Beyond the 3 Project Management Constraints - The Agile Kanban Contribution

Traditionally Project Management has identified three constraints that must be managed to achieve success on any project, namely:

  • Time: or the schedule, to meet deadlines and deliver
  • Money: our available budget, and financial resources
  • Scope: extent of work that has to be performed.

Collectively they are known as the Project Management Triangle, and for decades they have been the focal point for the project manager’s efforts.

Kanban Is a Smart Agile Methodology

Out of all the Agile Project Management methodologies out there: Kanban is smart because it makes people think, it listens to them, and it leads to Continuous Improvement. It is not just a recipe.

Yours truly, inspired by the post of Al Shalloway.

Is Kaizen Enough?

Kaizen. Japanese for “improvement” is the word behind Toyota’s Total Quality obsession, although nowadays it has suffered in it’s quest to be the number one automaker.

Kaizen origin however goes back to the legacy of a very smart American, Edwards Deming, the father of Total Quality, and the Deming’s Cycle. His ideas went beyond Japan to affect our expectations of products and services. Arguably he led Japan to dominate the auto industry, and get great influence on electronics and robotics. However in the software and mobile sectors Japan has always lagged behind. Why?


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