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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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Lean Project Management Step-by-Step Guide

This step by step guide to Lean Project Management walks you through Lean project management, the 7 principles and why they are so ...
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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

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

Visual management makes knowledge work visible (just like the parts on the factory floor), so we can see it, react to changes better, and ...
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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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Project Management Software

Lean project management software - what you need to know.
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Product Development Process

Product development process is the process of developing new products which maximizes speed to market, meets the needs of customers and ...
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Playbook Demonstration Video

Watch this video to understand the number on cause of project delays. It's not what you think. Then watch part 2 to see how Playbook solves for these issues.

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Applying Agile to Hardware Development

Are you wondering if Agile can be 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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Lean project management (Part 1)

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 project management (Part 2)

Part 2 of Lean project management and visual work management covers, pull vs. push, correct priorities and project buffers vs. task buffers.

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Lean project management (Part 3)

Looking to improve your product development success rate? Part 3 covers, small information batches and decentralized project management.

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Lean project management (Part 4)

Part 4 on Lean project management covers, learning management and learning earlier including the architectural considerations involved in early learning.

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Cost of Delay

The cost of delivering a product late to market is staggering, yet few companies measure and monitor this cost. This 30-minute webinar provides you with the information you need to understand the true cost of delaying a product launch.

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Lean Project Management - 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 project management strategy.

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Lean Project Management Training: How to Manage Project Risk

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

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Calculating the Cost of Delay

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.

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Lean Project Management and Project Economics 

Meditating on that new product development decision? Is it worth the added time and cost to add a new feature ? Find out how project economics can help you build a model for understanding the financial impact.

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Lean Project Management Training: Queues and Batches

Understand how queues and batches effect project delivery and how to manage them effectively. Accelerate your speed to market.

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Graphical Economic Modeling - 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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Critical Chain Project Management

Learn the ins and outs of critical chain project management and how it accelerates project delivery.

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Lean Case Study: ConMed

In this Lean testimonial, senior management at ConMed talks about the benefits of using Playbook.

"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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Lean Testimonial: ConMed Project Team

Listen to a project team talk about their experience using Playbook. 

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

- Project Team Member