How to be more productive without losing your creativity

How To Be More Productive Without Losing Your Creativity?

Creativity and productivity are two irreplaceable elements for achieving success in business. Although they are two sides of the same coin, there’s a widespread misunderstanding saying that creativity kills productivity and vice versa. As a result, it is not a surprise that teams with more creative functions (e.g. marketing, design, etc.) are sometimes putting up […]

Kanban IT operations

Kanban in IT Operations: 5 Real-Life Examples

There is no doubt that Kanban is among the most famous methods for software development these days. However, people often forget that the method was initially tested and applied successfully in IT departments. Back in 2004, an IT team in Microsoft managed by Dragos Dumitriu was struggling to improve his team’s efficiency and to optimize […]

The Kanban Roles You've Probably Never Heard Of

The Kanban Roles You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Formal roles are important to people, we get that. We even had a recent company-wide discussion on the topic. As Lean blossoms best in an environment involving as little constraints as possible for flow to develop and evolve, we want to address the topic on roles in Kanban. Recently, I overheard an old question related […]

Kanban software selection guide infographic

Kanban Software Selection Guide [Infographic]

It is normal for most teams that are just starting out with Kanban to put the traditional, physical implementation of the method into practice. However, when you start to get the hang of it and reach a point where rapid process improvement becomes more difficult, you’ll need the added functionalities that Kanban software solutions provide […]

Definition of Done - Necessity for Creating Value (1)

Definition of Done – A Necessity for Creating Value

Should we avoid creating tasks that simply can’t have a meaningful definition of “done”? I stumbled upon this dilemma a while ago. It is a logical question, mostly related to agile software development, but it is more than relevant for all sorts of teams. Especially those practicing Lean and Kanban in particular. In the following […]

How Can Agile support Company-wide Agility

How Can Agile Support Company-wide Agility?

Now that according to Marc Andreessen “Software is eating the world,” more and more companies look for Agile as the rescue to address the challenge of digitalization. This makes complete sense, because if every company becomes a software company (also if it doesn’t know it yet) and if Agile is the approach for software development, why not taking Agile to the company […]