Category Archives: Lean

On the topic of the lean method, no waste in work and how to manage your process.

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Running a Better Stand Up Meeting

Daily stand-up meetings are a common occurrence in some companies, especially those that are technology-based. Depending on what company you work for, and the person calling the meeting, these meetings might also be called daily stand ups, daily huddles or agile meetings. There are many benefits to calling a stand-up meeting rather than a traditional […]

What Is the Right Agile Methodology for Your Project?

In the world of business, leaders must maximize efficiency, eliminate waste, even out roadblocks, and keep productions flowing in accordance with demand. Once a business venture takes flight, however, a lot of different people get involved, each with their own knowledge, talent and methods for getting things accomplished. In order to ensure flow and consistency […]

5 Signs Your Business Needs Kanban

I’m not a big fan of those countdown articles, but my quest to find synthesized information about the problems that Kanban can solve was a failure and therefore I’ve decided to release my own Top 5 List that should help you identify the challenges in your organization which a Kanban system would be able to tackle. Alright, let’s do […]

Responsibility – The Engine of a Kanban Team

Let me start this article by sharing my absolute admiration for Christopher Avery and his work. If I should name one thing that changed my life completely I would’t hesitate for a second – undoubtedly it is the Responsibility Process. I would recommend that you hear Christopher himself explaining it, but if you are curious […]