Defeating Project Management Issues without Fighting Them

Defeating Project Management Issues without Fighting Them

Project management is a booming industry that is painfully imperfect. Although we see some improvement in recent years, still many project management issues remain unresolved, causing significant financial negatives.  When asked to name their biggest struggles, project managers point to the disconnect between planning and execution and miscommunication as leading causes of their problems. Further on, […]

How to Track Progress in Kanban

How to Track Progress in Kanban with 6 Easy-to-read Charts

Tracking progress is the core of the continuous improvement process. Without regular monitoring and tracking one cannot either recognize whether any changes should be applied nor realize if everything is going on well. An old management cliché states that you “can’t manage what you don’t measure” and this is exactly the case here. Monitoring and […]

Agile Portfolio Management - short and sweet introduction

Agile Portfolio Management – Short and Sweet Introduction

Looking at that title, the first thing that comes to mind is that it sounds like a paradox. The second is that this is going to be a really long article. But it isn’t. And it won’t. Agile portfolio management is not only possible, but it’s also both easy and effective. Traditional Portfolio Management Traditional […]

Kanbanizing the Waterfall

Kanbanizing the Waterfall

The traditional waterfall approach to building software (and other things) has been anathematized as being the worst thing that can happen to a company and has practically been banned from the industry for good. Its successor – agile has been discovered and promoted as the only way to do things properly. Is this applicable to everyone?

Scaling Kanban Across an Organization

Here Is How to Scale Kanban Across an Organization

In industry, when you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward. Some will argue that it’s possible to plateau — to maintain a steady-state — but in reality, this doesn’t last. You may feel that you’re in control and running safely in “cruise-control” mode, but unplanned or unforeseen market changes can very quickly stall your business. […]