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Agile Sourcing, how to plan for uncertain? (LAP Nuggets - Episode 2)

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Agile Sourcing, how to plan for uncertain? (LAP Nuggets - Episode 2)

Have you ever wondered, why some of the strategic sourcing cases failed and others were successful?-In a series of episodes we gonna introduce you, what we’ve learned from our LAP Alliance networks’ multiple engagements and successful sourcing cases with LAP. With the LAP Nuggets we’ve furthermore developed and assembled applicable tools, that are easy to understand and will reduce your risks during strategic sourcing significantly!

In this episode we’d like to answer the question: „If we can’t plan uncertainty in strategic sourcing cases, how we can source it then either?!“

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The secret Sauce of successful Sourcing (LAP Nuggets - Episode 1)

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The secret Sauce of successful Sourcing (LAP Nuggets - Episode 1)

Have you ever wondered, why some of the strategic sourcing cases failed and others were successful?-In a series of episodes we gonna introduce you, what we’ve learned from our LAP Alliance networks’ multiple engagements and successful sourcing cases with LAP. With the LAP Nuggets we’ve furthermore developed and assembled applicable tools, that are easy to understand and will reduce your risks during strategic sourcing significantly!

In this episode we’d like to introduce you the secret sauce of successful souring - Strategic Alignment!

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What means Agile from a Procurement point view?

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What means Agile from a Procurement point view?

If you’d ask 10 agile coaches you’ll get 11 answers what agile means to them. You’d argue isn’t there one definition for it?-Sure there is, the „Agile Manifesto 2001“, but everybody does it’s interpretation slightly different. Inspired by the blog post „Building Agile Partnerships - Lean Agile Procurement“ by Simon Reindl, Certified LAP Trainer recently wrote about Lean-Agile Procurement I’d like to share what agile means to me from a procurement point of view. Therefor we’ll also refer to the agile manifesto.

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Enlarging our Reach via iTunes & Spotiy, thx to AgileAmped!

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Enlarging our Reach via iTunes & Spotiy, thx to AgileAmped!

New York City, March 15 - Mirko, the creator of LAP has got interviewed by AgileAmed, the most famous podcast about Agile. Thanks to AgileAmped the reach of our movement got enlarged with their audience and the audience of iTunes and Spotify too!-We’re looking forward to inspire even more people around the world.

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1st 9 LAP Trainers Certified by LAP Alliance

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1st 9 LAP Trainers Certified by LAP Alliance

London, October 11 + 12th - Barclays hosted our first train-the-trainer (TtT) workshop and participated actively in parts of the training. We now have a global footprint of Certified Lean-Agile Procurement Trainers, to overcome the increasing global demand.

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       Thought leaders like Dr. Jeff Sutherland promotes Agile in his book “Doing twice the work in half of the time“ (1). Wouldn’t it be cool to increase time-to-market in procurement as well?   No wonder agile is currently one of the top three strategic topics in corporate boardrooms. Case studies from all sectors and industries have proven that following agile principles and practices dramatically increases the timeliness and quality of business outcomes...  Find the whole article in "The procurement Magazine" 2018 / 05 (  FREE Download  )  Author     

 

   

     

       
       
        
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                 Mirko Kleiner  
            

             
             
            
               

	











 
              
               

	











 
             

            
              
            

            
              

              
               
                  Creator Lean-Agile Evaluation, Agile Coach, Trainer & Interim Manager

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Thought leaders like Dr. Jeff Sutherland promotes Agile in his book “Doing twice the work in half of the time“ (1). Wouldn’t it be cool to increase time-to-market in procurement as well?-Free Download of our Article in “THE PROCUREMENT MAGAZINE”

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3D-Printed Aircraft Engine - Is your Procurement as agile?

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3D-Printed Aircraft Engine - Is your Procurement as agile?

This week GE released this great GIF of its 1,300-horsepower advanced turboprop (ATP) engine in which more than one-third of the components have been built through additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. The company is showing off its creation in real life at this week's big air show in Oshkosh, WI. In other words hardware development is getting more and more agile, is your procurement as agile?

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Does the RfP Process need a MAJOR Upgrade - Episode 3: RfP 3.0 'Request for Participation'

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Does the RfP Process need a MAJOR Upgrade - Episode 3: RfP 3.0 'Request for Participation'

Looking back in the history of the RfI/RfP process we see, that it’s source was developed in another time at the end of the 19th century. Of course the new channels like phone, email, web, etc. allowed new possibilities and increased efficiency. However the core of the process stayed nearly the same. Do we may be need a major upgrade after almost 120 years?

Lets have a look at the RfP 3.0, the request for participation and how this improves competitive advantage of buyers and suppliers.

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Does the RfP Process need a major Upgrade? - Episode 2: The Facts

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Does the RfP Process need a major Upgrade? - Episode 2: The Facts

Looking back in the history of the RfI/RfP process we see, that it’s source was developed in another time at the end of the 19th century. Of course the new channels like phone, email, web, etc. allowed new possibilities and increased efficiency. However the core of the process stayed nearly the same. Do we may be need a major upgrade after almost 120 years?

Lets have a look at some interesting facts and experiences  from the field handling complex tenders with the classic RfP process.

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