaying your product launch. It's worth knowing. The impact could be worth millions to your company.
Applying Agile to Hardware Development
How does Agile software development's Twelve Principles and many practices apply to hardware product development? In this post we explore what works, what doesn’t and why.
Lean Project Management for Hardware Development
Learn why Visual Work Management (VWM) is a key component of lean transformation, as well as why investment in VWM software that is purpose built for the unique conditions of Lean hardware development projects is critical.
Lean Product Development: Why did we focus on the wrong end of the value chain...?
Manufacturers have known for years that one of the primary tenets of Lean is to identify what the customer values, and create a way to consistently and efficiently deliver that value. Unfortunately, we have spent decades perfecting the wrong end of that value chain. This post explains why, and what you can do now to change it.
The New Rules of Engagement for Lean Project Management
In the new book Team of Teams – New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, by General Stanley McChrystal, discusses the new rules of engagement on the battlefield. Interestingly his findings mirror many of our Lean project management practices at PLAYBOOK. Here are some of our favorite excerpts from his book, with a short commentary on how each one relates to Lean project management.
Seven Benefits of Visual Project Management Software
Visual work management is critical to speeding up your new product development projects. If your new product development teams are already comfortable with manual project boards, automating your product development project boards is the obvious next step and comes with many benefits.
Projects are late one day at a time. Want to know more about how PLAYBOOK keeps hardware development teams focused on the right task? Watch this on demand webinar.