process efficiency

Max Out Your Process Efficiency with Kanban(ize)

The key to understanding the true meaning of efficiency is striving to eliminate all waste of resources in accomplishing desired results. Perhaps the only constant when discussing ways to achieve efficiency is the dynamics of the term. It implies the mindset of continuous monitoring, assessment, and improvement.  The process efficiency in the knowledge work domain […]

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?

forecasting projects with kanban and kanbanize

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) […]

map okrs with kanban

Turn Vision into Action with OKRs and Kanban(ize)

Do you know what sets successful managers apart? A lot actually, but one of their main traits is the ability to set the right goals, clearly communicate them, and eventually turn them into reality.   That’s why a management tool such as OKRs is steadily gaining popularity over the past years. Putting it in practice, however, […]

blocked and delayed work in kanban

How to Deal with Blocked & Delayed Work in Kanban(ize)?

It’s no secret that staying on top of impediments and issues is critical for any project’s success. That’s why traditional project managers aim to track all problems in detailed sheets or create logs with project risks so they can mitigate them.  This approach makes perfect sense for stable projects with predominantly homogenous work. In a […]