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Business Strategy by Predictive and Adaptive Project Management

Business Strategy by Predictive and Adaptive Project Management

Organizations develop their business strategies along with their project management. Some companies accelerate strategic development by employing the predictive project management approach, trying to overlook and deliver the desired result. Other organizations prefer keeping their strategies adaptive to changes by using incremental project delivery. Each business should decide for itself which approach to employ. In this article I talk about how the types of business strategy are developed by predictive and adaptive project management.

Lean Thinking Project Management in Six Sigma & Agile Models

The philosophy of Lean project management teaches us to operate more efficiently by eliminating any defects and waste in products, services, inventory, processing, transportation etc. This philosophy becomes central for Agile software development and Six Sigma process improvement. The principles of Lean thinking and Kaizen management are indispensable for successful Six Sigma implementation. When combined with the DMAIC cycle, Lean-Kaizen contributes to easier identification and quicker resolution of project quality issues. In order to succeed at the largest scale, software development teams combine Agile incremental delivery with Lean-thinking project management.

Agile Process – Iterative Product Development Aligned with Client Needs

While Scrum, XP, DSDM, Lean Software Development and other Agile methodologies have caught on in the software development industry, many organizations see achieving agility in project management as problematic, to a certain extent. For those organizations, the traditional project management approach appears to be most effective in managing long-range business plans and creating enterprise-level forecasts. However, at the team level the traditional approach fails as it doesn’t allow the development team to react to rapidly changing circumstances in the project environment and to align with client requirements. In contrast, Agile-driven projects are enabled to effective and efficiently manage changes through iterative product development.