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Agile vs Agility: How to Be Truly Adaptable to Changes?

In Kanbanize, we’re die-hard fans of efficiency and continuous improvement. And this doesn’t necessarily mean implementing Agile practices by the book.   In our experience, we’ve seen companies that try so hard to embrace all of the “best Agile practices” on their transformation journey but still lack something to get the desirable results.  I am sure […]

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Top Reasons Why Companies Use Kanban [Infographic Included]

Kanban started as a scheduling system developed by Taiichi Ohno that revolutionized the automotive industry and was the foundation of the Toyota production system. Later, David Anderson defined Kanban for knowledge work application, and it gained massive popularity across the software sector, IT operations, engineering, marketing, etc. Businesses of all types are using it. We, […]

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Best Practices for Using Upstream Kanban

Are you overwhelmed by customer feedback and requests? Is your team struggling to differentiate between ideas worth exploring and random ideas? If you have felt the devastating effects of aborted work, you’re not alone.  Indeed, there’s a way to streamline that rush of ideas, customer requests, feedback, and so on—a very reasonable and intuitive way […]

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Is Holacracy Agile? Explaining Holacratic Organizational Structures

One of the basic principles of the Agile approach is the ability of employees and teams to self-organize – to make independent decisions that facilitate progress, teamwork, and the development of the organization in the desired direction. Self-organization is the basis of another organizational management model – a holacracy. In this blog post, we will […]

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Doing Agile vs. Being Agile: Why It Matters?

Grasping the difference between adopting the Agile methods into the work process (doing Agile) and shifting to the Agile mindset (being Agile) is a fundamental step to achieving a real transformation of the workflow, boosting engagement at all levels, and being productive.  No matter your position at a company, the project you are working on, […]

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When Will It Be Done: Project Forecasting in Kanban(ize)

Traditionally, answering the question “When will it be done?” happens in a deterministic way where teams prepare strict deadlines for their projects.  And while this approach works for stable projects, operating in a volatile environment requires a way to reflect our plans’ uncertainty. This calls for probabilistic planning, where project managers communicate possible outcomes (forecasts) […]