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What is Kanban?

A guide to Kanban, Scrum and Gantt and what works in hardware product development.
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What is Lean project management?

This eBook walks you through Lean project management, the 7 principles and why they are so effective in reducing project timelines...
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Applying Agile to hardware development

Can Agile Values, Principles and Methods can be applied to hardware development? In part, yes! To meet the unique challenges...
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What is Lean product development stage

This guide walks you through Lean product development and why it's the business opportunity of the century.
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Cost of delay

Learn to estimate the Cost of delaying your product launch and calculate other economic sensitivities to create a model for making project ...
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Applying Agile to Hardware Development

Are you wondering if Agile can be effectively applied to hardware development?

Yes it can. This eBook will tell you how including what works, what doesn't and recommend tested methods!

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ConMed Management Talks About the Benefits of PLAYBOOK

In this Lean product development testimonial, listen to senior management at CONMED Electrosurgery talk about the benefits of using PLAYBOOK methods and software to increase team engagement and project velocity by over 50%.

"Not only do we have the revenue increase at the end (when the product launched), but we also spent less money." - VP Product Development
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Playbook Demonstration Video

If you are managing hardware, software, or even complex IT projects and would like to improve your team’s performance, this on-demand, one-hour webinar demonstration of PLAYBOOK Lean project management software and methodology is designed for you If you are managing hardware, software, or even complex IT projects and would like to improve your team’s performance, this on-demand, one-hour webinar demonstration of PLAYBOOK Lean project management software and methodology is designed for you

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Lean Leadership Series: Lean project management and visual work management (Part 3)

Looking to improve your product development success rate? Part 3 of our four part Lean leadership training series on Lean project management covers, small information batches and decentralized project management.

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The ConMed Project Team Talks About Their Experience with Playbook

Listen to a project team talk about their experience using PLAYBOOK (called Relay at the time of this recording). The custom set of Lean and Agile project management methods allowed the team create flexible plans, communicate priorities and keep everyone informed.

"You can see other people succeeding, which gets you motivated to succeed."

- Project Team Member

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Lean Leadership Training: Lean project management and visual work management (Part 2)

Looking to improve your product development success rate? Invest in Lean project management training to help you achieve your goals. Part 2 of this Lean leadership training series on Lean project management and visual work management covers, pull vs. push, correct priorities and project buffers vs. task buffers.

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Lean Leadership Training: Lean project management and visual work management (Part 1)

Looking to improve your product development success rate? Invest in Lean project management training and software to help you achieve your goals. Part 1 in this four-part on-demand webinar series on Lean project management covers queues, availability and resource utilization.

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Lean Leadership Training: Lean project management and visual work management (Part 4)

Looking to improve your product development success rate? Invest in Lean project management process and tools training to help you achieve your goals. Part 4 in this Lean leadership training series on Lean project management covers, learning management and learning earlier including the architectural considerations involved in early learning.

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On-Demand Webinar: The True Cost of Delaying a Product to Market

The cost of delivering a product late to market is staggering, yet few companies measure and monitor this cost.This 30-minute webinar developed by TechZecs in partnership with PLAYBOOK will provide you with the information you need to understand the true cost of delaying a product launch including:

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Lean Project Management Training: Visual Work Management

Want to increase innovation, speed up delivery timelines and create engaged, happy, high-performing teams? Visual work management is a critical component of your Lean product development and Lean project management strategy and approach.

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Lean Project Management Training: Project Economics in New Product Development

Meditating on that new product development decision?For example, have you ever wondered whether doing something was worth the cost and time spent doing it? For example, is it worth the added time and cost to add a new feature to a product you are developing, or to reduce the unit cost of the product, or to add resources, or to mitigate a particular risk?...

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Lean Project Management Training Series: Queues and Batches

The PLAYBOOK Lean Product Development Training Series is for anyone interested in applying Lean and Agile principles to Lean product development. Increase innovation, improve delivery times and create engaged, happy, high-performing teams!

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Lean Project Management Training: Graphical Economic Modelling - Regulatory or Component End of Life

Taken from a real customer example, learn graphical representations of economic models.This example demonstrates a regulatory and component End of Life (EOL) project where there is a looming drop dead date.

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Lean Project Management Training: How to Manage Project Risk

When executed, risk management helps teams more accurately communicatesproject scope, improves project outcomes and identifies effective mitigations to manage and mitigate risk.

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Lean Project Management Training: Critical Chain Project Management

The PLAYBOOK Lean Product Development training series is for anyone interested in applying Lean, Agile and team principles to Lean product development.Increase innovation, improve delivery times and create engaged, happy, high-performing teams!

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Calculating the Cost of Delay

Want the tools to make more profitable project decisions?

Striking the perfect balance of scope, schedule, and cost is a difficult challenge without an economic model. According to Don Reinertsen, this is the one metric you need to know which can cost you millions in terms of profit.