Author Archives: Dimitar Karaivanov

About Dimitar Karaivanov

CEO and co-founder @KanbanizeInc., Speaker, Author, Lean Thinker, Portfolio Kanban enthusiast, passionate about efficiency at scale and hard rock.

Kanban Charts Part V: Created vs. Finished

Kanban Charts Part V: Created vs. Finished Tasks

This article is going to explain a basic concept – how demand and throughput live together. It is going to touch a little bit from queuing and suggest ways to control both variables. As usual, we will be working with simple examples that make it easy to understand and apply the techniques that Kanbanize was built to enable. This time you will be an artist who owns an online business that doesn’t do so well, even though you send tons of paintings. Go through the entire post to figure out how you got out of this situation.

The Most Important Lean KPIs You Need to Track for Your Business

The Most Important Lean KPIs You Need to Track for Your Business

This article is part of a series that will address what kind of KPIs a SaaS company needs to track to make sure all parts of the business are doing fine. The focus of the current post is on software development or the so called RnD department of the company. The article is intended primarily for development managers, project managers, team leads or other senior staff, but anyone who’s interested may check what we have to say. Let’s get rolling without further introductions.

Are we seeing the end of Scrum

Are We Seeing the End of Scrum?

As Agile is outgrowing IT and the world starts talking about Business Agility, we see Scrum attempted in various setups – Marketing, Sales, Legal, Management. Although it can be technically used in such contexts, Scrum was invented to help software teams deliver software and as such, it dominated the industry. But the most recent State […]

The Dark Side of Kanban: The Greatest Challenges in Kanban

The Dark Side of Kanban: The Greatest Challenges in Kanban

Being fond of the Kanban culture pushed me to experimenting. I’ve tried pretty much every technique that I could think of (with varying success) and that is how I’ve experienced not only the bright side of things, but also its dark one. In this post I would like to share three of the greatest challenges that I’ve had along the way and probably keep you far from the dark side, my dear padawans!