Does this title sound confusing? Don’t worry. By the end of this article you will see that it is simpler than you think. You will be able to measure the right cycle time with your eyes closed. For those of you who are not so familiar with the term, cycle time is one of the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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. […]
Two terms you likely hear over and over again as a project manager, supervisor or team leader are “quality control” and “continuous improvement.” You can apply these broad concepts without fail to any industry, project or situation. When you apply and use them correctly, they will become second nature, simplifying and improving the way you […]
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 […]
Many Kanbanize users are software guys that have been practicing SCRUM for a while and for some reason (which we all understand very well) want to move to Kanban. Ex-scrummers, you’re on the right track to be looking for something new. For more details how to do things better, check the article itself.
Are you considering the move from Scrum to Kanban? Then you are among the growing number of teams looking for work clarity and productivity. To get there, you would want to answer 7 specific questions first. If you are still trying to understand the differences between the methods, check out our Scrum vs Kanban comparison […]