Why Team Kanban Is Not Enough Anymore

Why Team Kanban is No Longer Enough for a Lean Company

Kanban has evolved from an exotic practice associated with manufacturing to a trendy method applied in practically every industry that you can think of from construction to healthcare. Its simplicity is attracting thousands of teams each year and after a short test run, many companies decide to implement it on a greater scale. However, it […]

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Top Reasons Why Your Team Needs a Visual Management Board

Today’s business pace and dynamic workflows that push teams to their limits require a new way of managing work. Therefore, it is no surprise that methods such as Kanban that rely heavily on workflow visualization are gaining serious popularity in a growing number of industries such as software development, IT operations, product development, etc. In […]

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How to Implement Lean Product Development [Case Study]

This article is part of our lean product development case study with Somabe. You can download the full case study from the corresponding form on your screen. Lean can be a powerful asset for running your product development team and even a whole company. A perfect example for that is Somabe (Soraluze Makina Bereziak SLL), […]

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What Is Lean Marketing?

Marketing is transforming. It’s becoming more and more important, more tech-oriented, unfolds in more and more fields and it is more integrated than ever with other departments. Daily work in marketing is so diverse (pretty much why we love it) and dynamic, it depends on external parties – agencies, partners, consultants – that it is […]

5 Ways to Get Started With Continuous Improvement

Editor’s note: The article was updated in February 2018. Originally published in July 2017. Continuous improvement is a widely discussed topic, especially in the Lean and Agile communities. You can find plenty of articles that cover how continuous improvement can benefit your business, however, most of the information covers the theory with very little practical […]

The Workweek of a Kanban Product Manager

It was not until I started this article when I realized there was no such term “Kanban Product Manager” (at least Googling it didn’t show any respectable results). Cool, I have my own term in the Kanban world now 🙂 Not really sure either if there is a term called “Kanban product management”, but since there […]

How to Use Kanban for Project Management (Video)

Editor’s note: The post was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and better understanding of the topic.  If we only ever had one single project or product to manage, we could easily get by without any management tools. If you could apply 100% of your energy, resources, and brainpower to […]

5 Employee Scheduling Tips to Encourage Work-Life Balance

Some say time is money. I personally think it’s worth much, much more than that. Time is the single most valuable resource we all have on this planet. Therefore, it’s incredibly important that we do our best to protect it. If you’re a manager with hourly employees, the employee schedule is the core operational tool […]