Why Team Kanban Is Not Enough Anymore

Why Team Kanban is No Longer Enough for a Lean Company

Kanban has evolved from an exotic practice associated with manufacturing to a trendy method applied in practically every industry that you can think of from construction to healthcare. Its simplicity is attracting thousands of teams each year and after a short test run, many companies decide to implement it on a greater scale. However, it […]

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Top Reasons Why Your Team Needs a Visual Management Board

Today’s business pace and dynamic workflows that push teams to their limits require a new way of managing work. Therefore, it is no surprise that methods such as Kanban that rely heavily on workflow visualization are gaining serious popularity in a growing number of industries such as software development, IT operations, product development, etc. In […]

5 Ways to Get Started With Continuous Improvement

Editor’s note: The article was updated in February 2018. Originally published in July 2017. Continuous improvement is a widely discussed topic, especially in the Lean and Agile communities. You can find plenty of articles that cover how continuous improvement can benefit your business, however, most of the information covers the theory with very little practical […]

The Workweek of a Kanban Product Manager

It was not until I started this article when I realized there was no such term “Kanban Product Manager” (at least Googling it didn’t show any respectable results). Cool, I have my own term in the Kanban world now 🙂 Not really sure either if there is a term called “Kanban product management”, but since there […]

How to Use Kanban for Project Management (Video)

Editor’s note: The post was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and better understanding of the topic.  If we only ever had one single project or product to manage, we could easily get by without any management tools. If you could apply 100% of your energy, resources, and brainpower to […]

How to Improve Your Process by Tracking Queue Length

How to Improve Your Process by Tracking Queue Length

Тhe thing I often stumble upon, as a coach and consultant, is that many teams don’t track any metrics. Nothing. Ah, well sometimes the tool (like JIRA for example) tracks stuff for them. But then they don’t look at it, don’t understand it (because they didn’t create it) or it’s broken due to lots of […]

5 Reasons You May Fail with Kanban Implementation

Imagine that you have the fastest car in Formula 1. However, you decide to put one of your engineers behind the wheel and tell him to win the race. What are the odds? After all, he will drive the best racing car. Nevertheless, we all know that chances for a triumph аre close to zero. […]