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Customer Kanban – From Customer Push to Customer Pull

This is an updated post/case study on the topic of achieving end-to-end flow with Customer Kanban. Many thanks to Patrick Steyaert for this insightful piece of content. Enjoy! Introduction According to the English dictionary, flow is the action, or fact, of moving along in a steady, continuous stream. In business terms, flow is when value […]

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Project Visibility – Why It Is Important & How To Achieve It

Have you ever seen weekly status updates pass for actual project visibility? Well, I have, and they shouldn’t! Project visibility is so much more than a short update via email. More importantly, it plays a crucial role in project success and alignment between organizational levels or stakeholders. This is why it is worrying when some […]

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Top Reasons Why Business Leaders are Adopting Agile in 2020

Long gone are the days when Agile was just a nerdy topic among software developers. Having witnessed the methodology’s positive effects on the quality and pace of engineering teams, a growing number of business leaders are also turning their attention to adopting Agile in their organizations.  Since it revolutionized the way software products are developed, […]

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Breaking Down The Critical Success Factors In Project Management

Over the years, it has become abundantly clear that successful project realization requires (1) planning, (2) strategizing, and (3) structuring to streamline the delivery process. And, fortunately, we live in an era where tools and automation software platforms have made the process of setting and planning more comfortable than ever. So, what I have tried […]

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How Agile Transforms the Role of the Project Manager

As the Agile approach to managing projects is getting more and more popular, there is a growing confusion about the project manager’s role. What happens to it? With Agile heavily preaching shared leadership and responsibility, is the project manager in such an environment doomed?  Not at all. However, the PMs responsibilities change. Let’s find out […]

Lean-Culture

Lean Culture – The Key to Lean Operations

The culture of the company is the personality of your organization. It defines how people will interact and communicate with each other and how work will get done. That is why it can support the performance of the company, but it can also harm it.  Make no mistake, every organization develops a culture, regardless if […]

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Kanban Best Practices: Going From Zero to Hero

Talking about best practices in Kanban is a bit of a controversial topic. Why? You might ask. Well, because Kanban is not a framework and therefore there isn’t a single best way to do it. Instead, you start with what you do now and then gradually evolve. Every team is different, so their application of […]