Kanban Predictions for 2019

Kanban Predictions for 2019

The end of 2018 approaches and we can’t help but think about what awaits us in 2019. Recently, we published an infographic showing the trends for Scrum and Kanban in numbers. Now, we decided to gather some expert opinions on what shall we expect to happen for Kanban during the next year. Let’s go briefly […]

Definitive Guide to Stand-up meetings

Definitive Guide for Holding a Stand-up Meeting

Stand-up meetings have become a sacred ritual for teams using Agile in any form. They are fantastic for keeping a company aligned and focused in the same direction. Although implementing them is not difficult, making the most of these daily gatherings with your colleagues requires practice and nonetheless, experimentation. Over the course of the past […]

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Definition of Done – A Necessity for Creating Value

Should we avoid creating tasks that simply can’t have a meaningful definition of “done”? I stumbled upon this dilemma a while ago. It is a logical question, mostly related to agile software development, but it is more than relevant for all sorts of teams. Especially those practicing Lean and Kanban in particular. In the following […]

How Can Agile support Company-wide Agility

How Can Agile Support Company-wide Agility?

Now that according to Marc Andreessen “Software is eating the world,” more and more companies look for Agile as the rescue to address the challenge of digitalization. This makes complete sense, because if every company becomes a software company (also if it doesn’t know it yet) and if Agile is the approach for software development, why not taking Agile to the company […]

Kanban 101 - Kanban Board

Kanban 101 – The Kanban Board

With Kanban 101 we are aiming to give our readers a jump-start guide to get their Kanban engine running. For this purpose we are going to use Kanbanize, so you can start implementing what you learn right away. The board is the first gradient of Kanban. Without it there are going to be just random […]

Stop Abusing Agile

Stop Abusing Agile

Bob asked, “Is the project on schedule?” Will said, “We do Agile. We don’t follow a schedule.” Bob was left wondering how he might report this to the governance teams. Cathy asked, “What scope will be delivered in the next 2 months?”, to which Joe answered, “We are agile. We do not estimate all work […]

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How Does Kanban Support Service Management Agility?

Elsewhere, I have proposed a Manifesto for Service Management Agility, describing what agility in managing services would be. Kanban is well known as a method for agile management. So let me put these two concepts together. How does Kanban support service management agility? How can agile service managers make good use of Kanban? A Manifesto for […]

cycle time explained

How to Measure Cycle Time: With or without non-working hours?

Does this title sound confusing? Don’t worry. By the end of this article you will see how simple it is. You will be able to measure the right cycle time with your eyes closed. In short, cycle time is one of the most valuable metrics you can use to acquire a better understanding of your […]