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Agile vs Agility: How to Be Truly Adaptable to Changes?

In Kanbanize, we’re die-hard fans of efficiency and continuous improvement. And this doesn’t necessarily mean implementing Agile practices by the book.   In our experience, we’ve seen companies that try so hard to embrace all of the “best Agile practices” on their transformation journey but still lack something to get the desirable results.  I am sure […]

Lean Process Improvement

Lean Process Improvement: Achieving Project Success With Process Optimization

Are you always on the lookout for new ways to manage projects effectively and strengthen your business processes? If you are among those brave leaders who are always chasing process improvement, we’re here to help!   Find out what Lean process improvement is, the benefits it brings across industries, and how to achieve it in your […]

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Top Reasons Why Companies Use Kanban [Infographic Included]

Kanban started as a scheduling system developed by Taiichi Ohno that revolutionized the automotive industry and was the foundation of the Toyota production system. Later, David Anderson defined Kanban for knowledge work application, and it gained massive popularity across the software sector, IT operations, engineering, marketing, etc. Businesses of all types are using it. We, […]

Upstream Kanban

Best Practices for Using Upstream Kanban

Are you overwhelmed by customer feedback and requests? Is your team struggling to differentiate between ideas worth exploring and random ideas? If you have felt the devastating effects of aborted work, you’re not alone.  Indeed, there’s a way to streamline that rush of ideas, customer requests, feedback, and so on—a very reasonable and intuitive way […]

Applying Lean and Agile Principles to Knowledge Management | LAMP ep.15

“Do things, learn, reflect, adapt, change on the premise that (hopefully) we will go faster each time we do that because we are addressing the fundamental process issues.” Keith Howells, Project4 Learning Lab In this episode of our Lean Agile Management Podcast, we discuss how Lean/Agile principles can be applied to the knowledge work domain. […]

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How to Set & Track Service Level Expectations with Kanban(ize) to Optimize Delivery?

The standard approach for communicating when customers should receive a given service/product has been to set commitments and promises based on estimations. However, in the volatile knowledge work environment, this frequently results in not delivering on time.  That’s why in Kanban, we use Service Level Expectations (SLEs) and we are eager to share our first-hand […]