Category Archives: Kanban Resources

Articles that focus mainly on the general information surrounding the Kanban method and software development.

the rise of kanban in a scrum world

The Rise of Kanban in a Scrum World

Until a few years ago, Scrum was considered the most efficient way of software development, but the method has started losing popularity, especially in its pure form (without elements taken from other methods, such as Kanban). As the world of software continuously evolves, it is becoming clear that the engineers of today need something different. […]

Expert Quotes on turning data into Value

Turning Data into Value

You’ve probably heard the popular term “business intelligence” get thrown around at will in the board meetings or conference calls of the C-suite of various industries? At its core, collecting business intelligence is the technology-driven process of data mining, processing, and analyzing with the goal of delivering actionable findings for better decision-making. The results of […]

The power of a kanban board

The Power of an Online Kanban Board

Japan brought us sushi, anime, Nintendo, karaoke and a way of being more efficient in our work. The philosophy of Lean and the Kanban method with which it can be implemented is one of the most notable Japanese contributions to the manufacturing and, as of this decade, knowledge work. The physical Kanban board that was […]

Optimizing efficiency? Forget multitasking!

Optimizing Efficiency? Forget Multitasking!

The reality of modern business requires companies to be not just effective but also efficient in everything they undertake. Reaching optimal efficiency in any process is difficult, and among the main reasons for this is the habit of multitasking. Understanding why it drags down productivity and finding a way to get rid of multitasking altogether […]

kanban shared leadership

Implementing Shared Leadership with Kanban

In the past, companies have traditionally relied on authoritarian structures to delegate responsibility down the organizational hierarchy. However, leadership models are becoming flatter in nature as the continuous nature of business development requires organizations to adopt new ways of advancing ahead of their competitors. Hierarchical leadership is usually consensus-driven and structured by exhaustive routines and […]

Lean Metrics - Kanban Flow Efficiency

The Soft Spot Between Personal & Process Efficiency

“Efficiency is the ability to avoid wasting resources, efforts, and time in doing something or in producing a desired result… The highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.” – Jawaharlal Nehru, Former Prime Minister of India The key to keeping the pace and competitive advantage in an […]

GUEST POST: Debunking the Biggest Myths About Kanban

I am writing a book about Kanban and agile transformations. Just a few weeks ago, someone said to me: “But how can you write a whole book about Kanban?” During the past years, I have been coaching quite a few agile transformations, often implementing Kanban. More than once, people have asked me: “Why Kanban? Are […]

Kanban Makes Slack Great Again

Without a doubt, Slack is one of these apps that turned into a favorite tool of many companies worldwide. In the first year after its launch, the number of Slack’s daily users has surpassed 500 000 and more than 60 000 teams are using it worldwide. Why? Because Slack brings agility to many teams and […]

Lean Business and the Value of Flow – Part 2

Stop Starting As more and more work is pushed into the system, the amount of multitasking increases exponentially. Any work that is started is put aside in order to serve some other urgent request; then that work is resumed; then it is put aside again; then resumed; and so on, and so forth. The pattern repeats […]