A Guide to Lean Project Management: Unlocking Efficiency

Adriana Girdler

Essential tools for driving lean projects! Curious about what lean project management is and how it could transform your approach? Put simply, lean project management …

Essential tools for driving lean projects!

Curious about what lean project management is and how it could transform your approach? Put simply, lean project management is all about optimizing organizational processes.

It uses a traditional project management framework but relies on additional tools to help improve processes. To master lean project management, you first need to understand some essential tools.

Identifying value

It’s key to maintain a customer-centric focus when you’re managing a lean project. That means taking the time to identify exactly what your customer needs, rather than pushing your ideas onto them.

Understanding your customer’s priorities allows you to tailor your execution in a way that eliminates activities that don’t provide value. That way you can optimize your processes and minimize unnecessary rework.

Continuous improvement

This mindset is less about perfection than it is about getting things done, and it’s crucial for lean project management. This is where the terminology, ‘quick and crude is better than slow and fancy’ comes in.

In lean projects you focus on getting things done and then improving, streamlining, and optimizing them again and again as you move towards final delivery.

More tools that support lean projects

There are a few more tools to understand if you really want to excel in lean project management and I’d love to share all the details. Check out this video I made that does an in-depth exploration of the topic. Follow me over to YouTube and we’ll keep chatting about it there!

If you want even more tools to help with every aspect of managing a successful project, make sure you check out my SLAY Project Management course where I give you all the templates, tips, and techniques you need to make your future projects productive and successful.

Adriana Girdler, PMP | Creator of Slay Project Management

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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