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 […]

explaining if holacracy is agile and taking a look at holacratic organizational structures

Is Holacracy Agile? Explaining Holacratic Organizational Structures

One of the basic principles of the Agile approach is the ability of employees and teams to self-organize – to make independent decisions that facilitate progress, teamwork, and the development of the organization in the desired direction. Self-organization is the basis of another organizational management model – a holacracy. In this blog post, we will […]

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It’s Here! Read the First-Ever State of Kanban Report

This week we have big news: the first-ever annual State of Kanban report is finally here, and it’s available below!  We are very excited to announce that in collaboration with Kanban University and Digite, we have compiled the first State of Kanban survey results. As we are true believers in the power of Kanban for […]

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What’s Common Between Kanban & Chess?

My father taught me to play chess when I was very little, maybe four. There are many prodigy children who beat chess masters at four, but I wasn’t one of them. I was average.

My father never let me win against him, just because I was his son. He has always been