Visible Planning: How Visible Plans Help Teams Get More Done

Key Takeaways:

  • A Visual Project Board is a visual model of a team’s project information, in a location where all members of the extended team can easily see it, and a core team can easily keep it up to date.
  • Visual Project Planning makes the information typically stored in status reports and project management systems more visible to the team and their stakeholders.
  • A few simple rules makes it easy for a team leader to keep the boards up to date.

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Author: 
Katherine Radeka
Created: 
April 26th, 2010
Updated: 
April 26th, 2010
Planning for Set-Based Concurrent Engineering: How to Keep a Complex Process in Synch

Key Takeaways:

  • Successful SBCE depends upon a good Integration Plan, and an understanding of how the unanswered questions depend upon each other.
  • The whole team lays out the big picture but sub-teams plan their own daily work.
  • Integration Events keep the whole team in sync, moving towards the common goal.

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Author: 
Katherine Radeka
Created: 
January 20th, 2011
Updated: 
January 20th, 2011
Plan to ACT: A Deep Dive into the ACT step of the LAMDA Cycle

Key Takeaways:

  • The final step before moving into ACT is to build the implementation plan.
  • In PDCA, the PLAN step can lead to the misconception that the implementation plan is the focus of the step’s activity - LAMDA puts the focus on good problem-solving.
  • A good implementation plan helps teams throughout the entire ACT stage, even though the plan itself will almost certainly change before ACT is finished.

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Author: 
Katherine Radeka
Created: 
December 9th, 2010
Updated: 
December 9th, 2010
How Lean Product Development Gets Ideas to Market Faster

Key Takeaways:

  • Lean product development speeds time to market by eliminating the root causes of time-consuming and expensive late design changes.
  • Most lean product development practices operate within early product development.
  • By the time products reach late development, the quality of the design is largely determined and the opportunities for improvement are fewer and less impactful.

How Lean PD Gets Ideas to Market Faster


Type: Knowledge Brief
Tabloid (A3): 11x17 (PDF)
Letter (A4): 8.5x11 (PDF)

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Author: 
Katherine Radeka
Created: 
January 25th, 2011
Updated: 
January 25th, 2011