kanbanize pillars

The 3 Pillars of Kanbanize in Action!

At Kanbanize, we’ve always said that Kanban is much more than “sticky notes on a wall”. That’s why our goal has always been to build a product that’s not just the next tool for moving cards from left to right on a whiteboard.   We aim to enable true agility in companies by helping them:  Optimize workflows and deliver faster  Gain […]

Kanban estimation

Kanban Estimation: Is There Such a Thing?

Let’s get one thing straight from the start: there’s no estimation in Kanban. Today, we share our perspective and experience on why estimation is not sufficient in today’s volatile world of project management and how we handle it in Kanban.  Estimating vs. Forecasting Estimation is a subjective process for finding estimates such as “what would be the duration […]

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You Need a Strategy to Make Kanban Work

It’s no secret that having a good strategy is of vital importance in the business world. From developing the right product to positioning it on the market, it all comes down to strategy.   And yet, when implementing Kanban (or Lean/Agile for that matter), we still see many companies that approach it as a one-time endeavor. […]

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Top Reasons Why Companies Use Kanban [Infographic Included]

Kanban started as a scheduling system developed by Taiichi Ohno that revolutionized the automotive industry and was the foundation of the Toyota production system. Later, David Anderson defined Kanban for knowledge work application, and it gained massive popularity across the software sector, IT operations, engineering, marketing, etc. Businesses of all types are using it. We, […]

Upstream Kanban

Best Practices for Using Upstream Kanban

Are you overwhelmed by customer feedback and requests? Is your team struggling to differentiate between ideas worth exploring and random ideas? If you have felt the devastating effects of aborted work, you’re not alone.  Indeed, there’s a way to streamline that rush of ideas, customer requests, feedback, and so on—a very reasonable and intuitive way […]

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How to Set & Track Service Level Expectations with Kanban(ize) to Optimize Delivery?

The standard approach for communicating when customers should receive a given service/product has been to set commitments and promises based on estimations. However, in the volatile knowledge work environment, this frequently results in not delivering on time.  That’s why in Kanban, we use Service Level Expectations (SLEs) and we are eager to share our first-hand […]